Good morning everyone, I will start off with something I constructed in the past. I would also like to say I truly enjoy seeing all the post of your scenery on this thread. Let's see what you have been working on.
That is a beautiful layout with outstanding craftsmanship and creativity everywhere. I especially like the "airplane ride" scene. Was the "New Haven" control tower scratch-built or from a kit?
My lawn - which is now mostly brown - could use some green paint too. In my case, the garage floor shows traces of most colors on my layouts. Not quite as good as painting outside but better than doing it in the basement...
Looks wonderful. Nice details and your trees are gorgeous.
My wife loved the train room décor and the beautifully finished benchwork. I loved the blend of postwar and modern trains. We both loved the scenery which featured harmoniously placed structures and an artful balance of track and scenery-something few of us accomplish.
Please let us know if you ever have an open house-the whole forum may attend!
I doubt I’ll get this finished today so here’s a few more in process pics. I may just start a thread on it when I get done.
Got the lettering on (huge pain) then weathered it into the rest of the building. Put the windows in, no glass yet.
Now on to the elevator shaft. This is scratch built from .060 styrene sheets.
I skinned it with “cinderblock”
Broke for lunch at this point so the glue could dry. Need to build the big door and file the corners.
still haven’t figured out how to attach it to the building.... maybe wood blocks or something.
Thank You kindly Melgar, Dave, & Don for the compliments. Melgar the control tower was a hydrocal kit I assembled along with DPM "Kirsten's Corner Cafe"kit ; all the other structures were scratch built. Don & anybody else are more than welcome to visit if you are ever in the Cosby TN area in the great Smoky MTNS.
I really like the elevator shaft addition to that building. It gives it a whole new look.
The lumber company is an outstanding piece of work. Very realistic and well detailed. I also see the Charles Hotel in the background. Have you posted photos of it since installed on the layout? It deserves a magazine article.
thanks Mel, and the hotel came out pretty good. I've had magazine articles many years back but now am just happy creating and building for the layout. Might do some "how I did it" on here for some things that may be of interest as I usually take pictures as I go along.
jackiejr: awesome playroom!!!! Another great showcase everyone!!