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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2021, 03:38:22 PM »
Continuing on...



A closer look at the general store. I used several Life Like plastic kits when I started to build structures for the layout, they are reasonably priced and look good for the money. Now that I have started to build wood craftsman kits, I am slowly replacing my old plastic structures.



This small house is also a Life Like kit- the western homestead.



This is a view of a city street running across the peninsula. I used cardboard stained with India Ink. I made a center stripe template from an index card and dry brushed some light grey stripes. I then used some weathering chalks on the road.



My lumber mill is next up on the trackside tour. I used several different kits for this little complex. The stacked lumber piles are from Atlas and the logs are just twigs from my yard. I used a piece of homosote for the base and painted it with a tan base color and then sprinkled on sifted dirt from my yard.



This is an Atlas kit. I made the sign on my computer- it is named after an actual lumber store in central Ohio that was near the family cabin we had in that area. This was an Amish owned business. Holmes County in central Ohio is one of the larger Amish communities outside of those in Pennsylvania. I've been looking for some Amish type buggies for the layout and haven't been able to find any. If anyone knows of something I can use, I would appreciate it. It was common to see horse drawn buggies on the road and parked in town on weekends in that part of the country.



This lumber mill is an IHC kit. The IHC kits are also reasonably priced plastic kits that I used when starting out. That's it for now, more later.
Jeff Firestone
Morristown, Arizona
modeling the New York Central in rural Ohio in the late 1940's

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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #136 on: April 09, 2021, 10:45:43 AM »
Continuing on with a short update...



Moving logs from a truck onto the track leading into the saw mill is done with this small traveling crane from Durango Press. I want to further detail this little lumber complex at some time.



This is the town water tower, it is a kit from Bar Mills. The fencing around the tower is more from central Valley. The town name is on the tower- Killbuck. I placed individual letters from a decal sheet on the tank. Killbuck is the name of the small town in Holmes County, Ohio near the location of my old family cabin.



Next to the water tower is some abandoned track-bed that runs through a small wooded area. 



Behind the lumber mill area is another wooded area with the approach road to a grain elevator located in the corner of the layout. That's it for now, more later.
Jeff Firestone
Morristown, Arizona
modeling the New York Central in rural Ohio in the late 1940's

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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #137 on: April 09, 2021, 02:11:06 PM »
Jeff


Very nice work.  I am enjoying the layout tour.
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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #138 on: April 10, 2021, 12:10:03 PM »
Jeff:

All looks beautiful. Love the lumber yard.

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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #139 on: April 10, 2021, 03:13:16 PM »
Jeff,

Enjoying the journey around the layout.

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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #140 on: April 10, 2021, 03:22:19 PM »
Good stuff, Jeff.  You can almost smell the sawdust in the lumber yard.

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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #141 on: April 10, 2021, 09:31:48 PM »
Jeff


Very nice work.  I am enjoying the layout tour.

Hello John, thank you for looking in and I'm glad you're enjoying my layout tour

Jeff:

All looks beautiful. Love the lumber yard.

Karl

Hey Karl, thanks for the kind words. I did the lumber yard many years ago and I am planning on updating and improving now that my modeling skills have improved.

Jeff,

Enjoying the journey around the layout.

Tom  ;D

Hello Tom, glad you're along for my journey. I'm sure enjoying yours

Good stuff, Jeff.  You can almost smell the sawdust in the lumber yard.

Your Honor, lumber yards are sure a lot of fun to build. I'm so glad that you are well on your way to recovery.
Jeff Firestone
Morristown, Arizona
modeling the New York Central in rural Ohio in the late 1940's

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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #142 on: April 11, 2021, 08:25:22 AM »
The lumberyard makes an outstanding scene Jeff..... 8)
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Re: nycjeff layout
« Reply #143 on: April 11, 2021, 12:29:14 PM »
Hey Jeff:

You are quite welcome.

Karl

 

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