cool retaining wall Im working on....

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  1. eve_9d9

    eve_9d9 Member

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    I built this today just noodling around trying to figure out how I was gonna handle this incline. the edge was so close to the next set of tracks it didnt give me room to model out a very realistic hillside....so this is what I came up with, a reatining wall that leads up to the bridge over plaster water.......still hafta do the finising touches but I think its gonna be pretty cool....eventually there will be a backdrop board behind it that will have mountains coming off it leading to backside of the line on the incline...

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  2. rogerw

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    Eve how much distance is between the wall and the track on the lower level. Im guessing you are doing it in HO. I need to come up with the same kind of solution and yours looks like its turning out nice. Thanks
  3. eve_9d9

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    its in n scale roger......the edge of the ballast on the lower track just about comes up to the the wall........there might be 1/2 inch of grass and weeds between them....
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    cool . what are you making the wall out of?
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    the wall is all made out of stained balsa....the incline was just foam..basically the foam is just skinned in balsa and rocks, and ballast....Ill take you a better pic so you can see it a little better
  6. jesso

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    looks good!
  7. rogerw

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    Thanks eve
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Good one eve!
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  9. lester perry

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    If you go to a craft store that carries doll house material they have sheets of lap siding for exterior walls that you can tun upside downto make a retaining wall. It might be too big for n guage though.
    [​IMG] I used plastruckt I beams painted primer grey as vertical supports. If I remmember correctly I used brown paste sho polish for color
  10. eve_9d9

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    duh......I have like 4 sheets of that lap siding too, and never even thought of that.......I took me a couple hours to do that wall, stick by stick, and I could have probably knocked it out in a half hour if I had used the siding....anyways roger heres the close up pic if it helps...the ballast plays hell withthe focus on my camera for some reason

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  11. rogerw

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    much better picture looks real good.