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A ruin is placed on top of the Rosenalp.  This is yet another Scratch Build construction project.

The base is made out of 1.5 mm thick cardboard. The cardboard is covered with a layer of clay. Its the white clay made by Das. The clay stuck together with the cardboard using dilute PVA wood glue. If the clay is applied, immediately the joints can be scratched out before the clay is dry and hard . Its best not to apply more than what you can handle during the drying time. Step by step more clay is applied on the entire walls. When this is completed and cured the first layer of highly diluted black acrylic paint is applied to fill up all the joints. After drying it is followed by a layer of grey acrylic paint. If this layer is completely dry, one last treatment must be given with the dry-brush method with white acrylic paint. The window frames are made of Styrene profiles from manufacturer Evergreen and roof panels are made by Auhagen. Both have been subject to a paint treatment in order to get rid of the plastic look. Illumination is done by using incandescent lamps (it will be replaced later for LED). As this was one of the first Scratch Build there was no LED illumination already available with a decent light color and quality.

Ruin is placed on top of the highest mountain and is surrounded by pine and spruce trees .

The Rosenbahn model railway is in the meantime no longer existing because it had to take place for a new model railway in module form. The ruin is saved and stored to have it available when needed.

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