Posts Tagged ‘scenery’

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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Twigs and Tweezers

Posted on October 15th, 2015, by Michael Rountree

How hard can it be to build a log cabin?

I decided to give it a try.

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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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