New Layout Pictures

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Great Idea guys, I was going to do that but then I wasn't and now I am for sure, Thanks

    Well here's the pictures of the track bed that I laid and now I just have to glue the track down.

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  2. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Thats good! its moving along. just don't catch up to my layout, lol.
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks, Next after laying the track comes the painting and landscaping of the mountain for the mine. I think that I might make a tunnel coming out of the mine for trucks and workers to access the mine in the mountain. But I havn't desided yet.
  4. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    yeah i jsut got all my ground foam! hooray!


    speaking of tunnels... would it be realistic to make a tunnel-like entrance to my yard through the ramp on oe of my roads? i will posta picture soon.
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Good to hear you got your ground foam. I think that the tunnel would be ok. Post a pic when you get one.

    Well here's some pictures of the track work, mountain, mine and coal flood loader:

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  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I have to go back and paint a straight line on the wall :oops: :oops:

    Here's some more:

    I had to cut a hole in the roof of the mine to allow the track loader to go on this side (last picture)

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  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I still have to put the double mainline on the outside but I have to get 2 left switches first to make the switch between the 2 tracks.

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  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    And here's the last 2 pics:

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Now all I have to do to the mountain is put a couple of trees in.

    Do you guys think that I should add rock faces to the steep parts of the mountain?
  10. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Where is the asphault? And i defintiely think that mountanin should have alittle more dirt on it, considerign how the treads on the bulldozers and other vehicles really tear up and grind the ground just by rolling and turning on it, let alone its purpose.
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Yes, great idea, I will add some more dirt on the mountain.

    O and the asphalt roads have not yet been installed. I am going to wait until I get the double mainlines in because the roads will be made of drywall compound
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Ok so I added some mor dirt on top for the grader and bulldozer. Then I added some Scale Scenics Cones.

    Next is some pictures of the Glacier Gracel Mountain I have just started. Post some more of the Glacier Gravel Mountain when I finish.

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  13. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    You should use Woddland Scenics Fine turf Earth Blend. It looks better, ( and less green)
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    It`s coming together nicley Josh.
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Ok, I the fine turf I have is the soil color. I will have to get some of the earth color mix.

    Thanks Chris for the compliment :)
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Looking GREAT!!!

    Josh, WOW!!!:thumb: :thumb: :D the layout is REALLY coming along GREAT!!!:thumb::D. i think you are doing an OUTSTANDING JOB!;) :D . real glad to see the track work too!! you'll be doing operations in no time:thumb: . KEEP IT UP Josh!:D -Deano
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    Your layout is looking great , the little mountain fits right into the scene nicely:wave:
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Dean and Lynn, This is my first attempt at landscaping and scenery and I think that I am getting the hang of it.
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Well here are some pictures of the Glacier Gravel Mountain so far. I still need to add some trees to both mountains.

    I only did the ballasting to there because I want to wait for the track for the Glacier Gravel so I don't have to tear the ballast up when Im ready to put the track in.

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  20. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    You should have waited to put down the ballast, and installed automated signal systems, it would make your layou that much more interesting.