weekend update 8: no pigeons were harmed…

Well, it’s been a while, but now we got rid of the old fridge, time for another odds and ends-post! In the meantime there have been many hours of just being around the layout, not doing all that much but nonetheless continuously adding detail bits, tufts of grass and as of this weekend, pigeons! So,Continue reading “weekend update 8: no pigeons were harmed…”

steelworks layout problems

When modelling steel industry you need quite some background knowledge of many things, like for example price tags of consumer electronics in belgium in 1988. Well, as I had no idea about that, I first made a pile of washing machines, tv sets (with led inside of course) etc… Then flooded several people with questions…Continue reading “steelworks layout problems”

it’s all painted!

This time, a little milestone! But first things first: wrapping up work on the rolling stock workshop for now. Things were mostly there already, so sticking random decals on things, then add dirt of various kinds. After adding a light to the hydraulic press I decided the whole thing was officially good enough for nowContinue reading “it’s all painted!”

Weekend update 4

Well, two more weeks of being locked up in here, bad news to everyone except modellers. Ok, mostly artitec projects, but also some belgian things in between! First quite some very necessary but not necessarily fun work, like attaching lights to the ceiling of the workshop protruding in the direction of the viewer, to eliminateContinue reading “Weekend update 4”

Weekend update 3

Yes, there has been more than 1 weekend since the last update. Well, one weekend renders more interesting results than the other, so in this case I decided that it would be better to wait a bit and show some more afterwards. Sooo… well, as is to be expected, work on the rolling stock workshopContinue reading “Weekend update 3”

weekend update 2

This weekend the rolling stock workshop was on the workbench again. (well, it had been all the time, I just built the ladle cars on the bits of workbench left over.) I was already slowly preparing the workshop for some paint for a while, this has to happen some time halfway the build as aContinue reading “weekend update 2”

Junkerath ladle cars

As this week progress on the layout is pretty much non-existent but I had a bit of time to finally finish the ladle cars, time for a little special on those things. These cars were built in the 1950’s by Junkerath for Cockerill-Ougree as part of a big modernisation going on in that era. AtContinue reading “Junkerath ladle cars”