I have been working on a few different things. Building some DSP&P freight trucks, started on a Vance Bass 27 ft. boxcar kit, started gathering parts to build a spray booth, a buddy cut some strip wood for 4 flat cars for me and I want to make a jig to build the car frames on.
I am trying to finish our kitchen, then I will be able to put in more time working on the trains.
I've been rebuilding an Aristo combine. Pictures to follow - I hope /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/wow.gif but mostly I've been finishing off the backdrop on that back wall. Just about done now.
We moved into our new house in October, I still haven't even unpacked all the trains or buildings yet. I know most of the buildings will need touch ups or complete rebuilds, but that will be my chance to improve them. I do have the workbench set up, so hopefully more productive work will follow.
I still need to put the finishing touches on "Terrapin Station", but it's mostly done.
The current big project is my Sparta Illinois Depot. I've been very busy at work and with assorted projects of a household nature so I've kind of stalled on these projects. I hope to have the Terrapin Station done by months end so I can take it to the Ogden Hostlers train show.
Starting work on about 15 feet of building fronts for Front Street.I'm basically making the buildings about 3" deep so they line the side of the street and but up against the landscape timber in the background. Lots of resin casting and Grandt Line products. Pictures one of these days!
Been working on a grain elevator, messed up the calculations, man the damn thing is HUGE, anyone wanna help me do a can drive so that it can be sided before spring?? gonna take a lot of cans! Instead of a regular elevator, i'm thinking of calling it a regional grain transfer elevator, that's why it so big! lol
I've just about completed the project in the Jul/Aug NGSL called On30 Flatcar and It's Load of Skid Shacks . I built it in Large Scale (1:20.32 but suitable for 1:22.5) using stripwood, board by board construction and am detailing the interior. This is for indoors so mother nature is not a problem.
Well actually the night this site went down I was bored so I went in the basement and found a bag of popsicle sticks and built an outhouse. Its all finished except for the door, I still need to get hinges for the door - so I need this site to crash again so I can finish my outhouse! Joking of course - withdrawl even for one night was tough!.
Its crude, poorly measeured, but thats how it should look so I guess my first scratch built building is a success, not too mention fun. My son (2 years old) "helped", it was funny watching him copy me and make a huge mess.
In fact I think Ill go build a passenger shelter now!!!
I love this hobby!
Here's the station I've been working on for the last month. It's from plans from Garden Texture scaled down to 1:29 scale. I cut the scale lumber fron cedar fence boards donated by a neighbor. The shingles are from beer cans ( a tedious job) but have a good supply of raw material here . The subroof is 1/8" acryic window glazing. I made assembly jigs and built the window frames from styrene strips from Plastruct. They look good if you don't get too close. Still have some painting and details to add, but the basic construction is done. Couple of more pix to follow, I haven't figured out how to post multiple pix yet.
I plan to build a scaled down version of the famous "Gomez" store that used to be in Pagosa Junction (Gato) Colorado. The plan is to build it this summer. So far I have a pretty good idea on how I'm going to build it. However, a cardboard template is all I've finished so far: