An N-Scale Santa Fe branchline through the mountains

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Contruction Journal ( 2023 )
01/02/2023 Top

Part 7 - Fred's Scenery Section - Continuing Rock work.
Continued the rock work around the peninsula end.







01/15/2023 Top

Part 8 - Fred's Scenery Section - Continuing Rock work.
Final coloring on the rock wall behind Baque Yard.





03/06/2023 Top

Part 9 - Fred's Scenery Section - Building retaining walls.
Finished the cribbing work for the right-hand section



Starting the cribbing work for the left-hand section



Staining the talus



Applied the talus to the right-hand section





03/20/2023 Top

Part 10 - Fred's Scenery Section - Finished the yard area.
An overview of the yard area



Close-up of the left-hand section



Close-up of the right-hand section



The RIP (Repair in Place) shed on the left side



A look at the right side engine facilities and stockyard
(Still a lot of work to do on this side)



Close-up of the Icing Platform



Another overview with the Icing Platform and RIP shed in place





03/26/2023 Top

Part 11 - Fred's Scenery Section - Continuing around the bend.
Adding castings around the bend



Continuing along the river towards where Fred's will be located
(where the glue gun is sitting in the above picture)





04/07/2023 Top

Part 12 - Fred's Scenery Section - Continuing around the bend. #2
Blended in the castings with hand-carved.



And an initial wash for Ink/Alcohol to show the cracks



After painting on the base colors



After another wash of Ink/Alcohol to start the blending





04/08/2023 Top

Part 13 - Fred's Scenery Section - Continuing around the bend. #3
Starting the scenery.



Basic scenery, ballast and Fred's One Stop in place



Still need more scenery blending, to build the road and the bridge



05/20/2023 Top

Part 14 - Fred's Scenery Section - Continuing around the bend. #4
Adding the road and Fred's One Stop. Overview shot...



Close up of where the bridge will be...



Middle distance shot



Close up of Fred's One Stop location



Still need more scenery blending, adding trees/bushes and, of course, the bridge



05/27/2023 Top

Part 15 - Fred's Scenery Section - Continuing around the bend. #5
Added scenery to the mountain tops and cliff faces.



Working around the bend some more...



And a little more...



Close up of Fred's One Stop location



Pulling back to show the road and scenery



Another overview shot from a different angle



Still need to add bunch of trees and, of course, the bridge



06/04/2023 Top

Part 16 - Fred's Scenery Section - Building the bridge
Built the bridge leaving the yard.



Mocked up on the workbench...



In place on the layout...



Shown from street level....