The North River is in a 12' x 38' room with the corners rounded to a 22" radius. Track
work is essentially flat but there is a single 2-1/2 degree drop of about
1 inch for scenic effects at Bobston. It is the scenery that goes up and
down, not the tracks.
Scenery is a modified
Hard-shell using a paper mache layer using Hydrocal and paper toweling. A
second "texture layer is added using Hydrocal and sawdust for
horizontal flat areas. Vermiculite is used for vertical cliff areas to
allow carving. The mica flecks add detail that can not be duplicated any
other way. Dry color paint is used both in the texture coat and painted
on afterwards to prevent any white from showing through. Woodland Scenic's
Ground foam, shrub and gravel materials finish the ground.
drainage ditch along the side of tracks, especially in cuts, adds to the
realism of the track-work. Rail is mostly hand-laid code 83 nickel silver
rail with a minimum radius of 22".
Software's CadRail used to generate drawings.