Saturday, July 9, 2011


I started painting the first module over the holidays, make sure all the sanding you want to do is done before this.... then purchase either a roller or large paint brush to start painting,

I am using Dulux Vogel which was recommended by Rob from Aust N Rail because after applying grass and other scenery, Vogel looks like dirt and earth colour making any small gaps in grass and/or gravel not stand out, if the board was white, light green or just ply colour.

(Paint Code)
DD 31N
G 5N
M 1N
W 9N

Monday, July 4, 2011

Its got to be smooth!

After putting together the final module, its at the stage where things must be smooth and accurate to enable all four modules to meet (temporarily) when its time to be displayed so tracks align perfectly, allowing easy running of locos and rolling stock. So the orbital sander is used to take off any lip so that  the 12mm ply top fits to the edge of the frame work.
Modules must be able to meet easily for good track alignment when the modules are setup. 

When its track laying time tracks will perfectly join across the modules because the modules butt together with flush accurate edges.

Now just to do the other three..... oh and paint them...