|The grade crossing on Park Row in Waterbury. Still needs|
a final sanding and the track needs final ballasting.
I cut these "planks" from a GLC Laser laser-cut grade crossing. After securing the wood to the ties with CA, I stained them with Hunterline "Dark Brown" stain. I was careful to leave enough clearance between each rail and the wood for cars and locomotives to run through without the grade crossing lifting the wheels. Once I confirmed everything was working I added narrow strips of painter's blue tape (cut the width of the wood planks) to prevent filling the gaps between the rails and the wood.
Park Row after the initial coat of lightweight
joint compound. Although this looks like
a rough road, the prototype was never a
very smooth ride!
Park Row is now ready for traffic.