Gauge Layout party No. 4

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

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    A little more work - Got the Sign lighted!! :)

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Then, after we checked out the new lighted sign........

    The "Owners of The MF&W Railroad" decided to take me for a ride in their private car....

    Now, I, as President, have been telling these Ceo's & Coo's about how trustworthy My LPB's are!

    Wouldn't you lmow - Me & half The Board of Directors are in theis car - heading up the North Curve toward "Shamus' Trestle, and......................................

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ............We're talking about how our LPB's are environmentaly sound - h they respect all things....and on this nice Clear Saturday Afternoon, with the sun shining on the land..all nice & Pretty -

    We hit the Northern Curve & one of the Board Members looks out teh window & sees:

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  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I have NO idea how that wheel got there - i haven't been up this end of the railroad, since the construction!! I have no answer how long that wheel has been buried... No answers for the Board... :( :( :(

    Somewhere there is a LPB - That is in real - real trouble.............
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Now, how I did it..... :)

    The Light Green brush is from a green carpet that happens to be fraying :)

    The dirt - is pastel chalk - spread around with my fingers - tinted as I went

    The Wheels - are from the same axel - I cut the wheel in half with my bench grinder, just grinded it down on the wheel :)

    Then I glued everything down :)
  6. Fred_M

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    Seems to me then your the LPB who's head must roll even if you did use the "carpet" on your layout. :D Fred
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I didn't really explain that. :)

    Our cat decided that the basement rugs were old & perfect for sharpening his claws :D He's sending little clumps of green all over the floor under the layout.

    Who am I, that would throw out perfectly good scenery! :eek: :D :eek:

    Dont know if it can be used in other scales, but get a dark green rug somewhere & try it. :)
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Very nice Mikey. Now we need to see a train on the track.
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Thanks!!

    Look around The Gauge - I have about 50 pics of trains on these tracks :) Especailly The Bridge From he** LOL
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Some more "work" :)

    You remember that thread about "What have you taken from your house & used on the layout'??

    hehehehe I "borrowed" the Waterfall :)

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  11. Fred_M

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    Now that's a good idea Mikey. My wife has one of them mood thingys waterfalls gathering dust. Never thought about using it, but now... TY Fred
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    LOL -- That's right Fred!! Blame ME!!!!! :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek: :wave: :wave: :wave:
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Wow. real water EH! Must take a brave soul to have it on your layout. Pleased to see some traffic on the tracks Mikey
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    LOL I thought of you when I did that!!! :) :) Just for you Friend!!!!! :D :D :D
  15. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job Mikey! Looks real nice!

    With this past week I don't have much to report. Too many football games and Halloween stuff. The only thing I did was add one set of numbers to the sand dome. Still have the other side to do.
  16. ddavidv

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    Too busy working on my module to take photos to post... :D
    Let's see...I got the vehicle road laid and painted. Did some more ballasting, fixed the turnout that had gravel stuck in it, :rolleyes: got my hands on the electrical connectors I need to do the wiring (which I am still avoiding). Installed and painted the road crossings. I think that's about it. Oh yeah, I started work on my main structure for the module as well.
    And today I ordered a few structures from the Con-Cor web site. :) Naturally, the ones I really wanted are no longer available. :(
    I will need to visit the LHS real soon. Been awhile since he's seen my wallet. :p
  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Thanks!! :)
  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Borrowed?...When did you think you were going to give it back!
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I'm making it removable so "Just in case" we decide that it would look nice somewhere else - It can be taken out :) :)

    ....................but you're right - not likely!! :D :D :D
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    OK I finally had some time to work on the switcher. I finished adding new numbers to the cab and the sand dome.

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