Gary’s been back in touch with an update to his engine yard:
And what a narrative he’s put together.
What makes it more impressive, is how Gary has documented his whole journey.
It’s been three months since my last update to you on my HO Layout of Sunnyside Yard.
If you remember, I have broken my layout into separate projects: Passenger Yard, Commissary and Power buildings, the Engine Yard and the Main Line.
I have sent along pictures of the overall engine yard and the scratch built Engine House. I still have much work to do on the engine yard but I am 99% finished with the south side of the engine yard which includes the Engine House and I thought I would send you an update.
I also built the utility building next to the engine house which I had to build from scratch because I needed to cover the circuits that control the work engine which runs back and forth alongside the engine yard. I could not find any building kit that fit between the tracks but was large enough to cover the circuits.
I hope you and the other modelers like the pictures.
I learned a lot from the emails you send showing the layouts from the other modelers. I got a lot of ideas from them.
One thing about Sunnyside Yards and for most all engine yards, there is not much green scenery in a train yard. So I have had to spend a lot of time creating scenes in the engine yard. I did take some liberty and added some shrubbery by the fence and around the tower poles.
I also messed up two of the switches with ballast; I have to go back and fix them. It’s been fun but it will be a long time before it is completed. But I think like Dangerous Dave I actually will never be finished. There will always be something to add or fix or change, which I think is the attraction to this hobby.
My next effort will be the north side of the engine yard. I need to complete a road coming into the yard which will go into the Commissary section.
So long for now. I will send another update when I complete the north side of the engine yard. Keep the emails coming; I am glad that you were ab le to keep the site going.
Gary M from Long Island.”
just posted a short video showing some Freight trains running very slow (as I keep getting accused of running too fast).
It also shows a short piece of a new angle I have filmed from the roof of a freight car, must do more of that.
That’s all for today folks.
A big thanks to Gary for sharing his engine yard update.
Please do keep ’em coming, and don’t forget, it you want to make that start – just like Gary did – the Beginner’s Guide is here.