Fine Start to another great Weekend! Thanks Jimmy!
Those shingles almost look TOO nice to be on that beat-up 'ol depot. Have you thought about "roughing" them up a little? Where would we be without the laser-cut materials we have now? Nice!
That provocative photo sure makes one want to get closer to the sea-side to get a better view, Ulrich! I bet the folks on the EMU have a great view. The catenary looks superb. Fun Stuff!
Your patio is calling me to pull-up a chair and have a cool beverage while watching the trains run by, Mike! I used to have a garden railway but I pulled it all up when the house was being re-sided and a brick veneer put on the front. Never got around to re-laying all the track... maybe THIS year, yeah, that's the ticket!
I added a few more details to the overpass and "flats" area near my Post Office project this week.
In the above overall view you can see more vegetation added to the embankment, a chain-link fence behind the white building, the iron railings and steel supports added to the bridge and the track ballasted.
Nothing is weathered yet, of course. I have to make the whole bridge removable so I'll have to rig up some kind of guide pins or something for the legs of the supports.
Here's a better view of the vegetation and fence. I didn't get too elaborate on the greenery since this is pretty far in the background.
I'm trying several styles of street lights. I had six of the concrete Walthers ones and messed them up by getting the bases too hot while soldering the wire to them. The sockets Walthers uses are fine in the bench work but way too big to use on something like the bridge. I have some of the Woodland Scenics ones coming. They are LEDs. The Walthers ones are incandescent and I've had a few burn out already.
Well, that's all that's new with me, folks...
On to more great "Stuff"!