Sunday, October 24, 2010

Long time, not seen

At least some work on the modules. The track around the bridge got ballasted.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

On demand!

A pair of simple sketches of the houses and freight house.

Measures in mm

Bigger picture

On the module:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Forced to rest

It has been quiet a while due to that I injured my knee real bad but now i manage to move my self to the hobbyroom again...

The manual turnout control from below. It´s possible to throw the turnouts from either side of the module.

In the side of the module.

In the other side

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

First look...

... towards the north entry of "Crawford Valley". It´s a recycling of a former N-RE doubletrack junction. There will be the possibility of two incoming tracks and also a short industrial connection (a quarry?) to the right. Tomorrow we will take the dynamite and remove some of the old landcape

The Depot area are also showing progress with roads and the place for the freighthouse

Monday, August 2, 2010

Some paint...

... on the sides. Now it´s just waiting for the work I enjoy most, the making of complete scenes with landscape, houses, cars, people. Making the module to a little story.

Big difference, from the industrial district straight out on the countryside?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A little work have been done...

... despite the poor beginning of the day. I woke up on the wrong side but it definitely got better.

The Mill Street section have taken one step further with some paint on the concrete roads, some "Carlsson-Goo" on the hillside and some filler on the part next to the teamtrack.

On the Depot section is it a bit calmer, its just a test of the new Farmers Co Op storageshed (Walthers) together with neighbours. The Freighthouse on the opposite side is a loan from the Junction awaiting a slight smaller and more Burlingtonlike scratchbuilt one.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

First cargo arrived...

... to the "mill track". The remaining trackpieces was soldered and a small testrun was executed. All tracks all over again and again and ... and it seems like it work (this far). The switching crew on the local will hate me for the layout with two roadcrossing that not should be blocked ;)

Two small pieces of track

Todays work have been the two missing pieces of track on "Mill Street"-section together with work on the road and place for the Mill itself.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Schematic trackplan

CS - Farmers Co Op Storage
E - Elevator
FD - Fuel dealer
FH - Freight house
GS - Grain storage
R - Ramp
TM - Textile Mill
TT - Teamtrack

The Extension section is not yet started

Another piece

A further piece in place but still som tracks missing. The new section is named Mill Street after the Textile Mill that will take place behind the train

Sunday, July 25, 2010

First trip to Crawford Valley

A local freight are ready on the staging yard

Through the big curve

Making a photostop on our americaN fellowship module "Zero Creek"

The trestle over "Muddy Creek" lays just outside "Crawford Valley"

It´s must have been a shaky trip ;)

Switch to get ready to return

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Long time...

Due too many other things the work on the Junction got lower priority a long time, but now it´s one the move again. One big decision been made, "Crawford Junction" (seen above) and "Crawford Valley" are now to separate module-sets but still on this blogg together.

Hopefully there will get som new grass and a lot of train running to test before the rail are painted and ballasted on the remaining

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Almost there

Even if the ground got the same color as yesterday the building made a change to the better. I like the combination with red and green that "The Q" used. Next step now is to make the middle section ready for the building.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Change is a popular word in some countries. And on Crawford too. Instead of a Santa Fe inspired Walthers kit there going to bee a scratchbuilt smaller structure as depot. The appearence are borrowed from a drawing in an old "Model Railroader".

With brown primer it looks like chocolate but it´s going to be "indian red" and "oxide green" instead.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Roofs and windows

This weekends small works. The storage shed and "Jensen Motor" got roofs and windows.

A closer look, to close? Who stole the stairs ;)

"Jensen Motor" still missing one window thats going to be replaced by a sheet of plywood or something similar.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


The houses and other things on their right locations just to test the feeling.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Two small houses and a freight shed standing on the workbench. The buildings are scratchbuilt with "Evergreen" Clapboardsiding as walls and are now waiting on details and paint.

MoW on the run!

The Maintenance of Way Section have done some work with ballasting the track. Still some adjustment to do but now it´s beginning to look like a railroad.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Some more progress

Today it was time for the "bad machine", the homebuilt grassmaster to have some action. First the village side

And the side of the storage shed. It still need some more paint with som texture.

And a wiew along the track.

At the same time the dirt road that crosses the rail on the "South End" got guardrails and a layer of putty. (or is it some local snow)

An owerwiew from south to north of the "Mini-Crawford"

And in the opposite direction.

Still a lot of work to do but now we see the end (?). Hopefully it will go public on in March this year.

Happy New Year!

A good new year so far. The "North End"-module got som paint on the sides and the surface got some basic paint in preparation for the grass. The mainline got som gray paint to even if its hard to see.

The place for the storage shed got some putty and another layer of cork to level the railroad cars with the trucks.

A wiew of the future railroad crossing