Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gutters between street and building

I need to have this "gutter" look between the buildings and the street.

Most likely will not happen on my current layout without a lot of reconfiguring, however I want to build it into the future layout if I tear everything apart and start from scratch.  I think it's a fun feature and would make for an interesting detail.

Gutter area between the street and the buildings - a great detail element!


  1. I've seen this type of system mostly in smaller towns and where the street is going up / down hill. Sure makes you watch your step ! I took a good look at them on my last trip. Most of the entries are steel plates. It would go great with some of the scenes you've done. One way I could imagine modeling this would be with styrene channel.

    1. GREAT suggestion! I can't believe that I didn't think about it. I love working with styrene and those u-channels would be a great way to deal with this.