|BEST Trains Berry Machine. This is normally sited as a water-powered mill, but I've chosen to make it coal fired!|
Although the railroad is now operational, I've been spending that minimal modeling time this summer doing things like ballasting the track (which as anyone who's ever built a model railroad can tell you is one sure-fire way to ensure the thing needs to be "tweaked" again.
In short, although the layout works, it's not much to look at - there isn't one single scene that's truly "finished."
But I decided to put on the old college try and at least get some more trees on the railroad, maybe add some static grass, and finish up a couple of roads. The results are shown in this posts photos. I'd consider all this to be the "first coat" of scenery. But it's better than the unpainted plaster, pink styrofoam that existed a few days ago.
|Southern New England Ry. van 4045 (a Walthers car with a resin cupola from Funaro) on the approach to Willams Creek. Even though the scene lacks ballast, it looks a LOT more finished than it did a few days ago!|
|Williams Creek also got a freshening up with new trees, static grass, and a pole line. Obviously, the White River scene (the pink foam in the background) needs the basic scenic treatment!|