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2010 Shop Layout

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The Muskoka Computes and Hobbies Central

Geurts Artwork
The MC and H Central drawn by Jos Geurts of The Netherlands.

The Second Week Begins.

All photography by Robert Seymour of Huntsville, Ontario

Click on small photo to view larger photo.

Day Seven:
Week two has begun....

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Buildings are starting to be placed, and the road to the cabins has been cleared.

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More foam is glued in place to accept plaster.
Another corner of rocks is taking shape and plywood is glued in place to fill the larger gaps.

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The entire layout is glued together and clamped until dry.

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The filling and gluing seems to never cease. Paul is trimming the abutment for the arch bridge.

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Fitting the abutment, finishing a tunnel portal and a look at a finished section.

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More material is applied as Paul gets things exactly as he wants them.
Yes he uses Woodland Scenics products.
A finished tunnel portal and a look at Will's engine house, a quality kit from RSLaser Kits..

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A look at the finished corner, as you can see Paul is a hands on master builder.

Day Eight:
As you can see today Paul is working on the other two tunnel portals.

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Day Nine:
Details Details Details. All I can say is it has to be seen to be believed.

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Retaining walls, weathered track and ballast make the scene look realistic.

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The Grass-o-Mat was brought out today. Jos Geurts Trees really add to the effect.

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Day Ten:
With only three days left, the layout is progressing very well.

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With the trestle out of the way, the gorge can be built.
Also the camp is coming along nicely.

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The town is being planned today as well.

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The little 4-4-0 was brought out with its three early passenger cars.
Just to see how it would look.

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Paul and his young apprentice Tom McRae are deeply engrossed in construction details.

Day Eleven:

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Today was the day that Paul tackled the trestle gorge and lake area.

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The double track bridge had to be aligned perfectly.

Taking a well deserved break after almost two weeks on the job, he still looks happy.

Day Twelve: The Final Day

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The trestle, gorge and lodge are now fully detailed.

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The completed window side of the layout.

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Paul says goodbye to his new Canadian friends: Will Annand, Rob Seymour and Peter Korschefsky.

Aerial view after twelve days.

Paul almost suceeded in completing the entire layout in two weeks.
All that is left to do is the small town area.

To view construction Week One. click here.

To view construction After Paul. click here.

To view the original shop layout. click here.

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