|A wooden frame was used as foundation. It was constructed
of pine wood of size 0.5 x 5 cm. The frame itself is unstable but the shell
above it makes it reasonably stiff. A plane surface was made by glewing
some large sheets of corrugated paper on the frame. (GIF-image 3k)
|On the surface, a number of paper boxes were glued.
Each box with height adjusted for the coming track.
The red line indicates the main track from the station at bottom level,
up to the station on the mountain. As base for the track,
sheets of corrugated paper were fixed on the boxes (not shown in image).
|The outline of the mountain was made by glewing strips of
thick paper over the boxes etc. A shell was then made by glewing
pieces of cloth over them (from old cotton sheets).
Each piece being wet through with white-lime.
This method is described in an article by Leon Honings in Model Railroader
|Paint and Texture
|I have just started to paint the shell and to add texture.
Most parts will be covered by grass and bushes. The steepest
parts will be bare rocks. There are two places with stone-walls: behind
the main station and below the last curve before the mine station.