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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by TrainNut, Oct 10, 2006.
Nice addition. Can't wait to see what you use to bridge that big gap. Should look good!
I must have posted this in another thread. Here it is again. This is what I have planned to fill the gap.
Nice benchwork. It looks really sturdy. Must be nice to be able to move the layout on wheels. I need to start asking for tools for Christmas, Birthdays, Father's day.
3' extension takes shape
Well, progress has slowed a bit but the three foot extension is starting to take shape and look like something. One great thing about this extension is that it has allowed me to reduce all but one of my 4% grades down to 2%. It was a little complicated to figure out as I already had most of them laid and covered with cork but with some minor demolition in some areas and some creativity in others, I managed, and I think my trains will be much happier in the long run!
Really good work
That extension makes a lot of difference...
Looks good! I'd like to see where it is now, over a week later
The best tutorial I have encountered, as well as the best layout and scenery work. I am putting together my first N scale layout and am finding it a lot tougher than HO. Your work crew must be a lot bigger and more energetic than mine - the progress is amazing!
Keep those postings coming. I am getting a great, painless education!
One of my friends asked me the other day how much experience I had at building model train layouts. I had to think about it, but I finally came up with a number... 11 layouts of various types and sizes. I built my first layout down the side of my bedroom when I was 8 years old. Some of them made it from start to finish while others barely made it out of the concept stage. I have used many different construction methods over the years but I have to say that there are a lot of "firsts" for me on this layout. Some firsts on this layout have been...
1. the use of foam
3. Track weathering
5. Fascia boards
I'm sure there are others but it just goes to show that I am learning right alongside of you! The biggest one has got to be building with foam. It's a whole different world but I am very pleased with the results and it makes track work sooooo much easier.
Looking good TN. Keep up the great work you are doing. and Keep the pic's posted so we can enjoy this with you as you build
Great Learning experience for us all!!!
Recently I was wandering around the fabric store and found a great deal on some old curtain fabric. Today, my wife helped me sew it into 5 panels and we temporarily tacked it in place. What an improvement. Now you can't see the ferocious mess that resides behind on the shelves.
That looks really good! I am going to have to do something like that myself. It makes it look much better then seeing the mess we leave doesnt it. LOL
Looks great!:thumb: And the best thing, now you throw whatever underneath, drop the curtain, and say that you cleaned!
Ain't that the truth! Trouble is, before I could find whatever I needed with just a glance. Now, I actually have to put some work into finding what I need. Example... I "cleaned" last night and now I can't find my paint brush. Looked high and low (literally) and can't seem to figure out where it went.
It's one of the little known secrets of paint brushes...All those little bristles that help you paint so well, turn into little legs at night, which enable tthe brush to find itself a nice hiding place...
Great layout, BTW...!! :thumb:
I received this little beauty in the mail last week and now I just need to lay the track for the reverse loop and get some wires underneath to that part of the table so I can wire it in.
ooooh perty DCC chip! great layout trainnut,that 3 foot REALLY makes a cool difference! cant wait to see more of this take shape! :thumb: --josh
I've made a little progress on the new section and here and there. Terrain, some roads, grass and a little rockwork are some of the new additions. You can see the foundations for quite a few new buildings that still have yet to be built. They're on the to do list but I envision a little town developing nicely. I've also come across some old ceiling tiles and have broken them to form jagged edges and I have been experimenting with that. I'm not quite sure how to paint them. The ones in the pictures have received one coat of Earthcoat brown and seem to have taken no change. Maybe I'll add some grey and try to make it look like Shale. I dunno. I like the results so far...
good work but u should have the fabric cut to the very top edge
Okay, I'm curious... Why do you say that? Can you elaborate a little?