Cornhill and Atherton RR

Welcome to an ’Imagineered’ model world. The Cornhill & Atherton (HO scale) railroad only exists in my imagination, but has been designed and built with an ethos reflecting life in 1930s small town America.

The objective has been to achieve a world which could have existed and where model trains move freight and people purposefully through visually attractive landscapes. Everyone has a name and a story. Everything has a reason for being where it is.

Thanks to the power of the internet it has also been built as a collaborative development where advice and opinions from people all over the world, have helped a non-American create something fundamentally American.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Staging Yard

The C&A has a small double ended staging yard

The C&A has a small double ended staging yard which sits below the town of Glanton.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Knox's Super Service

Knox's Super Service
I have always loved the gas stations that can be found in small towns. Oozing with character and a great opportunity for super detailing. Atherton is a perfect location.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Atherton Company Housing

Atherton Company Housing

After building the sawmill, some company housing seemed like a good addition and an ideal way to fill a narrow(ish) space at the back of the yard approach. Something rustic with lots of atmosphere seemed appropriate.

Monday, 26 September 2016

The steam derrick

The Steam Derrick

After building the sawmill I decided that a steam derrick was needed to load logs from the dump to the saw feeding area. The discarded upright boiler from the Woodland Scenics rural sawmill kit was an ideal start for a scratch-built structure.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Otto Meyer's Sawmill

Otto Meyer's Sawmill

Otto Meyer built his sawmill on the outskirts of Atherton,  East of Vezmar mine.This is my first 100% (almost) scratch build and has been hugely enjoyable.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Vezmar Mine

Vezmar Mine

Vezmar Mine is an industry between Mortimer and Atherton. Only a single spur, but plenty of opportunities with hopper traffic and also engineering supplies for the mine.