Gauge Layout party No. 4

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. TomPM

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    Next steps are: Touch up the cab, install window glazing in the cab. Apply the new number and reattach the cab. Also I am contemplating adding a number board on the underside of the light like the LNE had on their 0-8-0 switchers. Also if I am daring I may move the bell from on top of the boiler to the front on the boiler above the light. I will then finish weathering the whole locomotive.
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Good Ddavidv :thumb: :wave:
  3. Fred_M

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    Sand Dryer Shack

    HO scale sand shack I stuck together to go with one of my HO coaling towers. Also got some work done on Mikey's. Fred

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  4. trains1972

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    Here is an update on the work done in the city. I am out of building kits for the time being. Let me know what you think of the city.
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  5. Freelancer

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    trains1972 your city is coming along very nicely. I can't wait to see it come to life when you add some LPB's and street details, it is going to look awesome. :thumb:

    I haven't updated you guys on any of my progress since this party got started, so I will update you all on some of what I have gotten so far. Right now I am working on two 3' modules and have been making slow progress. (It is progress though, so I can't complain!) One module is going to be a small "town" if you want to call it that, and the other is going to have a truss bridge going across a river. Anywho, below is a shot of where I am on the river module. Right now I am trying to get my bridge to fit, and as you can see by my picture, there is still work to be done. I am also attempting to create my own abutments, I am not sure how well they will turn out, but it is worth a try.

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  6. trains1972

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    I need some history help with the time period I am modeling. I hope some one could help. I am modeling 1920 to 1930. What kind of stuff did they have on the streets back then? What kind of lights, traffic signs, was there telephone poles and wires everywhere yet? It is a time of new technology the phone, electric lights, and cars were still a new invention.
  7. Fred_M

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    Mock up for fun.
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  8. TomPM

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    Fred, nice scene!

    Trains1972, give some time to do some looking around for some examples.

    Here are a couple more progress pictures of the IHC LNE 0-8-0 switcher. I have repainted the cab with Folk Art Licorice to improve its look after removing the original number. I have also added window glazing. Next I added a Woodland Scenics engineer. I then reattached the cab to the boiler. I also gave the handrails their first coat of Folk Art Licorice.

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  9. TomPM

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    Here is the other side:

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  10. TomPM

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    I plan on giving the handrails another coat of black. I also will be applying number decals shortly. Then I will finish weathering the locomotive. I did not find any raised numbers I could use for the number board that is mounted under the headlight, so I am still deciding whether or not to add it.
  11. Fred_M

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    Looks just right Tom. Fred :thumb:
  12. trains1972

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    Here are pictures of the only part of the city that I will be able to get done before the layout party is over. I am out of suplies and it would take about 2-3 weeks for deleivery of more.
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  13. TomPM

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    Wow, trains1972 that is a lot of buildings! Very good job on them.

    One question: How are you making your sidewalk and curbs?
  14. trains1972

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    The side walk is a 1/4" piece of styrene painted aged concrete with a piece of poster board glued under it. I cut under the sidewalk enough for a piece of an old blinds to slip under since the blinds are wider then the streets. The streets are actually cork roadbed painted grimmy black. I needed to raise the streets 1/4" to meet the top of the rails. The thickness of the blinds and cork comes out to 1/4". The poster board adds the extra thickness to the sidewalk to raise it up above the streets. Here is a picture that could explain it alittle better with the blinds and cork. The darker brown under the streets is the blinds. I hope that answers your question Tom.
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  15. Ray Marinaccio

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    I haven't made any progress on the N scale layout since last week.
    I seem to have gotten side tracked by some new projects I picked up at the last train show.
    My son and I have put together 31 pieces of rolling stock, (some from kits and others that needed trucks and couplers).
    I also got 2 Athearn F7s rebuilt.
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    The latest thing I built.

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  17. Muddy Creek

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    So, did you road test it?

    It reminds me of the Utah Philips story about the guy that built a new outhouse and went in to road test it. When he came out, his buddy asked him how it worked. "Pretty good, except when I sat down, some loose change fell out of my pocket and down the hole." With that he turned around and threw a five dollar bill down the hole. "What the hell did you do that for?" he was asked. "You don't think I'm going down there for twenty three cents, do you?"

    Wayne
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Hey Fred, don't you have to have a quarter moon cut out in the door so others can see if it is occupied?
  19. Fred_M

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    LOL Robin. The real reason for the moon was:

    "Probably the most recognizable symbol associated symbol with the traditional outhouse building is the familiar crescent moon carved into the privy door. Actually, the symbol is an ancient one, and was a sign for womanhood in colonial days and on the frontier. It's male counterpart, Sol, was either a star or a sunburst design also on the door. Since most male outhouses fell into disrepair rather quickly they seldom survived; while the female ones were better maintained, and were eventually used by both sexes. Although you can find outhouses still standing with the crescent moon, the original meaning for gender identification was lost by the later nineteenth century in most areas of the country."
  20. TomPM

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    I love it, Fred! Great job!