Lyon Valley Northern

This site is designed to promote the hobby of ferroequinology. It also provides an opportunity to show the development of the "Lyon Valley Northern": an HO railroad featuring CN and BNSF action in the West. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments at

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Drink Water is finished

The Railroad-Line Forum 2 month challenge really got me off my butt to do some modeling after the great NMRA convention we had here in Ottawa. This American Model Builder Kit went together really well. The peel and stick windows and doors worked a treat and the laser cutting made it go together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Now all I have to do is add a few more doodads and start to work on the farm scene. Here are a few pictures of the final product.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Drinkwater Place Part 3

This has been a great little kit and it goes together like a jigsaw puzzle. After putting the two halves together, I added the rear porch and veranda.

This view shows off the fit and how the corners interlace. Peel and stick windows are open in some cases giving variety to the structure.

This rear view shows the kitchen add on and the door will have grey steps to the ground. When place on the layout this side will not be seen.

Here are some overhead shots and you can see the slots for the roof. This will be covered with tar paper roofing and also I will use peel and stick trim to cover the joints.

This is a great deal of fun and I have a week to finish to meet the Railroad-line forum two month challenge deadline.r

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Drinkwater part 2

I got the kit out again and went to work on it. I had primed it with grey acrylic out of the can (both sides). Then I hadn painted the siding with warhammer brand model paints for fantasy figures. I used wolverine grey. The trim (peel and stick) was painted with a can of white acrylic.

Nest I installed the windows and doors onto the flat sides. Then I glued the wall ends together. When dry I will connect the parts to form the house.

I think the colour combination is good and modern. Should go well on the farm.

The magnetic micro-mark took s great to keep everything square. Maybe I will have time to do some more after golf tomorrow.