Alan mailed in with this excellent scratch built terminal:
“Hi here is a terminal I built from scratch, I use AFX scale crash barriers for the roof barriers and they are also in my opinion perfect for road barriers.
The air conditioning unit on the roof I used loco fans to simulate the fan units, cheap easy solutions.”
Richard also mailed in with these:
“I use gypsum for scenery, which I buy direct from the maker. It works out real good, and can be mixed with dry colors for various shades of rock and dirt.
I also use in/out door carpeting, green in color, which I cover with colored gypsum, to simulate yards and fields. This saves time and money, and doesn’t look half bad.
For tunnels, I have molds which cover the outside with plaster, let set and harden, and then remove the tunnels and place them where they will fit on the scenery, before I build in the mountains.
This gives me the ‘rock-cut’ interior, which most tunnels have, although for me, you can only seee into the tunnels maybe 6 to 7 inches.
For bridges, I use scaled plans and structural plastic shapes, which I heat weld when building the bridge.
A current project bridge is being built using steel, for under-framing, with the plastic parts, (beams, columns, etc), heat welded together, so the steel will be hidden.
This is because I plan a bridge which will be built in a canti-lever style, and will measure around 12′ long (real time measurements).
This bridge is needed to span a walk-under part of the layout.”
A big thanks to Alan and Richard.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to start your model train layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.