The guys working on the Longmont Terminal & Northern model railroad have come a long way!
Way back in 2014 we all started this project.
We love Scenic Express!
Scratch building everywhere
Its all about planning and execution
Styrene to the rescue
The engineer reminding the model maker how to install a bridge
Styrofoam fitting and cutting in September 2014
Will it clear high profile cars?
Plaster Cloth! Will this ever end
First staining and finishing and paintwork in November 2014
Progress is slow but positive!
Planning while set up at the RMD TCA Rocky Mountain Train Show in December 2014
A proud COSM member and we thank our Veterans! This fine gentleman along with a few other COSM members are retired and career Military. We salute you guys!
One of the guys who built the scenery making adjustments at a show in December 2014.
Detailing Highway 85
July 2015 Railroad Avenue finally takes shape.
Oh how wonderful Silflor is and custom made trees. A subject for another addition to the COSM blog are these terrific Aspen trees; a dear friend has been using this method for decades! An easy method involving using glyceren coated flora and small twigs available at Hobby Lobby, orange, red, green, and lime spray paint, and hand painted white trunks. Install a nail and your in business! One COSM member has made 100’s of them!
Can’t forget about the guard posts
Members say, let’s build a town! One member does a concept illustration showing the plan in classic John Allen fashion!
Mix of scratch-built, kit builds, and Woodland Scenics pre-built structures.
The town now has a foundation thanks to a series of expansion modules.
This is a serious amount of space.
Building more trees on one members design handed down through the years using coated flora from Hobby Lobby.
This is going to be a serious amount of work; and expense!
Styrene the stuff of legend. This is actually tub and shower liner
Signs & Utilitiy poles are being built a feverish pitch. Keil Line white metal details and balsa & dowels from Caboose Hobbies.
Detailing is the fun part for some of the guys
That is the 1930’s era service station not the real thing!
All those kits we all had collecting dust are being built! We love that 1930’s era Service Station from Berkshire Valley but it was decided it was too early for our modeling era on the layout so we built another.
Two amazing guys decide that the Berkshire Valley 1940’s Mobil Station kit provided by another member at the last moment is a better fit for the 1950’s than the 1930’s kit.
December 2015 showing the newly made skirts in place
March 2016 with fence in place and skirting
Honest it isn’t prototype!
Up next in 2016 lighting and the our newly planned Colorado Front Range farm!
Thanks for hanging out fellas we have had a lot of fun building the Longmont Terminal & Northern.