A few views...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    ...of some of the industies in Dunnville. I was going to put this in the WPF thread, but there are perhaps a few too many pictures. (All photos are courtesy of Barney Secord's Crop Dusting and Aerial Survey Services - criminal charges may be pending.) ;):-D:-D

    This first shot was taken near Walnut St., just south of the main station, which is partially visible at right, in the background. In front of that is part of the John Bertram Company, and the brick curtain wall building at left is Wilkinson-Kompass. Centre-stage is the sprawling complex of National Grocers.

    Here's a closer look at National Grocers:

    Southwest of that sits Wilkinson-Kompass - this is the street side:

    This is Coffield Washer, also from the street side. The track side was partially visible in the previous photo, and the track side of Wilkinson-Kompass is seen here at right:

    Here's Bertram's, looking south from the team track area. Dunnville Station is in the back:

    And from about the same spot, looking north, Creechan Fine Fuels. That's the P&M Languay factory in the background:

    Here's a better view of Languay's:

    And as seen from the mid-track platform of the station:

    Finally, as seen from the lead of the spur into Creechan's:

  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Always love your photo tours. Thanks.

  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures Wayne. Thanks for sharing them with us.
  4. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Ol' Barney must have been doing some tricky flying to get those last two shots! Buzzing the tracks for sure.

    Wonderful modeling, Wayne. And as I start doing my scenery between the buildings and tracks, you can bet I will be closely scrutinizing what you have done. As always, DocWayne, I just can;t get enough of seeing your layout.
  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Thanks for taking the time to have a look, folks.:)

    He's improving, though: this time he didn't hit that penstock, nor any of the signs along the right-of-way, or any passengers on the platform. As you can see, like Barney, many of the industries in this area operate pretty "close to the edge" too! ;):-D

    Thanks Gary, but please, don't look too closely: the track gangs are w-a-a-a-y behind on their ballasting. :rolleyes::p

  6. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    I assume that ballasting isn't one of the track gang's favorite jobs? Yep, I need to get back to the ballasting on mine too. Perhaps the gang needs a raise in pay? I'm thinking about doubling their salary.

    Specifically, I like the greenery in the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th pics and will try to do as well on my layout.
  7. jesso

    jesso Member

    Wow! All you buildings are great! They look huge! Can I ask you a question, besides this one? How did you put that road in on the first picture?
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Is Barney offering a haircut with each pass...?! ;) :D

    Great stuff Wayne. Always enjoy your stories that go with the photos too! :thumb:

  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Actually, Gary, I rather enjoy ballasting, as it's very easy to do, cheap, and yields big returns in appearance for such a small outlay of cash and labour. The reason that there's no ballast in some areas is because I've yet to install a backdrop at the ends of the two streets which dead-end at the wall, so all of those buildings (National Grocers, the Station complex, and Languay's) need to remain removeable. When I get back to working on the layout, painting those scenes will be my first task, which will finally allow this area to be "finished", at least as far as the major components go. As you can probably tell, that "greenery" alongside the track was applied at the same time the ballasting was done.

    Thanks Jesso: most of the buildings are a pretty good size. I wanted them to look as if they really needed rail service for their various products.
    The road in the first picture was made from .060" sheet styrene, which I buy from a plastics supplier in 4'x8' sheets. If you use a lot of it, it's much cheaper than buying small sheets from your LHS. Many different thicknesses are available. I used the same material to scratchbuild the station, and the retaining wall between the upper and lower tracks, plus the unseen side of most structures in the area are from the same stuff.
    Because I use Atlas code 83 track, I glued some .020" thick material to the tops of the ties where the crossings were to be, then added pieces of .060" material cut to fit the particular situations. This keeps the top of the road surface just below the rail tops, so no coupler trip pins should catch on it, and it won't interfere with track cleaning, if you need to do that sort of thing. ;) The plastic-to-plastic joints were made using lacquer thinner as the cement, and on the broader street areas, the .060" material was fastened to the plywood layout top using contact cement. No spacers were used in these areas, with the .060" material curved up to sit atop the outer ends of the ties at the crossings. I painted the road surfaces, using a brush, with Polly Scale paint, but like most areas, the roads have yet to be weathered.

  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks for another look Wayne. I agree that your buildings are fabulous!
  11. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Thanks, Ralph. Say, I noticed that slekjr (Charlie) complimented your very well-done cement plant in the WPF thread, and included a reference to GERN-Brand Flux. If you ever decide to convert that great structure into a GERN flux plant, let me know and I'll send you a hi-res jpg for some logos and a few billboards. ;):-D

  12. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Wayne, I admire your big structures :thumb:. Barney did a great job taking pictures from some new angles, really spectacular.
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks Wayne! :) If Hudson Cement ever looks like its no longer a going concern the good people of West Mill might just welcome a Gern flux plant!
  14. Dr. John

    Dr. John Member

    Great modeling! I love the way your buildings dwarf the trains - that's big-time railroading! You've done a great job with kit-bashing/kit-mingling. The signs on the buildings add a lot, too.

    Superb! :thumb:

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