An N-Scale Santa Fe branchline through the mountains

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Contruction Journal ( 2019 )
03/07/2019 Top

Continued work on the riverbank. Initial colors spraypainted on and another wash added.




07/04/2019 Top

After over a year of off-and-on work, I finally finished the Climax kit from Randgust, complete with working headlight and DCC




08/10/2019 Top

Started building a sand facility from Model Tech Studios






08/24/2019 Top

Finished a sand facility from Model Tech Studios






09/01/2019 Top

Working on the next section of the riverbank cliffs.
First rock molds are installed and initial wash done to bring out the fissure lines




09/08/2019 Top

Working on the next section of the riverbank cliffs.
Added plaster and carved to blend the rock molds together



Added more plaster/blending then added another quick wash to see how it all blends
(looks extra dark because it is still wet)




10/13/2019 Top

Continued working on the next section of the riverbank cliffs.
Blended the rock molds together and added a retaining wall along the riverbank.

Checking on how the new blends with the previous section (previously painted on left - new, only ink wash on right)



And continuing to the right....
(Sorry, I caught a lot of the upper valence trying to get the retaining wall in the picture)



Next up, paint the new section


10/20/2019 Top

Painted the riverbank cliffs and blended in with the previous section.

View looking from the right side of the canyon



View looking from the left side of the canyon



Next up, the near side riverbanks


11/24/2019 Top

Roughing in the near banks of the canyon.

Overall view from Left to Right



Close up of Left Side



Close up of Right Side