The factory at Boxton is a kitbash starting with (4) Revell Bakery kits.  Many of the structures in the background are kitbashed Design Preservation kits.  These are cut in two so that they serve as two separate structures.

Scenes from the North River

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Looking North at Bobston station. This is the East terminal for the North River and the receiving area for Timberly, the logging camp.

The station on the left is a 1942 Alexander kit; the rest are mostly Woodland Scenic.  Other kits are from Campbell’s

This diorama is at Bobston Station
 

 

Looking North at Bobston station. This is the East terminal for the North River and the receiving area for Timberly, the logging camp

 

 

Another scratch-built model. Bossert’s Beef and Bologna is based on an actual meat packing plant in Jacksonville, IL. About 67 out of 74 holding pens were omitted but the main buildings are fairly close to a true representation.

This prize-winning model included a certain built-in fragrance for the judges to consider.

Another scratch-built model. Bossert’s Beef and Bologna is based on an actual meat packing plant in Jacksonville, IL. About 67 out of 74 holding pens were omitted but the main buildings are fairly close to a true representation.

  

     

 

  Railcam view across mainline through double-slip switch towards Lee Interchange and points west (and the connection to the outside world).  

Trackwork is hand-laid code 70 and the switchstands are fully operational. Turning the stand closes electrical contacts to operate switch machines.

Railcam view across mainline through double-slip switch towards Lee Interchange and points west (and the connection to the outside world). 

 

 

RailCam view East across main line through double-slip switch towards repair shops at Harrietta in distance.

A faller interlock tower overlooks the mainline 

RailCam view East across main line through double-slip switch towards repair shops at Harrietta in distance.

 

 

Lumber is brought to the Sawmill at Timberly buy a flume and overhead gantries (yet to be constructed). This is a straight kit

Model railroad logging camp operations are extensive in this area.Trains of Disconnect logging trucks transport a few raw logs to the outside world.

Lumber is brought to the Sawmill at Timberly buy a flume and overhead gantries (yet to be constructed). This is a straight kit

 

 

 

 

Water tower at Bettinger with run-around track.  The station was made by Revell around 1957 and the warehouse to the right was from Revell at a much more recent date

The water tower and coke mine were built from plans in the model railroader magazine.  Bettinger Warehouse in the foreground is a kit-bashed Alexander kit.

 

Water tower at Bettinger with run-around track.  The station was made by Revell around 1957

 

 

 

 

A slightly naughty model railroad structure and diorama

Bachelor pad at night. This exterior of this prize-winning model was built from scratch to plans from the Model Railroader magazine but the completely detailed interior was freelanced.

Unfortunately I can not show the interior here but there IS a mirror on the ceiling over the bed. 

Bachelor pad at night. This exterior of this prize-winning model was built from scratch to plans from the Model Railroader magazine but the completely detailed interior was freelanced.

 

Brian’s Stake House is the local supplier of Surveyor’s stakes.  Brian also lays out the track for some of the local 12” scale roads in the area.

The buildings around the Woodland Scenic Creosote treating shed are scratch-built dollar-model project from the Model Railroader.  
It is amazing what can be done with index cards and a few scraps of wood.

Note the Design Preservation structure in back.  It has been cut in half and the other half appears else ware.

Brian’s Stake House is the local supplier of Surveyor’s stakes.  Brian also lays out the track for some of the local 12” scale roads in the area.

 

 

 

Number 8, a class “C” shay on the way to Timberly for another load of lumber

The North River Railway features several Shays and a Forney engine to handle it logging operations.  

Scenery is mostly culux, Yarrow weed and Plumose treated with Glycerin and then rolled in a slurry of dry color paint.

 

Number 8, a class “C” shay on the way to Timberly for another load of lumber

 

 

 

Daily run logging run from Timberly working its way through a switchback and on into Bobston.  

Scenery is essentially the hardshell technique using a mixture of Hydrocal and Vermiculite, sawdust in varying proportions.  The rock face of the cut is carved into the hard Shell that is heavy on Vermiculite to make carving easier and the grass is sawdust.

Daily run logging run from Timberly working its way through a switchback and on into Bobston. 

 

 

    

   

   

 

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Last update   08/02/2012