It’s frustrating when life gets in the way of having fun. All those pesky commitments that pay for my food and shelter can seem to sap my energy and make it feel like I have no time for a hobby.
Lately, I’ve been making a habit of spending an hour a day working on the layout. Two projects that I was able to work on over the past week or so: ballast some track and build a new warehouse structure core. I found more than hour of time today, but this was a rare exception. Here’s a photo of my progress. I know it doesn’t look like much, but a little bit of ballast has helped to take this part of the layout a small step away from looking like the Plywood Pacific.
The styrene building in the background is the new building core. This replaces my first attempt at the warehouse, in which I was trying to compress the building’s height in order to give the illusion of more length. That was a fail. I’m estimating the dimensions from photos, so a bit of trial and error is to be expected. The proportions look better now. At some point I’ll put a layer of styrene over what you see and I’ll be adding three rows of windows and other finishing touches to it.
After I finished working on the warehouse, I cleaned all the dried glue from the rail heads and did some pointless shuffling of cars.