A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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August 15, 2012

It's all in the wrist action

" It's all in the wrist action" Craig ballasting track.
Craig Bisgeier, of Housatonic Railroad fame, and cohost of Model Railcast stopped by the layout tonight. This was his first visit to the USMRR Aquia Line. As he was willing, I put him to work ballasting track at Brooke. He was able to get all the remaining track ballasted. Once it dries, the adjoining scenery base coat will be installed.

With the ballast complete it reminds me how this layout is getting close to a finished state, at least in this area. There still is Aquia Landing to look forward to.

Extending the forest on the backdrop

While Craig ballasted, I worked on painting the rock outcrops at Weilepp's Cut. I then extended the forest scene on the backdrop on the hill behind the cut.

One wire tree temporarily placed to see how it matches the back drop.
All-in-all a good night. Craig is in town all week, so hopefully we can hook up again and run some trains.

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