Friday, February 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My First Scratchbuilt Project

After attending the Carolina Southern Division's Railroad Modelers University, I felt empowered to attempt scratchbuilding my first structure.  I have recently started modifying prefab building kits with some success, but have never made anything from sheets of Styrene. 

So, without further ado, here is a photo of the new barn at Franklin Farms.  I still have to paint and weather, but was pretty excited to post a picture.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Back in the Day

Last night, I was going through some old family pictures and came across these old layout photos.  This was in a former life when I was in HO scale.  I was fortunate enough for my dad to not only buy me the wood and supplies to start a basic layout, but turnover one bay of the garage for me to use for the layout that kept growing.  He even bought a kerosene heater for me to use so I could play with the trains in the winter time.  It was quite crude and changed often, but I thoroughly enjoyed it growing up.

I also recall at one point, I had a Rock Island "Shark Nose" engine.  I believe it was made by Tyco.  Little did I know years later I would end up having a large N scale layout of the ROCK.

My cousin Vikki playing with the cars.

Wood staged for a project I was working on with my dad.  We built a bridge across the creek in our backyard.