Thursday 22 December 2011


This business about how to underlay the track is connected with the broader issue of "weathering". This term refers to  making one's models look less toy like. It boils down to taking the gloss off and generally having a less homogeneous finish.

This applies to the underlay of the track and to the locomotives, rolling stock and buildings.

You can even buy specialist weathering paints and the internet abounds with videos about weathering techniques.

But, do I want to go in that direction? (See earlier episode of blog on Impressionism.)


The English Acoustic Collective: Ghosts

Favourite track: St George's Day/Cuckoos Nest

This record awakes my English roots.

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