Friday, February 5, 2016


It's not much of an update.  I got a portable heater up and running in the layout room so it's warm enough to work again.  I did some more work on the streets in town and a bit of ground cover and static grass around the grain elevator.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


My apologies to everywhere for the lack of updates recently.  There is a minor issue with heat in the layout room and it has been far too cold to do any work.  I am hoping to have it sorted out soon so that I can get back to work.  Thanks.

Monday, January 11, 2016


I haven't worked on the layout much as I have been spending most of my spare time on a R/C project.
But I did open up the storage boxes that have all of the town buildings and test fit a few combinations.  I keep putting off cutting the roadway for the crossing because I am afraid of messing up.  I need to just jump in and do it or it will never get done.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

More scenery, a siding, and the start of a street

Worked on a bit more base scenery and some static grass.
One of these days, I will get that ceiling fixed, I swear.  I started laying out the street and sidewalks for the town.  Don't mind the fingerprints, this stuff has been in storage all summer.

I scenicked the area around a transformer manufacturer and decided to go ahead and ballast the track while I was there.  I buried most of this siding in the dirt and will be making it look very poorly maintained.  The glue is still wet in this picture.  I will get a dry shot soon.

Saturday, January 2, 2016


Worked up a bit more scenery today.  Some static grass and a few trees.
I also started work on the town area by laying some foam base for the roads and structures.  I have some Walthers street system from the last layout that I will be re-using here.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

A few trees

It's not much, but I found time today to plant a few trees on the layout.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Backdrop and base scenery

I haven't been able to work on the layout for a few weeks until this weekend.  I spent a bit of time putting up some more of the blue painted hardboard backdrop.  

I spent some time getting a base layer of paint and ground foam down as well.  I have a few totes of trees all made up ready to go and plenty of static grass for the areas without tree cover.