CVR - The Birth of A Town

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Will_annand, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I think things have finally settled down (business wise), so now things can pick up (layout wise).

    That being said, tonight was the birth of a town. Well, the birth of Main Street, Orangeville. The northern terminus of the Credit Valley Railway in 1885.

    I started out with 3 pieces of 1" blue foam. The bottom is 7.5" wide by 36" long, the next level was 18" long and the last level was 9" long (see the trend, :D ).

    Plaster was mixed up, acrylic paint (DecoArt Tan and Burnt Umber) was added and then I got out the collection of used Dryer Sheets I have been saving.

    Dip, drain, spread.... repeat.

    I took these shots just after cleaning up. My work table right now is our dining room table with a colorful plastic cloth on it. :thumb:

    Hopefully I can get things going. On top I hope to have a main street of buildings. It will be 14 buildings grouped in three blocks.

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  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Looks like a great start!
  3. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    Dryer sheets? Did I read that correctly? As in:

  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks Tom.

    You got that right, Dryer Sheets... :eek:

    I bet whoever does your laundry throws them away. hamr
    I have had my wife saving them for about a year now. I have a bulk size hot chocolate tin full of them.

    They work great, hold together better than paper towels as they are a fabric material, plus the cost is right. :D
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    All that "mud" reminds me of Orangeville all right... ;) :D

  6. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    That's a great idea! Not to mention, the layout will smell great too!
  7. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Had some time to play with a mockup this morning.

    The fence along the front is Rusty Stumps Security Fencing.
    I will have to do some research tonight and post what each of those buildings are.

    Off to work now.

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  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hi Will, town is looking good.I've been using dryer sheets for about 10 years now and plan to stop using them when they plant me. :D

    FYI furr y'all though.You can buy the same material at fabric shops by the yard.I have no idea what the cost is but it can't be that much.
  9. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    That looks really nice, Will. :thumb: It's always good to be making progress.
  10. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks Catt and Papa.

    Well, I did my research tonight and this is what I came up with: (from the top of the hill down).

    1. Walther's Merchant's Row I (complete with elastic band) :D
    2. From Walther's State Street Shops
    3. DPM Cricket's Saloon
    4. DPM Haye's Hardware
    5. DPM Char's Soda Shoppe
    6. Model Power Star Journal Building (Thanks Coaster)
    7. DPM Crestone Credit Union
    8. From Walther's University Avenue Shops
    9. DPM Otto's Parts
    10. Model Power General Electric Building (Thanks again Coaster)
  11. coaster

    coaster Member

    As memory serves me, number 6 is one or another incarnation of what was originally offered in HO (by Model Power, I think?) as the "Ramsey Journal" building -- whose prototype is better known to many as the onetime headquarters for Railroad Model Craftsman. I think it's currently marketed today in various scales as the "Star-Journal."

    -- Paul
  12. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks Paul, I did a search and found it currently from Model Power.
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Will, it is looking Great. Nicely Done.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  14. coaster

    coaster Member

    And building #10, meanwhile . . .

    . . . is the Model Power "General Electric Building," the identity of which was merrily proceeding to drive me crazy until I -- finally! -- located it in the Walthers catalogue. (I knew I knew that place!)

    -- Paul
  15. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Paul, you are the "Research King".
    Thank you sir. I have updated my list.
  16. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Very nice Will - you're making a great little town there!

  17. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks all, I might even have time after breakfast today to progress a little more.
  18. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Great work, Will!
    The layout is coming along really nicely!
    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  19. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looks great Will.
    I love the era your modeling.
    I've been doing a little research of the local railroads in this are of Arizona of the same era.
  20. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks Drew and Ray.

    Yes, Ray, I love the pioneer days of railroading.
    Westerns are my favorite movies as well, :D

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