My work in progress!

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  1. SD90

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    Here is a shot showing how small this grain train looks in relation to the mountain. I'm going to make the slpoe go past the bottom of the benchwork, in front of the train.

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    Mike ,if you haven't chosen a colour for your fashia may I suggest either a dark brown or a dark green.

    I would also suggest that you use a matte or flat finish .
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    Nice to see the progress Mike, and those silos are impressive indeed. Robin's work is indeed inspirational, I'll be having a bash at some cardboard structures when I've done some of my other projects :)

    Simon
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    Hey Mike that looks like a great opportunity to also include a few tunnel portals thru the mountian if you let it spill onto the slope below. Just a thought. Pat
  7. SD90

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    I was thinking the same this Belg, or maybe a snowshed? I got the east end of Calgary's yard done today, now all 10 tracks are double ended. Now comes the fun job of wiring them all.

    Mike.

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    The same picture from the local traffic chopper!

    Mike.

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    Mike
    what size PVC pipe did you use for the silos in Calgary?
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    The PVC pipe is 1 1/2" diameter, about scale 22'. I think it will look good when it's painted with concrete paint.

    Mike.
  11. hemiadda2d

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    I think I like this thread more in The Guage, than in the Atlas forum!
    Mike, I'm gonna watch this thread with great interest, as you buiild that grain elevator complex!
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    Gee thanks, now I'm on the spot! I'll do my best!

    Mike.
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    Man that just keeps getting better & better!
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That's an awesome looking yard Mike. The mountain will dominate the scene just like the real ones do.
    Looking forward to seeing how your grain elevator develops.
  15. pondman

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    SD90

    I think all of us on The Gauge should make you ..........TRAIN MAN OF THE YEAR ............ For the work you have done on your lay out..!! As we are all watching it grow each week.
    Yours Pondman
    PS. that's the way I feel hope the rest of THE GAUGE people feel the same ...................
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    I'm with Pondman.
    You have gotta have the coolest developing layout I have seen, * Great Model Railroads 2004??? *basically from the ground up, in pictures; and great cab ride shots to boot! At last you are making progress... Mine's kinds halted, again, due to funds being shifted for more locos I really don't need....:rolleyes: :cool: :D
  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I will vote for you too Mike to be Train Man of the Year
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    Thank you all for the compliments! I think Robin or Ray are more qualified to be train man of the year, but I thank you again for the compliment!

    Mike.
    :)
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    How About...

    Hey Mike,

    Would you settle for "Layout of the Year"? Things are really taking shape with the mountains going in! I am enjoying seeing your progress.
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    I put MT trucks and couplers on a Walters double stack train last night, and is it ever heavy! It needs lots of power to make it west up the mountains. I have to get more track so I can finish the stagings yards, I'm runnning out of tracks to put trains.

    Mike.

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