Saturday, September 29, 2012

The layout for Ellis is almost finished so to keep be busy I have started work on the Union Pacific branch line in Plainville Kansas.  Plainville was a division point so there was a depot water tank two stall engine house and a boiler wash out house.  Pictures to follow soon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

 The roundhouse as seen from the West with the power house in the upper right

 This would have been the view looking from the Southwest
 A closer look at the stall doors
Another front view of the Union Pacific roundhouse in Ellis Kansas

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Construction of stalls 7 thru 14 shown here. 
                   This view shows the West elevation'


                Some of the roof supporting detail
                 View of the roundhouse from the North 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Construction of the back shop for Ellis is almost complete.  Construction has now started on the roundhouse.  The roundhouse will be constructed of cast hydra-cal for all walls and the foundation. I started to make the windows for the roundhouse out of brass bar and rod stock, but found it to be very expensive (a  little over a $1/per window).  There are some 134 windows in the roundhouse plus they would not match windows in the power house or shop, so windows will be the same as the rest of the buildings.  Pictures to follow later.

Sunday, December 18, 2011







Just a few pictures of the Arizona Layout.Just a few photos from the Arizona layout. 

Friday, September 9, 2011