The virus has me with time on my hands, bought a coffee at the local coffee shop and grabbed a stir stick, my imagination went off the rails.
$5 bought me a box of 1000 stir sticks, a quick drawing, small saw and glue and I was off.
The framing is mostly done now the roofing and siding, followed by trim and windows. I can stay locked down for a bit longer.
Shed fits my 4-8-4 American Flyer steamer.
East Marion NY”
Now on to Fred who has been busy as you can see.
“Hi Alastair –
I hope you are secure, well stocked, and relatively safe in your corner of the world.
Boston is in a surge right now, and I’m more than ever thankful for this wonderful hobby of ours, where I can hunker down and lose all my cares in a world of my own, free from cover, job loss, and fear!
Anyhow, I sent you a video via mail drop to show you the progress of my harbor.
Check out the backdrop, for which some separate photos, and also some photos showing the weird perspective of my oil refinery access road through the refinery. It always amazes me to see the kinks in a straight line you have to impose between modeled road and rendered extension on a vertical backdrop.
I think that the visual tricks of backdrop making are probably the most stimulating and satisfying parts of my project.
Amy questions, please let me know.
It’s a bit of a squint to see Fred’s video, but sorry, not much I can do about that.
A huge thanks to Fred – his layout is a real joy to see. It looks just as good at night as it does in the day.
Now on the competition, and I’m pleased to say I can announce a winner.
It was neck and neck all the way until the end, but John just pipped Andrew to the post.
I counted 59 for John, and 51 for Andrew.
So well done, John, for your winning Freight shed.
I think John is in California (but I’m not sure) but either way I shall get the prize money to you. Well done.
And John’s winning design will be on the site next week, and it’ll be a free download.
That’s all for today folks.
Pleased don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if today is the day you take your very first step on your own layout.