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Making of the Rosenalp Mountain

16 oktober 2013

Rosenalp a scale model mountain

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The Rosenalp, mountain made of an own design. The left side of Rose Bahn gets a mountainside where two tracks are running through it.  In the backside of the mountain just below the top disappears a shuttle path into the mountain. There is chosen to build first a frame, because two tracks are running through the mountain and a track is running along the mountain where it is very steep. The timber of the frame is 8mm plywood and cut in shape with a jig saw. Parts are connected with each other by threaded rots (M8). Steel mesh netting is placed over the wooden frame parts and connected with a staple gun. This all together makes is a very strong and sturdy unit.  Direct on top of the wire mesh a thin layer of paper mache is applied to ensure the plaster doesn’t fall through the mesh. The plaster is applied in a very thick layer because it must be possible to scratch out rock-relief after it is fully cured. In the wet plaster, pre made rock boulders are put in place. This boulders are made with the moulding principal.  Also the rail track entrance of the mountain is made by the same moulding principal. Special modeling gypsum is used because that is pourable and reach the smallest corners of the mold. The finishing of the cured gypsum will be done in the same principal as with the overpass and the rock wall, by hammering with a little stone chisel and a small screwdriver.  When all the plaster is fully cured the painting job can start. First a diluted black acrylic paint is washed in and then there is chosen for a shade of gray. Finally white accents are applied with the Dry-brush method. This brings even more depth in the whole and especially accentuated the higher lying parts. Fir Trees (also self made) are being placed and green material is fitted on the steep rock wall. More and more it becomes a complete natural scene.  A ruin (self made) will be placed on the highest top of the mountain. A small barn is placed near by the lower entrance because a turnout is located in the mountain and must be reachable when something happens with the train or with a failure of the turnout motor.Rosenbahn de RosenalpRosenbahn de RosenalpRosenbahn de RosenalpRosenbahn de RosenalpRosenbahn de RosenalpRosenbahn de RosenalpRosenbahn de RosenalpRosenbahn de RosenalpRosenalp de begroeiing

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