So Saturday morning saw another great start to the day in Brisbane. So after a quick OJ and Bacon & Egg Muffin, it was down to the club. I was first down there so I got to have my first coffee of the day in peace and quiet... hummmmmm - nice.
Then it was into it. I decided to continue on with the landscaping of the left hand end of the main fiddle yard. Wednesday saw the foam carved and a coating of gap filler over them. So today I made up my "putty" out of the gap filler, a bit of paint for colour and a pile of vermiculite. Once I had used some Liquid Nails to glue the foam down on the layout, I was able to use my putty to fill any gaps, holes or areas than needed smoothing over. I also filleted the foam into place to make a more natural integration with the ground.
After the foam was down, and the putty skinned over, I got out some 50/50 water/white glue mix and brushed it over the foam. Then I got out a faintly redish dirt I had kicking around that looks to have been gotten from a natural drain up around the shale areas nearby. It really suit well, so I must relocate my source and grab a 20 litre bucket of the stuff.
With the foam carving I have started to hack into it a fair bit now and it seems to be working and giving, what I think, is a really good look. A bit of grass and tufts of scrub should finish this off nicely.
Once this area is done it will make running through the base of the peninsulas a bit nicer and more complete.
While I was at my scenery building, Peter A was at the bridge area again and working away with power tools. Dave was busy with point work and continued construction of the point control systems.
Rob, (B1) , was busy on the N scale exhibition layout getting into and around the small shop complex so lighting can be added as well as our new Miller Engineering flashing sign. We reckon this scene will become even more spectacular and attracting of the crowds at the shows. So here is the before, and soon you'll see an after.