What is Protocrastinator?

A Protocrastinator is a person who puts off finescale Railroad (and railway modelling) for no good reason.
Originally for me it was 1:87 (HO) scale. Problems with acquiring the bits and pieces led to extreme dissatisfaction and the project stalled. Now I've acquired an O scale boxcar and I intend investigating Proto 48 as a finescale project.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pages from the sketchbook

So, to expand on the idea outlined earlier here's a couple of sketchbook pages to illustrate what I'm talking about.
The above sketch shows the wide open backscene typical of prairie country like the Midwest.
This is exactly the same layout sketch with the backscene changed to something more afforested.
The scribble below each layout concept illustrates how the sloping backscene would look in profile. I'd bolt the backscene onto the back with a few coach bolts and wing nuts. There shouldn't be too much of an issue with the tree backscene. Perhaps the extra depth of the prairie might be an issue but this only needs to be made from the lightest thinnest ply so it wouldn't weigh too much and throw things off balance.
As another note I checked my stock of baseboards and I have a frame ready made that is 54" x 14" Almost the perfect size.


  1. Like a theater set then where the backdrop changes

  2. Absolutely.
    Another Idea would be to have backdrop for different seasons rather than different locations