great PROGRESS BY A FELLOW MODELER!!!
I’m having to relearn how to model large expanses of concrete and asphalt. On the IAIS Grimes Line I was able to construct the eight-foot long Swanson Boulevard that ran parallel to the PDM Spur out of a single piece of styrene, thanks to a local plastics supplier offering single-sheet purchases. For The Hills Line, it took numerous cuts and combinations to connect everything together around City Carton Recycling in Iowa City.
Fortunately the same plastics supplier still offers single sheets of 4′ x 8′ styrene in .040 thickness. Keeping the middle of my layout space open has definite benefits when it comes to working on large stock. A drywall T-square and scoring tool come in handy when making significant cuts.
Despite having to rearrange or eliminate portions of City Carton Recycling, I left space for the large concrete pad around the receiving and tool warehouses. Modeling embedding rails…
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