old & new

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by ratjag, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. ratjag

    ratjag Member

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    Hello everybody, :wave: as a newish newbie to the Gauge, :) I hope it's ok to post these pics of my "old" NMRA(BR) modules at a local train97 show and a couple of my new, in progress, HO layout here. Here goes-




    Should be self explanatory,announce1 ( if I've done it right!!! :rolleyes: :D ) If not :curse: :curse: :cry:

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    You bet its OK! :) Nice looking scenes! Love the all the industry!
    Ralph
  3. MilesWestern

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    As do I, I espically like that huge factory in the secomd photo, who made it?
  4. ratjag

    ratjag Member

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    Thanks Ralph,:thumb: I forgot to say the 8ft industry represented a sugar beet factory:oops: . The rather untidy layout construction pics ( your'e not the only one wdsrwg ! ) is, I have to admit, a very slightly altered Ian Rice plan :D Reasons to come later!!:wave:

    Dennis
  5. ratjag

    ratjag Member

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    Hi Miles, :wave: If I remember right it's a couple of Walthers meat packing factories I kit- bashed. The module photos are 3/4 yrs old .The factory has plain backs 'cos it's only seen from one side. :thumb:

    Dennis
  6. MilesWestern

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    Very nice :) , and how about the out buildings, like the one closest to the camera with the the large blue door??
  7. Hoghead

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    A very nice touch on the windows of the factory.
  8. ratjag

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    Hi Ralph, Miles & Hoghead, nice to meet you fellas and thanks for the replies and compliments , much appreciated.:D :D :thumb:

    Miles, the building you mention ( pic 2) is the boiler house from the meat packing kit with a replaced roof and a modified smoke stack next to it. In ( pic 3), the 2 blue white roofed buildings, are the beet pulp drying / pelleting house with a smaller sugar packaging house attached ( both altered Pikestuff kits).Conveyers from the white sugar silos ( PVC waste pipe) & factory run to them in the background. To the far left you can make out the company seed supply building for the farmers. Please ask if you want to know more.

    Finding how beet sugar was/is produced was quite a job as i was not on the net then,:cry: but managed to eventually get a tour over a beet factory near me in the UK which was great! Then followed finding a MRJ mag which had an article about the GWS over in the USbounce7 , resulting in the modules you see.

    :) :wave: Bit long this --Sorry:oops:
  9. jim currie

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    nice bash on the brick building :)
  10. wdsrwg

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    Mess? What Mess!! :D
    I don't see a mess anywhere, all I see is progress
    and creativity!! :cool:
    Besides, mine was cleaned up alot before I took the shots!! :rolleyes:

    Thats a fine looking layout there Dennis, I am waiting
    in great anticipation for your new journey.
    I am at this time creating modern industry so, I am
    always interested in what others have done in the past.
    You of course are a seasoned builder so, nothing but
    awsome will do.
    bounce7

    Se ya,

    Russell
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Nice work.
    Is that your new modual or your workbench?
    Looks a lot like my workbench.........
  12. Jules Winnfield

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    SWEET !:thumb:
  13. ratjag

    ratjag Member

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    :wave: Thanks Russell, Wouldn't say seasoned---OLD---my kids say:curse: . I have done a few small kitbashes, only buildings so far. One day might have a go on a loco or passenger car like Miles.

    Eightyeightfan1, They tend to be the same, never had a workshop or bench:cry: . model making on the dining table ( a VERY understanding wife,--- well, I don't think she's found the solder burns or glue blobs yet:thumb: ) wood work on a kitchen chair or back doorstep. turns into measure 2X , cut 3X !!!:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Jules I bet you saw my billboard in pic2.

    Thanks again guys, I'm getting slightly embarrassed :oops: with all these compliments!
    keep a lookout for consruction updates. As a UK resident who hasn't made it to the States I rely on limited books/mags for pics.Please tell me if I get things wrong. All constructive critisism welcome.announce1 :thumb:


    :wave:
  14. cnw1961

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    Ratjag, your modules are very nice. If you have some more pics, please post them :wave: .
    If you think you made a mess, you should see my place when I am working on my layout, but Russell is right, all progress and creativity :D .
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    Oh, I just shot the layout top! :rolleyes:

    You should see the floor, or you can't see it! :D

    There will be time to clean when the job is done! :thumb:

    By the way Dennis, are you doing modern era?
    If so I am looking at going with concrete ties.
    Just found out peco makes em'.

    Have a great day all! :wave: