The HON3 version of the Rio Grande Southern is under construction in the two adjacent rooms to the HON3 Rio Grande. We’ll install Masonite hard board to all the inside and outside corners of both rooms, trowel the joints with joint compound, and paint an undercoat.
We’ll show you how to add over 100 feet of great backdrops from Backdrop Warehouse. Bench work was next using the “L-Girder” method. Then, the Goose Barn, the engine house tracks and the oil facilities at Dolores were plotted in.
Next, we’ll show the construction of the engine house at West Durango, we’ll build two tank farms, a small pump house, and a small office building near Dolores. We’ll lay the track for the Rico engine house and build a ramp to the coaling station at Rico, as well as the two coaling structures that were found at the end of the ramp.
Next, we’ll start on bench work for the Lizard Head and Ophir area where our bridges 45A and 45B will be located. Tracks ran around a deep valley at Ophir. At Ophir we’ll add a roll-out section to allow access to the back corner and wall. We’ll build the Ridgway bench work and lay track to include the turntable and roundhouse.
Next we’ll build those bridges at Ophir. Back at the Green Frog shops we’ll complete the turntable and roundhouse module for Ridgway. Back at Rico, we’ll color the scenery, zip texture the surfaces, and add grasses and weeds from Woodland Scenics.
We’ll install a unique retaining wall made from a bunch of plaster castings. We’ll also construct the town behind and above the mill, using N Scale structures!
Watch for Part Two of Building the HON3 Rio Grande Southern.
Approx. 61 Minutes Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
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