First try... First Layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Strthoky, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    WOW!!

    Superb work, and N scale to boot! That makes it even more impressive. Looking forward to updates!:)
  2. trainmasta13601

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  3. Strthoky

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    Had time to get some more work done... going to put the water in this week i think... the barn is getting replaced by another smaller one this week too....

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    my creative attempt of hiding an ugly turnout

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    and the lake before I fill it... with the new sporting goods store :)[​IMG]
  4. Strthoky

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    progress update

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  5. Clerk

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    I can't think of anything to say that hasn't already been said except keep up the fantastic work. :D :D :D
  6. Drew1125

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    Great Job!

    VERY impressive Strthoky!
    This may be your 1st attempt, but you're providing the rest of us with plenty of good ideas & techniques!
    Thanks for the pics & the inspiration!
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  7. aartwmich

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    VERY nice!! IF that's a first, you're a natural!! ;)
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice work! Like others have said you have a great knack for scenary. I especially like the culvert scene and the clever use of corrugated carboard for the tilled field. Looking forward to seeing upadates!
    Ralph
  9. trainmasta13601

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    that is pretty awsome but i hope you dont mind a little suggestion your road with the tire tracs in it i from evey back road i have been on they have all been as wide as the tires so i hope you get what i meen and otherwise that layout is very very nice for a first try
  10. CPRSD40-2

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    Nice work, how did you model the dirt in front of the barn? It really looks good!
  11. Strthoky

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    I took a piece of corrogated cardboard and peeled one of the out side layers off to expose the ripples. I then glued it down ripple side up and painted it earth tones.
  12. SD90

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    Thanks, that's a good idea, I think I will use that on my layout too, if it's ok with you?! There are so many common things you can use in this hobby if you jus talk to the right people!
  13. Strthoky

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    oh thats fine with me SD 90 . I have "borrowed" so many ideas form others here... thats one of the reasons this place is great... so many people with so many ideas.:D :D
  14. Strthoky

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    Been working on my layout all morning... man what a stress reliever..

    here is an overall shot of the progress

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    I relocated the area for the farm. and scratch built a better barn than the one first pictured on my layout..

    My citizen's also upgraded their communication capabilities... with a new cell tower.. a nice easy scratch build..
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    you can see the round hay bails in the background... nothing more than painted ciggarette filters :)

    After building the sanding tower I wanted to be able to refresh the "Go-Go" juice in my loco's... so I scratch built a fuel oil servicing facility

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  15. Strthoky

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    The servicing facility needed to be a secure area.. in light of todays terrorism threat... so A fence was constructed.

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    The next addition was the ice cream shoppe / scenic train ride depot... since I am modeling Current day era... I had no use for my conrail caboose... so a nice "kitbash" and some signage... and now I am ready to go shopping at my LHS for steam power :)


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    another shot of the new barn

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    and finally here is the ONLY thing NOT scratchbuilt or kitbashed in some way shape or form. (my loco's and cars are also store bought) but as far a scenery this is the only off the shelf item...

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  16. csxnscale

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    Mr. Strthoky, I think you have it all aboard to build a great layout.

    Paul
  17. Tyson Rayles

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    Yes sir, it's coming along real nice! :cool:
  18. Strthoky

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    well I decided to add a transition piece of rockwork for the back of the mountain.. along with a new retaining wall... both scratchbuilt... doesn't match the front side of the mountain 100% but I think being different is better!

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    and here are 2 shots of the front (the first one I made)

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  19. rcwatkins

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    I hope my first attempt @ this will be a decent one. :rolleyes:
  20. Strthoky

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    hey I am a rookie!! If I can do this with the help of the great people here YOU CAN TOO!!!!!!!:D :D