Auhagen kit bash, but things are slow, slow, slow. The truth is, the building is pretty much complete now, having finishing the wiring and final details yesterday and today, but in order to place this building on the layout, I've decided to start to finish the backdrop area behind the terminal station tracks where this building will go.
two scratch-built structures that I had wired in here and removed the entire street section (it was made to be removed) so that I can add street markings, street lights, holes for other buildings, and various details.
The goal is to get this area to look more like this, and its much easier to do this kind of work on my work bench rather than leaning over the passenger terminal!
On what should be some exciting news, I was finally able to get a very hard to find Rivarossi Chapelon 4-6-2 (in proper French designation, it would be a 231E) in the georgeous brown Nord colors. The more photos I see of this locomotive, the more I think this is one of the greatest looking steam engines around! So do a lot of other people as these seldom for less than $200 on eBay! This is a 20-30 year old train!
On a much happier note, I recieved three trains for Christmas! Two locomotives from Hobbytrain; a G2000 in the SNCF livery, and an HLE 18 in the SNCB livery!