Gauge layout Party No 5!!!!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Catt

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    Here tis monday evening and here tis the Furrball with some pics

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    I didn't actually do these bridges this past weekend but I did paint the rails and do a wee bit of weathering to them.

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    This shot gives you a better view of the ravine?gully? hole in the ground?

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    And here we have the obligatory train on bridge pic. :D

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    An end view showing the profile cut fashia end piece.

    Notice how nicely a little black hides all the junk you don't want seen. :D :D
  2. spitfire

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    More progress today. I have the yard finished and most of the lower level track done. I need 4 more pieces of track to finish that level and then it's on to the upper level.

    Here's the yard ladder.

    Val

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  3. spitfire

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    And here we are looking south from the ladder. I've decided to add a RIP track since I have a lot of room there. It's the one heading straight for the coffee mug!

    Val

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    Val

    You are making great progress on the yard!

    Catt

    Great looking bridge!
  5. trains1972

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    I got more work done on the forest area of the layout. I am trying to get it to look like Yellowstone park in September after a light early snow fall. I pulled out the trees and added more green then put the trees back and added a little bit of snow. The lower section is finished and ready for the animals to get added. I am getting them tomorrow.
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    Trains1972

    Your forest is looking good!

    I finished recoloring the stones in the creek wall.

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    And here it is in front of the station

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    I had to do some touch up work to the ballast. The I started planting trees along the abutment on the hillside.

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    And here is one from the side.

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  10. Freelancer

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    I have finally made some progress. This may not look like much, but to me this is an outstanding achievement. This is the first structure that I have painted, and attempted "weathering" on, and is the closest that I have ever come to completing a structure.

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  11. Freelancer

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    I also picked up some LPB's at the last train show and tried my hand at painting them. I have a couple done so far and was quite proud of them until I put the camera up to them. That macro can sure pull out some detail you don't want to see.

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  12. emt49

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    ok guys i havent forgot about the pics i still need to get the digatal camria for my pis of the benck work ;)


    but on a bright side i have my track plan narrowed down to two plans so hopfuly i will be starting on track laying soon :D
  13. seanm

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    PROGRESS!


    I have the first grade set. This should make things go a lot faster. I still have to add some track before I go up another level.

    The track looks like a double track helix, but the outside track is just skirts the helix to give the lower level a way to run constant with out entering the helix... you can just see the outside track depart at the back near the wall. There will also be a switch on the right side of this level. This will allow the exit coming down the helix in either direction on the bottom level. The top level will also get a similar treatment.

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    Ain't that the truth - I've discovered all kinds of giant cat hairs in my city streets that way LOL!

    Your first structure Freelancer? Looks great to me and a major milestone! :thumb:

    So much incredible progress folks! Looking good!!!!

    Val
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    Thanks spitfire! In a sense it is my first structure. I have built some when I was younger but back then the goal was to get it built as fast as possible so that I could play with it. Crooked walls, glue everywhere, and a ton of missing parts LOL. So I am classifying this as my first real structure, that I have actually put some real time into it.

    Thanks, Freelancer
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    Freelancer
    Great job on the building. I can’t tell you how many times after viewing a photo of my work I wanted to cry. The camera can be a brutal critic at times.

    Sean
    Great progress on the helix.

    I ordered the highway bridge, and bridge pier for the trolley line bridge for the Passenger Station Diorama along with a bunch of Woodland Scenics supplies. Hopefully they will get here in time for the party.
  17. trains1972

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    Great work everyone. I got a little more done on the forest and added a couple of animals.
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    The two bears are in the bottom picture one on each side you have to look close to see them they are nscale.
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    Its amazing how adding trees and little details can really have an amazing effect!

    I'm a little remiss but have purchased some more scenic cover and have experimented on part of the mountain. Photo's a going to be a little poor (cheap 2.1MP camera, lousy lighting) but I'll get there. I'm afraid I spent my modelling time trying (and succeeding!! now I can sleep!) helping my wife model a realistic 3D skirt that moves with the legs of her character!)

    Graham
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    Here are the latest pictures of the forest that I am building.

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    Amazing how a layout can suck up trees eh Trains1972??


    Well, I am getting there with the helix. I have 2 more laps to go!! Then I have to fine tune things a bit. It is really fun to visualize something and then make it happen like you saw it in your head. Almost magical!


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