M&K Junction Railroad

M&K Junction Railroad
Another train of eastbound coal crosses the Cheat River

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Backdrop for the Cheat River Grade

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I started an ambitious backdrop project - 21+ feet of backdrop for the Cheat River Grade. This backdrop begins before the Tray Run Viaduct and continues until the Kingwood Tunnel. The backdrop will be 42-44 inches at it's deepest. It's supported on 2x4 and 2x3 uprights between the benchwork in the center of the layout. There will be another backdrop on the opposite side, although it will not be as deep.

Here's the first section going up:

Here's a view from the other direction:

Here the second sheet of Masonite, curved appropriately, is in place:

And a view from the other direction:

(Update 12/3) Finished the Masonite (the darker Masonite came from another store):

The joints and screw heads have been spackled. Here's the backside:

Next, I'll design and print a photo backdrop for this site, but that's for another post.

1 comment:

  1. Terry, what is your ceiling covered with? It looks like some kind of plastic but is it holding up insulation?