Trying out a micro layout (or close to one).

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GuilfordRailman

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I’ve been browsing online the last few weeks looking at various vehicles and figure packs. I finally found some the other day that interested me so I went ahead and ordered them. I received them today:)

The vehicles are a 1974 Buick Estate Wagon and a 1978 Chevy Sedan. The figures are the Woodland Scenics “Senior Citizens” and “General Public” packs.

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GuilfordRailman

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I’ve been working on the lines for the utility poles and had some difficulties getting the correct look for the lines. I purchased some higher quality string from the local crafts store in hopes that it would allow for more “workability” but I couldn’t quite get it.

I ultimately decided to apply tension to keep the lines straight. It’s not the most realistic look but it does the job.

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GuilfordRailman

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On a different note, one of the last few things I need to do on the layout to make it “complete”, is construct the offloading pipes for bulk flour at the bakery and corn syrup at the bottling plant. I plan to scratch build these using some basic materials. I had some extra .125” styrene strips left, as well as some small wooden dowels and some leather cording. I highly recommend using the leather cording for hoses and such as it works really well!

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I plan to construct something similar to the images below:

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(Image source from: https://unitedstatessystems.com/pneumatic-railcar-unloading/)
 

GuilfordRailman

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I forgot to upload these the other day but i’ve gone ahead and installed the wheel stops on both spur tracks.

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I also went ahead and took a few pictures of the figures on the layout. If you’ve seen the layout tour, you’ll probably have noticed them but just in case you didn’t, here’s some pictures:)

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I plan to purchase a few more figures and vehicles in the future.
 

Smudge617

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I forgot to upload these the other day but i’ve gone ahead and installed the wheel stops on both spur tracks.

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I also went ahead and took a few pictures of the figures on the layout. If you’ve seen the layout tour, you’ll probably have noticed them but just in case you didn’t, here’s some pictures:)

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I plan to purchase a few more figures and vehicles in the future.
What are you using for ground cover?
 

Smudge617

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Got an early birthday gift from my girlfriend:)

I mentioned how I saw a locomotive online i’ve always wanted and she made it happen!

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I grew up with Guilford Rail as my local RR and have always loved the GP40-2W locomotives since I was a kid. Check out some videos I made of it here:


Looks like you got yourself a winner there, and a nice Loco too. :D
 




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