Jim uses an old chair coaster as a container to mix small amounts of paint. It is heavy enough not to get knocked over and easy to clean. (editors note, watch out what chair you sit on at Jim's house as it may be wobbly).
The Woodstock Model Railroad Club invites you to come along with as together we build an empire. Stay tuned for progress updates, tips and techniques. All comments are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
New buildings were brought in, track work continued and of course ballasting. Scenery is also being added, it seems like everything is coming together.
|Jim Long built and painted this unnamed building|
|Jim Long built and painted the new power plant and sub. station|
|Coal mine in place|
|I added a stone wall at Jutland|
|After three nights and a group effort new track work is in at Lincoln|
|Doug, Don and Matt have the track in at Miller|
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Well Don you said you wanted storm clouds. First I mixed black and white paint to get a light grey. I used this to paint the bottom of the clouds. Then the uncleaned brush was dipped in pure white and dabbed on, above the grey, blending as I went along. More and more white was applied to build the upper layers of the clouds. More grey was added to various locations in the cloud formation. The brush was cleaned and pure white was used to highlight the upper edges of the clouds. With a little water on the brush it was dipped into the grey, most of the paint dabbed off, and then lightly dragged down at an angle from the bottom of the clouds to indicate rain, worked better than I thought.
|Distant mountains added to the backdrop|
|"Yup, theres rain in them there hills".|
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Glen brought in Glacial Gravel to test fit it, Ralph brought in a mill he had built, a lift bridge had been installed in the port at Miller, on going track work at Lincoln and ballasting continued.
|Glacial Gravel test fit|
|New building by Ralph|
|Ok, what will it be and where do we put it?|
|Jim must have been putting in extra hours|
|Ditch and culvert at the Power Plant|
|Unloading area at Power Plant|
|As seen by the old lines, things have moved at Lincoln|
|More landscaping progress on the branch|
|Lift bridge added at Miller Harbour|
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
John invited me to come up and do some work at the Huff and Puff. We installed a shelf under the layout, cleaned off the area for Wellington and laid out some track to test fit it. John continued wiring feeders.
In this arrangement some factories need to be cut at angles to fit. The station would be in the narrow middle part.
|A three track run-a-round is probably a good idea|
|yard ladder and tracks to industries|
Thursday, November 7, 2013
For one of the clubs harbors we wanted a wooden retaining wall. A strip of card stock (from a cereal box) the height of our roadbed plus ties, was cut to the needed length. Three alternating rows of wooden coffee stirrers were glued to the card stock strip and stained. Then wooden pilings were randomly glued to the face of the retaining wall.
|The retaining wall stained and set in place|