Various Fifty Foot Box Cars will soon be Available.
RLF Challenge continued
The Railroad Lines Forum 2017 Challenge
go to more in the upper right, then "The Turnout"
Looking good, running smooth. This project will include Walther 's coal and gravel structure kits, and several Tichy ore cars.
Here I have a gallery of new model railroad images. I wanted to "model up" with a loop for my wife. She wants and train that goes around and around (so do I), but my current layout is point to point. I decided on adding a limestone mine, with steam pulling ore cars around and around the mountain, while I could run regular operations underneath. Part of my plan was to continue using modular units of my own design. I tried spraying Crack-Filler foam under a circle of pink, half inch extruded sheet foam. Figuring the foam would expand to take the shape of the contours underneath, the hills and valleys of the original level. I worked OK. Took 4 cans.
Since then I've been shaping the landscape, adding structures and wiring. If all goes well I will able to remove the top for maintainance, or even go back to the old layout without any fuss.
The question is, will it look good so supplanted. I am considering either putting down paper-mache, lightweight Spackle or foam, to feather it in, Or maybe put down a sheet of plastic first*
This is a good challenge with lots to do. I'll keep you posted.
* That's what I did for the first layer.