The month of April has yielded some good progress on the farm project.
The Colorado Front Range farm.
Custom built structures are part of the provenance of any exhibit of this nature. Seeking original drawings and plans Colorado O Scale Modelers members constructed board by board each structure for this exhibit.
1890’s machine shed, barn and a very common design in use throughout the Midwest and Mountain West.
Board by board
Modernized 1940’s roof, corrugated steel shingle installed one at a time.
Stave concrete sectional silos from the 1930’s/1940’s are a perfect combination.
PVC pipe, styrene, brass wire, and lot of time.
Silflor supplied the specially ordered 12mm high static grasses for use on the high plains meadow.
An emotional impact for anyone that has lived on a farm in Colorado in the 1940’s and 1950’s
Developing the high grasses found in the high plains of Colorado was a difficult process.
Progress thus far shows the original modules in place with the newly created farm sections. Blending and combining of the scenes will commence.
Colorado Front Range agricultural ground
Crop Rows from Silflor of Germany.
JTT Corn Stalks by the 100’s the planting will begin soon.
Simulating the plowed field with cardboard corrugated stock
Still wet with a mix of Noch and Woodland Scenics glue