The Big Train Project

#103 November Status Report

January 18, 2016


#103 November Status Report This month’s article about the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill upgrade finishes the series on that subject. You will be able to see what the interior looks like installed in its location in a Middle Period City building. The building is located on the upper level of the City, across the aisle from the “Big Locomotive Wheels” display in the American Railroading Museum.

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#102 October Status Report

January 18, 2016


#102 October Status Report This month’s article about the work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill is about putting all the details together into modules that can be easily installed, fully assembled and outfitted with the necessary details, into its Middle City building. As the details were being applied to the modules, we noticed that the cook needed something to work on, and breakfast seemed a good choice. Eggs and pancakes were the order of the moment !

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#101 September Status Report

January 18, 2016


#101 September Status Report This month’s article about the work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout’s Elwood Grill is about people. The diner needs both staff and customers to bring it to life! Well show you the diners new figures!

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#100 August Status Report

August 05, 2015


#100 August Status Report The work of modeling the interior of the EnterTRAINment Junction layout’s Elwood Grill has included attention the many accessories that could be found in a late 1940’s diner. In this article we’ll explore the models of some of these details, also indicate how they were created.

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#99 July Status Report

July 08, 2015


#99 July Status Report The next project which will be the subject of several of the upcoming reports is the installation of a visible interior in Elwood Grill located in the EnterTRAINment Junction layout’s the Middle City. This diner is located in one corner of an industrial building two blocks from the Grand Hotel, which was the subject of the previous set of reports. The lower part of Figure 1 shows a close-up of the Grill, as viewed from the EnterTRAINment Junction mezzanine. The obtuse angle of the outer wall adds some modeling challenges but also provides more visibility into the diner, making that part of the scene more interesting.One of the objectives of these reports is to share with you some of the ideas the volunteers applied in producing interiors like this

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