Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Scenery Work Update 03

 Ballast Set

The ballast has been bonded and this section of the layout is ready for static grass and various scenic textures.

Until next time, 


Monday, April 12, 2021

Scenery Work Update 02

 Weathering Track Ties

With the completion of my Herrin Micro Layout project, I am concentrating on the next section of scenery work on the OASIS. I painted the ties from the completed scenery work on the right side to the left edge of the canning plant. This will leave less than a third of the layout baseboard remaining to weather and apply scenery texture to.

I used the same weathering procedure as I did for the completed section to the right toward the Rock Island interchange track. I will let this dry for a couple of hours, then begin ballasting the track. Static grass and various scenery textures will be added after the ballast dries overnight.

Things should start rolling now barring any unforseen issues or work obligations.

Until next time,


Friday, January 29, 2021

Scenery Work Update

My favorite part of layout construction! 
I have affixed a section of the photo backdrop and placed some scenery elements in the scene. The hay bales and surrounding ground textures are dry-fitted in place. I'll let this sit a few days to see if I like it, then glue it all in place.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Scenery Work Continues


Scenery work resumes on the OASIS District. I like using a base coat of Woodland Scenics blended turf as a scenery base. It helps me to visualize things.  Track weathering and ballast will be applied next. Additional textures such as dirt, static grass, gravel, weeds, bushes, etc. will be added after the track work is completed.

Until next time, 


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Scenery Work Expanding


I have been doing some work on the layout over the last few weeks with painting the baseboard and finishing up the canning plant kitbash. Scenery application and track ballasting will be extended up to and around the canning plant.