Before Joel delivered the module, I thought about what I could do. A standard TTRAK module is only about 1 foot square. Not a lot of room, even for N scale. I looked at what N Scale ACW stuff I had on had. It wasn't much. I have lots of N scale locos, cars etc, but almost all oriented on 20th century. So I decided to keep it simple- a scene in the woods with a dirt road, worm fence, trees and perhaps some wagons and cannons marching past since I had those miniatures on hand. Perhaps a farm house on the backdrop.
|Nothing like a good cavalry charge to get you fired up. |
This scene will not be included in the module.
A challenge will be to make the perfect Kato Unitrack that the TTRAk standard calls for look more like poorly maintained CSA track at the end of the war.
Next I cut out a piece of ground foam and caulked it to the plywood frame to create the basic terrain. Once the caulk is cured, I will do the initial terrain carving.
While the caulk was setting, I made about 10 N scale sized Super trees. That's it for the first night. Early golf tee time tomorrow.
|Planning the scene|
|Miniatures I have on hand|
|some N Scale "Supertrees"|