2020 New Extension Scenes

 Area where the 2020 Extension will be

     Material for the new tables
      Building the new tables
  Setting out where buildings will go
      Installing track
  Where the Hulett Off-Loader will be
        Track feed wires
 How we solder the feeds to the rails
        Setting new fence posts

   Alex Installing the fence railing
   New panel for the extension yard
            New panel lit up
         New paint ball park
        Over view of paint ball park
       Starting to scenic the new extension
       Oil storage tanks on the new extension
           New highway bridge
 View of bridge and road going into town
      Material for chain link fence
      Fence installed 
 Location of new power generating station
       Power company headquarters

         Eddy, our boss relaxing
        New wall at rear of buildings
       Applying ballast and ground cover
       Alex sifting dirt for ground cover
      Alex applying groundcover
         Sign For The Power Plant Headquarters
      Robert doing painting detail
      Jim & Robert working on the town
   Alex assembling the sign for the power plant
   Sign being assembled
   Sign setting where it will be installed
   Jim installing road/grade crossing
  Placement of road/grade crossing
   Weights placed until glue dries
   Scenery coming right along
This is a flicker light unit out of one of those flameless candles.
We see potential for using it on the layout.

Painted pole black to help camouflage white pole
This is where the Ready Kilowatt building will go
After we use the Proses ballast spreader we like to use
 a 1” foam pad brush to help distribute the ballast evenly
along the tracks. As you can see in the picture just a light
slide along the rail moves the excess ballast off the ties
over to the slope. This distributes the ballast nice and
even onto the slope. The rails just above the sponge brush
still need to be done.
Adding ground scenery, more to be added
Looking South on new extension
Going to be the Greasy Spoon Cafe

For the long sections of track we use the Proses ballast spreader
Razor wire making time! We start with this 26 gauge jeweler wire.
We unspool about 12 feet of the wire then double it over
looping the bight end into an eye bolt set in a drill chuck.
We start spinning the drill to twist the two ends together.
Once we have a coarse twist on the full length we then go
to the drill end and pinch the wire with two fingers to get
a tight twist in the wire and work our way to the end
We then wind the twisted wire around a brass rod to form it into razor wire.
What it looks like after being wound.

Jim getting the wiring done for the bridge streetlights
Chain link fence finished around the substation.
Starting on the “plumbing” to connect the load/unload racks
to the refinery.

Starting on the “plumbing” to connect the load/unload racks to the refinery.
Adding Ballast
Mark using the Proses ballast spreader
Mark and Tyler feathering out the edges of ballast
Adding the final touch
Gluing down the ballast, We use a 50/50 mix of water and white glue, Spraying alcohol as a wetting agent to allow the glue/water to penetrate
Weathering what will be our Reddy Kilowatt building

Bridge with railing and streetlights installed

Jim extending the wires on the street lights

Marking where the street lights will be installed

Our new street lights
Drilling where the street lights will be installed
We use a brass tube inserted into the hole to feed the wires down
 under the table. This method works very well since we were
going thru 3 layers of material, 2 1/2” layers of MDF
 and 1 2” layer of foam board.
Feeding the wires down
Street light in place
9 street lights installed
Interior lighting for the refinery admin building.
We are using these 12 volt strip LEDs, just cut off what you need
 and wire it up.
Bench testing the interior and exterior lights.
Getting the Reddy Kilowatt sign mounted on the roof
Before weathering with a coat of dead flat sprayed on it.
After weathering using pan pastels and weathering powder
 suspended in alcohol.
After weathering using pan pastels and weathering
powder suspended in alcohol.
Roof after weathering using pan pastels and weathering
powder suspended in alcohol.