Future home of the Northern Pacific and Black Hills Ry.

badlandnp Mar 17, 2013

  1. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

    645
    997
    22
  2. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Yup, that would have HURT! Anyway, the repair is made and here is video evidence that these can be made to pull a little better, now to add some more weight.

     
    EMD F7A and Joe Lovett like this.
  3. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Finally got back to that 2 story building. and a Grandt line house. Spent some time Sunday on these, a fun diversion from the more technical loco's! No progress this week yet, as I have been working an evening after hours job at a local retailer, so hope to be back at it Thurs! PIC_0399.JPG PIC_0400.JPG PIC_0401.JPG
     
    Joe Lovett, EMD F7A and Doorgunnerjgs like this.
  4. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Well, I decided this would be a barber shop/ bath. These were quite common in the area up through the 30's and even into the 40's. So's a fella could get cleaned up for a night or day on the town after being out at the farm or ranch for the last month or two. PIC_0407.JPG An interior wall, some board walks front and back, and some signage, so far. PIC_0408.JPG PIC_0409.JPG
     
    Joe Lovett and montanan like this.
  5. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

    1,153
    2,019
    39
    Excellent work, especially for N scale. Well done.
     
  6. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Thanks Chet!
     
  7. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

    12,173
    8,101
    171
    The old gentleman parked outside on the bench adds a nice touch.
     
  8. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    The barbershop is closer to done now. Added the roof ov er the residence in back, but those support posts look huge in the photos! PIC_0410.JPG PIC_0411.JPG PIC_0412.JPG Also finished the glazing and removeable roof. Now on to details and weathering after final paint. I think this side will get a small roof over the door and a curtain hanging in front of the bath house door as well as other sundry details appropriate. PIC_0413.JPG Then i got the foundation of this place attached and weighted down for the night. Still not certain what business it will be, though bakeries were nearly as popular as saloons, so that may be it's future. PIC_0414.JPG
     
    Joe Lovett likes this.
  9. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Spent a relaxing day getting the barber shop nearly done, PIC_0486.JPG Comtimued on with the Bakery, here's when the roof was in progress. PIC_0487.JPG And their condition last night at the end of the day. More details to add, but things are looking closer to good! PIC_0493.JPG
     
    MikaelB, montanan, Joe Lovett and 3 others like this.
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    65,087
    14,505
    653
    Quite the building boom ongoing!
     
    badlandnp likes this.
  11. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Construction is booming! So, got a start on another house, with lots of peel and stick parts, so it's fairly easy.
    PIC_0492.JPG PIC_0498.JPG
     
    Joe Lovett and montanan like this.
  12. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Here we see the newest house, PIC_0506.JPG And then got busy with the refinery main building, lots of windows PIC_0503.JPG A floor for the interior, PIC_0507.JPG
    Opened loading doors, PIC_0510.JPG And the future site of the refinery. The MT ice racks will become an oil loading rack, The pill bottles are stand ins for tanks and next is pipes! Lots of PIPES!! PIC_0508.JPG
     
    MikaelB, BoxcabE50 and Joe Lovett like this.
  13. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Got a little done on this refinery building. Took my best guesses at what things should be in there and got busy. No lighting, yet, but easily added at a later date... PIC_0566.JPG PIC_0568.JPG PIC_0569.JPG
     
  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    65,087
    14,505
    653
    Alan- Could you please note the manufacturer of these kits? I see a few which cause intrigue.... :)
     
  15. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    20,622
    18,736
    253
    Love this thread! Have you named "The Hill" yet? Drawbar Alley might be appropriate, depending on the grade.
     
  16. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Boxcab - The kits are by Laser Art. I picked up several at the Helena show one year. Simple and straight forward kits for those almost comatose evenings when you just have to do something, but nothing complex!

    Hemi - Thank you! This forum and N-scale forum are my favorite places to hang out. Your stuff is always informative, especially the photography. I have to get to Minot yet, to see that Pacific at the Zoo, primarily!
    No name for the hill yet. Rattlesnake canyon is the beginning, but Dtawbar Alley might just be the slang the crews use! So now I have to figure out how to model bits of broken drawbars, coupler knuckles and wreck debris left lay in the canyon!!
     
  17. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Well, I got tired of looking at this big open hole and filled it with a rock wall, sides of a cut. The siding above are where the refinery and oilfield support are going, so it ended up being in my sights for far too long. A little styrofoam, mud and coloring.... PIC_0641.JPG PIC_0643.JPG PIC_0648.JPG Wednesday was busy tho, with grandkids over to see Grandma for a b-day. They had to come out and see trains! Two of the boys, and their mother!, were asking my son when he would be getting some back in his own house!! YAY!! So the granddaughter blew the whistle as steam rolled through the newly colored cut! PIC_0661.JPG
     
    MikaelB, Joe Lovett and BoxcabE50 like this.
  18. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    20,622
    18,736
    253
    I like how you added strata color to the face of the cut. Nice work.

    Have you ever seen the old Red Caboose knuckle couplers? Snip the screw holes off, and maybe snip off a knuckle or two, and strategically place them near tight curves on Drawbar Alley. A bit of rust colored paint, and maybe some clean steel color for a freshly broken knuckle......

    On a side note, if you come to Minot, pm me and I'll show you around.
     
    Joe Lovett and badlandnp like this.
  19. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Will have to look for them couplers. Or some of GHQ's

    Made some progress on the details in the new cut.

    PIC_0672.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

  20. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    3,571
    9,609
    78
    Figured out how to do black and white on me camera! Takes me back in time to the 20's! PIC_0699.JPG PIC_0695.JPG PIC_0698.JPG
     
    MikaelB likes this.

Share This Page