Layout Progess

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Herc Driver, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    I welcome any and all opinions and ideas for improvement on my layout. I know there is a lot of scenery tasks to complete...but it's running almost every day and enjoyed by me and the kids (and just maybe that's really all that matters[​IMG] . The files are attached (assuming I followed the picture posting steps correctly).

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  2. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Just one more picture

    Hopefully this shows a touch more detail...

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  3. skipgear

    skipgear Member

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    That looks great. It's good to see someone use Bachmann EZ track effectively.
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow!!! It's hard not to be impressed.:thumb::thumb: Really great stuff, every bit as good, or even better than what you find in any of the RR magazines. Great job, keep the pics coming.:wave:
  5. grumbeast

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    Thats looking beautiful!,

    It doesn't look crowded at all, and the industrial area really looks like a nice little scene.


    Graham
  6. Victorsmalls

    Victorsmalls New Member

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    That looks amazing :)
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Very nice!

    Andrew
  8. rksstl

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    Nice job Mark, :thumb: keep the pics comming. And yes that's all that matters is to enjoy it. :wave:
  9. zedob

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    Herc,

    I assume you are one of the only modelers here who voted in the layout poll at 90% completed. :D

    What a pretty layout. Nice Job.
  10. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    that's EZ track?! well done. I bet you have a hard time keeping the kids away :)

    kevin
  11. johnny b

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    That looks fantastic !!
  12. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Thank you for the kind words, but honestly, I get most of my ideas from looking at the quality work found right here on this site. I only wish MORE pictures were posted here...there's so much to learn from actually seeing the work instead of only reading about it.

    Yes, that is EZ track, but there's nothing ez about putting ballast on it. Since the track roadbed is plastic, I found the typical water/glue/drop of dish washer detergent mixture that so many recommended didn't stick too well. Maybe it was the plastic, maybe it was the user. Either way - when I added a few parts carpenters glue, the ballast stayed in place much better and didn't run off the roadbed sides. Also, there is no absorbtion to the roadbed...so any excess runs off right away. It takes a little while to figure out just the right amount of glue to put down that will hold the ballast but not drip off and carry the ballast with it.

    Of course...that layout isn't even closed to being considered "finished". So you guys post more pictures of your layouts so a newbie like me can get some more ideas to improve mine.
  13. ls1gto

    ls1gto Member

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    Very nice work!
  14. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Very nice!!

    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  15. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Please delete
  16. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Looking good, Herc!

    I especially like the mixture of trees in the wooded areas.
  17. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Really Good.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  18. train1

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    Great Look

    Any chance you can provide a full arial view.

    Throw in a trackplan for those may be interested :thumb:
  19. GeorgeHO

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    Looks fantastic!!! You don't have any scenery to complete, it's done. Is the Davidson building a kit, a bunch of kits, or scratchbuilt?
  20. tonyevans

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    Hi.Its a credit to you .and yes please, its just what I need to see .
    .............Tony[​IMG]