Here are some pictures of Butt’s End Falls on my N Scale Greater Muttering and Cussing Railway Inc. It’s an eclectic railway with diesel, steam, North American, European and British all mixed in together, set somewhere in a land nobody knows. Certainly not prototypical of anything but my imagination. The pictures include a small campground on the left. Another trailer is just about to cross the bridge to the campsite. Some logs were washed down during the last spring thaw. Looks like it would be good fishing. The last picture is from the top of the falls looking down. Hope you enjoy them
“Here’s a trick I use to accurately start a drill in a piece of plastic stock. Take a needle or pin and fix the head end in a bottle cork or dowel. Then heat the point in a flame and touch it to the plastic in the exact spot you wish to drill the hole. The heated needle will make a “punch” mark in the plastic that will keep the drill point from wandering. This is especially helpful when you need to attach or reattach a part, such as a locomotive bell, that has had the post or mounting pin broken off. One can drill holes in both pieces of plastic and use a short piece of wire to serve as a dowel to glue them back together.
I noticed the last email showing tips, and some of them by mistake.
I don’t know exactly how this happened, but check it out.
I glued 4 Walthers walls together and the original plastic color was that lovely brown color.
I decided to go out to the spray booth in my garage and spray it a darker brown color using a Rustoleum spray can.
It was fairly cold in the garage, and I promise I sprayed the building very even from all 4 directions per wall.
When it dried, this was the outcome. Somehow the cold temperature affected the paint.
I could’t have done this if I tried.
After it dried completely, I gave it a wash for brickwork and a dull coat finish.
The picture attached was right after the “freeze dried” coat before the wash and dull coat.
Love hearing about the mistakes that turned out well. Please do send ’em in.
That’s all this time. Keep them coming!