Enhancing Three Chop Ridge – the Diorama in the NW inside corner of the layout

Archaeologists excavation of a Pomo Native American site on Three Chop Ridge set in motion a series of events which led to the discovery of the wreck of the sailing ship The frolic off  of Point Cabrillo. We have, for a long time, wanted to include a flume on the layout and the changes being made to Three Chop Ridge will enable us to add a flume.

The first step in the re-working was to put sky over over the window at the north end. Here you see Mike Aplet and Lonnie Dickson installing the panel I painted.

Mike and Lonnie covering the window with a panel to make it look like sky

Mike and Lonnie covering the window with a panel to make it look like sky

A backdrop had previously been installed in the north west corner. Installing trees along the backdrop was the next step.

Just one tree near the post when work began

Just one tree near the post when work began

Dead tree added to the left

Dead tree added to the left

Trees added along the wall

Trees added along the wall

Concreting the forest flooor will be the next step.

 

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