Building the Quanah Acme & Pacific RR, along with the Frisco, DRGW, BN..............

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montanan

Whiskey Merchant
Checked out some of your other videos. Excellent work. Sure is nice to have a space like that.
 

gjslsffan

Active Member
Thanks Chet,
It is both a blessing and a curse. It seems I never have enough time, trees, or other scenery material. I took all this on by myself, I have learned that next time I build a MRR (if I ever do) it wont be as complicated, and a single track outfit with sidings and a lot more on-line switching. Don't get me wrong we can run 4 switch jobs (between 10-30 cars each) at a time, a yard trimmer, and hump job. But it gets hard to keep track of all that LOL.
Anyway If you get a chance, feel free to stop by.


Checked out some of your other videos. Excellent work. Sure is nice to have a space like that.
 

montanan

Whiskey Merchant
I know what you mean. That's quite an undertaking for one person. I am a lone operator as there are no other modelers in my area. I started my layout over 30 years ago and it probably will never be "finished", but all of the track is now down and probably over 95% of the scenery is in, but some of the older areas will be updated i time. I had thought about doing something like what you have there, but realized that without help it would be quite a lot of work. I do like the idea of a long mainline run, but with the space I have available it would have been too cramped. I decided when construction was started that the layout would be built mainly for switching. In the end, it has worked out just fine. What you have there is amazing and I wouldn't think of trying something like that on my own.

Again, Well done.
 

Edsland

Active Member
You do beautiful work are your trees hand made or bought. I'm working on my 2nd layout and everything is a lot better then my 1st except my trees are a challenge
 

gjslsffan

Active Member
Hi Edsland,
Thanks for the comments

Most of the trees are handmade mostly by myself, but I have been given trees some handmade some mfg'd by friends over the years, there are a lot of mfg'd trees too, but they get a heavy dose of modifications before installation. Out here we have millions of acres of Sage Brush. A great deal of the non pine type trees are made from Sage armatures. I have another batch of trees made and ready to install, just get out there and put them in and watch them disappear :)
Tom Holley

You do beautiful work are your trees hand made or bought. I'm working on my 2nd layout and everything is a lot better then my 1st except my trees are a challenge
 

gjslsffan

Active Member
Here is a video of the outfit as viewed from the Toy Man's lens. He has great equipment and much experience.

[video=youtube_share;L9mgLd7jOA8]https://youtu.be/L9mgLd7jOA8[/video]
 

riogrande

Active Member
Tom,

What is resin paper?

I grew up with the SP and introduced myself to the D&RGW in the mid-1980's so I'm a big fan of both, and have been collecting rolling stock for them for some time now. I've backdated primarily to the late 70's and early 80's.

BTW, I didn't realize until I chatted a bit with Nick Molo of Moloco that he is a big Frisco fan! I've been collecting his most excellent box cars slowly in one's and two's as they are not cheap.

I enjoy your western SP/DRGW themed layout and that's right in my sweet spot!
 

gjslsffan

Active Member
Tom,

What is resin paper?

I grew up with the SP and introduced myself to the D&RGW in the mid-1980's so I'm a big fan of both, and have been collecting rolling stock for them for some time now. I've backdated primarily to the late 70's and early 80's.

BTW, I didn't realize until I chatted a bit with Nick Molo of Moloco that he is a big Frisco fan! I've been collecting his most excellent box cars slowly in one's and two's as they are not cheap.

I enjoy your western SP/D&RGW themed layout and that's right in my sweet spot!
Thanks for looking and for the comments, It is a small world huh? And getting smaller all the time. I seem to have about the same amount of Frisco, BN equipment than Rio Grande, and SP, The D&RGW, SP was just what was on the MRR the day he was filming. The power gets rotated all the time. That explains the wide variety, but mostly western rolling stock. I need to get more eastern post 1975-ish rolling stock.
Here is a link to the Rosin paper

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_rosin_paper

I mis-spelled it on some posts, but this is the paper and mine is a brownish color. For less than 10 bucks at Home Depot.

Thanks for taking the time.
 

otiscnj

Well-Known Member
Tom,

Look forward to looking at your videos further, some time soon.

I agree that having, or attempting to build, maintain, and run a large model railroad has its huge challenges, particularly if you're a lone wolf. I'm currently working on a roughly 34x28' ho layout, by my self, and still don't have anything running yet, after 5 years of design and construction. But I was getting closer every day, prior to my wife being hospitalized about a month ago.

Not to hijack the thread, but at this point, I'm seriously reconsidering my choice(s). I've been considering whether to soldier on, or to throw in the towel, and go with a smaller, more manageable design. Either that, or going to O 3rail, which is how I got started way, way back. A larger scale effectively reduces the room size, and has the added benefit that its easier on the eyes. Its a tough call, as I've been toying with my concept, and collecting equipment for it, since the early 1980's. If I made the jump, I'd probably look to sell my HO stuff 'in bulk,' with a few exceptions, and not look back. You can find my HO layout under the Philly & Scranton; A Branch of the NEC thread in the Layout Construction section. Some of my O ideas I have under the 'Amish International Speedway' thread in the O scale section of this portion of the forums.

Carl/Otis
 

gjslsffan

Active Member
No worries Carl, I hope things are going better for you and the Missus.
Been a long time since I posted here, too many sites not enough time. Here is a little project I started a few years ago, still not done (do we ever get done?), any way a few pics, need to add some more vegetation here and there especially in the rocks.

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Here we have some ground cover and a few bushes, also a road coming down towards the little flat spot. My miserable attempt at backdrop painting.
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Now with a few trees, a cabin, some people, additional items and vehicles installed
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A little closer look.
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Again not finished, but a bit closer!
Thanks for stopping by, and takin a look.
 




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