As of my last layout update, I'd pushed basic scenery north into Deep River, CT. Since the next area to be modeled is East Haddam/Goodspeeds (actually located in Haddam, on the west side of the Connecticut River, but let's leave it at that...), I figured it high time to check in with the prototype.
|This is the station area looking north. The car is heading east on Bridge Street (aka Route 82) and will be crossing the river on a 1913 swing bridge in just a few hundred yards from here. Off in the distance, left/west of the track, you can see the hill on which Camp Bethel sits.
|Similar view, as it looks today, shot closer - from north of the grade crossing. Same building on the right, but modified.
|Walking further north, you can't really make it out through all the trees, but Camp Bethel is up on top of that little hill on the left.
Ever since hearing of our own little version of the Martha's Vineyard Campmeeting Association, I've wanted to model at least a hint of Camp Bethel - which lies conveniently between the East Haddam scene and the Shailerville Bridge scene, providing a perfect scenic break.
|Here's how things looked after I cut the hill down - and added foam on edge along the inside of the fascia for mounting the cardboard strips.