Missabe layout progress

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Kevinkrey, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. CRed

    CRed Member

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    Thanks!I don't know if you mean mine or Kevins,Ralph,but yeah it's one of the better looking schemes out there.Too bad CN is starting to re-paint them to the more boring CN scheme.

    I actually think that Athearn did a better kob with the color then Kato,the Katos are a bit too light and red if you ask me.They're not as red or light as the pictures show though and after adding all-weather windows and a few other parts to make it more prototypical(I already took the plow off)it will look great.

    Chris
  2. Kevinkrey

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    I am actually modeling Minntacc as my taconite plant, not Taconite Harbor. Today I replace axles on several ore cars and took a video. here is the link.
    YouTube - HO DMIR taconite train
    My mom was better at keeping the train at a steady pace over the 4' steep downgrade I have. sign1 My DMIR locos still need the decoders I ordered, so the loco is a PRR SD45.
  3. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    That is going to be one looooong talconite train. Looking pretty schweet! :thumb:
  4. TN_Trainman

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    Layout is looking GOOD, cant wait to see the harbor area.
  5. Tileguy

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    Have you chosen an Era for this layout?? (it appears to me you are thinking 80's-90's?? )

    Not another Fitgers Chris!!!!!!!!Not sure if the Spot/Western can handle the competition LOL

    I was Born in Proctor.........Grew up around the Proctor yard.
    When I was a Kid they were still using the big Mally's to steam ore in the winter.........Just try to keep a kid away from that operation :sign1:
  6. Kevinkrey

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    Era? I thinking the 1990's, so no steam, but my steam could maybe run passenger excursions along the northshore. I like the big diesels the DNIR ran, I also want a few SD-M's, basicly time period right before CN came along.
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW sweet progress Kevin!!!!

    I love the ore cars, and that new Kato engine too :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    BTW, Nice weathering on the hopper too :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    keep it up and keep the pics acoming :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  8. Kevinkrey

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    You mean CReds new Kato engine, i like it too. Here is a picture of a caboose in the yard and one from a caboose of the new track I have laid in the yard.

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  9. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Lookin good!
  10. Kevinkrey

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    Today I headed up to Duluth to see some trains and I caught some pics of DMIR 2-10-2 #508 with a mixed freight in the Superior area, only two more cars on the train and the camera died on me and I couldn't get the batteries in before the train dissapeared, but here is what I got. See if you can notice that I put a coat of plaster patch on the hill in the background, but enough pics of trains, I need to do more stuff. The potlatch car will eventually turn into a DMIR car to haul old ties. And thanks for the comments everybody.

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  11. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    nice roll-by kevin :thumb:,but for some reason the hill is white and the ground is pink :confused::p:rolleyes::mrgreen:.--josh
  12. Kevinkrey

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    Actually, the hill is tan right now, the blue/grey is part of the backdrop, and the white will become green or simply covered by trees.
  13. Kevinkrey

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    Today I carved out the river banks. Here are some pisc with an excavator in the river on a barge and a drill rig up on the hill preparing for the concrete bridge supports. I hope to finish the yard by the and of the week, or at least up to the other yard track depending on how many switches the hobby shop has. I will also order my bridge sections soon.:wave:

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  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Nice job on the river bank Kevin!!

    Is that excavator and pile driver kibri models?
  15. Kevinkrey

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    No Trucklover, they are acctually cheapos from a much bigger set from Wal-Mart:mrgreen::cool:. There is a larger mining shovel, pile driver, and one of the excavators with grader blade thing. Cant remember what I have lr=eft from the set. And one question for you, how did you pt links to your forums in your signature?
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Ohh from a distance that Pile Driver kinda looks like a Kibri Kit lol.

    About the links. Ill send you a PM on how to do it :mrgreen:
  17. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    great progress shot kevin :thumb:,what do you plan on making the water out of? epoxy or te magic water from a manufaturer?--josh
  18. Kevinkrey

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    Water from Woodland Scenics, (not the pellets) I have some left over from the previous layout. wish I had pics of it. I am waiting on my decoders from the LHS still. I hate comming home everyday to find out they have not called to say it is in. Very depressing. I am so anxious to run official DMIR diesel power on my layout.
  19. Gary S.

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    Wow Kevin, you are making amazing progress. And I know what you mean about the decoders. I'm sure you are chomping at the bit to get those locos running!
  20. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Man - that looks like it's gonna be great!!!!!