Nice texture on the stone piers. Very exciting...it's a detail that will make the whole scene in that area.
The bridges look great on those abutments! Great progress!
Thanks for all the comments on the abutments..looks like I will be making more for the remaining bridges.
I picked up a bunch of Weaver telegraph poles off day 'bay and they just showed up today at my door. I was going to scratch build these but I can't make them look this good and would probably drive myself nuts trying to lol
These are a dead ringer for the ones I remember seeing along the mainlines during my youth.
I will be painting/detailing these as well
I have managed to detail 30 telegraph poles thus far. insulators painted white for the most part. I will be painting some insulators with Tamiya clear green for some variety.
Here is a pic of the "bouquet" as of tonite
Al, looks like purple is ok too.
I have included a few pics of my small insulator collection.
Yes, the purple ones are pretty!
Finally had a chance to run some trains. Here is a quick vid of 2816 on passenger duty....
Congratulations on your train running!! They look great moving along on your layout!!
Foam mountains don't look like much at first, but when finished can look great! Are you going to cover them with sculptamold or another product?
I have more foam to install before I start fill cracks etc with yellow expanding foam insulation(spray can).
I will see how that looks before I start going at it with the hot wire cutter.
Yes the foam looks pretty lame at this stage of the game. Most important is to ensure clearances in the tunnels and build in access as I go along.
Al, I have used the spray foam myself. Yes until you get farther along with cutting and shaping, the mountains can look very 'abstract'! (How do you like that word to make it look like you and I know what we are doing?) LOL. Carry on; it will look great!