The Terminal Area: Urban Decay

Now that the terminal is mostly complete, I can start to fill in the 'city' around it.  Of course what better to surround this modern terminal than the urban decay of earlier times?  Thus sharing the terminal area is an old, nearly abandoned warehouse for the long-gone "Martel" company.  I don't know what this company did (in fact, I basically just made-up / picked a name to post on the building to give it a bit of character and suggestion of realism) but its clear it has seen better days.

This building started off as the much happier sounding "Walther's Hardwood Furniture Company", but it was way too colorful and optimistic for this part of town.  So lot's of grey, weathering powders and graffiti were applied.
Dirty, grimy, and graffiti ridden.  Its a somewhat sobering sight to the passengers waiting on the platform of Quinntopia's long lost industrial might.  The below photo is an earlier photo before the lighting was installed.
Just a few sparse lights were added....a couple of LED streetlights made for effective lighting of the signage, and a couple of small strips of SMD LED on the interior give a little bit of an eerie glow through the windows.
Seen from the street, its lonely, sad, and slightly menacing facade that darkens the terminal area.
Another photo (where did all the passengers go? again shows how the bright lights of the station provide some illumination to a piece of urban blight in the not so utopian Quinntopia.


2012 Video Montage

A short little video which shows some recent work on the layout, recent additions, and other stuff.  I take a lot of video at different points throughout the year, so you'll see some shots of things done several months apart!   I wanted to focus more of the video on some of my more recent additions (the E3, X739500, Class 150, etc...) but somehow the Rap:t, my BR 03 (one of my FIRST loco's!  Although I did a bit of weathering on it if you can tell!) and the Thalys ended up taking more screen time!  That means I need to make another video soon!

Hope you enjoy!