I was able to use one set of accessory electrical wires buried at the beginning of construction.
I cut away the foam around the wires and put in an electrical connector block.
I built my first O scale structure, a shed from Banta Model Works (nice kit) and put a warm LED light in. I cut a groove to the structure in the sculptamold and wired the light.
Here it is lit up.
I will fill in the groove and “dirt in” the structure. The electrical connector hole in the ground will get a styrene cover and for awhile be removable for wiring the other structures to come in “rail camp” the backwoods headquarters and service facility for the Kittom Lumber Co.
Thanks for looking. Doc Tom
Last edited on Sat Sep 16th, 2017 10:50 pm by Doctor G
Hi Doc Tom,
Nice going on the cabin and the scenic treatment on the clifftop.
With all that overhanging stuff above, I'm not sure I'd want to be down below trying to sort out the logjam in the river. And I'd want to be ashore when you shove that next wagon-load of logs over the edge
Unanderra in oz
Thanks Si. The idea came from all the new neighborhoods around here with buried electrical cables. They just pop out of the ground waiting for a house to be built nearby. Thought I would try it on the 1910 logger with kerosene lamps and no electricity.
Next layer of scenery is going on the mini layout. In keeping with the “backwoods” theme it was time to put in the forest floor. In this first picture on the left is the dirt and downfall and on the left this has been dusted with leaf cover. I used Scenic Express brown leaf material and ground up real leaves from last years Autumnal lawn. I highlighted it all with Scenic Express yellow ground foam.
The layers are fixed with 3M spray adhesive and dilute white glue.
Next to come will be the trees that dropped all these leaves.
Of course someone has to clean it all up and keep the leaves from covering the tracks.