Updated 11 Nov 18 - Train Layout Build - 3 Buildings, a sign goes uo, and cheap brick road!

Things are coming along nicely, everything looks very nice! Quite creative with the skeleton in the rocks too, that is a really good idea! Glad to see the crew is still active and interested as well, hope the supervisor is ok. Everyone having fun is the best part, I think, along with family participation too.

rtr12 posted:

Things are coming along nicely, everything looks very nice! Quite creative with the skeleton in the rocks too, that is a really good idea! Glad to see the crew is still active and interested as well, hope the supervisor is ok. Everyone having fun is the best part, I think, along with family participation too.

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Thanks, I appreciate the compliment.   As for the supervisor, she is doing well, continues to make the layout her go-to hangout, and inspects our work whenever we are making progress.   If we haven't seen her in a while, it's a fair bet she's racked out near the tunnel behind the train station.

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You are welcome! Glad the supervisor is also doing well and still doing inspections as required (thanks for the pic). I think I have said this before, but this is a great project for all and it's great the kids are still interested and having fun too (along with Dad and the supervisor, of course).  

I've been working on some buildings, as there is quite a backlog of structure work to do!   I have 30+ buildings on the layout tight now, and I'd say about half of them are in some way incomplete.   Right now I'm working on 3 in parallel:

First is a K-line church.  I've painted it inside and out, painted the roof, replaced the stained glass, and added a lamp out front.  This one is now finished & awaiting final install on the layout:

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Next is an Atlas train station, with a couple extra platforms.  Here's some work in progress on wiring the lights:

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The 3rd project is building a log cabin, from a kit I bought a few years ago.  It's ready for me to stain the sides and install the roof now:

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Here's the train station that the rooves go to.  I'm also going to build a higher base for it (to get it to track level), and am experimenting with placement of some of the brick at the station:

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I also finally installed the sign for the Dinoco service station:

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...and here's where the bulk of the brick road/sidewalk material will go.  It seems to go well in this area, as shown by the rough test fit below:

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Gru for scale:

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Here's how it comes packaged at Walmart:

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Dustin, you sure are busting this build out! Things are really looking wonderful! Also its nice that your sharing your finds at Wal-Mart with us. I show the wife your tree redo and she said next time we go we would have to pick some up and try it, she thought I might just be able to was she snow off! I am not sure but I have some old ones I can try it on!

Thanks again for the post and keep up the great work!

Mike

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Thanks, Mike!  If you can't wash the snow off (I honestly hadn't thought of trying that... def worth a shot), the paint method is pretty quick and easy (albeit with the added expense of buying spray paint).   I used Hunter Green for an overall coating, then gave it all a light once-over with green camouflage to reduce the sheen and give it a more realistic dark green.  Here's the most recent look at the trees:

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Dustin, that looks great! Plus I just happen to have both colors of paint in my paint locker in the garage! I will let you know how the washing method work or not! LOL

Thanks for all the information, and if you find anything else cheap at wallyworld please let me know!

Mike

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Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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