Lyon Valley Northern

This site is designed to promote the hobby of ferroequinology. It also provides an opportunity to show the development of the "Lyon Valley Northern": an HO railroad featuring CN and BNSF action in the West. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments at

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Sunday, September 27, 2009

A green patch for the yard

I built this section with pink foam celluclay dirt white glue ground foam and trees made from weeds.. When it dries I will place it on the layout and post some more shots.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Shadetreekid gets some scenery

My good friend Don had a heart attack last week. He was very lucky as he was in the hospital when it happened. recovered and at home, I dropped by on Monday to give him a hand with the railway.

The new sections were done with celluclay, dirt, grout and ground foam.
The results are just fine.

The next photo shows the application of celluclay to the virtical surfaces of this cliff. Nice and sticky the application was no problem.

Next dirt was added. The drying time is slow for the celluclay allowing you to shape it any way you want.

I added a spritz of water and some 60/40 white glue. Then some earth tone sanded grout

Then the green ground foams and earth highlights.

Now we wait for the glue to dry. The Celluclay hardens in 48 hours. Wet on Wet techniques are fast and gratifying.