An image is worth a thousand words. Since this blog ain't about chitchat but about modelism, let's take a look at progress so far.
Yesterday, I painted the track with Krylon excellent
camouflage brown. This is really a nice basic color to paint both rails
and ties. Some washes and subtle colors will be added later to weather
the track closer to prototype.
I also completed the carfloat apron with some details scavenged from
Walthers' apron and with bits of styrene. I'd say the apron is about 90%
complete. Need to get some parts and prepare wood for the deck
Today, I cut and installed the concrete pads. These were made with 2mm
cardboard. Quite thick, but cutting was far easier than I expected. It
took me all day to prepare them. Next steps is to add the concrete curbs
per prototype and paint them. It's going to be tiresome... but once
done, the most annoying model railroading activities will be behind me
as I'll venture in real scenery works, which I rarely do.