Empire Belt RR ALcos

Empire Belt RR ALcos
Custom Painted FA / FB Units

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

An Old Favorite Is Back on the Layout

Greetings Blog Followers,

As I continue to mull over and refine areas of the layout I identified one specific area that I could improve with a small structure and an improved scene that catches the the viewers eye. A search of available structures and related yielded an old Bachmann Police Station from a previous layout. The building was actually used in an outdoor tank battle with fireworks tanks that shot sparks from the barrels and were propelled by fireworks as well.

Here is the area that I wanted to improve. As an industrial area I wanted a small building but the building was too small to be rail served. Enter the Bachmann building

  Seeing that the building had suffered damage in it's past life it was perfect for playing a neglected structure adjacent the tracks. Since it was fire damaged a fire scene made perfect sense.

Here is how the scene looks from the aisle. Note the fence on the right. I made this with window screen and finish nails. The screen is wired to the nails. The nails need a bit of weather or maybe they'll just rust naturally after awhile.  

 Fork Lift Operator watches along with other workers, Cops and Firemen at the fire scene

Matchbox, Hot Wheels & Maisto Fire Apparatus on the scene 

 Firefighters getting up close and personal battling the smoke and flames

 Rear view of the scene

A Policeman watches from across the street out of the way of the Fireman.

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