Hi model builders, thanks for taking the time to share some thoughts and comments - as has been the case with this build so far, lots of great ideas!
Hi Jerry - the unique is fun,
thanks - it is fun looking for ways to invent and solve problems - I really like it.
Hi Kobus - thanks for taking some time to drop by and comment - I appreciate it!
Ha! Matt I knew it! your shop is never idle!
Hi Patrick - good questions I don't use a fancy workbench - as these builds are typically built in many modules - I can set up a base, and leave it in a safe place and then go to town on many little segments/modules using a pretty small space - an old drafting top (the light/not heavy kind) laying across an equally old ottoman - as for storage - I have a work area that once had a model rr - no rr now = some room for dios to call home!
Hi Mike - Glad it passes your "eye" test! the build and design as you go approach often includes the unbuild and redesign as you go aspect too!,so far so good. As for the City of SF infra, yes, it is a big, expensive problem that the City has been working on for years to resolve -
Hi again Matt - well - take a look at the air conditioners! they feature the HO scale fans - I like them a lot for stuff like this - not exactly what I'd call "easy" to use, but not bad once you've done it a few times...
Hi Ryan - wow! that's a great idea!! in fact, the layout of that blade is very similar to that used on the HO locomotive fans - Yes! I'm going to try it!
Finally - Chris - thanks very much for that link! I've seen a few screen shots, but never that website! very cool! or -- very not cool...as I'll follow it too closely and never finish!!!
And, last but not least, I do have an update -
This might be a bit more clear on what I'm up to. Now that I've built a few things, including many that will never be visible (and, by the way, just as our dear friend Romain used to remind me with delight) - focus on what you can see - not what you can't like "the power cord behind the counter", and so on...well, I've learned to let go of that and put my effort into what contributes to the scene - that's enough work anyway!
OK - have a look:
And that's where it sat this morning - the beige colored figures are form Paracel, and the grey, from Valkary (spelling???).
Ok, thanks for checking it out