Empire Belt RR ALcos

Empire Belt RR ALcos
Custom Painted FA / FB Units

Friday, May 10, 2013

A trip to the real Empire City

Greetings Blog Followers,

Here are some pictures of my recent trip to the real Empire City in the Empire State

The Kings Highway Station

Local Coney Island bound Q train calls at Kings Highway

Express Coney Island bound B train stops at Kings Highway
 South bound B train leaving Kings Highway

The world famous Empire State Building

Monday, May 6, 2013

Trees Grow in Empire City

Greetings Blog Followers,

My New York Central Layout recently received about a dozen new trees made from the Sedum plant. The dried flowers were picked off the plant this past winter and allowed to dry. I sprayed the foliage with an insecticide and they sat untouched for a few months to further dry out. I then coated the tops with diluted white glue and dipped them into a bowl of green scenic material. The trees were then sprayed with a clear flat spray paint as well as some hair spray. Holes were drilled into the layout and the trees planted.

A close up of the new Sedum trees
NYC Pacemaker Freight Truck sits alongside a PRR Tructrain tractor trailer

Al's Victory service sees some police activity and some new trees in the background

Newly planted trees add some nice touches to the industrial area.

The trees look nice, add some realism and do not take up much space.

The trees are in. Time for some additional ground scenery.