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.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

The Doodlebug

Gas Electric Motor Car AKA "Doodlebug"
Gas Electric Motor Car aka "Doodlebug"
I decided that the C&A needed something other than steam locomotives and a "doodlebug" or gas electric motor car, was the ideal choice.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Purdue Paper Products

Purdue Paper Products
Purdue Paper Products
This is the major industry at Glanton, situated at the East end of the town just before "Twin Tunnels".

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Derelict Shacks


The Wrong Side of the Tracks
I have always liked derelict buildings and Glanton town offers an opportunity to have an area where things have "gone to seed". This picture was an inspiration to build something shabby.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Glanton Station


I decided that Campbell Scale Models "Skull Valley" station was ideal for use at Glanton without any modifications. It is a beautifully proportioned and a well detailed model.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

The Livery Stable

Suydam Livery Stable
Having built Coulson's Feed and Seed, I decided to continue the agricultural theme in this area by attempting to build a very old Suydam Livery Stable from their "Old Town Lodgings" series. I say attempt, because the kit wasn't in great condition and looked very crude on opening the box - it was exceedingly cheap however!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Coulsen Feed and Seed

Muir models kit of the "Rifle Feed and Tack" store
I decided that this Muir models kit of the "Rifle Feed and Tack" store would form a good basis for "Coulsen's Feed and Seed" on the C&A. I wasn't too keen on the aircraft hanger look, so added a false front to change the character somewhat.