Sunday, August 2, 2020

Backdrop Work Proceding

Work on backdrops has continued throughout the last couple of months.

I was able to paint backdrops from the river scene into the space between the peninsulas. You can also see the subroadbed in place in these shots.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Op Session Snaps

The session photographer was a bit short.
And yes, an RS3 is out of era for the layout.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Easton and Potomac Final Open House

Pictures of the final open house of the Easton and Potomac have been posted to the gallery.

You can find it them at Richmond Terminal Gallery

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

2nd Op Session Success

The second Operating Session, held July 11th, was a success.

Expect pictures from the session and additional updates to follow this week and next.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Scenery? On my railroad? It's happening!

I wanted a bridge scene to give the railroad a more realistic feel than last time - the area of Virginia that the RF&P runs through is full of creeks, rivers and small elevation changes so I wanted to capture this.

I picked the bridge over the Chickahominy River as the target of my modeling since it is a plate girder bridge and good model kits exist for that style of bridge.

I bought a Micro Engineering concrete deck bridge kit and used it for a test. It looked good, so I attempted to source more of them and ended up having to turn to eBay. Also got the bridge abutments the same way.

As a FYI, the abutments are Walthers Cornerstone series and their heights do NOT match. I had to spent a fair amount of time cutting and sanding.

Hours later:

Actual model structures!
After some initial paint to prepare for the river scene.