To the left: stockpiling trees made from Woodland Scenics tree armature kits, colored lychen moss and ground foam.
To the right: pulling old structures out of boxes that have been stored for 40 years, and trying my hand at making a few new ones. These were being eyed for possible use in a future Rangeley module.
To the left: my embryonic reference library for researching the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad. Aaaannnd....a slice of an original rail used on the original railroad. I use it for many purposes while building my layout.
To the right: my forty year old first attempt at building SR&RL rolling stock.
To the left: the beginning of stockpiling rolling stock for the layout. Virtually nothing in HOn30 for the Maine two-footers is ready-to-run. Everything is a kit. These are Railway Recollections and Funaro & Camerlengo kits. All are resin based craftsman kits with metal and other materials parts.
To the right: my "storyboard" on the back of the door for planning the future.
To the left: the center photo is from a period post card of the Rangeley Lake House and the Marbles Station that served it. I decided that I would model it, as it was a major revenue source and the end of the line in Rangley.
To the right: tearing apart a Vollmer german building kit to scavenge it for windows and use the walls as templates for the new hotel walls.