Dean’s been back in touch- he’a nearly finished and now running his Union Pacific engines around his layout.
“Al, greetings from Dean in New Mexico!
This is the last description and video in my 8-part series discussing my construction of the N-Scale Scenic Ridge layout (kit from Woodland Scenics).
The series is aimed at a beginner model railroader, but there are a lot of hints for those with more experience.
In this session, I will discuss the final scenery, laying ballast, installing tunnel portals, finishing the landscape, and finishing rock outcroppings.
The layout is finally operational and probably 90% complete, but as Al has said, it’s never completely finished.
Here’s what I need to add or redue:
1) add more bushes and trees thoughout the layout
2) touchup ballast, white spots
3) rebuild back bridges (torn out to make the roads)
4) final installation of buildings and install lights (I’ll make a short video on this)
5) install a stream and lake (I’ll make a short video on this, also)
It’s wonderful to see a layout from start to ‘finish’ – Dean looks like he’s having fun with those Union Pacific engines.
It just goes to show, it’s all about making that start.
But Dean’s closing line got me thinking – what would you do to ‘finish’ Dean’s layout?
It’s the finishing touches that can really make the difference.
Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts.
Now on to Lenny.
He sent in this after Dave’s caravan post:
Lenny from Pittsburgh, PA
That’s awesome. Since we bought a travel trailer (caravan) last year, I had to include a park in my layout.
There’s even a stream for fishing and a track for racing RC cars and trucks.
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.