Monday, November 27, 2017


A brief recap on the roof construction begins with the jig. One unexpected 'plus' was the aluminum flashing purchased from Home Depot. It was was 2' long and 1' wide, the exact measurement I needed. Funny thing is, I had arbitrarily decided on the shed size to fit the layout pace. SOMETIMES we catch a break! Scrap plywood fashioned the base.

The roof was constructed with 2 sub-sections of .010 sealed with Ambroid ProWeld. The finished roof is 4 sections of Evergreen V Groove #4250 also sealed with ProWeld. My initial attempt, disaster, JB Weld was used which, after a couple of days, separated and was easily pulled apart. These photos are the 2nd attempt; as of today the roof is holding tight!
A distinct construction aspect of this roof is that you can see the seems running across the roof as well as a gutter.
This is the key reason for choosing the V Groove styrene. To model the seems, which on the actual structure were soldered. I used Evergreen part #111 to model the seems. Testers liquid cement was used to attach these into the V groove slots.
Here is the new roof completed including the gutter which is three layers of Evergreen part 102 off-set to mimic the photo. Next is to add about 80 corbels. The "final" phase is the cupola with approximately 32 windows, 64 louvers and 100 corbels. 


Saturday, November 25, 2017


November is open house for those model railroaders affiliated with the National Model Railroad Association. This is in addition to the local Divisions who sponsor Division Meets throughout the year where members also open their layouts to visitors. The following photos and video is from 11.18, last Saturday and although not a bright sunny day we had a reasonable turnout. The gentleman below with glasses, Dick Genthner, has been a long standing member of our Division and is a very accomplished modeler. Any compliment from Dick is one to appreciate.

Overlooking the Atlanta rail yards is Dick with another Division member, Herb, who also has been a terrific model railroader. Both gentlemen have established layouts conducting operations on a regular basis, one of my goals. 

Newest engineer on the W&A, DC Cebula, is running the locomotive Alabama of the Georgia RR which had an interchange in Atlanta. This view is overlooking Kingston. The interchange here was to the Rome RR, not Italy of course.
From inside the Macon & Western depot office. Windows were framed inside. Rafters and floor joists by LeBron Mathews.
Other photos and videos are forthcoming. But for now, here is a montage of videos shot by our good friend Andy Salcius who also took the photographs.