Switching crew getting an early start on the days work
Just have to shoot a new engine in its iconic Raymond Loewy 1930s style.
A friend, artist Garth Herrick, was tasked to create something for a New York restaurant display made only out of food offered at the restaurant. So here it is, the great Monterrey Jack Cheese Steam Engine, pretty cool.
Thanks Garth for permission to use these images
At the recent end of October GSMTS in Timonium MD, couldn’t resist adding this item
Great day visiting the Vermont Rail yards at Burlington, right on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Will post more from that day in other posts
The Walnut lane bridge was certainly most of my wanting to reproduce something similar in HO scale. Although the Walnut lane bridge is a roadway bridge with cantilevered sidewalks, the main structural elements for a railroad bridge would be similar, and I did not try to reproduce an exact copy this bridge, which is right in my neighborhood.
The bridge was built in 1908 and at that time was the longest masonry arch span in the world, just now finishing a restoration.
Rapids not quite finished. but moving along, flowing off the front of the layout.
Moving on from two posts ago, working with the water
showing a detail of tree branch in the water
Adding more layers including highlights and foam
After the second pour was cast and fully cured, I started to detail and assemble the bridge.
Then enlarging the grooves with a file, and then a steel rod of the right diameter.
I also filed bevels on the vertical edges of the small arches
I then painted the inside walls of the bridge with aged concrete
In a future post I’ll talk about painting, weathering and installing the bridge in the layout
The Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture museum in North Adams Mass. 83,000 square feet with 40 foot ceilings to accommodate 35 foot tall Empire State Building.
The article can be accessed here Extreme Model Railroad and Architecture Museum