New streetlights under construction

These are Rokuhan raw plastic toy, inoperable, street light poles.

I need to have “holding” platforms (Jigs) to stabilize them while I perform alteration work so that I may install micro LEDs in them.

I will test to see if these plaster molds help me to ease the process.

I have been working with my fingers only as I burr out the plastic bulb blob for an LED receptacle and then glue the LED into same to make it stable.

Next, I must carefully glue the lead wires down along the inside of the pole a short length at a time so they are straight.

I also file flat the inside of the pole and the bottom base ridge for easier lead wire gluing.

After all this, I paint the top of the light fixture black to mask off light shining up thru plastic and then paint over the black and the whole pole with a light grey acrylic.

It is a tedious job!

I have made 24 so far and it has taken me too many hours over too many days/weeks to get this far.

Mister Dave’s plaster workbench

The G~B&CC Trestle Bridge

Folks who remember seeing Mister Dave’s model railroad back in the days when we traveled to model train shows around the country, might remember marveling at a beautiful trestle bridge that the trains regularly crossed.

Alas, there was not room for it on the new layout, but here is a photo of it for old time sake…

The one-of-a-kind Mister Dave rocks found only on the G~B&CC

Of all the many things to see on the Golden~Blackhawk & Central City model railroad, you can’t overlook Mister Dave’s signature rock formations. They are made with care from rock molds and special plaster called “Sculptamold” and a variety of other secret ingredients! Ask Mister Dave to tell you about the hours he spent bringing these realistic rocks to life on the G~B&CC…