Today I have another short update on the layout expansion. Another building went in several days ago, this one from Walther’s. The building was actually in a kit in which a part will be used for Allied Chemical.
The kit is their truck served fuel distributor. Part of the kit includes four fairly narrow tall tanks which will be used as part of Allied. It also contains a small corrugated office building which I planned to use as the yard office for Nitro. It’s not an exact replica, but it’s pretty close.
The building is a fairly small building with a small extension. First order of business was to paint the walls, windows and doors, plus roof to match the prototype. Even though the building was small, it was a task to get the building glued enough to stay together as one wall was completely warped. This eliminated the idea of trying to use the base. I was finally able to get the warped wall into its slot in the roof. Last order of business was to add some window treatment from my parts box. Finished yard office pictured below:
After completing, I moved the yard office down to the layout where it would sit. I had already added some dirt ground cover from Scenic Express around the area of the office as shown below:
After placing the yard office, I added gravel around the area as well, especially for the parking area, plus went ahead and added the rest of the gravel road which would reach from the yard office over to Davis Wholesale as shown below:
After putting this ground cover down, I started on the vegetation on one side of the office. I used two different textures and colors of coarse turf from Woodland Scenics, then added some brush from pieces of Scenic Express’ super trees set. Photos below of the finished area:
Finally, I’ll add a few detail parts shortly, such as parking curbs for the employees, electric meter to the building, and perhaps a dumpster behind the building. Another building kit down, and only six more to go!! Stay tuned….