Hmmm, it's been kinda tricky keeping track of where I am on this project so that I can show what's happenin' in chronological order. But let's see: new track, new hill, Plastic Freight depot done, most of the cardstock buildings replaced. Yup we're gettin' there. After many years of collecting I finally started to get in some Prewar Marx stamped steel vehicles. They generally cost far more than I was willing to pay, but of late a bunch have been available for more-or-less reasonable prices. Got lots of stuff done of late. Enjoy! Opa Fritz
The Milk truck is a repaint but very nicely done.
Got in some rolling stock. Of interest were the wreck cranes. The smaller crane with plastic cab looks nice on this small layout but the top of the boom 'taps' the tunnel portal when passing through
The larger diecast crane has issues with the boom swinging out and knocking stuff over.
More scenery work being done. By this time work around the lake is proceeding. This set from Woodland Scenics has some nice items in it.
This set of O-scale cattails from JTT Scenery is great but the bottoms are pointy. Apparently they were made to stick into holes drilled into the scenery. But here's the rub. My tiny lake (or pond) is a piece of rippled plastic sitting on top a piece of blue cardstock. I know, if I start drilling holes, sawdust will make its way between those two layers and muck everything up. Sooo, I cut off the bottoms of the cattails with a scissors and Super Glued them to the top of the piece of plastic!
I'm okay with this but i'll need more
The EoT has a new track gang :-)