As John’s Gardenton Model Railroad shows, the devil is in the details. When folks come to visit our railroad they always comment on the details we’ve added in these little scenes.
And now on to Hall of Fame member, Rob. It’s stunning stuff:
I have said from the beginning as I built this new Farland layout I wanted a ruined castle on it. I will also be starting on a ship for my harbour next month.
The castle was built from Elmer’s foam board with pieces cut with a craft knife in to the basic shapes, then covered with drywall compound about 2-3 mm thick. When this very soft plaster set up or dried, I carved the stone shapes with an old dental tool purchased on eBay. After scoring the grout lines and vacuuming off all the dust, I painted the lines with a very small brush using a black wash watered down.
When that dried, I sanded it lightly leaving fairly crisp edges. When it was thoroughly cleaned again I gave it a wash in a watered down sepia color to represent weathered lime stone. All in all I am very pleased with the result and once bedded into my layout with access stairways and small platforms, I think when done I may add a couple knights in armor with their horses demonstrating to a small crowd.
Thank you so much for all you do.
A huge thanks to Yale and Rob.
Just loved Rob’s video – watching him build the castle was a real joy.
That’s all this time folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide today is the day you start your own fantastic layout.