This view looks North on Railroad Avenue on my 10’-by-5’ model railroad. All structures along the street are built from kits. The street is paved with cobblestones.

On the left:

Saulena’s Tavern (Bar Mills Models) – Gravely Building (Bar Mills Models) – Bill’s Place (Ameritowne) – Lenox Hotel (River Leaf Models)

On the right:

Whistle Stop Diner (Twin Whistle Sign Company) – Phillips Depot (Banta Modelworks)

End of street:

American Flag Company (BTS)

MELGAR

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Rich883 posted:

Wow guys,  some outstanding work this week.

Dave, are those all MTH structures you have detailed in your module?

Rich,

Yes they are MTH.  They are pretty nice if you get rid of the silly colors and give them a bit of love.  They are very easy to disassemble which makes the easy to paint.  

SIDEHACK,

That is an impressive scene with a great interior in Wayside Furniture. The brown colors of everything in the scene create the dingy mood of an inner city, down by the tracks. I have always wanted to have an s-curve like yours, crossing a street on one of my model railroads but have not made it as yet...

MELGAR

 

David Minarik posted:
Rich883 posted:

Wow guys,  some outstanding work this week.

Dave, are those all MTH structures you have detailed in your module?

Rich,

yes they are MTH.  They are pretty nice if you get rid of the silly colors and give the a bit of love.  They are very easy to disassemble which makes the easy to paint.  

Thanks Dave, I agree these and some of the Lionel small town buildings come apart pretty simply for paining with more realistic colors.  What is the white structure in the right of the scene, is that a scratch build?

Rich883 posted:
David Minarik posted:
Rich883 posted:

Wow guys,  some outstanding work this week.

Dave, are those all MTH structures you have detailed in your module?

Rich,

yes they are MTH.  They are pretty nice if you get rid of the silly colors and give the a bit of love.  They are very easy to disassemble which makes the easy to paint.  

Thanks Dave, I agree these and some of the Lionel small town buildings come apart pretty simply for paining with more realistic colors.  What is the white structure in the right of the scene, is that a scratch build?

Rich, 

The structure on the right was scratch built by my friend Stephen Leslie.   I’ve had it sitting off the layout for years.  I’ve had it earmarked for that spot for quite some time.  

 

luvindemtrains posted:

Dave,

Very nice work on the module. Please let us see what it looks like when installed on the layout.

Dave

 

Dave, 

Thanks!   Here is how far I got today.  It's very hard to get a shot of this.  It's pretty deep in the layout.

 

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luvindemtrains posted:

Dave,

Last question... I think. What do you use to weather your buildings, to take the newness and plastic look away? If you already discuss this on another thread please lead me that way!

Dave

Dave,

The MTH buildings are quite modular in construction so they are VERY easy to take apart.  Once they are disassembled, I paint everything.  I will fill in the brick joints with Roberts Mortar or drywall compound then weather with an airbrush.  Sometimes I will do an IA wash on windows and cornice details after they are painted.  Sometimes not.  It is always fun to add some extra details or board up a window.

The approach is pretty much the same with kits, all depending on the kit.

I hope this helps!

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