Friday, September 30, 2011

6/17/11 Built Some Bridge Abutments

I've been revamping a few areas on my N Scale layout lately and one of my projects was redoing a pair of bridge abutments. When I was first doing the scenery I simply painted the end of the foam riser gray and called it done. I finally got tired of my half-assed effort and built these wooden ones out of some craft sticks and stripwood purchased from Michael's.

I glued everything together with Tightbond wood glue and stained it with Minwax "Special Walnut," which to me looks like creosote oil, the wood preservative used by railroads. I love how the stain really brings out the grain of the wood.

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