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entry 28 Jan 2018, 11:17
Thought this would be a good time to get stuff done, being a long weekend and all. Sadly started to come down with the flu on Saturday and have been hardly able to move for the last two days. Still slowly worked through a few things though.

Took a ride out to DCC Concepts to pick up some of their dark ballast. Sadly it only comes in such small containers. It would be much better if I could buy a large tub of the stuff, and probably more economical. However I think a mix of the steam era and the brown ballasts will work for what I am trying to achieve. It will just cost a fortune to complete...

Managed to paint out the mainline track beds and put down the underlay, which has gone fairly well. I think I am going to have a little trouble in a couple of spots where boards meet leaving the track beds a fraction uneven, but nothing that can't be worked out.




It looks a bit rough from a distance because the dark grey underpainting is done with quite loose lines. Once the tracks and ballast are laid it will start to take on a much more defined and constructed form.


Also, laid out a few pieces of track to get a sense of the curves. Of course none of it is joined yet.


 
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