Sunday, March 29, 2020

Waterville Neighourhood

These photos of the rural neighbourhood on the eastern side of Waterville, Carleton County show the considerable effect of the Carleton Railway's mainline re-alignment on the residents there.  By digging through the rock to make room for the mainline, the neighbourhood was cut in half by the railway.  However, a small wooden bridge serves to connect the homes on the two sides of the track.   The photos below give some sense of the area.  Even though these folks are farmers, they also tend good-sized vegetable gardens near their homes (just as most folks did in the real Waterville, NB when I lived there in the 1980s). 

I still have lots of details to add before the scene is complete, but all of this time in the house is providing some extra time to work on the layout.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Waterville scene work

With my travel plans for this month cancelled, I am working from home and spending some time working on the layout.  Here is my latest project:  a roadside vegetable stand in Waterville (a JL Innovative Design kit).