Z track plan

Z track plan

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Something New in the Works!

Hey All, sorry about the long spans of time between posts but its the same old excuss, been busy!
Whats new, well for starters '27 Squares' has been put on hold, yep, the single reason, no space!
I have been working on another Z layout and its half the size, 48 inches square, take a peak;
Its all MTL track and is up and running.
Also new, is all the structures are cardstock, huge learning curve and I will admit that Staples and I have become very close. The two producers of models that I've been building are 'Z&N Models and Scale Scenes, two great sets of people to work with! If you haven't tried cardstock models give it a whirl and you discover a whole new respect for paper, LOL. Here a couple pictures of whats been built;

Those are all Z & N Model's kits, very cool building system.
For those of you on Facebook, this whole build is there also, just go to my pictures, the file name is Great Northern in Z, there about 80 pictures and I'll add more here next time.
Thanks for looking, back in a flash!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Busier then ever, sorry

I just realized I have when I logged in I have not made an update since Christmas, yikes!
So much going and not enough time to do it all so something had to give and it was this.
there has been progress, not as much as I would like but I guess slow and steady is better then nothing at all.

Here are the 2 round houses that I thought I had completed, then I took them outside for some pictures and BAM, amazing how sun light can crush you. I have left the doors off until they are placed on the layout, then I'll hang them in the open position. They are another fine kit from "Nansen Street Models". Thankfully I hide the wires well enough so they didn't photo bomb me, I installed 2 lights in each structure.

Here is the lighthouse and other then the lighting affects and some touch up it is done also. I did discover while assembling it that MTL only gives you 5 legs, not knowing what hight is yet, I discovered that a round tooth pick was the perfect subsitution for the 6th leg.

I think thats about it for know, other then late May / early June has hit Chicago. The skies are clears, a nice SW breeze and its 80 degrees.

Until next time, everyone enjoy