Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Scenery Near Acadia.

The track from Acadia to Searsport.

The approach to the BF Smith bridge near Acadia.

Scenery Around Searsport

Looking south toward Rockland. Lauara Chemical is on the right.

Looking at Laura Chemical. You can see the ladder for the Icing Plant to the left.

Looking at Northeast Pipe from behind Grandt Machine.

The front side of the Eno Industrial District at Searsport. Form the left: Northeast Pipe, Grandt Machine, Laura Chemical and the Icing Plant.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Work Session

Rob Westdyke working the track between Rockland and Searsport.

Ralph Northcutt ballasting the yard tracks in Searsport.

A view of some of the completed work.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Static Grass

Thanks to Steve Holzheimer's home made static grass machine we were able to add some grass around Searsport. Tomorrow will be an even bigger scenery day. I have help coming over in the morning.
You do have to ignore the blue tape for now.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Facia and Backdrop Photos

Here are the pictures from the work on the facia.

Brunswick area.

The return loops near staging.

Freeport and Wiscasset

Searsport Area.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Painting Commences

I finally was able to spread some paint today. The backdrop is  all blue and the facia is now all green. I know there are more coats to do, but what a difference it all makes.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Today I Mean It

I know I thought that the backdrop was done, buuuuut that wasn't quite right. There was an area near staging that I wasn't sure I would do and decided to go ahead and finish it. I did this today. Most of the spackling is done, but there are few that still need a little work. The facia is also done. I even went back and remounted the throttle plates. I will just need to test them to make sure I didn't screw something up.
I'm hoping that tomorrow I can sling some paint. Both the backrop and the facia. If there still needs to be some touch ups in spackling, I'll start making some new car card boxes that better match what we are doing now. Of course, I'll also be adding more throttle pockets and a few more look throughs for the hidden track.
By that time the bowls I ordered for the paster should be here and then we'll get down and dirty slinging plaster. Oh yeah, and then get cleaned up in time for the next session.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Starting to make improvements prior to Rail Run

I have been slack for a while, but it is time to start making some progress. The last couple of days I completed installing all of the facia and backdrops. All of the holes are filled and/or sanded, even ones that needed to be redone. Painting will commence soon.