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Phoenix Column in the club's workshop.
      These were made at the now-defunct 
      Phoenix Steel Company, years ago, in the 
      nearby town of Phoenixville, PA.
Phoenix Column holding up the floor above the club's basement workshop. In this photo, you can see the name "PHŒNIX" stamped into the metal. This column, and thousands more like it, were made at the now-defunct Phoenix Steel Company, years ago, in the nearby town of Phoenixville, PA. The columns were made in four pieces which were then riveted together to form a round column. In modern construction, this type of post has been almost entirely replaced with H-columns or Lalley columns, both of which are manufactured as single pieces, reducing the amount of labor and expense neded to make them.
The Open Door Building.
The Open Door Building in Royersford, home of the club's workshop and site of many of our early shows. This is the "back door" of the building, which faces the municipal parking lot.
Scenery carved from extruded insulation foam keeps the
      modules light and easy to carry.
Scenery carved from extruded insulation foam keeps the modules light and easy to carry. It doesn't stay pink for long - once the ground is shaped and the gaps are filled, the surface is painted and covered with other scenic materials. The foam can be carved into a variety of shapes. Under the track, where support and stability are more important, plywood is used.
Carved foam scenery in progress
Carved foam scenery in progress. The hollow hill saves foam to be used elsewhere, and saves a few ounces of weight. Strength is not an issue, since support is provided by the wooden frame of the module.
This bridge will carry a road across the tracks,
      and is being tested to make sure it will fit properly.
This bridge will carry a road across the tracks, and is being tested to make sure it will fit properly. The rough-cut foam will be further carved to make it into a more realistic hillside. The bridge was made from a couple of Rix highway bridge kits.
Carved foam scenery with a coat of paint.
Here is the pink foam with a coat of greenish-brownish paint on it. This is one of the club's corner modules.


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