Current Project (junk yard)

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cadillac_SD9, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Cadillac_SD9

    Cadillac_SD9 Member

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    Here is my latest project for my layout it is a junk yard. Does anyone see any thing that is missing? Any ideas for fence?

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  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Excellent Work! I know you told me about it today, but seeing it is certianly better! :cool: :thumb:
  3. MilesWestern

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    Hey, where's the melted caboose? ;)
  4. jkinosh

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    For fencing you could use the net material that they make Bridal Vails out of. You can get it at most craft stores, and I believe that even Walmart carries it and you can buy it by in 1 foot sections and they are usually 45 or 54 inches wide.

    Then you could always give it a light coat of silver spray paint, and use small brass tubing or round toothpics for fence posts.

    Jacob
  5. b28_82

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    Couple more cars?
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    When I was in N scale, I would make tire piles by slicing the black insulation on #10 gauge solid core wire into 1/16" slices. I would then pile them up as needed and bond them down like ballast. I would used the same sized wire insulation in white and sliced to a C shape to line the driveway as though they were lined in white washed tires. I'd kill the shine by painting a final coat of Testor's Dulcote on it.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Maybe a crane, to move/load the junk?

    Looks good :wave: :wave:
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    A few things that come to mind...

    Junk yard office/shack.
    Maybe a weigh scale.
    Fence around the perimeter - something solid too, so your little plastic people who live nearby don't have to look at the "eyesore".
    Some sort of backhoe or crane or something to move the junk around?
    An old beat up truck that belongs to the owner, and is used to collect and/or deliver junk.
    More junk.
    A junkyard dog & dog house ;) :D

    You have got some really nice looking piles of junk - rusty, but not too much...!

    Andrew
  9. Wyomingite

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    What Mason Jar said'

    Ron:thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    If you want more cars, especially crushed or flattened ones, you can take small pieces of foil and wrap them around the contours of the cars you already have. Carefully remove the foil car shapes, squish them and then paint them various colors with an overspray of rust.
    Lookin' good by the way!
    Ralph
  11. davidstrains

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    you might want to "dull coat" and rust the old grader. The tires look to new to be in the junk yard. give them a light sanding to take off some of the tread and "gloss".
    Ralph has a great idea for additional car bodies and other metal junk shapes.

    Nice overall effect:thumb:
  12. Cadillac_SD9

    Cadillac_SD9 Member

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    thanks i will have to try it out.