My latest project is being built on a 32" x 80" hollow core door. It will represent part of a branch line that will run from Slidell, LA to the port of Bienville, MS when the addition to the train building is complete. This branch runs through the bayous and swamps of southern Louisiana. The diorama will depict a backwoods bayou town using 11 modified craftsman kits from Bar Mills (Hunch Landing, Oak Leaf Shipping, Honest Joe's Pawn), Sierra West (Shelby's Marine), Campbell (Norm's Landing, Boat Shop, Ice House), FOS Scale (Oyster Hill, Jimmy Dee's Bar & Grill, Barlow's Smokehouse) and Builders in Scale (Tidewater Wharf). There will also be a rolling lift bridge kitbashed from AHM and Walthers components. Look for lots of cypress trees, hanging moss, rusted tin roofs, cattails and lily pads. I'll make regular updates to this gallery to document my progress.
In January 2014, I started working on a 2 x 3 diorama to take to the SER convention in Memphis. It has 5 different elevations on a gator foam base. The main structures are from the South River Model Works "Streeters and Clear Brook" kit. I also used a Bar Mills "Idaho Hotel" and "Gravely Building" kit. A low pile trestle (also from Bar Mills) with a road going under it supports part of the track. It was located so that the diorama could theoretically become part of the layout by removing the television. It was nice to to be building again after a year away from the workbench. Here are a few in-progress photos of the construction and several of the finished product.