Archive for the ‘N-Scale’ Category

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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Mountaineering (Engineering a Mountain)

Posted on December 16th, 2013, by Michael Rountree

In the Autumn of 2012, I decided that it was time to start grading the Right-Of-Way further west than Winchester… By adding in a curved trestle, and putting the right vertical emphasis into the terrain forms, I figured it could become something so much more, and really sell the layout in a “best foot forward” sense.

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Why Build Such a Complex Layout?

Posted on August 19th, 2013, by Michael Rountree

Recently, a forum thread at Nscale.net was begun, asking the question of why we bother with large layouts and complex trackwork, such as a big rail yard. The thread originator wondered whether we might be just as happy with a mainline loop and compelling scenery.

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