Old Layout Construction This
is where pictures and updates of construction from my old layout will
reside. The pictures are all from a digital camera (which is new
to me..., so bear with me as I get better.) If I post any new
updates they will appear in this section first.
shows the transition area where the layout switches levels
(Yes, that's a heck of a grade in the background. I
built the benchwork and installed the track a couple of years
ago- when I didn't know enough to think about grades.)
The masking tape in the foreground is covering the Sheffield
yard tracks. The large Sellios Mfg. building is at right
is a cool area. The brick building is actually the lower
level of a building that will sit half on the upper level and
half over the street level (on supports). The water was
a first for me- Envirotex tinted with several shades of
Floquil paint. It seemed to come out okay, so I may try
more of it.
shot shows the new addition to the layout- the upper
level. Its not too large, but the big buildings that
will make up the outskirts of Gotham City will eventually sit
here. I will be adding an abandon elevated line coming off the
upper level and over the street.
is the start of the Powell building. The colors are off
a bit (my photography skills are still lacking...), but the
front wall is complete.
of the J. Powell front. An alley will be formed here when
another building is added to the right of the small wall
shot of the Powell building. The name was done freehand
and I think I will go back and try again with decals. I
liked the white on white idea though..... The
flash is strong, but you can see the large Energic sign which
was made from the ads on James
is where the Corner Transfer Co. (the sign is barely legible)
will sit. And thus our first alley is born!
is what our alley looks like after vines have been added and
Corner Transfer has been glued in place.
Here is a bird's-eye view of the
alley- after it has been fully detailed.
shows the service door at the far left of the alley for J.
Powell. There are a few hydraulic oil drums and some
crates waiting to be taken away.
last look at the alley. I wanted an alley somewhere on
the layout ever since I saw an alley on George's layout.
They're a great place for clutter and seem to add a lot of
is Corner Transfer after final detailing. I plan to add
some figures- but I haven't had the time (or patience) for
figure painting lately.
Here is the roof on Corner
shot shows some of the accumulated debris on the roof- and the
after-effects or a nice rain.