Everybody who regularly reads my blog should be well aware of the fact that Jay is big time into airplanes, and especially flying his RC airplanes. He has filled the basement and his workshop with assembled, half-assembled, kits, and pieces of RC airplanes.
Last summer, though, I noticed that he was losing steam with the airplanes. He spent way more time playing with the CNC Router and his 3D printer. Due to some other circumstances beyond our control at the moment, his desire to fly the RC planes has dropped even lower. I understand as my hobbies go through periods of highs and lows, too. I go hot-and-heavy with cross stitching for a while, and then that is put aside in favor of sewing, then the weather improves and I find myself playing in the dirt more than sewing.
From what I can tell in the magazines (yes, I’ve read them and now subscribe to one of them for Jay) the majority of the railroad modelers will pick a specific railroad and then model a portion of that track.
Jay doesn’t want to do this. He just wants to build a generic layout for his trains to run on.
And yes, these jets will remain where they are for the time being.
I think that in our rural setting we will have a beef farm. That way I don’t have to figure out how to make N-Scale fields with crops growing in them. I just have to create a pasture and find some N-Scale cattle.
When Jay really started to build this layout he was working 2nd shift. I would wait until he got home from work to talk with him for a little bit and then I would go to bed. When I woke up in the morning I would go downstairs to see how much more he got done. Then when I got home from work I would take another walk down there to see what else he had worked on before having to leave the house. Let me show you how busy he was…
I would go to sleep at night with the sound of the trains running around these tracks because this area of the basement is right under our bedroom.
Thank goodness he doesn’t have any engines that can blow their whistle!
All I know is every time I looked I think there was another section of track added.
I thought that was bad until I got home and discovered this…
Perhaps that pile doesn’t look very big, but all of those boxes are for box cars. One per box. When I saw that pile it looked like there was at least 100 boxes there. Of course, I think that you can see about half of his inventory on the tracks in this picture.
Then we get to start on the scenery. He has called his Finishing department in for help on that. Yikes! I can slop some stain on wood and poly it, but I don’t think that I’m very good at this scenery stuff. It should be quite the learning curve!