At the Ford Museum
The Wienermobile was on display last summer at the Ford Museum in Dearborn. We visited after the NMRA Train Show in July and since I don’t have any new current pictures, I dug this up.
Finish this line: “Oh I wish I were an….”
Good, now we both have that song stuck in our head.
Virtual Fascia Improved.
Apparently my Photoshop skills are a bit lacking as can be evidenced on the previous post where I coloured in the fascia on the layout rather haphazardly. Fortunately I was sent an updated version today by a modeler who is a bit more skilled at such things, he took the liberty to polish it up a bit. It is surprising how convincingly he did this. If I never actually show anyone the layout other than on the website I won’t need to build it at all…
Since the fascia was so well done I thought I would experiment a bit with some colour variations. I initially was going to use black, but now I’m contemplating using a bit of colour instead. Still haven’t decided.
Here are a few samples…
Wow. Some of those are hideous. If you see any you like let me know.
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Bound for the Terminal
click on image to embiggen….
Initially I was going to wrap the outside edge of the layout with black curtains, but after giving it some thought I decided to do something a bit more interesting. The folding legs form a complete square under the layout, so I decided to wrap them in a shipping crate. The crate is built with four removable panels that are held to the legs with Velcro. Once the benchwork is set up I can simply stick the panels to the legs.
I cut some stencils and labeled the create for the Central New Jersey Bronx Terminal. I also cut out a New Jersey Central logo from the era the Terminal was built. The street address, No. 2 Eastern Boulevard is also stenciled onto the crate.
When the top is complete it should look like the layout is sitting on top of a shipping crate. Its a bit hard to visualize, so I poorly painted in the edge of the layout using Photoshop to get an idea of what it should look like.
I’m happy with the results, now I will finish off the fascia of the layout with Masonite and paint it black. I like it much better then the spindly legs version…
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