Scenery has never been my strong suit. And this being my first attempt at anything N scale, I was not anticipating a quick build.
|A picture taken from a 1997 Bevan Wall video shows LVR loco 5367 about to exit from the first tunnel of the Bethungra loop. Bevan has made a lot of videos showing rail activity in NSW, and these never cease to inspire.|
As before, I will let my in progress pictures do the talking
|My hotwire cutter made cutting the foam easier than a saw or knife. Although I still had a garbage bag on standby to dispose the offcuts,|
|The Olympic way roadway was cut from MDF, and positioned.|
|4 tunnel portals constructed from MDF, and fitted. There is not a lot of clearance for trains, and all locos, and carriages were tested.|
|Foam was cut, glued, and slid into position. Some profiling is visible in this picture. The adhesive I am using is a water based Selley's "No More Gaps"|
|The hotwire cutter is not the easiest thing to use for fine shaping of the foam. To complete the profiling, I use coarse sandpaper, with a vacuum cleaner to suck up all the foam particles dislodged.|
|Painted scene with 'Raw Sienna' colour water based paint , and "Zip Texturing" (a light dusting of rock coloured plaster, from the former 'Tuft' range.). The tunnel portal is still to be painted|
Until next time.