Monday, February 20, 2017

NRAIL thoughts and photos

A little mood music for the post. :)

Well, things are moving along. I have my lists and I keep making an effort to knock something out every day - even if it's for 15 minutes, I'm still getting some hobby time in!

Aside from the checkbook items I need to dial in like more cars and more "hero" people (I still plan on repaints of some of the cheaper people from China to fill in mid and background areas) I have a lot of little detailing projects I want to tackle. This like this farming area - people resting and the like. I also have a lot of weathering I want to do to various vehicles and structures. That's a great filler set of items.

There are some other projects that get added as I start looking around at my layout for photos opportunities. Little things jump out when I start getting in there with my iPhone camera. Things like the small station area in the back of my Shizuka city section.

"Hmmm...a parking area would fit nicely into that spot of bare plywood by the station" and "Hey...there are only people on one side of the station area and not the other" have come up recently. Now added to the list as well.

I ran across this great building shot on Instagram.  (616jun) I mentioned that I thought it would make a great scratchbuild building. I also like the little details the scene offers. It's now on my list!

As the Superbowl droned on in other homes, I sat down with a Sankei paper kit and built some items. A few vending machines and a small building.

I like the way some of the areas of my layout are shaping up! The little details and overall arrangement of items is working for me these days. Well, everything by my freight lines. That needs work. 

And yesterday I spent some more time building another Sankei kit. It was lovely - the whole family was sitting around the table working on projects on the rainy, California afternoon. :)

In place
 I purchased a fun Tomytec truck set from Hobby Search as well. A nice addition. They need weathering up a bit. 

Some photos to round out the post. :)

A different photo angle on the factory

Soyokaze Old Town

A different view of Soyokaze Harbor


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