Sunday, February 21, 2010

Layout Progress as of 2/21/2010

The basic scenery has been completed at Emerson!

The video above and the photos below show all of the work that was completed as part of the Second Annual International Winter Layout Party on TrainBoard.

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A trio of six-axle units lead northbound autorack train Q210 through the turnout at the south end of the Emerson passing siding:

Here is an overhead view of the same autorack train at the same location from the previous photo. In the distance, a very short southbound local is holed up in the siding:

The two trains meet on the bridge over I-75. The local is led by a pair of GP15-1 locomotives, including an ex-Conrail unit still wearing the full colors of Big Blue:

Q210 winds its way around Emerson Curve. This area will be almost completely covered by kudzu once the vegetation scenery layer is added:

Continuing around Emerson curve, Q210 is passing the future location of the US 41 overpass. Old US 41 / current GA 293, officially part of the historical Dixie Highway, will run along the tracks in this area:

Q210 is stretched out through the town of Emerson:

Here is an overview of the current Emerson scene:

For comparison, photo showing the same area before scenery work began: