Don't laugh too hard...It's my first attempt!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Nazgul, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Your trees seem to have met all your criteria, quick, inexpensive, and good looking!:thumb:
    Your river photographs very well indeed! Nice work !:thumb: :thumb:
    Pete
  2. cnw1961

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    Great idea to use these plants for corniferes. I really like them. And I have to back the guys who posted before me: your mountains look awesome. I don’t know if I missed it, but could you please post a pic of an overall view of your mountain area?
  3. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Guys I just wrote a long post thanking you all but some how I lost it all[​IMG]
    Too tired to do it again... but THANK YOU ALL!:thumb: :thumb: . After work today I was digging post holes for a friend or is that EX-friend[​IMG] so I didn't work on layout:cry:
    Kurt I snapped these tonight...the first 2 show the over-all section I have done...still a lot left to do
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    I have never looked at this section at eye level before...looks like I have some over-spray from the river on the left bank:oops: .... at least it's a quick fix:thumb:
    but I do like the way the water looks though
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  4. cnw1961

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    Steve, thank you for the pics. The coal mine is a real eyecatcher in these surroundings. Even though there is still a lot to do, it is plain to see, that your layout is something special. You must be really pleased. Did you expect this result when you started a few months ago?
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Steve, more AMAZING pictures.:thumb: :thumb:

    I love that coal mine :D :D and it looks perfect there.:thumb: :thumb:

    And those other shots of the river and cliffs and outstounding, Truly amazing job you have done and I am really impressed and I think that lots of people are too. I am wanting to do something like this in N scale now, O great now look what you didsign1 sign1

    Really great job:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: I look forward to seeing more pictures every time I sign on!!!!! Keep up the great work:thumb: :thumb: :D :D
  6. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Kurt I had no idea what this would become. When I found The Gauge I was thinking of doing one of the WS 4x8 kits. The more I read and the more pics I saw of what others were doing...The more I wanted to try. But I was also intimidated by the skill level of the great modelers here and other places. If it wasn't for Galen designing this track plan and him saying I could do this....I would probably have either sold myself short or lost interest. Everyone has been sooooo supportive and encouraging and taking the time to help me out that I feel that I have an obligation to do the very best I can for them as well as myself (The last thing I want to happen is people feeling they're wasting their time contributing) I wouldn't have done anything like this without you guys.
    Did I mention it's FUN!

    Josh.....You go for it! I'll be there to cheer you on:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Steve:wave:, the trees are looking GREAT!!:thumb: i CANT WAIT to see what the layout will look like with some ground cover;) . THANK YOU for posting the shots of an overall of the mine and mountains, REALLY fits together NICELY:thumb::thumb::thumb:. my favorite shot is the last one you took, at eye level:thumb: , TRULY OUTSTANDING!!:thumb::D YOU have REALLY done a FANTASTIC JOB capturing a river cut through the mountains:thumb: . announce1 PROBLEM THOUGH:eek: , every time you post pics, it just makes me want to throw out my bed, and add on to my layout:eek:...Hmm...could sleeping on a fold up cot be so bad:confused:tooth1sign1 FANTASTIC WORK(as usual:thumb:)Steve!:thumb: THANKS!:D -Deano
  8. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    The answer is.......YES IT CAN! I had one for 2 loooooooong years. You talk about aching back and muscles, not to mention the sheer frustration....I could only imagine the torture if I had ever gotten the stinking thing open and actually slept on it!:D

    Thank you Deano
    when I see your wonderful collection of engines..... I envy you:thumb: :thumb:

    I am ordering the Micro-Engineering (210') tall steel viaduct
    Walthers Model Railroad Mall -- product information page for 255-75515

    It is going here:
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    the plan is to carve a ravine into the foam and i have also been toying with the idea of cutting the plywood underneath to make it DEEPER...the plywood overhangs the frame of the bench at this spot so it shouldn't be a problem (famous last words):rolleyes:

    Just playing with the camera...
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    As always, looking great!
  10. cnw1961

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    This steel viaduct is a good choice. It will look great on your layout. :thumb:
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    Famous last words:

    from a helicopter/airplane pilot: "Oh Sh**!"

    from an engineer: "this should be a piece of cake!"

    from a redneck: "Hey Bubba! Watch this!"
  12. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    This will save you a lot of money. You won’t have to buy tons of ground cover in many different shades of green sign1 .
  14. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Kurt,
    I figure if I yank some trees off the layout...this side is pretty much DONE!:D :D :D
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    Heh heh heh....that's pretty funny. Ain't it also funny how a layout can eat up trees and still be hungry for more? I too think the viaduct will be a great addition, giving you and your guests a neat view down the river gorge.

    I lost a post also...stupid slow connection...anyway, where are those hoppers you need for that mine?

    Galen
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    … and I can’t see a railroad track in this picture of Wyoming. You should change that too. :D
  17. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Galen
    I asked my wife a while ago if I could buy some hoppers because I needed them for the mine on my layout......she said NO! You don't ask my wife anything twice....she's not as nice as she looks:

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    Chris (91rioja) knows all about "snookums":D
  18. 91rioja

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    How is snookums?
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    Nazgul Active Member

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    She asked recently if "that Chris guy" has been minding his own business?
    I lied to her and told her I don't talk to you anymore......I know I should stand up to her....but she won't let me:cry:
  20. 91rioja

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    Yeah, that is probably the best thing. She'd just accuse me of gettin you into trouble!

    The layout looks great!