About the MFR

The Metaline Falls Railroad (MFR) is a proto-freelanced model railroad based on the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad located in northern Idaho and north eastern Washington State. For the very latest on the layout, please visit my YouTube channel and follow along with my Instagram account.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Start on Scenery

I was able to get a good start on scenery this past weekend including laying down a base of ground foam as well as weathering and ballasting the yard tracks. Say goodbye to the Plywood Pacific!

I am especially happy with how well the track weathering and details turned out. Though I would still like to add some light rust to the rails and joint bars.


  1. Those ties look amazing. Especially the super distressed ones. That's flex track?

    Greg Amer

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement! Yes, It's Micro Engineering flextrack that I distressed and painted. I'll be doing a longer blog post focusing on the track soon.

  3. Wow! Amazing work! It is awesome how the back-breaking track details really pop when ballast is added! What ballast did you use? Scenic Express?

  4. Yup. Scenic Express mixed blend I think it's called.