The Union Pacific N scale model railroad built by Daryl Kruse
Friday, June 4, 2010
Rock River Bridge Area Ready for Landforms
I'm making progress on the Rock River crossing area. It's just about ready for attaching the screenwire and plaster landform. I installed a roadbed for Hwy 38 which runs along the UP mainline. A Hwy overpass will be used to hide the tracks coming through the backdrop just west of the Rock River bridge. I decided to paint the bridges a rusting, faded black. While silver or some other lighter color might have showed the detail better, most railroad bridges around this part of the country seem to be painted black. The highway bridge accross the river will be simple bridge like the prototype pictured below. A mirror will be installed under the bridge so that the river will appear to continue under the bridge.