Oct 10, 2011
Thank you! I'll definitely be giving that one a try
I'm finally getting around to posting my weekend accomplishments (been pretty busy here). Didn't get to the boxcab, but got a few things done. First, my son and I made some more ground foam material, and did some research on fall colors (fun trip out with the kids, some cameras, and some leaf-gathering for color matching purposes... kids even did some nice leaf-rubbings, too. bonus points!). While out, we saw this little old shed that we'd seen for years and got a photo of it:
Since I've been having a lot of fun with cardstock modeling lately, and since I told my son I'd print out one that he could build some time, I decided that some time was now.
Here he is weathering it before putting it on the little diorama base we made (ground parsley grass on green acrylic paint, with a painted dirt road, using some ground pepper for texture and some pastel chalks to tie it all together). He's getting pretty good with the weathering, too. And he made some ground foam trees (note: the tree looks more fall orangey in person):
Fun little diversion. I also got more done on the water tower for the Van Brunt building.
All I can say is nice job ob the shed scratch build. The home made model looks better than the store bought truck!
I am inclined to think foam is hassle as well. I like your progress on the canyon and bridge.
Do you do operating nights on that layout with timetable or car cards? Looks fun.
I'm late posting, but here is what I have been doing for my layout lately.
Got all my track laid for the outer oval. So it was time to run a train. My 1970's era Italian electric pulling some old coaches was the very first run.
Someone made a comment about outdoor N scale trains. I may opt out of the inner HO scale oval and make a test layout for outdoor N scale running. This outdoor thing has me fired up.
Thanks Geeky. We'll be weathering that truck as soon as we can dullcote it. Nice to see trains running on your loop! :thumbs_up: