First pic of my first layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by johnny b, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. wannabe-nscaler

    wannabe-nscaler New Member

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    Hey, that wall plaque...I had one of those on my wall growing up as a kid!!!
  2. johnny b

    johnny b Member

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    Yes the lines are hand painted but I suppose you could do stickers or decals . Yes I did do some curbs and sidewalks , and even storm drains . hard to tell from those pictures . Some of the details are drawn on in pencil too. Cracks are done with a razor and lightly traced with pencil. Then its just glued down on a shirtbox cardboard base that was gued down first.
    Thanks , glad people like the look . I didn't know how else to make roads so I came up with that . Any other quetions I'll be glad to answer .
  3. johnny b

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    Yeah that one hung in my parents gameroom when I was a kid !
  4. Drew1125

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    Great looking layout, Johnny! :thumb:
  5. SLOW211

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    Jumpinng Tracks !!
    i have the best set up , and thay will fall OFF!
    make shure track is clere , Runn Two Engines at a time !
    I can runn my 280 Cleen! as is ! I had this One part of the track tat i was luckey , No you have to make shure all Connections are Right , N Gage is tough ! Ho Is Better ! But it stll Can happen i WIHS THAT i can help Ha , tracks True !!
    I Can Runn My untes Backwards too You have no polblem !!
    With thirteen cars!!
    I Love Scrach Building , I use Toth picks ! papper ! glue !
    Ive Yet To show Ya !!
    its hard Work ! My Eyes are Going Bad !!!
    I have This guy limbing on a latter , that you not Beleve !
    on His house , to fix the Roof!! N Gage! CANT show Ya !!
    I Wish I Could , I Cds saved , i had to heat his arm to move it , so it looks like hes going up the latter ! Its Funn!!!
    Gonna try enney way Lets See !!!
  6. Elite Lancer

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    Cool layout, I'll have to add some of your ideas to mine for my first layout. :)
  7. johnny b

    johnny b Member

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    Cool glad to know I had some good ideas 'cause I'm just kinds making it up as I go Thanks !
  8. johnny b

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    OK , playing around with my little digital camera trying to get some nice sharp quality pictures like everyone else seems to get. Not getting it ... but I thought I would post them anyway. They are a little better and there is a little progress to show on my little layout . Not even done with it and I'm all ready planning an addition to it . I also wanted to show my X-Mas present ... my new f-3 Pennsy . I think its a great lookin little engine .

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    Try this agian , hope these work better

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  10. MilesWestern

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    OH! It seems it's coming together nicely! I like it, espically your foilage round the tunnel portals in the above photos, nice work! :) :thumb:
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Johnny, Great Modeling & Pictures.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Livesteamer, is that you?
  13. johnny b

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    To explain the very congested look to my layout , since everyone elses seem a bit more open , I'm building a western PA scene . Nowhere in particular just something I'm making up as I go. Its to look like any given spot in allegheny county's inner suburbs of Pittsburgh which is a very hilly and denslly populated area. I should work some Steeler signs in the windows and such :) . It does seem the less is more idea is what people tend to go for and from what I have seen from everyones layouts it looks great . Thats why I thought I'd 'splain my very congested look.
  14. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Yes it is me, I had my named changed.:D :D :D
  15. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    ah HA! now I know, cool! I was so used to calling you LiveSteamer though..hmm Cool!
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Alot of people are.:D I will still you LiveSteamer as my sign in name for the gauge chat room. Usually in there from 9-12 if I make it there.:D
  17. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Now you have done it Miles, you have broken Matthew's cover.
    He was on the witness protection plan under a new name. Now Arnold Schwartzenegger has to come back and erase him again. :D
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    LOL Thanks Will.:D :D :D
  19. johnny b

    johnny b Member

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    [QU OTE=Chessie6459]LOL Thanks Will.:D :D :D[/QUOTE]

    Hey can I get in on this conversation ??? It is my thread after all :) LOL
  20. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    No, sorry, Johnny, :wave: you cannot get in on it, it is now "Relocated" :D

    Unless you want to help us move the Cheesie guy to his new identity. :cool: