Playa Desnuda update....

bremner Aug 20, 2021

  1. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

    Well, let’s face it, I still love trains, I still love to model them, I am going through a dry spell…In the last few months, I have discovered that I hate DPM kits, seriously, loathe them. I plan to find more brick laser kits because they are higher quality and easier to paint.

    I built a new kit from Interurban Models and it was a nice little evening’s work, I honestly can’t recommend Volkmar’s creation too much.

    This simple kit is laser cut MDF, and I painted it with the cheapest of cheap Wal-Mart craft paints and Elmer’s glue.

    I also bought a Walthers Bright Boy and have been cleaning track, I have not really switched Playa Desnuda since the relocation to my office. I really can’t wait to get the track clean again.

    I also went to an evil, big box crafts store that I will not name and purchased bulletin board paper to use as a backdrop. the biggest issue with it is that the pattern of the clouds repeats itself every few feet, but for a 48″x144″ backdrop for $10, I really can’t complain. I used my PVC pipe cutter to cut it down to 16 inches, and used scotch tape to attach it to the wall…

    Now, a little personal news, I have started dating someone new, who, ironically has the same name as my ex. We went out to a podunk town in rural New Mexico that does not have a stoplight, yet, it has a beautifully restored Santa Fe station that is used as the local library. The have even left the worker’s “graffiti” on the walls of the freight room.

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    While there, I bought a print of a Stan Kistler picture of Santa Fe 2-10-0 2566 switching an industry. This will be framed and hung in the office soon.
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  2. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    That is a cool idea for using an old depot! Neat!
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  3. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    That back drop is awesome -- looks like I'll be heading off to a "craft" store.

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  4. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

    See, life does get better. Glad to see you coming back.
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  5. Traindork

    Traindork TrainBoard Member

    Dry spells are okay. This is a hobby, not a race to cure some horrific disease.
  6. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I'm in a bit of a funk right now hobby and job wise, hoping to climb out in a couple weeks after I get a few things wrapped up. Glad to see you back on the horse!

    1) Congrats, and 2) Having the same name could be a Let's face it, I'm sure a few of us have accidentally called someone by another name out of habit so at least if you do that nobody is the wiser. I did that once and I still get embarrassed 25 years later just thinking about it (was at a work party introducing her to the company owner...ouch!) :eek::whistle::ROFLMAO:

  7. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

    Glad to see ya back in the saddle, so to speak. Don’t worry about the dry spells, we all get them, I too am just coming out of one myself. Can’t wait to see what updates you have in store.
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    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    Great to see an update Bremner. That old Santa Fe depot looks really cool, thanks for sharing those pics.
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Interesting seeing that signature of the person who was agent. Must have been some business there at one time, for it to have been more than a train order office.
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  10. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    So cool to see that depot being used still, and the old crews using coal to "sign" the wall was saved!

    The Skykomish depot in Washington State has some of those, from the late 1800's as well, plus all sorts of stuff they found in the walls!
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