Sunday, March 15, 2009

Continuing on...

Over the past weekend work on the new module has picked up some pace, which is good considering Liralau's next scheduled outing is in three weeks!

The wooden crossing gates in the above photo are modified Peco gates which come in their Setrack range of accessories... at $18 these were rather expensive, but given time is rapidly running out, I figure that that investment is worth it in the long run.

The pub has been positioned and is in the process of being bedded into the scenery which is just starting to take shape. I purchased two LJ kits to fill in the main street, as unfortunatley I just wont have the time to scratchbuild two more buildings.

The road surfacing is complete and I am very impressed with the results - I used plaster to create the road surface and then sprayed it once it was dry and had been sanded with a mixture of 3 parts Floquil Weathered Black to 1 part Floquil Engine Black, before weathering it with a mixture of artists chalks.

The end result, has been one which suprised me, in a good way!

The streetlights have been made from dowel and some old 5mm LED's which I had fried while fitting out a locomotive with a DCC chip.
Next weekend, I intend to complete the scenery and wire the module.

Until then... happy modelling!


  1. Peter,
    Its coming along very nicely. Have you looked at the trainorama buildings, as you could save yourself a bit of time with a ready to place building?. Where will the layouts next display be at?. By the way I love the pub, every layout needs a pub. Looking forward to the end result.
    Regards Wayne

  2. Wayne,
    today I purchased one of the Structorama built ups - the small shop and a country service station to fill up the back of the layout - I just wont have time to assemble card kits before the layouts next showing, which will be at the South Australian Railway Modellers Assn Inc's 'Railshow 2009' at the Golden Grove Recreation Centre on the weekend following Easter.