Dave's Layout v. 4.0

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kleiner

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A few pics of the weekend progress First the slide out section, in later pics you will see ballast work done on this

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her we go with the slide out in place. Got one spec of hydrocal on the grass mad, will be covering that up with something

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getting pretty close to the whole layout being "roughed in", will begin populating it with trains soon. I want to get most of the sand work done before I run the trains regularly. Not a fan of sand on the tracks with trains running, patience, patience

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Thanks for looking, Dave LASM
How do you get such neat cuts in your track? Do you use a Dremel or a Xuron? Nice work!
 

logandsawman

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Well didn't do much more than run trains and tweak the freight cars over the weekend, ended up making a flower planter for the wife on Saturday.

By Sunday afternoon got in the train room, did some switching and snapped a couple pics:

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All these freight cars tracked well, the Soo line box car I had to tighten the screws holding the trucks in place, also the weights inside came loose during storage, I tacked them back in place with the JB Weld

Also have this photo in front of the depot

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I put up these little signs to indicate which track I am on, corresponding to the on/off switch for that section of track. Controls are on the fascia.

It would be nice to weather down the Malt car a little. The layout is in progress!!

THANKS for looking, Dave LASM
 

kleiner

Well-Known Member
Well didn't do much more than run trains and tweak the freight cars over the weekend, ended up making a flower planter for the wife on Saturday.

By Sunday afternoon got in the train room, did some switching and snapped a couple pics:

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All these freight cars tracked well, the Soo line box car I had to tighten the screws holding the trucks in place, also the weights inside came loose during storage, I tacked them back in place with the JB Weld

Also have this photo in front of the depot

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I put up these little signs to indicate which track I am on, corresponding to the on/off switch for that section of track. Controls are on the fascia.

It would be nice to weather down the Malt car a little. The layout is in progress!!

THANKS for looking, Dave LASM
Love the track work - perfectly painted rails! Did you use an airbrush? And what paint did you use?
 

logandsawman

Well-Known Member
Love the track work - perfectly painted rails! Did you use an airbrush? And what paint did you use?

THANKS Kleiner!

Most of the rails were done with the Woodland Scenics rusty rail pens. I put it on kind of sloppy then wipe the top off with my cotton cloth and rubbing alcohol.

This area is a diorama which was incorporated (screwed into) in the new layout, so I had lots of time to get this track right. I went over it several times.
 




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