Here Are Pictures Of My Layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by RAY METIVIER, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. garyn

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    Ray

    Is your turntable a comercial product or your own? I will be looking for a longer turntable (for big steam) to replace my Arnold turntable at some point.

    tnx...gary
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    Gary
    I believe it was from Bowser Mfg Co, but i don't think they do much in n scale any more.
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    Ray, what did you use to make your mountains?
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    Ray

    I haven't been able to read every post by all the guys, but your layout is absolutely awesome. One of the advantages of having space to do a layout is that you can have one like what you have.
    :)

    Wish we have basements here in Dallas. :(

    Loved the pictures and will try to catch up with the posts from the others this week-end.
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    SD90

    Start off with aluminum window screen, form to fit. Cover with plaster cloth. Then I mix hydrocal to a thin mixture, so to be painted over the plaster cloth. I add a small amount of black paint to the hydrocal for a base cover. Mix only enough to be used up in 20 minutes. Using cold water from the fridge will extend work time.
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    Ray your layout is simply amazing! I keep going through all of the pages looking at all of your pictures, Amazing! Can you post some more pictures? PLEASE!
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    I have been working on the airport and cement plant. Here are pictures of my progress.

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    forget the last one, its a old picture

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    Ray I love the progress. If I could be bold as to make a suggestion, the airplane landing is a great action idea but wouldn't something clear as a support be much better perhaps a clear straw or even hang it from some real thin fishing line. No disrespect intended just a suggestion. Belg
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    belg

    The support for the plane is copper tubing. The reason is, the props turn and I need the tubing to hide the wires for the motors. I'll paint the tube to match something, maybe the grass.
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    I found some invisible paint at the hardware store and painted the pole with it. Is this better?

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great approach shot Ray. Since seeing the DC3 at your airport, I decided to get Flight Simulator 2004 which has a DC3. I have flown it a few times and am getting the landing approach as you have shown. Great fun when I need a break from model railroading.
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    Great stuff, Ray!
    The airport scene is just great!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    Ray, I just LOVE the mixture of aviation and rail. (My two passions).

    Can I obtain airways clearance to come visit in my personal company jet? (one of my favourites, a Caravelle)

    Runway length may be a problem, but this little Heller "Cadet" kit (in 1/200 scale) doesn't take up much apron space at just over 6" long! :)

    Gavin

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    Ray:

    You have one fantastic layout. Checked your web site and viewed all the great photos. I was into N gauge in a small way once, but when the eyes started to go I sold it along with my HO and O gauge equipment and went into large scale out door railroading. Easier to see and work on. I was wondering how you keep a layout that large clean and also the tracks for smooth running operating?
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    Love the airplane on a stick.

    I was thinking how it might look if you added fiber-optics for marker lights and landing lights..

    Your Pike is great.