The last weekend saw a brown undercoat being painted trackside prior to ballasting. For Dartley Coombe I’m using Woodland Scenics Buff Fine Ballast. This is a very fine ballast and I quickly found that my normal spray bottles were too powerful for it. When dampening it down, I was tending to push ballast around so I wasn’t getting as neat a finish as I wanted. Luckily our local art shop had an artist’s misting spray which is much better suited to the task.
I wanted to get the buildings at the back of the layout clear in my mind before I could turn my attention to building up the land at the back so I decided to start building the loco shed, coal merchants, staithes and office. None are quite finished yet but hopefully will be in the next day or two. All are Ratio kits.
The grey area in the pictures is where the platform stands.