It's been quite a week. My parents were up to hunt Moose this week with no luck. I didn't even go out looking for turkeys because on Monday I twisted my bad knee and couldn't walk for two days. The dog almost got into it with a skunk and when I tried to save the day, I ended up being the stinky one.... Friday was my birthday and the little lady bought me some video games that took up all day yesterday.
But, onto what your really here for, The layout. I poured the first layer of water at the bridge on the branch line. It will need at least one more coat, but it's starting to look great.
I did a little work on this Intermountain boxcar this week. I removed the roof walk and fixed up the roof to modernize it to where it would be in the mid 80's.
The North Atkinson Paper company received some new power this week. It's a heavily modified Athearn blue box that has been super detailed, repowered and has sound, DCC, and a current keeper. This was purchased to replace the aging RS-3 that had electrical failure recently.
Made a bit more progress on the GP7r conversion that I have been working on. Got the red sprayed and started on placing the white stripes.
That's it for this week. Be sure to come back next Sunday evening for more!
No turkeys this week but, it has been great weather to be out in the woods. I have had just a little time each day to do railroad stuff. Here is a recap of what progress has been made this week.
I worked on some Scenic Express super sage tree kits this week. It's basically the same process used in super trees but, with the added step of having to prep trunks and glue super tree material to them.
Most of main street is off the bench and back on the layout fresh with new windows and lights.
A few places got new lights, like this potato house.
The cement plant.
The elevator complex got lights, a warning beacon and some new plants for the office.
More scenery progress on the river and parts of the stream.
And last, but not least, more progress on my conversion of a GP7 to a GP7u. Handrails and the horn is on and the first base coat of grey.
I'm sorry that I've missed a few blog posts but, I got back into the layout room today. I took the buildings from main street to the bench to add lights. While the streets were empty, I installed some nice street lights.
I put down a few more layers of scenery around the river on the branch. Once I finish painting the next batch of rocks and get them in place, I think that I will be ready for water.
I ordered in some Super Sage tree kits and got started on the trunks between other projects today. Trimmed and dipped in matte medium is step one. Next is using super tree material to build branches and then ground foam and super leaf as usual.