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Reading Lines GP35 #3647

Middletown, Pa

Thursday 26 November 2020

Installing a layout Spray Booth...

Installing the new spray booth today, this area is external to the layout area, it’s right near the main roller door entrance so will have good ventilation.  The base board in the booth is just 8mm MDF board, the table is also height adjustable.

Both booths are vented to the outside of the shed via plastic plumbing pipe.  I’ll have weather & bug caps for blocking the openings when not in use.

The workshop compressor will be stored underneath and pipe work plumbed to the filter & water trap which will be attached to the table top.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Tamiya Panel Line...

Rounding out the day with some experimenting with Tamiya Panel Line, in black.

It really does highlight & bring out the details of the locomotive, I used Mr Color - Thinner to clean up any over-runs & also to blend in...

Next stage is to coat with Testors Dullcoat and do some more weathering...

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Paper Mill - Concrete Areas...

Work today on the layout centres around finishing off the remainder of the concrete standing areas on the east side of the York Haven - Pulp & Paper Mill.

Styrene sheet everywhere, and now waiting on a delivery of matte sticker sheets to install the concrete texture...

Monday 9 November 2020

Woodchip Storage Area - Concrete Walls...

Moving along, the remainder of today sees the construction of the concrete walls for the wood chip storage.

These are 20’ high in HO scale, they’ll be wrapped in a concrete texture simulating poured concrete sections using timber moulds, the saw dust I’ll collect from the workshop floor & form at a later date.  The base structure is 8mm - 5/16" MDF board.

The Woodchip concrete storage walls take shape quickly, think I might have to slightly readjust the scale for HO, and make the sections smaller...?

I’ll add some steel styrene I - beams to the upright sections to add some more 3D depth to the walls at a later date.

This method just makes scenery & structures go so much quicker & easier!

Monday 2 November 2020

Concrete Standing areas almost complete...

Almost completed the concrete standing areas for the York Haven - Pulp & Paper Mill.  Last section is the wood chip unloading area, and the wood chip bunds themselves.

The section around the back of the Turpentine Recovery building even has tire marks printed on the concrete, this method has reduced something that would have taken days or a solid week, down to a solid day.

Extremely happy with the results so far.

Fascia Curtains

Working on putting up fascia curtains today, managed to find a cheap pre-made blockout curtain.

The blockout’s are mainly needed for the Staging Deck to stop the light from underneath getting through.

The rod system is just 28mm hooks with 16mm - 1/2” plastic water pipe.  The pipe curves perfectly with the fascia, and the fascia's hide all the hardware.

Easy to install, easy to remove & move to get access, and really change the look of the layout.

Next stage will be to continue them throughout the layout, this is a really cheap & quick method.  I installed this section within 30 minutes.