The " Gun&Fun" is my favorite paper building. It´s a "must-have" for every Texan town, isn´t it? There are also 2 versions of another gunshop, called "Ammu-Nation" available, but this is for me the best.
my favorite buildings are always the laser cut buildings. The only disadvantage is the fact, that the thin walls let the light from inside shine through. A lot of masking is necessary to prefent a "glowing" house in the dark.
I´m also favorite of kit bashing .
Here you see Sierra Blanca High School which I made out of spare parts from a Kibri factory, to continue the given angle of the micro structure building. Later, I found that both buildings look too urban for Sierra Blanca, so I safed them for Marfa /Tx. , later on.
While I´m waiting for Santa, bringing me a dozend of brand new Atlas switches , I can still work on my to-do-list. On top is all that lighting work because I´m planning to run my railroads an a 24 hours basis. For some houses I use a up to four different light elements with a steering electronic in order to simulate life in Sierra Blanca.
It is not just adding interior lights. With lights on the porches, above dores and with interior decoration, you can create a special atmosphere.
Beside my normal strong daylight LEDs I use a cheap multiple-color LED rope around the whole layout, so I can simulate moonlight as well sunset light in any desired color and intensity. But it is hard to show it with my camera.
It is next morning and still no Atlas switches there !
Brewster County / West-Texas, with the Davis Mountains in the background, are wating for the tracks! Only the T&P-line from Sierra Blanca via Allamore to Van Horn is ready,so far. In this part the T&P -line is crossed by Texas 90 two times.
The Brewster paninsula is 8 ft 2 in long and 5 ft 7 in wide. The "hole" on the right side will be the place for the future SP division point of Valentine. I had to leave it open, otherwiese I couldn´t complete my work on the scenery