Archive for the ‘Layout’ Category

Tunnels Are Boring

Posted on June 17th, 2017, by Michael Rountree

Where my main line enters a helix between Oxmore and Trellisville, I needed to dress up the entry and exit as tunnel portals. In the past I’ve just used a portal casting and nothing else, but it doesn’t look realistic to not see the walls of the bored out tunnel behind the portal. I decided to fabricate some liners for the first few inches of track, and this is how I did it.

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Oxmore Benchwork

Posted on August 14th, 2016, by Michael Rountree

Oxmore sits on a tricky piece of real estate, fitting onto a wedge that goes from the drop-leaf bridge at the wide end down to a point near a basement support column, and then it must fit between the column and the stair.

Tree’s Trees (and more trees…)

Posted on May 3rd, 2015, by Michael Rountree

I finally got it done – the rear three inches of scenery and backdrop, adjacent to Winchester Apple Growers.

One-Evening Retaining Wall

Posted on November 23rd, 2014, by Michael Rountree

It seems tedious, but I did all this assembly while watching a movie, so this represents 2 hours of work

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Pavement in Winchester

Posted on March 30th, 2014, by Michael Rountree

I have been paving parking lots for the past few weeks. Both of these grew out of experiments in paving a road that occurs behind the main line. Basically, the technique is all joint compound, iteratively smoothed.

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