The Railwire January 2018 Modeling Challenge

Note: This project has been slowed substantially owing to an injury suffered while working on the model. Over the past few years, my fine motor control has deteriorated substantially, and my hands have begun to twitch and shake. While using my mini-table saw, my left hand jerked uncontrollably, and my index finger landed hard on the blade, which instantly cut down to the bone. It's the first time that I've ever been injured by this tool after many years of use.

With a desperate need for a diversion, I elected to participate in The Railwire January 2018 Modeling Challenge. The topic is an industrial buildingóright up my alley. For my entry I chose the E.J. Scudder Foundry & Machine Company in Trenton, NJ. This classic old brick industry is loaded with character, and ought to be a lot of fun to kitbash. I might even be able to use the end result on the Reading Central.

My goal is not a brick-for-brick reproduction, but rather something that emulates it, mostly because my modeling skills are rusty and have been negatively impacted by health issues. Plus, my current living conditions are, shall we say, challenging.

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