While Rob was working on Barbara’s HO model train layout, there was criminal activity in the trailer park. All of the police in Sherman’s Crossing, the town in her layout, were on site.
This criminal activity frightened the town’s only other inhabitant so badly that he rented a U-haul, intending to move away.
So goes the story as Barbara’s HO table continues to develop. As I have stated before, developing a story to explain your layout can make it more fun. Imagination is the key.
Further developments have been made elsewhere and Rob’s artistic talents are beginning to appear. At the entrance to the tunnel, Rob has added a very realistic portal painted with a few old acrylic paint washes. The smoke residue at the top was created with black chalk. Some additional supports were colored with the same acrylic washes.
Rob has also added more sheetrock mud and other materials to continue developing the HO model hill country. Dabbling in ink washes and utilizing dirt prebaked in an oven to sterilize it, he is slowly bringing this model train layout to life.