The Longmont Terminal & Northern layout’s town named Longview has been the focus of some of the fellas the last few months. On the agenda, installation of structures and continued development of industry and points for realistic real-time operations that we will be implementing into the railroad.
Original concept illustration from April, 2015.
In April, 2015 we had the highway overpass and newly completed module sections ready for work.
Detailing the highway to 1950’s era with barriers
Concept illustration showing placement of structures.
John with pen marking the masonite for sidewalks and foundations.
Concept illustration showing the installation plans
We tried many different arrangements for the town and made some changes and finalized the design.
Cutting the masonite and test fit of the structures and trees is the fun part. The blue styrofoam is where the street will be. Likely Railroad Avenue.
Detailing is going to be the fun part.
All structures are lighted with LEDs.
Work from September on the highway and other detailing on the front section modules.
Fully featured highway and overpass.
1950’s era tractor trailer custom built by Don Mills Models.
The above images show the basic arrangement of the town scene.
Fully functional Tomar Industries brass signals.
Bob Hiller, Erik Lindgren, and John Johnson working on Longview.
We have had a great time working on the layout and many upgrades are underway including 110″ radius turns. Keep watching us grow and develop. And we are always looking for interested modelers and hobbyists to join our project!