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


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Banta Silver Plume becomes a Pool Hall

I took the HO scale Banta Silver Plume Bakery and made it into a pool hall. The fun was the process of finding the dog picture, pool ball rack, pool cue rack, chalk board, wainscotting on the internet... resizing the pictures and make a styrene backing to get a three D effect. I modified some Woodland Scenics and Prieser figures to be players and used a resized doll house wallpaper provided by a railway buddy for the walls. At this pont in the build their still remains quite a bit of work to do.

The outer walls are done with waterbased wood stain. Then Bragdon powders are brushed on and then you wet it with mineral spirits. Finally is used micromark weather it as a wash. Also I distressed the wood with a wire brush. The trim is peel and stick plywood.


Blogger Denny said...

Simply amazing!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Chris Lyon said...

Thanks Denny.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Brian Chappell said...

Hi Chris,
My name is Brian Chappell, i also have a model railway. Nothing to the scale of your but i love the hobby just the same. You have a beautiful layout there and you do a great job of your blog. I check it monthly if not more often. My blog is
hope the season is good to you,
take care, Brian.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Chris Lyon said...

Thanks for the nice words Brian. I an going to chech out your blog.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Christopher Brimley said...

Wow! I need to do an interior for my current project and I will be using your work for inspiration. Again great work.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Chris Lyon said...

Thanks Christopher for the kind words.

9:50 PM  

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