Milan Branch of the Iowa Interstate RR

Benchwork

Steel frames for benchwork are in place. I’ve noted general locations.

Benchwork is progressing. Next up is to determine lighting and install backdrop.

Primed backdrop, homasote base, and lighting.

A view looking towards the Rock River crossing.

Black curtains will eventually hide the storage areas under fascia. I will paint areas under the valance white to reflect light.

Looking from the Rock Island end.

I originally installed troffer lights which fit perfect within valance and used 5,000K daylight tubes.

After using the 5,000K troffers for some time, I decided I wanted dimmable LEDs in a warmer 4,000K light.

I also installed dimmable blue LEDs for night ops. The dimmable quality allows simulation of a moon-lit or dark night.

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3 Comments

  1. That’s a very neat finish that I’m hoping to emulate!

  2. Very nice – is that Masonite/hard board you are using for the fascia?

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