Friday, January 2, 2015

First Prototype Structure Appears on the Layout..

The first structure to be built for the railroad made it's first appearance on the layout, albeit just to be test fitted before the final touches are put on it.  It's a card stock photo building built out of textures from Clever Models and 140lb paper card stock reinforcement.  

T.H. Knisely covered coal trestle.  Notice the vegetation growing around the bottom of the trestle. The photo was taken in 1963 or 1964, and photographer was standing on front of Ma & Pa locomotive #82 while diesel was pulling a freight train north.

Photo from the Alan J. Frame collection used by permission of The Ma & Pa Historical Society archives. 

Side View.

Here's an angle that kind of matches the prototype.  What do you think?

It was a fun project, and I think it came out nice.  My friend Dave Ramos has been building buildings on his NY Harbor Layout using the Clever Models Textures and I plan on trying more of my buildings and flats using them.