Archive for November, 2011

Interesting city point photo

Friday, November 25th, 2011

While investigating maritime actives at City Point, I discovered an image of an apparent blockade runner at City Point. Here is crop of that image.

USS Banshee

USS Banshee

I think it is the USS Banshee, which was a captured blockade runner put to use by the US navy.

City Point web pages reorganized

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Note that since the proposed City Point layout involves a busy maritime port, I’ve been investigating Maritime activities. Though I’ve been reading about the Civil War for many years, I just discovered how little I knew about the war on the water. My revised City Point web pages now include the beginnings of a “maritime” page.

Let me know what you think.

Mimeo 1 iPhone case spotted

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Mimeo 1 iPhone Case

Mimeo 1 iPhone Case


I have nothing to do with this, other than the business stole the image off my website. This net thievery normally annoy’s me, but this time, I’m just amused. There are plenty of authenitic Apple 1 images floating around the web that could be stolen, instead of an image of a Mimeo 1.

http://crankcases.co.uk/iphone-cases-2.html

P.S. If someone asks to use an image or article, I almost always say, just credit the source and I’m fine with it.

Craftsman Structure Convention in Mansfield, MA

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Spent some time Friday Evening building a Alkem Scale Models water tank and Saturday where I learned about backdrop painting, visited the vendors and heard Bernie Kempinski give his Civil War talk. I enjoyed meeting and talking with Bernie and the other modelers present. Building the Alkem water tank was a lot of fun. I learned quite a bit from everyone.

Yesterday I painted and completed assembly of the water tank and I think it turned out great. This is probably the best looking structure I’ve ever built.

Water Tank

Water Tank

This will certainly help to inspire me to get moving on the City Point model. The first part of the City Point layout I’m planning to do will be the lead in tracks. This area is probably the most basic and will allow me to experiment without having to redo a lot of structures and details. I ordered several flat cars from Bernie, as several images show flats cars parked there.

Going to this convention might be the trigger that gets me off my butt and going on the City Point model.I have torn a Mantua General all apart for a planned rebuild, I just need to figure out how to mill down the flanges on those drivers.