Gauge layout Party No 5!!!!!

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  1. TomPM

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    WOW! It loks like everyoine is making great progress.

    Here are a few shots showing where I have added trees and foliage.

    First here is the hillside which is pretty much complete.

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    Next is the area along side the station:

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    And here is the area I still have to do:

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    I now need to sit down and make a bunch of trees.

    Today my order arrived with the highway bridge and the bridge pier for the trolley bridge. The pier is shorter than what I expected so I’ll have to come up with something for it. Also included in the order were some scenery supplies such as the flowering foliage and more fine leaf foliage. I guess I’ll add an area of purple and yellow wildflowers.
  5. seanm

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    My Layout party project is complete! :thumb:

    I already posted pictures, and it still looks the same... so...

    Last night I ran engines up and down my helix. Track needed some cleaning from the construction, but it all worked well. No derails or problems that some cleaning didn't take care of!!

    What did I learn...

    A helix is more of a production line project then most projects on the RR. It is a lot of the same thing over and over. Consistance counts!! Jigs help a lot!! Solder track BEFORE you place it on the curves. "Liquid Nails" allows for FAST cork roadbed and track attachments. Biscuits are cool for sub roadbed construction. Good planning really helps. Expert advice is VERY helpfull.
    It was fun!!! Since the layout is new, I am sure I will have lots of projects for layout parties to come in the forseable future.

    What a great idea to get us motivated!
  6. spitfire

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    Congratulations Sean - you are the first through the gate!!! (not that it's a race :))
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Val
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    Thanks Val... I wasn't rushing, just having fun! I am starting to lay the sub roadbed and cork for the rest of the layout now. Expect more pictures!!!
  8. Catt

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    I haven't been doing much on my layouts.I have been working on a rather interesting little building for my buddy Tim's TSBY layout (Tuscola& Saginaw Bay RR).Yes its a proto road it uses the northern end of the old Ann Arbor Railroad.In fact all but two of their locos are ex AA GP35s.

    Anyway as soon as I get some time I will scan the pics I have of the building and take some pics of the model and post them all.The use of this building may surprize some of you.
  9. Ray Marinaccio

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    I got all the loco shells decaled and the dull coat applied and am in the process of installing headlight lenses and windows.
    The 0-6-0T is done.

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    Way to go Ray! Looks real good!!! :thumb:

    I finally got my yard finished. I had it done and wired over a week ago, but problems with my BLI switcher caused me to tear it out and move it. I thought the problem was that the yard ladder wasn't quite level. Too late, I discovered it was the switcher that had problems - wires tangling the rear truck. Anyway, that's fixed and the yard has been moved and re-wired. I'm actually not sorry I moved it because now it's a little bit bigger.

    Here's a couple of photos. The first one shows the yard ladder and the second is the other side. I already have some rolling stock on the RIP track - and yes, they really do need to be fixed. In the background you can see where I'm starting work on the elevated track.

    Val

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    Thanks Val.
    I like the larger yard. Your layout's looking great, looking forward to seeing more.
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    Nice looking locomotive Ray!

    Val
    The yard is coming together real nice!
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    Looooking Goood , Val .

    Neil
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    Finally got around to get my pictures organized and resized so here we go.

    I have pretty much finished the foliage on the diorama. These pictures show the area next to the station where before I had just trees. I add some clump foliage, fine leaf foilage, foliage, and flowering foliage to the area.

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    Now here is the last area I needed to finish

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    Next are a couple of pictures showing the "overall" view from the creek bed. Frist is a head on shot of the station.

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    Next is one showing the side and front of the station.

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    Now here are a couple of photos of my trying to figure out how the bridges will look and what I need to do.

    First is the trolley bridge.

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    Now with the highway bridge.

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    Here is an overhead shot of the two bridges

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