The past month or so has been quite busy with the tax man, work travel and projects, and visits to far-flung offspring, slowing progress at Dunes Junction. With the focus on major scenery in preparation for catenary construction, Mineral Springs Road work continues. The plan is to use another Frary & Hayden scenery technique: adding pavement texture and color to sheet styrene. Here we are fitting the styrene to the terrain and Blair Line wood grade crossings. Look for a future post with texture and color.
|Test-fitting the base of Mineral Springs Road. The long stretches are |
.020"Evergreen styrene. The short bits between the parallel crossings
are .060"styrene. That's a wet-or-dry coarse emery board from a
beauty supply store.
|Additional .020" strips lift the |
.020" road base flush with the
Blair Line crossing.
|Pushpins and various culinary doodads holding the road base down|
while clear Liquid Nails for Projects sets. Salsa and hot sauce jars
were handy, so I used 'em. A bamboo skewer and pushpins hold
the backdrop end of road down while the Liquid Nails sets.