Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Misc. Scenery

Okay, last post and I'll be all caught up. After finishing the High Point expansion (well almost finished), I moved on to some other scenery. There were 2 areas that I had big plans for : Landis and Reidsville. Both were to be a city block full of downtown buildings. However, my will to make said buildings has crumbled. It just seems like I never am in the mood for building buildings.

So, I planted a number of house kits and prefabs I had to turn the cityscapes into neighborhoods. Sorry maybe next time.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Expanding NS High Point Yard

Immediately after the 03/05 session, i started tearing apart the NS High Point Yard. It was obvious that the yard was just too small to be functional. I had to sacrifice the High Point Depot, but I'd rather make it workable than just a nice static display.

You can see in the first picture the left end of the old ladder has been removed and the start of the depot.

I extended all the yard tracks and had to think about how the 2 trains that would be staged there could access the lead to the M-Line. that disappears to the left rear of the second pic. I extended the old Engine track to what will become Thomas Bus. I don't think they actually get deliveries by train, but what the heck.

I didn't see any use in rejoining the mainline here and have the "too-short" Jamestown siding 3 feet away, so I killed the proverbial two birds by joining the yard track to the Jamestown siding to make a 12' long Industrial siding.

It should hold any train on the layout if needed. I still have room for the actual High Point Depot platform and can maybe add the retaining walls to give it more of the Depot feel.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

03/05 Ops Session

I managed to get a couple of decent pics from the Ops session. They are a bit hard to take because all the black seems to just suck up all the light and cause blurry pics.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Scenery

While I was working on the Beltway extension, I added a farmhouse and scenery to the curve between Bowers and Lake.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nothing New (Almost)

After the end of the NC Rail Run in September, I closed the doors on the train room and pretty much did nothing except for the November and January Ops sessions. I then got the idea to expand the area over Charlotte Yard. I added onto the benchwork there and expanded the Thomasville Beltway.

There will be 2 sections to the Beltway track, one here and the other on the opposite side of the pit.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Buildings At Speed Rail Industrial

I know, I know, months between posts is not exactly an up-to-date blog. Have spent a good part of 3 months down with my back. Was diagnosed with 3, yes 3, herniated discs in my lower back (in addition to the one in my neck).

I did manage to get some scenery and buildings done around Speed Rail. One represents Airgas and the other Southeastern Packaging.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Maybelle Scenery

I've been working on the scenery around the old Maybelle Bulk Transfer plant on South main Street in Lexington. I know they do some work with HFCS which is affiliated with Corn Products in Winston Salem. HFCS stands for High Fructose Corn Syrup, used in colas and other products as sweeteners.