Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hydrocal Gypsum Rock Castings for Tunnels and Mountains


More tunnels have been added to the portion of the layout passing through the Cascade Mountains near Skykomish, Washington.
I used several rock castings made of hydrocal gypsum, broken with a hammer to fit tight, cemented into place onto foam and then
blended together with a Sculptamold type of product.

A Small Stream is Carved


Here I have added even more terrain around the corner in the Skykomish area of the layout. I have carved a small stream
flowing from a "soon to be" marsh. Many rock castings cobbled together were used to create the tunnels and mountains in
the background.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Skykomish is expanding with terrain


This portion of the Skykomish area of the layout is getting terrain. (O-Gauge).
There will be a double concrete portal and two upper level blasted rock tunnels passing through
rugged cuts of granite.