very nice I like all the color's used make's it look more real. nice job!
Hey Joe that looks really good! I assume even in the densest areas your equipment runs through it unhindered?
Things are really weird around here. There's a section of abandoned track near where I live. There hasn't been a train on it since 1985, the tracks have been severed, but the signals are still active, and there is active weed control and some track maintenance. If the weather ever warms up, I can take a photo of it. My question would be, since there is so much weed-infested active track, why in the world would the railroad spend money keeping an abandoned line weed-free? And maintain signals that haven't been used in 25 years?
This track goes up to directly behind a Target store, and almost to a warehouse that used to be a Sears warehouse until about 1990. There's absolutely zip there, not even a hope for anything, except that warehouse. It goes between two streets, crosses 5 streets (still with fully active crossings) to the Target. There isn't even a spot where something could be built that might justify rail service. The lines in the road have been painted over the rails (for years), and one street has paved over the rails.As for weed control.....That is for the most part that is easy and cheap thing to do! The question is why maintain a dead line? May be there is plans down the road to re-open the line? There is a spur near me that looks dead but once in a blue moon they use it to store the MofW equipment and as a Team track for the power plant down the road!
Yes, the rail heads and flang ways are clean and clear. Everything runs fine over the weed covered tracks. I used three colors of static grass blended together and trimmed the length after the glue dried to give it a natural look.
That looks fantastic Joe On most model railroads the track and right away look way to perfect for real world conditions.
That's possible, but considering that many, if not most railroads existed before the towns concerned, I would question how much authority the towns could exert on railroads.Re: "The question is why maintain a dead line?"
Perhaps the town in which the tracks lie has an ordinance on weed control. I know many do. (What I don't know is if a city can force the railroad to comply.)
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