Monday, 24 February 2014

Main deck progress from Plattsburgh to Whitehall

More saw dust is in the air!

Over the last weekend I managed to decide on a "dirt" or base colour for the main deck of the layout. There were so many browns to choose from. In the end I matched the brown of the no more gaps that I'm using so that I blends in. The brown ended up more a chocolate brown than a earth brown, however, it is only intended as a base colour being earth so I'm sure it will be ok.

I then proceeded to paint all the main deck ply with the brown before I installed it in order to save time later and not having to mask up the walls so that the brown paint did not get on the walls.

Then I proceeded to finish the install of the staging to pain deck track through the wall into Plattsburgh. This was only 2 lengths of flex track, and it now means I can get going on the main deck from Plattsburgh around to the rest of the layout.

Per the pictures I have now finished the main deck install to Whitehall from Plattsburgh.
I plan on making a few cut outs for lower level scenery on the main line between Whitehall and Willsboro and that will come in the next day or so once I have finalised the sweeping curves of the main line in that part of the layout. Then I will install the final uprights under that section rather than the temp ones that are there now.

So here are a few pictures showing the work completed to date.
North Staging approach
North Staging
North Staging
Whitehall and the main deck to Willsboro
Over view of the end of Plattsburgh and the main line to Willsboro
 Staging heading to Plattsburgh and the main deck of Willsboro / Pt Douglas
Plattsburgh with the main line cork installed
North end of Whitehall on the right and the main line to Willsboro on the left
Willsboro looking down the main line to Whitehall

Well that's all for this update.
Come back in a bit and I hope to have all the main deck installed in the next week or so.


  1. Looking good as usual Brendan. I am looking forward to the first run.