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Steve B

Firefighter
MLW great rusting hi cubes, they are nice, i got a box full of bright yellow UP high cubes (Bachmann silver series) now i know what to do to tone them down,,, a lot
Ken L no it's not modular, if i move i'll be making a monster layout without any doubt so none of mine's worth taking, i'll take everything i can salvage though
John toilet paper,,,, well i'd never have thought of that
 

Steve B

Firefighter
This is my progress for the kids, they can now run trains, i put an electrical cut out switch on the bridge so if one of them opens it the others will not drive a train onto the concrete floor, which is not advised. electrics are not fully complete so they can't drive a train into some of the sidings, i put the transformer on the end so they can at least drive something, i have still got to get the masonite for the backdrop but that can wait. At present it's just an eight by five with a walkway up the middle, later i am going to put a mine section on the right side of the garage with a high level track to the unloading bridge you can see behind the station
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the completed station, almost
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the bridge linking the 8' x 5' together into a loop
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the area to the right is industrial as requested by eldest boy
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grove den

naturally natural trees
Steve B:
Nice progress Steve.! The upper level as well as the down level for the kids:I do like the idea of the coalmine (in the future ....)

MLW
Again a great "weathering" job you did/are doing...:eek: I think it will take me some years to manage that kind of "level";)

NZRMac, KenThere IS something BIG going on at the other side of our globe. Glad you "made" it already so far...:)

Johntealon John:Great how you inventioned/ built your On3 freight cars. I recognised the landrover, I use mine to place it near my HO scale trees, when I take a pictures to show the scale of it.( Costs: 0,25 euro);)

Ray: great progress and the BACKDROPS:eek: Great effect!

Jos
 

MLW

Active Member
Ray, Thanks for the comments. So staging is multi-level? So you get twice has much staging . interesting idea.:)

Brakie, Yes sir. Bachmann cars. I don’t understand what’s wrong with them either, and as a bonus I got them dirt-cheap at my LHS. Put IM metal wheel sets, Kadee #5 and voila!! You could go further and replace the grabs and steps, add an air hose and no one would be the wiser. They run good, they track well, they look great …and beat up, but that’s the idea. No one can tell if this is a $6.00 or $40.00 car.

CSX road Slug, My industries are stored away in boxes while I’m adding and re-building parts of my layout. But yes: Brewery, Warehouse, Grain Silos, Heavy Industry, Shipping Express (LTC), Pipe & tubing, flour mill, Cardboard Products etc..

Steve B, Thanks, great cars indeed. I like them a lot. The details are good for me and they take paint/weathering very well. I hope I’ll see more on sale again soon. BTW is that a weathered steamer I see park at the station? What’s the name of the high speed train sitting at the platform?

grove den, Thanks. Practice and patience and eventually it looks decent. That’s all.

OldGettysk, Thanks. Yes great car indeed.
 

rhoward

S.L.O.&W. Trainman
MLW, well, not really twice as much. The staging doubles as a return loop. I have three hidden tracks on the lower part (all three are return loops also). Tracks are accessible from inside the loop and the back outside. They can also be accessed by removing the fascia strip on the face of the layout. The upper level has the loop and one stub end track that can hold a train with about 3 passenger cars or a short freight. During operations trains parked in the loops would be brought out onto the layout coming from where-ever land. At least one of the staging loops would be kept open for continuous running.

Steve B, I just love what you have done for your kids. They are very lucky to have a dad who takes the time to build something that special for them! Nice sturdy bridge there BTW.
 
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jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
Ray, Thanks for the comments. So staging is multi-level? So you get twice has much staging . interesting idea.:)
Oh woha, thanks for throwing a brick at my head with an idea tied to it!

My layout planning as suffered from lack of "direction" in the staging area. You just made me realize that I can do double deck staging, with the helix at the END, not single deck with the helix at the start!

Thanks Ray!
 

NZRMac

In Training Down Under.
Got busy with the battery drill over the weekend.






I'm following the lines on the floor (approximately:D )

Ken.
 
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grove den

naturally natural trees
battery

What kind of battery do you use Ken. I do notice a very vaste progress in a short time with that BATTERY drill;) Do they sell it also in Europe? lol

I am very curious about how it is going to be( trackplan)
Thanks for sharing your progress pictures.

BTW You've got a very nice countryestate...it looks- it is just great ,certainly from air!
One thing they do sell in Europe( red circle) I've got the same model...

Jos
 
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NZRMac

In Training Down Under.
The trackplan is a modified version of this SSShhhhh don't tell MR I scanned it from their magazine.


The Battery drill is just a 12v Ryobi:D

Thankyou for the compliments on our home, really love it here.

Ken.
 

Steve B

Firefighter
Looking great Ken, that's going to be a fantastic layout.
MLW Yes it's an old TriAng model of a 4-6-2 pacific number 6201, the boy's wanted a steam loco in scrapyard condition so they got one, I used a two pack instant rust, you paint on the ferrous base coat then paint on an activator and within hours it's going rusty, the best part of this stuff is the longer it's on the rustier it get's, the passenger train is a Hornby inter city class 92 set, cheap and very fast

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tompm

Active Member
The local switcher is waiting on the interchange track at MP 46 waiting for the fast passenger to roar-by:

IHC Pacific


IHC Pacific tender


Athearn Abbots Express Reefer


MDC/Roundhouse Chateau Martin Wines Express Reefer
 

tompm

Active Member
Walters Heavyweight B&O Coach:


Walters Heavyweight B&O Coach:


The switcher begins to roll

IHC 0-8-0 switcher with customed number



IHC 0-8-0 switcher tender with customed number

 

tompm

Active Member
Atlas ARHS 2-Bay Hopper


Atlas 2-bay hopper


Mantua 2-bay hopper


LNE Accurail wood outside truss boxcar.
 

tompm

Active Member
Reading Accurail wood outside truss boxcar.


Athearn Erie wood box car.


MDC/Roundhouse NE Style caboose – Custom painted and decaled:
 

rhoward

S.L.O.&W. Trainman
You're certainly welcome, Josh! Hope it works well for you.

Tompm, very, very nice weathering on your rolling stock!

Ken M That is going to be a great layout! Oh to have that much space.....!
 

jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
Ray Oh my yes it will! I can stage North & South trains much easier then!

Tom, I LOVE your picture runs, car by car, very awesome!
 




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