#129 March Status Report
March 31, 2018
This month’s article is a further update on what’s new on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. As usual, the order that items are shown is in the order a visitor would see them while following the aisle through the layout.
The improbable parking structure (see Part 78) in the Modern City is now gone. It’s been replaced with a brand new well-lit and detailed modern office building, labeled with the MSC logo, representing the Mediterranean Shipping Company. It’s shown in Figure 1 behind the Natorps billboard.
|Figure 1. MSC Building Wide View|
The building has a very narrow lens-shaped footprint (Figure 2), and, unfortunately for the employees working there, a substantial shortage of parking spaces for their cars (a problem shared by most of the buildings in the Modern City).
|Figure 2. MSC Building End View|
Figure 3 shows a side view of the mostly-glass-sided building. Great views for the office workers, but not much privacy.
|Figure 3. MSC Building Side View|
Figure 4 shows the very nicely-done interior details of some of the offices, with their floor-to-ceiling windows, furniture, computers, plants, and artwork. It must be a day off for the company, not a lot of workers present.
|Figure 4. MSC Building Office Detail|
In last month’s article, I introduced the Amish farm, located in the Balloon Area (Figure 5). At the time, it wasn’t yet complete. The equestrians are now gone, replaced by a field being worked by a horse-drawn implement. Also, some of the trees that blocked the view of the farm have been removed to make the details more visible.
|Figure 5. The Amish Farm|
In addition to the house, barn, and silo shown in last month’s picture, there are now more characters, a stone shed, animal pens, more horse-drawn equipment and their horses, clotheslines with hanging wash, and more farm animals (Figure 6).
|Figure 6. The Amish Farm Details|
The changes and improvements continue. Come check out the “new stuff.”
© 2018 Tom Bartsch
MVGRS Big Train Project Coordinator