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Rocket Jones Nov 15, 2015

  1. Rocket Jones

    Rocket Jones TrainBoard Member

    Today was a "train" day.

    Started off by laying down some dirt in the team track area. While that was setting up I started building a loading ramp kit. Thank goodness for the optivisor, that thing was tiny!

    And here it is, temporarily in place. Still needs weathering and lots of ground work, grass, weeds, etc.

    Also in the works was this dilapidated shed. Built this board by board after cutting the scale-ish lumber from wooden coffee stirrers. It's set more or less in place here, next to the trailer that will be part of the scene. I still have to paint the corrugated roof and weather everything. And dirt, tall grass and plenty of weeds too.

    A closer look at the shed.

    Thanks for looking.
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  2. Rocket Jones

    Rocket Jones TrainBoard Member

    I was suffering from a kind of "analysis paralysis" at the front of the layout. I knew I wanted a few small buildings along a road, but needed to keep things sparse to allow my clumsy hands to easily reach the switch throws. For quite a while now, I've had some paper laid down to simulate the road, and I would make it shorter or longer or wider, and move structures around along it to see how it would work.

    Much procrastination was accomplished.

    So this weekend I cut some styrene and glued it down for the road, because progress. Then I lined up a bunch of different glue bottles to weight it down while the glue dried.

    My wife's reaction to seeing this was to ask if I had enough different kinds of adhesives. I told her there was this stuff called Canopy Glue... She just looked exasperated and walked away. LOL

    Next up is painting the road, and then structures. I have a small gas station kit that my son bought me for my birthday years and years ago. I also have the pizza joint and an auto parts store, both nice and compact. I'm also thinking about adding a "gentleman's" club, just for a little local color.
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    :D That is a nice collection of adhesives. I also like that loading ramp. It turned out nice.

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