As previously mentioned, my husband and I became volunteer managers of an HO Scale train room, at our area’s Senior Recreation Center last year.
This room had been a four year work in progress by another train lover, so we are dealing with what was already built. What we jokingly called our seven foot chocolate cake/blob, is the cover for a (circular track) helix that’s designed to bring the trains to the upper or lower level of tracks.
Luckily for me, all the spiders were dead and one of the great finds was this saloon.
Kit-bashing sounds destructive, but it is really a gentle method of creating what you need to fit a theme.
A fence was cut, shaped and painted to become ski racks.
Coal dust was used for the blacktopped road and the rock retaining wall was molded from plaster.
Our research on adding snow to the mountain was entertaining. One suggestion was to add crystal sugar for the sparkle. How cute would it be, to have ants snacking on our sugar mountain?
We haven’t been historically true to how our town looked in the 1950’s. We’ve captured some interesting sites of Utah and compressed them into scenes of what we hope everyone will enjoy seeing in our train room .