I love my live steamers, but the sparkies need some winter love, too
I’ll have to get some better pictures. But since my wife’s new camera takes much better low-light pictures, I thought I’d post this test shot.
Came home from Christmas with the family in Nebraska to find that my Koi had died. I suspect ammonia poisoning–though they’d been in that tank for almost a month, it was pretty small for three medium sized Koi. Now I have to decide if I’ll put more in the pond in the spring, or just leave it fish-free.
First snow, post mountain.
Someone asked about this, so I updated it to match what I actually have.
Was on the roof today and took this
Things have slowed almost to a stop on the layout. Mostly because I’m almost done, but also because I’m so busy. There’s just not enough time to do much more than keep the weeds down.
I have purchased another building for the motorcycle factory: the side building.
Here’s my latest idea: HO scale houses on the mountain to help force the perspective of distance
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My original plan was to put full-sized buildings on the mountain(s) for a Rigi Duo system. Unfortunately, that didn’t look right, as the mountains are really too rugged to be that “size.”
My next idea was to put smaller houses on the mountain to create a “forced perspective.” Here’s a go at that
Continue reading Forced Perspective
What do you do if a train gets stuck inside your mountain?
This access door is about 12″ high and 36″ long, allowing me to easily “help” a train that has problems inside the tunnel. It’s formed from insulating foam, cut to shape and painted for UV protection.
This somewhat fuzzy picture (sorry) shows the “snow” I added using latex paint and crushed glass for sparkles. The glitter is too hard to photograph, but it looks nice.
Here are some images of the “almost done” mountains.
Here’s a distance shot.
Continue reading Mountains Near Completion
Here is the completed shell
Here’s my plan for the Rigi Duo setup on my layout
Continue reading Rigi Duo Setup
Here’s the first day of working on the shell.
Continue reading Mountain Progress
The first logging wagon is now out next to the “stumps” and sawmill.