I finished the locomotive works structure. It is glued to the scenery base and is awaiting final details.
Next I made a large number of lumber stacks in various sizes. I laser cut the wood parts in layers and the assembled them to create the look of lumber that has not been stacked with machine precision.
I also made two smaller sheds that flank each side of Pioneer mills. One is brick and the other has wood siding. Installing the brick shed made me realize that the backdrop on that side needed some adjustments. I scaled down the some of the backdrop buildings in Photoshop. Then I cut away the part of the backdrop that had to be redone and added the new artwork. The replacement worked very well.
|Loco works glued in place.|
|Painting the water bottom|
|Wharves are taking shape|
|This angle view will not be possible when the diorama is installed in the final position at the Lyceum.|
|The view up Duke Street. This is the view children will have when viewing the diorama. The stick coming from|
the mill to the ship is a mock-up of the marine leg.I have not made it yet.