I am trying to plan for scenery in 2018 and I have two main goals. One is to finish the two towns on the branch and this one is Paxinos. I am working to get a photo backdrop like I have in Crowl to complete this scene.
It is just around the curve from Crowl so it would flow nicely.
The next big area is the end of the loop between Northumberland and the entrance to Reed.
This is a big bare area with the Susquehanna in the foreground. I am trying to devise a way that allows another mural to be used. We will see how that goes.
Well, the gang from DC came down to see our progress in our annual gathering that Ed and I host. After a visit and lunch at Ed's, the guys came over to run trains and look at what has been accomplished since last year. We look at things daily so the changes seem so minor, but when they come, they see a big change.
As you can see, there are deep discussions about the many topics that involve modeling.
Old friends like Ray Grant, Dan McAuliffe and Rick Wright come and talk. In this case, Dan is running the branch, so you can see that the train is passing Ray and Rick but not interrupting their conversation!
More of the train comes past Shamrock tank and down into Crowl.
It is really fun to see everyone and to share information, techniques and challenges for the future. You can see that some folks never move from where they start a conversation!