Pictures of Module:   Beech Creek Coal Company

Tennessee State Fair 
Sept, 2000

 Knoxville SER MNRA Convention        May, 2001

  Satellite view at GATS July, 2001    

OLD GLORY     2006



Inside the Nashville WGH NTrak Layout
Friday, March 6, 2009

Beech Creek Coal

 A classic model trick is to make the viewer think there is more to a scene than is really there.  The picture above is a great example of how this can be done.  Here a coal mine and loading platform have been partially obscured from view by mountains and vegetation.  The structures have some great detail, particularly the painting and weathering.  However since you can’t see a lot of the track and flat area your mind takes that detail from the building and fills in a scene.  The imagination of the viewer is likely to create a much more detailed scene than the modeler could ever do if this was out in the open.

        Comment by Leo Bicknell

        In his blog Reality Reduced