My work in progress!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by CPRSD40-2, May 22, 2003.

  1. MagicMan_841

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    Nice GP9 ! This has to be one of my favorite engines.

    CP's GP9 did not have slanted noses, though, but we can live with that, right ?:D
  2. SD90

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    hemiadda2d, yes the multi mark is a decal, I'm not that good yet! I do run Digitrax DCC, I just isolated the reverse loop after the first switch, and use an MRC auto reversing sensor to switch the polarity. Since there is only 1 track in and out, it can handle all the power that will be used in the staging yard, they are good for 2 amps.

    MagicMan_841, I'll say on my Laggan sub, CP used the slanted nose to get better visibility in the yard! We can do that kind of thing, right?!

    grumbeast, hopefully when they come out, I'll be able to by a few undecorated shells, and paint some more of them.

    Mike.
  3. Sir_Prize

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    Hmmm... Apparently I haven't put in a word about your layout.
    I guess 'cause I'm speechless.;)
    Even in just "wood" it is AWESOME!!
    Well... guess i did have a word.:rolleyes: :D
  4. Clerk

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    Gee Whiz. What can I say. Maybe fabulous?
  5. SD90

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    Thanks everyone, it would be my dream come true to have it featured in Great Model Railroads 2006!

    Mike.
  6. Agatheron

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    For a newbie this could either be really intimidating or, as in my case, rather inspiring! That's absolutely huge! Plus it's based on the railroad I grew up near... I lived in Silver Springs, just up the hill from those dual bridges that cross the Bow just shy of the Bearspaw dam... Very very cool to see the whole thing being modelled up!

    PS: Waay way earlier in the thread you were commenting on your digital camera coming out as "yellow." Depending on the type of camera it is, you can have it compensate for lighting conditions. Interior lights are usually incandescent. I can't tell if you have flourecent in there at all. Cameras can only usually compensate for one... Not sure if that helps though...
  7. Cinnibar

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    What a Layout!

    Zowie! That is one impressive layout! So............you’re not married, other than your railroad you have no life, you do not work a real job and you are independently wealthy. I’m just kidding around - of course. Very, very nice work. I’m a “Newbie” to this forum myself and I look forward to seeing your progress. There are some really great folks on this forum and some excellent modelers, welcome aboard! :D
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    At the rate you are going Mike you could make the 2004 issue.
  9. SD90

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    Hello, here's what I've been up to, I put a wye in at the west end of Calgary...

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    finished laying the 3 tracks for the Canada Malting plant...

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    laid the 5 tracks for the locomotive facility...

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    looking east...

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    I'm still not sure how this is going to be,

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    Mike, have you simply put down cork board on top of your layout as a broad roadbed, and will be trimming away around your track as you begin to add scenery? I was trying to figure this out looking at some of the pictures you've posted...
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    In the yards, yes, I will just trim it around the track once I'm sure where everthing will be. On the mainline it's all cut at 1/2" wide, so once I ballast, it will be fine.

    Mike.
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    There are a few extra CP SD40-2's on my layout right now, I guess David is doing some messy scenery, so he is storing them on the Laggan Sub. There is no such thing as too many locomotives!

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    Wow Mike. Looks like you are comming right along.
  18. Gavin Miller

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    Mike,

    You are one VERY industrious dude! This is the sort of layout most of us just spend our lives daydreaming about.

    I always enjoy looking at the shots of your progress ...

    Gavin

    PS - with DCC as you have, that engine yard would work just as it's supposed to (no need for short isolated sections and tricky electrical switching). In an engine yard DCC really proves itself.
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    DCC does prove itself in locomotive yards. The only thing that limits you, is if a locomotive is in the way, then you have to move it first to get at the one you want, or plan for that when you park them!

    Mike.
  20. Gavin Miller

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    Try doing it with plain old DC! :)

    Gavin