In part eight of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, Allen Keller questions C.J. Riley about the moving process of his layout. C.J. had the Kanawha & Western Allegheny in the basement of another house before moving homes. He was able to salvage some sections and transfer them to the new location.
Moving a layout is not an easy process. C.J. discusses some of the techniques he used to move his layout. He came up with some methods that would allow him to salvage as much as possible. He was able to expand on what was left of the original layout because his new basement had additional room.
Allen Keller and C.J. also discuss the topic of weathering. C.J. offers a few tips to keep in mind. First, C.J. believes it’s important to demonstrate that material ages. Two, he suggests not to weather everything equally. Three, he believes no one method is appropriate. He suggests using a variety of methods. His current favorite method is using powdered chalks and pigments.