Joesph has been back in touch – he’s been busy adding power poles and other stuff to his layout:
“Hi Al; It’s been a while and I don’t remember where I left off but here goes. I know I didn’t send these.
I spent most of 2021 finishing up my lighting projects.
Below is the Power Generating plant for the Saw Mill and Planning facility.
Overview of “San Juan Creek just past twilight
Inside detail of the San Juan Creek station.
A lot of action around the saw mill and planning facility.
Another look at the planning facility.
Looking westward to United Cold Storage, Ochs tank farm, the local church and Ochs Oil office. (Since this picture, power poles have been installed and the office has a light on the platform).
Another “touch’ was tp extend the background beyond the layout so it doesn’t mess up the photos as much. This is the west end.
This is the engine yard with lights installed on the coaling tower and looking at the the background extension to the east. (Power poles have been installed since this picture).
Another shot of the background to the east. This shot also shows the interior detail of the fire station.
“New” forklift at the Grants, NM passenger and freight terminal.
Downtown at night.
The San Juan Mountains area of NM has its own short line, the San Juan and Central. I needed to have a mainline pass through the area and the closest is the Santa Fe, hence, the depot at Grants, NM. I “re-branded” this Berkshire to Santa Fe 4113 (making all my own number board decals) as Santa Fe did use Berkshire locos for freight.
I also “re-branded” a Pacific loco to pull the Santa Fe passenger consist.
Another addition is “Sonny’s Texaco service station. Again, power poles and an additional sub-station have been added.
Twilight at the Grants, NM station.
Power poles serving the San Juan Coal Co. mine.
This is how I put the power poles together. Rix cross arms on 7/64” dowels.
Power poles installed at the engine yard
More poles installed.
The owner of “Ma’s Place” has a new, custom Chevy truck. It is larger than HO Scale but in the background, looks ok. And, yes, it IS out of era.
A huge big thanks to Joseph.
If you’d like to see his first post – the very start of his HO scale, it’s here.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get stuck in, the model train Beginner’s Guide is here.