Dean’s been back in touch – he’s been busy with his N scale mountains.
Greetings from Dean in New Mexico.
Here is the sixth video in an 8-part series discussing my construction of the N-Scale Scenic Ridge layout.
In this session, I show how I created the terrain of the layout using plaster cloth and Hydrocal plaster placed over glued 1/4” foam strips.
I also talk about making and using paper mache (recipe included) or joint compound to smooth out ridges and valleys.
And I talk about making and installing Hydrocal rock formations on the mountains.
Finally, I include a video that discussed the construction and which begins with shots of a train running on my layout.
Layout after painting with Earth Undercoat
Constructing a foam support for a stream and pond.
Adding foam strips to support the plaster cloth
Adding More Cloth
Layout Before Smoothing
Smoothing with Joint Compound
Smoothing with paper mache – Recipe:
Grind up strips of newspaper with water in a blender
Add some binder such as white glue or flour (3-5% by volume)
Drain off excess water through a colander
Place on layout where needed and allow to dry
Dean’s N scale mountains post is his 6th post for his his Scenic Ridge railroad layout:
1. He gets going with his first post and makes that all important start to his N scale.
2. His second post covered the table/bench work.
3. His third post deals with the turnouts (it’s at the bottom).
5. Tunnels and bridges. for Dean’s N scale.
A big thanks to Dean for his latest N scale layout update.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you pick the hobby back up, the model train Beginner’s Guide is here.