Down on the farm
I am fortunate to be living in the middle of farm country on Long Island, NY. Right now the farmers are getting their fields ready to grow all types of food, and I can hear the tractors and smell the soil. Pretty soon the farm stands will be open and we can start buying fresh fruit and vegetables once again. I enjoy modeling a farm in Trainz, and the Trainz Download Station (DLS) has lots of gold to help anyone make a good farm scene for their route. Because I used lots of items from the DLS in this farm scene, I will be listing the “Download gold” items in spreadsheet fashion at the end of the article. I think it will be nicer to just enjoy the farm pictures and then check out the list. Welcome to the farm!
The dairy barn and hay barn.
There’s a nice trout creek running behind the plowed field. If you listen closely you can hear the gurgle of the creek and the call of a loon. The old white truck is carrying the last milk run of the day for the local folks.
A busy day.
In the main field a John Deere tractor and harvester are busy getting the day’s work done. The writing on the old Mail Pouch Tobacco ad on the barn has faded, but it is still there.
In the greenhouse.
Protected from the weather, the family grows their vegetable crop.
Burma Shave sign.
Sheriff Johnson helps a motorist who’s car broke down on Town Road. The Burma Shave signs are still along the roadside. This series of signs says “Within this vale…of toil…and sin…your head grows bald…but not your chin…Burma Shave.”
Going for trout.
Down by the old mill, cousin Phil tries to catch some trout for supper.
The cow herd grazes.
The breeze freshens as weather starts moving in, possibly it may rain by nightfall. The cows will be in the barn by then.
Mary calls out to let everyone know that dinner is ready as Joe finishes fixing the tire swing under the old apple tree. Another day on the farm is finished!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour. Here is a listing of the items from the DLS that I used to create this scene.
Whewww! As you can see from the list, that’s quite a load of gold, but these nuggets can really help your route sparkle. I want to say thanks to all those talented people listed above who have contributed effort and time into making the creations we use to enhance our routes. Thanks folks!
I hope that you have found this edition of “Download gold” to be helpful.
Article and screen shots ©2004 John D'Angelo. All rights reserved.