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.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

LIft Out Section

The doorway into the C and A train room means a duck under.
The doorway into the C&A train room means using a duck under for the top deck (see above) and a lift-out for the lower deck - read on!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Vintage Passenger Car Kit

Mixed Train Daily?
My love of Lucius Beebe and Charles Cleggs' book "Mixed Train Daily" meant that I had to have a battered old passenger car to accompany freight on the C&A.

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.