The King Delta & Valley
track-work was starting to drive me nuts, we took a month off.
Besides, July had loads of family visits and a trip or two planned. Not to
mention one heluva
I was starting to
get the itch to get back into the depot and the 2010 Narrow Gauge Annual by
Westlake was all I needed. In it is a layout spread with some of
the most beautiful rock coloring I have ever seen so I jumped right into
some scenery work.....
First the basic
town foundation is installed.
Next we install
the BRAGDON Leather and rock Castings.
Now we color the
castings, paint the landform and zip texture the scenery in. All the scenery
at this point is considered roughed in as I will go back in a year or two,
once the track is finished and rework every square foot of the layout.
With the scenery
near completed in it's rough stage, I finish the backdrop.
Timber company not only makes some of the nicest looking trees, they also
sell the jig to build them yourself. So away we went, 200 in a week and they
are starting to populate the upper deck.
Here are a pair of
dual gauge turnout's, the same pair that drove me nuts installing them back
in June, that are in Lower Lakeland. I will be using a frog juicer to throw
frog power as I am burnt out with installing the power routing portion of my
One of the great
attribites of the BRAGDON system is it's ability to be changed. No messing
with plaster dust and tearing our screen and paper towels. Simply cut the
leather, glue in a foundation, make some new leather and BOOM, DONE!!!
Here we decided to
add a more complex mining scene around the corner from the Mill.
AND, the leather
is malleable for an hour, letting us change the hardscape around to suit our
This month has
been a blast, I look forward to going nuts again!!!