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Thought I would have some fun and build a 2’ by 2’ HO scale railway. It requires 2 pieces of flex track to complete the circle. The track that will be the trestle sits on the same piece of plywood, I cut the plywood around the trestle, and used a belt sander to thin that section of plywood. A sharpie is used to mask the wood. The bridge will use the ties from the flex track, as I want the bridge to look delicate.

Tomorrow I will solder some power to the track, and fabricate a turnout. The turnout will be non-operational. I’ll then spray bomb the track....I’ll update as I move forward..cheers
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Finished the track work, and spray bombed it. I’ll work on finishing the “bench work” tomorrow. The track work will be embedded into the ground (only the rails will be visible, and some ties.
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Is that your pet sitting on the wood? :p
 

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The styrofoam has been shaped, and I will paint in the next day. The trestle will be prepared, bridge abutments and scenery should start on the weekend..cheers
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Could you post a photo of the complete setup, I'm having trouble figuring where the track is going. Is it two level ?

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The black spray paint probably doesn’t help, the grey ballast and sand will help after its applied. It is single level...I’m sure once the landforms are painted beige that will make the layout look like a layout The trestle is test fitted for now. I picked up a sandwich bag of trestle bents for $5....some work on a bench sander, and they speed up the process....I’ll add more to the trestle after its installed...
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I almost finished up the ground cover (but of course ran out of glue)....
I embedded the track, as it’s a “look” I haven’t done before. I’ll add some more green grass around the trestle, and then start underbrush and bushes...cheers
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Finished the ground cover. Taking the photo outdoors shows the colours better. The one benefit to a small layout is the way it can be “man-handled”. Tomorrow I work on installing the bridge abutments
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I searched through my supplies and found trees for the layout.
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I use a rotary wire brush to scrape off the flock on the trees ( I just hold in my hand and scrape upwards, it removes 90 % of the material). I find on the Bachmann scenescape trees that the flocking is too heavy. I also have trees from Walmart that were well priced ( some have sparkle in them, or snow). A dark green can of paint, Woodland scenics “weeds” and a forest is created.
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I also made some wild brush with furnace filter material. They will be trimmed and shaped after there dry. I find the airiness to be very good.
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I will update tomorrow after they are planted...cheers
 
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