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Sunday, March 29, 2020

End of the line

My train project is now complete. Here are some shots of the standing figures both inside and outside of the cars plus a couple of shots of how the figures look from behind the windows:

A coach attendant seating a "carpetbagger" while a little "inside joke" between me and Rosa reads. The priestly figure with glasses and umbrella in the lower right is a nod to "Father Brown" from the murder mystery series Rosa loves. The fact that clerical garb has changed little over time allowed me to put a priest from the late 1940's in a 19th century train.

A passenger asks a girl if this is her first train ride.

Another coach attendant talks to a man with a scarf.

A sooty fireman with his coal shovel.

The engineer and two brakemen.

Passengers getting some air.

Passengers enjoying the ride as a young boy waves from the window.

More passengers, including my favorite pairing of a gentleman turned in his seat to talk to the man behind him.

While this endeavor seems at an end....hence the blog post's title, I know myself enough to realize I will probably continue to tweak this ensemble as ideas and improvements occur to me. But for now it's time to move on to other things!

10 comments:

  1. This is the best thing I have seen on the computer all day. It's a real joy.

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  2. kdpierre, i disagree with you. Your layout is much more detailed than mine. I may have more houses and i did put in roads as i also have an antique car collecton but you have more workmanship and detail than I do. My hat is off to you.
    archedone

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    1. Thank you, archedone. But hey, it's not a competition. As long as we each enjoy ourselves, I'm sure each layout has its own rewards!

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    1. Thanks.

      Everybody needs a hobby or two.......or thirty. ;-)

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    1. Thank you. Too bad it's finished because it really kept me occupied. But there's other stuff......unfortunately much of it is weather dependent.

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