Thursday, 19 January 2012

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Progress Continues

Well I got the 2" foam cut and glued in place. On top of this will be the 1" foam that I laid out the track plan on. So I may even be able to have some track down by next weekend. Tomorrow I plan to attach the pink foam and seal up the joints.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Change of Pace

Well I had a few hours tonight with nothing to do, and I wasn't up to working on the benchwork. So I started working on a freight house. I received a number of Walther's modular kits a while back, I must say I am impressed with how well they go together. Here is the outer walls and foundation after a couple of hours.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

And the work continues.

Well, I got a little time in the basement tonight undisturbed so i mapped out the track on the peninsula. One side will be a small yard with the edge of town at one end. The other side of the peninsula will be another coal mine, Just a small two track tipple. The string you see running across the foam is where roughly the scenic divider will be, I think I might just make a tall ridge so you can't see over it. Will have to see what I come up with. The track is all just placed on the layout to get an idea of where everything will line up. And so far i like how its coming along.

Overall Shot of the town/Yard

Roughly where the mine will go.

Some Town industries, with the planned roadway.

I'm curving the town and making it look more like the edge of a larger town.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Woodland Scenics Part II

Seems this update sheds a little more light. Woodland Scenics Fire Update

Woodland Scenics Factory Fire

Seems they lost 2 of three buildings in a fire, No one was hurt and hopefully they can rebuild and keep everyone employed.

Link to story here Woodland Scenics Fire

Sunday, 1 January 2012

The Current Track Plan

Well here is the current track plan, the bench work is complete now so it's on to the fun stuff. DCC bus has to go in first, which should be completed later today. Once that is done its time to glue down the foam and mark out the track plan.

The first photo shows a zoomed in track plan, the second is the actual orientation in the room.

Everyone have a Happy New Year!