“Wondering if you can post the progress of my O scale layout so far?
There will be an aisle behind this eventually with the back wall painted sky blue and the narrow gauge along the wall with mountains, trestles etc.
I made the control panel with led’s for the switches and painted most of the cars and built the buildings.Track work is mostly Micro engineering flex with reliable roco switches and four hand laid ones. This is standard 1/48.
My work in Georgia, USA is done and I’m back home after 5 months, so It’s been awhile since I sent an update on my bridge module, my attempt at back-drop painting, and an update on what I think may be the final track plan.
The good news was that I was able to bring the module in from my wood-shop, but did have to remove a door (too darned close for comfort!), and when staged in place, I found all my measurements for the rest of the plan wayyyy off, so they went in the bin.
The backdrop was painted on ½” sheetrock, primed on both sides, and then painted a nearly white flat yellow. This gave me a cheap canvas to work on. Scenic painting was done in Acrylic artist paint, dries fast and water cleanup, base colors – black, white, brown and a few greens were bought in big jars, rest in smaller tubes. Backdrops are a challenge because stuff in the foreground casts shadows on the “mountains” supposedly 20 miles away! Anyway, moving lighting around gave me some shots that are not too bad.
Over the past months I have been buying various types of conifer trees off eBay vendors. This gave me a variety of detail and sizes. I think most came out pretty well, and I think the buying of some in “O” scale gave me some dramatic pines. A vendor or 2 will get repeat business. The details on the bridges are not quite done, I added the “tell-tails” and some stuff on the decks, missing ties and all filled in. still trying to figure out telephone and electric lines.
Most of the coal hoppers on the bridge have my ¼” foam with coal glued on it as coal loads, as I mentioned a few weeks ago in a reply to another method you posted, I make about 20 loads at a time.
I enjoy the scenery, and the art stuff, so, even though it may be quite awhile until I run trains, the hobby is still fun and rewarding.
Baltimore MD. USA”
A huge thank you to John (his last post is here). Just a stunning scene – absolutely love it!
And it just goes to show, you can work on your layout anytime you like, it doesn’t matter how many months off you take…
That’s all today, folks. Please don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to join in on the fun.
Keep ’em coming.