Sunday, December 28, 2008

Greg Beachey Ice Artist

Photos by Laura J. Gardner | The Journal Gazette. GREG BEACHEY from New Paris cuts into his big chunk of ice to create a Bighorn Sheep for the ice competition Saturday in downtown Shipshewana. Beachey has competed in ice sculpting for 10 years. The two 350-pound blocks of ice that each of the eight artists was given started to melt even before the carvers were able to attack them with their waterproof electric chain saws, stencils and chisels. Most of the carvers were from the South Bend area. But as hard as they worked, they seemed to be fighting against the unseasonably warm weather more than each other. You have to make bigger, bulkier and less detailed pieces,” Beachey said. Click to read the complete article by Michael Zennie Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN

Wayne Beachy Displays his two Lighted Reindeer.

Today at Carlton's Christmas open house, Nick brought the first two models of our lighted reindeer car. As with the rest of our cars, I do the decorating and Nick does the electronics and mechanical. With this car, he out did himself. The car is a old Gilbert depressed center flatcar decorated for the North Pole Power and Light Co. It has a generator which appears to power the two lighted reindeer, thought they are actually powered by track power. I have attached a photo of the car on Carlton's layout, powered up. By the way, the train is pulled by my North Pole Express Atlantic that I just finished this week. Like the other cars, this engine uses decals I have produced. Click here to see the train running on YouTube. Thanks Wayne very impressive!