9-year-old boy re-enacting Conductor Fuller's handcar wreck in the Great Locomotive Chase in Houston backyard, 1956
Loco made from "Yardbird" handcar, garbage can and cardboard carton cab re-enacting the Great Locomotive Chase im Houston backyard, 1956
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Kids Gone Choo Choo. My boys love trains. Everything wired last night and weathered today and the boys are helping me test it out.
Pretty much finished.
Finished scene. Except I still need to repour EnviroTex water, it is still tacky after three days.
Patrick thought it would be fun to run a truck through the EnviroTex while it was still tacky. These tracks won't come up. And after three days,...
First I painted the fascia with clear laquer, then I used packing tape as a dam. I had to spread the EnviroTex with a spatula.
I placed smaller trees towards the rear trying to force perspective.
I used 3mm tan craft foam to raise up the town. I cut the hill down a little bit to match the height of the highway overpass.
More paint. Sand, dirt, grass on the banks. I think I'll be pouring some envirotex next.
A little sand and some sticks along the beach front.
Some painting and ground foam.
I used a vinyl grass mat to cover the hill. (Can't remember which brand.) and covered it some more with ground...
The mountain is covered in Sculpt-a-Mold. The river edges are smoothed out also.