Monday, October 26, 2009

Not to bad

Todays there was just some time to test the ideas and place the structures as planned.
One special is the track on the "outside" of the buildings, please notice the safety arrangement that will keep the trains on the right place despite the short distance to the edge.

Here´s also the hardboard that outlines some of the roads visible.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Next step was to begin the terraforming and make the landscape with connecting road more smooth. The "Goo" used is a mixture of plaster, glue, sawdust and paint.

Tracks on the North End

Today the work progressed in two steps. The first was laying tracks on the roadbed that was finished earlier this week. The right side will hold "Farmers Coop" with a small storage shed and the left some small cottages and a car workshop

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Roof, doors and windows

Some small progress yesterday evening.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The elevator with some paint

The kit a number of steps further. The corrugated metal sheets got a rusty look with dry brushed silver paint and then a rust wash. The windows and doors got som Burlington Green to make the building a bit more colorful. Tomorrow the elevator will hopefully got the roofs on and a number of more details attached.

Time for buildings

One of the buildings will be Walthers "Valley Growers Ass." which will add some traffic in boxcars (with grain doors) or covered hoppers depending to which era the traffic session will be in.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One, two and three

Here´s some pictures showing the principle of modularity. How it´s possible for Crawford to grow and fit several spaces

One - The small one, with a short track to a freight shed. South and North End(ca 109 cm)

Two - medium size, with a short run around and an additional track to a grain elevator on the Valley(ca 218 cm)

Three - Next step, with the Junction in place but the not yet grown sideways. (ca 330 cm)

Four, five, six... are still in the imagination of the builder.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Some painting!

Today in the evening the inside of both the "Valley" and "North End" modules where ready to get som paint.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Crawford Valley

Connecting to the junction on the northern side is the small fictious village "Crawford Valley"

The module is already waiting for some paint in my garage. Compared with the trackplan has the elevator and its track changed places.