& J Railroad
walls and ceiling are finished and the tracks ballasted at
the entrance. Now it's time to build a mountain on top.
The mountains are formed
wadding up newspapers, taping them in
place, then covering them with plaster cloth,
the same product used to
make casts. It dries in minutes, creating a
shell. Lightweight Hydrocal,
a type of plaster, smooths out the
bumps and fills in gaps.
Then the fun--adding color,
outcroppings, even an abandoned mine.
Closeup of depot area and Main
Street. The blue foam will
"view block", hiding a scene on the
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