Jun 23, 2008
I will try to attend the National Train Show on Saturday. Will be with the N Scale club.
I was looking at those cool new GATX tank train cars, and instantly thought of how nice they would look on a certain person's layout.
Yours, maybe, DaveD.
Too old for the Sub. Another run of the BLMA tanks OTOH...
I didn't realize that I was that close to you when I went to Indy this year.
Atlas has already announced a run of the BLMA tanks under their Master Line.
And unfortunately, instead of doing the same two companies as BLMA did, which would be a true second run allowing us to have 48 in the same company name, they have chosen to do two new companies. I'll have to apply the three foot rule, I guess.
Folks -- please adhere to TrainBoard's advertiser retailer policy. Cute indirect asides trying to skirt it are just as wrong as direct mention.
Now- back to Jim's wonderful layout thread
I continue with build photos of my Caliente CA Post Office:
And yes, I'm lighting it:
Getting interesting now. More next week.
And coming attractions - putting it in place on the layout - OVER the staging yard!
Looks like a pretty good start Jim!
Looks great Jim, thanks for sharing.
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Only if you drive 80 mph, have no problems with construction traffic and don't take any pit stops for bladder relief. Five or more hours from Indy is more realistic.
Continuing with the scratch of the Caliente, CA post office:
Some of the details; looking better:
And yes, it's lit:
Almost time to put it on the layout! Next week.
anyone else thought it looked like a Cracker Barrel at first glance?
no? Just me?
hell all it needs is some rocking chairs...
If you look carefully there IS a blue bench to the right of the door...
Just like the layout, it just keeps getting better and better. Really nice looking building Jim!
The project has just expanded; seems there's a second building to the west of the Post Office. Don't know what it is and there's no identification of any kind on the building, but I have the space so I plan on modeling it. Got enough pictures from Google street view to do the job. I'm having a ball!
Way too cool!
Continuing on with the Caliente Post office project, we move to the layout location. Here it is originally:
Stripped of trees, foliage, and fascia:
And area removed showing staging underneath:
Plywood and several layers of joint compound later:
Continuing next week...
There is the post office and the old general store, which is now someone's house.. There was also a car repair place there, but it's been gone for years. I used to railfan up on the curve above Caliente..
Here's the latest on my scratched Caliente California Post Office. First, a test fitting of the mostly complete building onto the terraformed layout:
I pulled the building and did some grass work:
Parking lot placed and ballasting:
Further ground cover work and final placement of building:
The wiring's done now - I used automotive style plugs, that way if I ever need to move it I won't destroy it in the process. Tons more to do in terms of weathering and detailing this scene; and I'm itching to get started on the building to the right...