The Big Train Project

#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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#98 June Status Report

June 10, 2015


#98 June Status Report This is the final report in a four-part series of articles describing the work the EnterTRAINment Junction volunteers are doing to provide an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel. The previous articles dealt with the furniture, people, restaurant tableware, and the interior’s structural surroundings. This article will show you what it looks like now that it is installed.

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#97 May Status Report

May 04, 2015


#97 May Status Report This is the third in a series of articles describing the work the EnterTRAINment Junction volunteers are doing to prepare for the installation of an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel. The previous articles dealt with the furniture, people, and restaurant tableware. This article will address the surroundings into which these details are installed.

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#96 April Status Report

April 06, 2015


#96 April Status Report This is the second in a series of articles describing the work the EJ volunteers are doing to prepare for the installation of an interior for first floor of the Middle City’s Grand Hotel. This interior will include a lobby, a main staircase, and a restaurant. Last month’s article addressed the furniture that would be used. This month, we’ll look at some of the other interior details.

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