Empire Belt RR ALcos

Empire Belt RR ALcos
Custom Painted FA / FB Units

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Backdrops by Margaret

There she is hard at work on the train layout backdrops. Who is this woman? Why she is none other than my mother in law, a long time contributor and stockholder of my model railroad. For the past 20 years the mother in law has enjoyed shopping for model railroad items and always picks out just the right things. From engines, to cars, to buildings and scenery. However her absolute favorite are crane cars. You see, Mama as she is known, never met a crane car she did not like.
Aside from being a genuinely nice person and having unlimited access to my man cave and layout room she is extremely artistic and enjoys painting. She has painted all the backdrops on the layout and detailed several scenes as well. With a good eye for color and a steady hand she adds a tremendous amount of realism and a level of detail well beyond my capabilities. For further proof check the wall on the top photo in the blog and some of the following as well.

And here is a picture of one of her favorite trains.

1 comment:

  1. The backdrop really makes the scene for the New River Mining Company. Margaret did a really excellent job with initial shapes of the mountains.