Looks like Strelsau got a few feet of snow
This Hauptstraße (Main Street) building was in need of some work. I’d never put the sign on the front, and some of the other signs were fading. In addition, the “foundation” was made of cast material that didn’t stand up to the weather as well as I’d hoped.
It looks a lot better now. The sign is using a new preservative technique that I first tried on my castle sign… I thoroughly coated it with UV Resist, then once it was dry encased it in resin, then resprayed with UV resist. We’ll see how it holds up, but I’m hopeful.
I’m adding a castle (probably the final building) to the layout this spring. I’ve started working on the overall plan/layout and checking the size to ensure it won’t overwhelm the layout…
Here are some images of the “almost done” mountains.
Here’s a distance shot.
Here’s the first day of working on the shell.
I’ve finished up the first of two planned logging wagons. This one just needs a figure guiding the horses and it will be ready to go out next to the lumber mill and tree stumps I currently have on the layout.
I’m going to build another one of these later, assuming there turns out to be enough room on the layout for two once I’ve added the mountain.
I’ve thought for a while now about adding a mountain (and tunnel) to my layout. The problem is, this is Germany (or Ruritania, or Graustark) in the 1930s, so a southwestern U.S.-style mountain won’t do. I need an alp.
My current idea is to make a frame of rebar, cover it with wire mesh, and then use concrete-impregnated burlap to cover it in a sort of concrete version of paper mache.
Here are some of the images I’ll be using to create my horse-drawn logging wagons
Bought these last week.
I’m planning to make some wagons out of these…
I installed the motor, set up the front door vignette, and have all the lights working. It’s done for now…