Friday, March 24, 2017

I have always enjoyed the basic look of the Rio Grande Southern plow/flanger #02.  But I have never tried to build my own version.  Finally I started and quickly ended up with this new piece of rolling stock on my layout.

I did not want to model the RGS 02 exactly so I just worked on mine until it looked "good enough" for me.

"Good enough" was never in my vocabulary until recently.

In my early days I built every model as if it would be entered into a contest.  But I rarely entered anything so I was really building for just me.

As I got older my eyesight began to fail and my skills were falling off as well so I realized that "good enough" was the best I could shoot for.

So here is my little snow plow.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

This the the track plan with a little color added.

The engine house was originally a single stall engine house but they added a lean-to on the side for the little diesel critter they purchased.

The short spur next to the engine house is to hold a caboose for servicing.


Friday, January 27, 2017

The backdrop for this layout is 10 inches high.

Basic color is a little bit of FolkArt True Blue
added to some Kilz 2 primer.
This is the track plan for
this small switching layout.

Width is 91 inches.

Depth is 16 inches.


Friday, January 20, 2017

I am beginning a new shelf layout that is 16 inches deep and 91 inches long.

This will be in On30.

The plan is a modification of an original track plan in MR by Robert Pethoud.

This little switching layout is on a shelf in our laundry room.

I wanted switching but also a place to put rolling stock as I build it.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

This little building is 2.5 inches wide.  The building is in O scale which allows lots of little details to be added.

While most people comment about the moss on the roof, I personally like the bird's nest.  The nest is smaller than a dime.

Monday, December 19, 2016

At the far end of the mining area lies the Lost Canyon Mine.