I'm back! This is a short video (really, it's somewhat pathetic as the intro is almost as long as the content. I hope you like the intro anyway) that sort of announces my return to Quinntopia.
I've been distracted. You see, I found this pinball machine for sale back in March. I've always wanted a pinball machine. I got it cheap (about the price of Trix locomotive with a sound decoder) but it doesn't work. So for the past 9 months I've been restoring it and trying to understand how to make it work. It's almost done, but I missed my trains.
So there you go. Only time will tell to see if this is another famous Quinntopia false starts?
Above is the street that will parallel the passenger station tracks (it has a name! Its called the "Avenue of the Liberation of Quinntopia"! See my map here)...below is the area in front of the Metro Station...
Wow, it's been awhile since my last post. I've been busy! I'll have a few more updates shortly.
I've been adding my buildings to the layout and arranging them, which also means putting together a few kits that have been sitting around.
I purchased CMR's Gorham Building several years ago (based on this actual building) and I decided to finally put it together. It's the ideal size for a certain spot, and decided it was time to get it on the layout! Below is the plat where this new/old building will be installed.
The instructions advise you to paint the structure after assembly, but as I wanted to use different shades of grey for the different layers, I sprayed them all beforehand and then glued after they were painted.
Interior detail was primarily limited the large ground floor entrance/lobby area.
I really like how this building turned out. in addition to lighting, I applied several coats of washes to really draw out the laser cut details that CMR puts on the pieces.
And it only took a year! Literally.
It was a year ago when I had my basic plan for how I would construct an early 20th Century style elevated metro/subway station.
Hey, these things take time!
Below are some photos picking up from my last post. As you can probably tell from the photos, lot's of strip styrene....
Thanks for reading!