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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!


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

  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.

    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.