In Episode 3 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue on their journey of building a brand new model railway in 'OO' gauge. This time focusing on all things scenery from track weathering to expanding foam and the fine details. Watch Episode 3 here to see how we tackle the scenics.
Above: Clean the railheads directly after painting as its easier to do sooner rather than when the paint has dried.
THE THIRD INSTALMENT of our Great Central Railway project joins Mike and Richard in the workshop as they explain how they'll go about building up the scenery in layers to grow it detail from track weathering to static grass textures.
The first stage is to weather the track using Humbrol No. 29 spray cans to get the job done in a matter of minutes and provide a base colour for future weathering passes after ballasting. Our top tips are to ensure the point blades are covered with masking tape before paint application and to clean the railheads once the paint has dried before moving onto ballasting