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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Roger Wellman, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. Roger Wellman

    Roger Wellman New Member

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    When I joined the Gauge, some members asked me to post pictures showing progress on my layout, and I guess it's time to submit some photos. I built a table eight feet by eight feet, then covered the top with pink and blue foam insulation board, used the regulart HO risers, then just put things at ramdom (much like Mother Nature), and have learned that sometimes I till have to "modify stuff", tearing out the old and building the new. Such is the HO hobby, I guess. This is my first time to submit pictures, and I hope they came through again. If not, I'll just tear it out and try again!

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  2. Roger Wellman

    Roger Wellman New Member

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    I'm glad that worked ... that picture was taken in January ... and a lot has changed since then. Here is one of the pictures I took today of the layout.

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    Looks great. Nice radiotower. Seems like you have done a lot of work in the last 2 month.

    Jesper
  4. kettlestack

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    Your way of doing things is great Roger, doing the scenery in the middle of the layout first pays dividends in the long run. No leaning over to tackle it at a later stage when the scenery near the edges is complete!

    I bet a lot of the time you spent was making those good looking trees :) Methinks I've seen that tower mast in San Francisco! ;) .

    All in all, it's coming along just fine.

    Errol
  5. Tyson Rayles

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    Roger it's looking real good, please continue to post as progress permits. :)
  6. RailRon

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    Roger, this hill looks just fine.

    I love that radio mast - it brings a vivid spot of color into the landscape. Is this a kit or did you scratchbuild it?

    Ron
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    Roger. You are coming along just fine. Your layout looks great.
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    Nnnniiicccceeee....;) more pics..yup, yup...post MORE pics!!

    How bout a close up of that chainlink fence around that very cool tower???
  9. Roger Wellman

    Roger Wellman New Member

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    Thanks for the thoughts! The radio tower is a kit-bash effort using an N-Scale high tension power line tower kit, and shaping the triangular top from some plastic left over from other kits. These towers are everywhere on the landscape, these days, and I wanted something like that for my layout. The chain link fence is just some old window screen, tied around some small coat hanger wire, then painted with gloss silver. I tied the screen with a single strand of silver wire (pulled from speaker wire stock). Took lots of time, but I am pleased so far. The trees are from "well picked weeds", then covered with Woodland Scenics "stuff". In fact, it is finally a warm day in Ohio, and I plan to go "weed hunting" again to make more trees. I'll keep you posted on the progress of the layout.
  10. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Roger, You really have got a lot done in 2 months! And as others have noted, the radio tower looks great. Keep having fun.

    Gary
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Lookin' good Roger! Oh yeah, tearing out the old and making modifications is definitely part of the way I do the hobby! I can relate! :D Your results are worth the effort! Let me add my admiration of the radio tower scene.
    Ralph
  12. Matt Probst

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    Cool scenes Roger! keep 'em comin"!!:D

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.