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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Bit of Scenic Progress

Over the weekend I made some progress on scenery.

This section has long been in progress; the middle of this scene was originally a 2’ x 4’ module, my initial OO layout, which was according to the date on the bottom of the layout started in August of 1978. The scenery was built up using pretty conventional techniques, plaster, latex paint, white glue mixed with alcohol, ground foam, etc. As slow as I have been on scenery it is always interesting how quickly it can be brought to this state when I finally get in action. The area is not done yet but this is certainly looking much better than before! The buildings lack signage, Corno Feed Products and Atom Pop, and my daughter was quick to point out that I need to put cows in the cattle pens. The vehicles are mostly the over scale models that were/are sold by AHM as HO. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The next and final segment is to the left of the area in the photo, the depot and edge of town area. For this I am pretty much set as to buildings and design and really hope to see this area also brought to a fairly finished look in the next month. Will see where progress takes me.

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