Mann's Narrows Progress

With an assist from my son, Andrew, I got the first coat of plaster on the main mountain that forms the backdrop of the Milroy Branch as it runs through Mann's Narrows, between Yeagertown and Reedsville.

I'm using plaster-of-paris with paper towels over a cardboard web. I've found that I need to make the plaster a little wetter than the recipe dictates. Without the extra shot of water, the plaster was lumpy and way too thick.

Scenery has never been my forte, but this section will be very hard to access once the Lewistown Yard is constructed on the lower level. The trackage of the upper level will be accessible, but the back edge of the mountains will have to go untouched until the end of time!