As Helen and are still sorting out our garden in our new digs with more to do I found some time to relax and restart painting some of the track, turnouts and ties oh and finish off the fascia.
Last Monday afternoon I made a start to cut and fit the remaining pieces of fascia around the duck-under at the entry to the garage from the house. That went much better and faster than expected so once completed I gave that area a coat of paint after first sanding down the surface filler covering any gaps and screw heads. I then set to and gave the rest of the fascia its second coat and made sure I covered the inside areas where the scenery will go so you will not see any bare MDF. Now that it is dry it has turned out better than I had expected as I had to sand the MDF after the first coat due to it getting a bit fluffy.
|There is 4 steps down from the house into the garage (train Room)|
Now that was completed I felt in the mood to attack the remaining track and tie painting in Gunnison. I could only purchase non-weathered ME code 70 track at the time so that needed to be finished. I chose Tamiya Dark Iron for the track and for the hand made turnout rail and three shades of grey for the ties. Tamiya Light Grey, Medium Grey and MR Hobby Light Grey. I am surprised at how close a match the Dark Iron is to pre weathered ME track, it looks very good. So still motivated I finished all of the L/H/Side of the yard ties and all of the main line and siding ties. Still a few tracks to paint in Gunnison.
|The start of the mainline into Cimarron|