Tuesday, March 27, 2007

WSS Bridge @ I-85

As long as I'm scratch building, I went ahead and did the Southbound bridge over I-85.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Flat Swamp LDE Cont'd

Making progress on the Layout Design Element for Flat Swamp. Now, I just need to figure out how to paint water the color of chocolate milk.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Lexington Depot

I scratchbuilt a building meant to be the Lexington Depot. Still need to add some details, but this will be good for a sit-in when the time comes.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Flat Swamp LDE

I started mounting the Flat Swamp bridges into a mini-scene that I'll incorporate into the main layout later. This should help me be ready when it comes time to lay track.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Maybelle Transport Tanks

Well, it used to be known as Maybelle. That's what a lot of older people in town still call it. I think the current moniker is Bulk Transfer. There's usually some tanker trucks from HFCS (Corn Products) around there. I started with 2 large tanks at the edge of the property. Made them with a piece of PVC pipe and some sheet styrene.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Bridges Completed

Both the Yadkin River and Flat Swamp bridges are nearly complete. Sill need to finish paint and weather and eventually add track, but they are good enough to sit aside and start on something else.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Second Scratchbuilt Started

With the success of the Flat Swamp bridges, I "jumped" right in to the Yadkin River....bridge, that is. Two sections done, only 6 more to go. I have been taking a good deal of flack from Jim Flynn and Robin Eanes about buying out the entire Plastruct rack. "Maybe you should just take the whole rack home and bring back what you don't use." Ha Ha very funny.