But I'm happy to say I wan't been TOO BUSY to keep working on the Logar River terrain boards for my Charasiab layout.
Before you look at them I should say I made some BIG MISTAKES on this project, first and foremost among them being moving forward with the supplies I had on hand, specifically: 1/4" thick molding which I ripped down to 2" high and then proceeded to use for framing these boards.
I cannot emphasize enough how WRONG-HEADED A MOVE this was!!! Please, please, please, do not do this yourself!!!
What I should have done -- and what I have since done for building the 6'x2' Kabul River board for the other end of this lay-out -- was to go out and buy some 3/4" thick molding for the same purpose.
As you can probably guess, the tolerances when working with 1/4" thick material are slim to minimal, and considering that I don't have anything close to a wood-shop at home and that I am no cabinet-maker -- in fact with apologies in advance to any and all cobblers who might reading this, my father (of Blessed Memory), who was a somewhat accomplished cabinet-maker, would have referred to me as a "shoemaker," in the worst sense of the term -- it was an extremely more difficult process than it would have been if only I had gone out and bought some appropriately thicker framing material.
But it turned out okay in the end, PLUS I SWEAR I LEARNED MY LESSON and will never again attempt anything so stupid, even though I have a stack of matching pre-cut 1/4" river ends sitting in my office. I will -- not -- use -- them -- ever!!! Only the nice thicker pieces which are SO MUCH EASIER to frame up!
Anyway, now that that's out of my system, please enjoy what follows!!!