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

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

  1. holdenburg

    holdenburg Member

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    Mmmmmmmm.....??

    Wow, I think I saw the Budweiser train go by!!! (in my best Homer voice! BEEERRRRRR)
    Steve, the Photobucket stuff is awsome! Especially nice is the shot of the large bridge but the weathering on the other TwinRiver bridge is awsome! I like the steamer and the HW Passenger Cars.... WOW....(2nd WOW) err WOW AGAIN... :wave:
  2. joesho

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    wow steve that looks amazing i hadnt looked at this thread since pg 2sign1 youve done a LOT of work is such a small time period,all i have to say is THATS ONE FREAKIN AWSOME LAYOUT!!!!!!!! wow seriosly with the materials at hand (4.99 spray gun) nice work on the rocks give your self a pat on the back good job jawdrop jawdrop :D :D :D :wave: :) :thumb:
  3. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    joesho...thankyou...I appreciate it!
    thank you holdenburg for all the kind words...
    Here's a better pic for ya:
    Twin River RR 163 smaller2.jpg

    The rest are just "fooling around with the camera" pics
    this next one will make a good shot when all the scenery is done....I've started ballasting this end of the layout....have I mentioned ballasting stinks?......thought so

    Twin River RR 142 small2.jpg

    Deano's handy-work...the man has raised detailing engines to an art-form (he'll be mad I said that..........shhhhhh don't tell him!):D

    Twin River RR 154 small.jpg

    Twin River RR 149 small.jpg

    Twin River RR 147 small.jpg

    I'll hopefully have the ballasting done this week...I really want to get the mine area done....I'm sick of looking at the plywood:cry:

    Take care:wave:
  4. COMBAT

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    What did you use for water?
  5. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    AWESOME PICS STEVE!!!:thumb: you know i like your steel bridges, as i have commented on them SEVERAL TIMES:thumb:. i cant recall seeing the station, i REALLY LIKE IT!!!!:thumb: (NICE ballasting too!;)). and the shot of the wood on the bridge in the third pic is SLAP FANTASTIC!:thumb::D. GREAT WORK!:D -Deano
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    He starts describing the steps it took to make the water on page 11.
  7. cnw1961

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    Ballasting stinks????? Never heard anything like that from you sign1 . Nice shots (as always. Seems like your layout can only generate nice and interesting pictures). The picture with the station is absolutely awesome :thumb: :thumb: .
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    Steve, those are some very nice never seen before shots!
  9. holdenburg

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    Previous thred regarding water...

    Hi Combat, look back into the pages of this novel (page 11) and there on some page eons ago in a small small place lies the golden fleece.... :)
  10. COMBAT

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    OK, Will do. I started looking back on this book but I got so caught up in the pictures I stopped reading. LOL

    Thanks!
  11. ocalicreek

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    That's because it was designed that way...:D

    Oh yeah, and Steve has done a fantastic job ever since!

    Galen
  12. holdenburg

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    Special Car

    I think Steve will need a "Sponge Car" for all the dreweling and slobbering going on... sign1
  13. wdsrwg

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    I'm not ashamed to say I have a bucket under my chin!
    sign1 :wave:sign1

    With what he is doing on his first try (at least thats what he sez!)
    he deserves all the accolades posted!

    It is getting a little steamy in here though...........
  14. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Guys...you know I got ya covered!

    Twin River RR 168 small.jpg

    This is my first scratch built car!....Kurt, what do you think?

    It's always a good time for a "history" lesson!:D
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    ROFL!!!!!!:thumb: sign1 sign1 sign1Steve, the "History" lesson was a real nice touch!!!:thumb: :D -Deano
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    ((Wipes mouth with cloth napkin))Excellent work! :) Can you actually pull that car around? or is it just a temporary thing? I for one think it'd make a great toungue-n-cheek car to have coasting around the layout! :thumb:
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    What protection is tehre available to protect cars from being broken into millions of pieces of they detail on that bridge thing-a-ma-jiggie lol....
  18. BigJim

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    :) Do you have pics of the Sponge Bob Square Pants factory?

    ...Jim
  19. cnw1961

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    WOW, Steve, you’re a GENIUS!!!. This is the best NP sponge car I’ve ever seen :thumb: :thumb: . You didn’t make the same mistake as most manufacturers to use a yellow sponge – it’s ridiculous, they don’t even come close to the color of the prototype. Your sponge matches the NP "spitting blue" perfectly. BTW, NP invented this color to give the cars a clean and aseptic look. But they couldn’t do anything against the smell of the cars, which could be really bad on a hot summer day. Fortunately this disgusting episode of North American Railroad History didn’t last for very long. Great job, Steve :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: .
  20. Nazgul

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    Kurt...I thought my knowledge of made up railroad history was good...but yours is incredible!!;)

    Miles...The car was temporary but I have saved all the pieces and it may become runnable in the future...good idea!:thumb:

    prodigy2k7... the only thing protecting the cars right now is my 2 hands :oops:

    Ok...I've been ballasting when I can the last few days..(and loving it!)..here's some pics and better shot of the freight depot:
    Anniversary 1st 003 small.jpg

    Anniversary 1st 005 small.jpg

    Anniversary 1st 011 small.jpg

    I think the ballast smooths out some of the rough edges....when some weeds are placed here and there it should further soften the look....we'll see
    take care:wave: