Right Hand Man and Confidant
- Jul 11, 2013
Thanks Dan. There is good clearance on the spur to the engine house. However all the trains like to stop here for a tasting of fermented sugar juice. This is a cause of considerable bottlenecks. Tom
I felt the back jungle still needed to be enlarged a bit and another roofline added on. So I did what the locals would do built a lean to over the waste basin using downed tree limbs, old wood and a well used piece of canvas.
First the wooden "super structure" was built up:
Next I scrounged up a well used paint rag and some Elmer's white:
Then I cut a piece of the rag to represent the canvas roof and soaked it in full strength white glue. I squeezed out the excess and draped it on the wooden frame :
After the canvas fully dried I weathered it with A/I wash and dry brushed highlights:
I now had a somewhat enlarged alcohol making facility and that's supposed to be a good thing.
Thanks for looking!! Doc Tom:Coffee:
Banana trees are everywhere in Haiti. They provide much needed extra cash for the subsistence farmers working in the countryside.
They are grown in any place that has nothing else growing and at times on very steep slopes.
Nice Job Doctor!
I wanted some banana trees for the Leogoane rural section of the mini layout. I found this interesting Pegasus plastic kit in 1:48 on the internet.
Each little tree was built up from 4 plastic parts.
I painted them with spray paints and planted a grove of trees on the steep slope of the spur heading to the cane fields on the layout.
The trees were a lot of fun to research, build,and plant on the layout. Hopefully it adds a little more authenticity to the Haitian sugar hauler in the 1920's.
We really need a "MEGA -LIKE" button on this forum ........:King:
Thanks Tyler. More to come. doc TomDoc,
Great work. I just caught myself up on Bill's layout and it's great to see progress here as well.