Before embarking on forestation of the backdrop area (plantin' all those trees that have been going together over the past month or so), I wanted to put in Mineral Springs road.
|Blair Line laser-cut wood crossings. They've been stained and test fit.|
But before Mineral Springs Road can go in, there needs to be a grade crossing. Previously, we test-fit and stained a Blair Line laser-cut wood crossing. Now the track underneath needs ballast in preparation for permanently mounting the wood crossings.
|Highball HO limestone ballast on the track, glued down between the rails with Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement and on the roadbed shoulders with thinned Elmers White Glue.|
|A couple of layers of ballast, waiting for the glue to dry so all that excess can get vacuumed up.|
Check back in a couple of days when the Blair Line crossing is permanently mounted to the track and road building can commence.