|The old stamping plant will be reworked into a coal mine.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
With the new bench work completed and the basic trackwork laid, the background mountains were the next to be tackled. Old castings were fit into place and joint compound was used to fill in the gaps. While doing this, the castings fault lines and shapes were continued into the new plaster. When the plaster was almost dry a course paint brush was used to add more texture and rock stratification. A small stream was cut into the roadbed by the coal tipple and the roadbed for the narrow gauge track to the coal mine was worked on. The deep shaft coal mine will be reworked from the old stamping plant.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
What a great name for a town. However it will be the town of Grants Pass that will rise from the rubble of Cave Junction. More on the track plan latter. The narrowness of this area required a near vertical wall of rock. This towering cliff was erected from old castings arranged in 3 stacked rows and is only about 4 inches deep. The old background will be updated to match the new mountain ridges. The only part of the town to be depicted will be the railroad yard and 2 factories as is the case in most model railroads. Although there will be a few commercial buildings included.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
All the track in Crescent City is installed and wired. The actual buildings may change. This city is the end of the mainline and has a manual turntable. A small yard will hold rolling stock destined for the port or the interchange with the S.P. The branch line separates from the mainline as the tracks leave town. There will be a rotary switch, and plugs for 3 cabs.