Today O'Neills made it to the recently cleared off workbench!!! I anticipate a slow start to getting back into things. I'm looking forward to trying some of Brett's new techniques along with some of the unique twists that you all have put on your builds. I would be interested to hear your ideas and thoughts about a few twists I'm considering as well.
I feel like the dio needs a crane of some type. I really like the way Steve added that metal frame hoist. I'm considering something similar or maybe a small derrick, but this may add too much to the footprint. Have considered a crane on the back of a flatbed truck as well.
I really want to see what a slate roof will look like on the tower structure. I'm going to mock that up before I officially attempt it. I think if I do that I will need to consider painting the tower with a heavy peel effect. Perhaps the green color of the doors of the main building.
I believe I will add a sag in the roof of the work shack as an homage to Cedarhill.
I like the trees that Ken added, but am concerned about the footprint once again in O scale. Placing the structure on a diagonal like Mike did might add room for a tree, or a derilict trailer in the weeds.
I'm open to any/all ideas, so bring them on. I love the timeless design of this structure and am looking forward to personalizing it.