Matt touched up his excellent ballast work along the mainline from Lockport through Albion to CP 373. This leaves some of the sidings at Albion to complete, but some buildings need to be placed before work can proceed.
Ben came down to help out in the afternoon. He applied some ground cover around the edges of the transload track in the Niagara Food Terminal to help better blend it in to the surroundings. Next, Ben helped Otto fit in and install a styrene base for Buffalo Road. Otto used 1/16" walnut veneer to simulate the wooden ties protecting the rails at the crossing.
The embankment that will support the B&O Belt Line was painted and turfed. Ben cut a patch of 1/8" masonite to cover a hole and provide support for a future structure.
Otto spent the better part of the afternoon gluing up two structures that had been temporarily taped together as a mock up since last year. First was the Walther's beverage distributor warehouse, which will sit alongside the abandoned customer siding in Niagara Falls. The other is a low single-story warehouse that is being kitbashed from a City Classics kit.
Ben spent the better part of the afternoon putting together an old Proto 2000 covered hopper kit. He learned very quickly that "highly detailed" means cutting and gluing many, many tiny pieces together.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Tiger Tracks Train Show is just a few weeks away!
The beverage distributor warehouse needs windows and doors next.
Ben applied glue and turf at the transload area
Matt touched up his ballast work in Albion
Ben worked on his Proto 2000 covered hopper kit
Ben shimmed and fitted the Buffalo Road crossing
1/16" walnut was used to simulate wooden ties at the Buffalo Road crossing
Otto kitbashed a City Classics building into a warehouse for Niagara Falls