Here are a few pics to update some of the progress on dad’s layout
This is the new drop bridge I built. I wired it so the trains will only run when the bridge is up and are dead when it’s down.
We also had a little progress on the mountain and tunnel in the back corner.
Let’s install a Soundtraxx current Keeper in an HO scale Athearn RTR sd45 with DCC and sound. I was doing this for my father and thought it might be a good video to do.
After the last video I realized that I need to finish the road surface striping before moving on to everything under the roadway. Here is a quick look at how I do the road stripes.
The retaining wall and rock face are done, now it’s time to start working on the road and train station that will go over the staging tracks.
Finally another update to dad’s layout. I built a mountain with a tunnel on his layout, here are a few photos to show the progress of it. The portals on the 2 ends still need to be completed and of course the trees and shrubs still need to be done as well.
Now that the rock castings have been installed it’s now time to build the concrete retaining wall that will cover the rest of the foam. Follow along as I scratch build the wall.
The foam work is done now it’s time to add the rock castings. If you are interested in seeing a video on how I made the castings I put a link to it below.
How to make plaster rock castings: https://mikestrains.wordpress.com/mak…
After some consideration and looking over my own videos I decided to do a video on feeder wires after all.
It’s been a while since I updated any progress here so I thought I add a few photos of 2 passenger platforms I built for dad’s layout to go with his train station.