A nice little layout

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  1. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Here's a layout I've repaired for a client. I thought he did a pretty good job on it, and since it was a sunny day, and the layout usually lives in a coffee table, I'd take it outside and get some pictures to share:

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    And some scenes:


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  2. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Just a few more shots. I really like the trestle. It's well done, and is a focal point of the layout.

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  3. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    That's a lot of trestlework for that size layout... I like it.
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW that is a cool lil layout. And it fits in a Coffee Table? Thats too cool, I like all the trestle work too, it looks sweet and from the close-ups pics you cant even tell it is a small layout :mrgreen: :thumb:
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    Very nice. I like it!
  6. berraf

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    What an impressive trestle :thumb:
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Cool! I want one too!!
  8. cpNscale

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    Looking great there,nice to see a fellow CP modeler here....check out my thread here on my layout.I will be posting some more pictures of my progress on the ground cover..
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    That is really some great trestle work! Boy am I envious (having a completely flat layout with no bridges or bridgework.) Really great job.
  10. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    OUTSTANDING!!! That is one neat little layout. I would love to see a pic of it back in the coffee table.
  11. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Thanks for the comments folks. I'll pass them along to the owner when he picks it up.

    The coffee table isn't much, really. Just a plywood box on legs with a glass top... not exactly master carpentry, but it works. ;)
  12. darkcurves

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    The trestle looks good!
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I like that a lot. :thumb:
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    How coincidental could life be. A co worker handed me a copy of MR (dated April 1971) and lo and behold it features Part 5 of an article entitled Railroad In A Coffee Table by Walter Olsen. It is in fact how to build this particular layout. This particular article deals with scenery and structures. Sometimes model railroading is stranger than fiction...

    PS Squidbait - It's almost time to get working on the N Scale group again.
  15. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Ooooo, spooky!!!
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    Now I feel bad complaining about not having enough space when I have a whole (albeit a small) room when he has packed so much into such a small area. Most impressive!