Saturday, July 11, 2009

A mountain starts to grow

Dear Readers,

I have not been very busy on my layout for some time, but over the last two days I began the process of building the mountain I had evisioned when I first began to build. It is a simple mountain. It is made of plaster cloth that was laid over crumples newspaper, then the newspaper was removed so that the tracks would be clear again. It seems quite sturdy. I will be adding foliage and "rock outcropping" as time and energy permit. I thank Deacon Len for the awesome rocks that will be a part of this mountain.

You may also notice, in this short video, that I have two engines running in opposite directions. This is not by accident. As I have been playing with DCC, these two engines are very simple versions of DCC equiped engines and they serve my purpose for now.

I had hoped to do more with DCC, but find that some of the equipment is a bit pricier than I want to spend on what should be a simple fun hobby. Meanwhile, the mountain needs a lot of detailing ... that should keep me busy for a while.

Until the next time .... Blessings on this feast of St. Benedict ...


Anonymous said...

Mountain looks even more real in this photo than I remember on my visit. Probably the low angle of the shot. Real nice, Vincent.

The wooden truss bridge went into the gap in the trestle from Rixford to Elred on the Kendall and Eldred Branch. This was the last piece of temporary board roadbed on the elevated line.

--OB&W road crew

Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. said...

Hey, Vincent! Are you there? Leo says "Hi" -- the return loop under the eves is actually moving forward. It now goes half way. Please come visit.

OB&W crew