The M-K & Eastern RR

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Thanks! :)
PVA is Elmer's glue.
The tin? You mean the corrugated sheets? They're from Campbell.
I dullcoated them after installing them on the roof, then I painted it dark gray and wet on wet before adding a rust colored wash.


Airbrush artist
Thomas Yorke's kit of the "Pool Hall and Bordello" in HO scale.



Primed the castings with grey and started the stone color.

I paint the stones with a light ochre.

The floor:

I used the Vallejo wood paint set.

Looks nice when dry.

The fronts are very time consuming to build, as they need to be built to fit.

Interior wall for the stair well.

Most of the building assembled.

The rooms are lit up with SMD LEDs



Airbrush artist
Made some progress on the layout today.
Started the track laying! I decided to begin with the dual gauge trackwork before I do the narrow gauge tracks.
I couldn't use standard gauge cross ties as they're too thick, and I couldn't use narrow gauge ones, as they're too short... I then decided to use narrow gauge turnout ties and cut them to standard gauge length...
It'll be nice to finish the dual gauge tracks as they are very time consuming.
The narrow gauge will be a piece of cake after this. :D



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Beautiful work on the structures! I will say the door on the building where the senior citizen is sitting on a chair or couch, could use some paint. Looks like someone has been beating on it! ;) Great detail! :)


Airbrush artist
Today I stained some ties.
The HOn3 crossties and turnout ties, and the HO/HOn3 dual gauge ties.
I bought an extra bag of turnout ties as it's easy to cut them to regular crosstie length if needed.
I used water based stain mixed with alcohol and some ink.
It dried really quick.



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The track Laying has begun.
I made the first stretch today.

The HO/HOn3 double gauge trackage is a bit tricky to do. But now that I've spiked the first pieces, it feels as I'm on the right track.
Now I have to drill the holes for the turnout motors so I can install them as well. It's really fun!

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