I have been sidetracked by a few things since Christmas so I thought I would share what I have been doing.
Here are a few pics of the layered backdrop I did on the next area of the layout. I’m pretty happy with the result and very anxious to get the foreground scenery done. If you like it there is a video of how of it was made in the how-to section of my website.
lets build a layered photo backdrop! This backdrop is for my fathers Ho scale layout but the method can be used on any scale.
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.
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.
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…
Another few pics to update the bridge scene below. Progress is a little slow but things are moving in the right direction.
Here are a couple updated pics of the bridge on dad’s layout. It won’t be long until it’s permanently mounted and trains running over it.
Now that the lights have been installed and wired it’s time to put the roof on and get this thing done.