Category: Consctruction

Sugar and Steam tracks ballasted.

Rock Out

Ballast My weekend modeling efforts went mostly toward ballasting the Industrial Lead, Sugar and Steam tracks. I used an assortment…

Ecology Blocks Found

In my  recent post Barriers. I mentioned how I could not find a suitable stand in for the concrete ecology…

71.275 + 71.023

HVAC Colors

I’ve been experimenting with colors to paint rooftop details. While most of the pipes and vents will be painted a…

Arctic Refrigeration Dock Canopy

Dock for Cover

The Arctic Refrigeration Building on Hanford Street features a covered truck dock. Recreating the look, and its been a very…

Seaport Maintenance

Seaport Maintenance

I’ve been working on the Seaport Maintenance facility. I engraved and cut the exterior brick structures on my Cricut Maker.

Seattle Lighting

Seattle Lighting has a large warehouse and retail store that will be modeled on the layout. The warehouse is no…

Adjustable rail braces.

Summer Spurt 2013

It’s been a real slow summer. No time for trains. Kids summer camp brought me a couple of hours of…

Pink Spackle

Roadbed Work

I used Homabed and Homasote for roadbed, but wanted to fill in the gaps at joints and kerf lines. I tried a few different…

UR92 guts hanging out

The hole that ate my Dremel

UR92 Fascia Panel A few weeks ago I burned up my Dremel trying to cut a new hole for UR92…

A ladder for reference.

More Roadbed

I’ve been slowly plugging away at laying the homasote roadbed and homabed. Not too hard. I tack down the bottom layer…