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This weekend's fun and games revolved around my lake "up north". (I hope nobody points out that there are no mountains like mine in northern Minnesota). Actually this has been a 2 weekend project beginning last weekend with getting the houses level and doing a little paint washing on the rocks and stuff behind the houses. I've got some street lights on order and when they get
here I'll put them in along with lighting for the houses. My hope is that these LED lights will put off enough light so my opti-sensors for the RR crossing signals will work. I guess we'll find out when I get them installed.

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logandsawman

Well-Known Member
Soulman, nice project, and you will find rocks like that up by Grand Portage, just take US 61. They actually do look like mountains.

Great stuff last week!

I got my tower done over the weekend, first the easy shingles:

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Then, the finished project:

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With operating lights:

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Too much fun. LASM
 
Soulman; I like your lake, and the trees surrounding it. Are they some type of dried flowers?

LogandSaw, You tower is good-looking. I especially like the color green and the real dirt.

George, nice looking town; what scale?

Here's one of my latest, anyone recognize this mansion?

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Thanks for looking,
D.A.
 

WC3026

Member
I will get in on one of these for once!!!
I got some time to get a little work done on my "mini Mountain" with adding of trees and some ground cover.




I have about 100 or so trees that are going to go on here.
Dont think it looks bad for it being my VERY first time doing anything like this EVER!!
 

wombat457

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Soulman; I like your lake, and the trees surrounding it. Are they some type of dried flowers?

LogandSaw, You tower is good-looking. I especially like the color green and the real dirt.

George, nice looking town; what scale?

Here's one of my latest, anyone recognize this mansion?

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Thanks for looking,
D.A.
Going out on a limb here, but might it be the Addams Family Mansion? No matter what mansion it is, it is very impressive!

I will get in on one of these for once!!!
I got some time to get a little work done on my "mini Mountain" with adding of trees and some ground cover.




I have about 100 or so trees that are going to go on here.
Dont think it looks bad for it being my VERY first time doing anything like this EVER!!
For a first it looks very good. I like your rock face texture especially.
 

Gary B

The Fox Valley Railroad
Ah the Pyscho House nice take on it D.A. I built mine before the bad times for the Bates.
Soulman, George and Rob great looking scenes from each of you. This is what I love about this forum, you get to see what people are doing that would never appear in Model Railroader. At least not yet. I feel very much a kin to you guys.
 
Rob: Great job on your mountains! You'll have to tell us what you used to build them.

Tony: George & Gary got it right; it's the Bates Motel Mansion, although it does resemble the Addams House.

Gary: What did you mean when you said, you built yours before the bad times for the Bates?

Again, thanks for the kudos and for looking.
D.A.
 
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Gary B

The Fox Valley Railroad
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DA - I modeled it before Norman murdered Mother and her lover and went Psycho. The happier times with little Norman by his tree house and Ma on the Porch. Maybe the man under the hood of the Ford is a sign of things to come...
 
Gary, very nicely done! I like the idea of it being 'before things turned bad.' The tree house is really neat too. Here's a front view of mine and you can see Mother in the 2nd story window.
D.A.
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Wombat, Sorry it took so long to get back to you but I was out on the road this week and couldn't remember my danged password. Those trees are off a some bushes in front of my house called Sedum Autumn Joy. They flower for about a day it seems and then when they go dormant they look like this. What I did was spread some wax paper over a piece of left over Styrofoam and shot them with clear paint. The wax paper prevented the Styrofoam from burning up due to the solvents in the paint. That area in the picture is going to eventually be my "winter" section of the lay out so I'm OK with the lack of color of the "leaves" on the trees. Those shriveled up tops are actually pretty hearty so I'm guessing a guy could color them with green or fall colors if he wanted to. I actually stumbled upon using them for trees. It was one of those, "hey? I wonder if these things would look like trees on the layout" moments. I'd say they do a pretty good job. This particular Sedum plant is supposed to be cut down to the ground in the fall anyway so any ends off the bush that you take won't screw up the plant come spring.
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
Someone asked for this on the loco roster thread. So here it is, a photo of my new GG1s. 4905, the green Brunswick, one is a Broadway Limited. 4911, the maroon Tuscan, is Trix.

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logandsawman

Well-Known Member
I-H

Nice looking loco's. Wonder what years they ran those (the real ones)?

Everything looks good. Lots of different stuff this week. Always nice to see the fresh activities.

lasm
 

BMR777

Member
I've been busy this weekend starting a new layout. I went to my local hobby shop and probably bought 50% of their code 100 Atlas track.



After I got the rail joiners all put on about 100 or so pieces of track I spent some time laying it down temporarily to get a feel for things.





Then I was finally able to run some trains! It feels like it has been forever since I have been able to reliably run trains on a layout!



 

wombat457

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Nice job and am looking forward to seeing your progress. One question though, why Code 100 and not code 83, not that there seems to be a huge difference between the two?
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
Wonder what years they ran those (the real ones)?
The GG1s hold the record for the longest "in service" time of any locomotive. They went into service in 1935 and the last one was retired in 1983. The main reason for retirement of the class was cracks in the frames. They were used for both freight and passenger service.
 
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Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
Saturday night operations I drew the Cheyenne Yard. Traffic was light so it went pretty well until three trains all arrived at once. The last few cards (with the green stripes) are for the Cheyenne industries.
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