Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fascia for Talheim

Doesn't this look really unfinished? ... Yeah, I thought so, too. Last week I installed the last mainline turnout motor in Talheim, so I can finally think about making this look a bit nicer.

 Hardboard (or even better tempered hardboard) is a good material for building the fascia. It's quite sturdy, yet flexible, easy to cut and easy to work with.

I went a little bit over the top with this section of the fascia. Just had a whee bit too much fun designing the shapes.

Though, I think the result is worth the effort, and it frames the railroad a bit more. I need large openings for access to hidden staging which disturb the frame effect quite a bit. There's always a compromise in this somewhere.

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