Saturday, December 3, 2011

Layout Construction – November 2011

Geraldine Area
I did manage to get some work done on the layout during November. I continued work on the Red Coulee Creek bridge. There is a lot of work that goes into construction of a bridge. Most of that work is not really interesting enough to photograph. What is more interesting is the work I did on the gravel dump at the west end of Geraldine. The first step was the construction of the truck dump ramp itself. This is a wood craftsman kit from Blair Line LLC. This was an easy and fun kit to build. Now that the dump ramp was built, I knew how high to make the scenery for this area. This dump ramp was actually used a grain loading ramp in the early 1900’s. I have updated the industry for the time period I model and to create an different type industrial siding for the railroad. The rest of the photos show the foam scenery construction for the area.





New Structure and Vehicle.
I assembled the Laser-Art Structures shed kit from Branch Line Trains to be used as a speeder shed for Denton. A Durango Press Fairmont speeder from J L Innovative will eventually sit in of this building waiting for its next run down the line.


No gravel dump would be complete without a front end loader to help load the dump trucks and move rail cars when the railroad is not available. This front end loader is a metal kit from Woodland Scenics.