View Full Version : New Essen Station Update

Jimmi (RIP)
27th Jun 2009, 01:49 PM
Well, it's just about as far as I can go till the station is installed. That could be a little while since I don't even have the benchwork built for the New Essen section. I think what I'll do in the meantime is to keep building the city as diaramas and put it together like a jig-saw puzzle when the benchwork is ready.
Still needs some weathering, dull coat, and a few details.

http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/45067/2542069940101042499S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2542069940101042499APnbnl)
http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/43971/2813142570101042499S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2813142570101042499Rroljy)
http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/45142/2533068800101042499S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2533068800101042499tClbae)
http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/41952/2363759240101042499S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2363759240101042499pKbBoQ)
At the station are Amtrak's train to Allentown, the "King Coal", and the Schuylkill Valley's business train.
http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/43650/2002887750101042499S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2002887750101042499GBCktI)

27th Jun 2009, 02:34 PM

This is absolutely beautiful! I wish I could be building a layout with my city :cry:. Great job! It's awesome to see how you've combined these two kits into something so stunning. You've got such an artistic and creative eye.

I can't wait to see your next creation! Exciting.

BryanC (RIP)
27th Jun 2009, 02:58 PM
I have to agree with Bob, really excellent work Jimmi!

While nothing a grandiose as a city, I will be adding a small town to my layout in the near future. There will be no multi-story buildings. Just some one, two and possibly three storey structures.

If interested, check my blog for “town planning”!

27th Jun 2009, 11:22 PM

Very very nice I love the roof lines can wait to see the next building to make

Jimmi (RIP)
28th Jun 2009, 12:09 AM
Thanks guys. The next one won't be too dramatic. Spent the evening building a Vollmer corner restaurant (#7642). Going to be the "Railroad House Bar and Restaurant", and will end up across the street from the station.

28th Jun 2009, 05:13 PM
What a cool idea Jimmi those are the ideas I came to this website to find

28th Jun 2009, 05:34 PM
Excellent looking station. Love the awnings - a really nice detail.

2nd Jul 2009, 06:33 PM
Very railroad-y and people-y looking, nice.

4th Jul 2009, 04:24 AM
Jimmi you may have already seen this but this is coming out in September...


4th Jul 2009, 04:48 AM
thats worth remembering...I'll need to incorporate a bus station when I've finished my 7505......Also have to agree about Jimmis work....fantastic.......

Jimmi (RIP)
4th Jul 2009, 01:10 PM
That is pretty neat. Could be placed at a main intersection. Even on a present day layout, it could be used as a "retro-style" tranfer station. Stirs up my old bus driver personality.

4th Jul 2009, 01:40 PM
ooh I'm getting excited....my Station will be very prominant so I guess that means it WILL be a main intersection....thinking about it, it would look great if it was a bit chaotic and bustling....hmmmm.....any suggestions?....i think i'll need a subway station....bus station...taxi rank.....at this rate the kitchen can house the airport....i've never liked that table anyway........

4th Jul 2009, 01:52 PM
Soon you'll be boring holes in the walls and having your city extend to your neighbors house! :D

Greg I'm hope to see your final set up you've changed around. How are you finding these styrene kits vrs Balsa wood?