Progress Pictures on the ACT RR

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  1. fifer

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    The layout looking north.
    Room is 8' X 19.5'.

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    Layout looking South.
    To mountain region.

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    Lake , Dam and River north of yard.

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    The Mesa corner.

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    The desert wall.

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    The Indian ruins (south wall).

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    The mountain corner (south east).

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    The Canyon , upper track leads into the 4 turn helix for a 9 3/4" drop to 0 elevation.

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    The Helix.
    It has access from bottom and I can stand up in it , and is lighted,with double track inside.

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    The Yard (northeast wall).

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    The roundhouse and turntable.

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    The Station.

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    The newly constructed south yard end overpass (unpainted).

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    The control panel.

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    Well I'm impressed! :thumb: Please keep posting as you progress, really liked the Indian ruins and the lake/dam. :cool:
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    Great work Fifer.:wave: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Excellent looking layout!!!! I really like your backdrops, the dam, the cliff dweller ruins, ....very nice!!!!!
    Ralph
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    Wow, very nice! What did you use for the water behind the dam? It sure looks good! Keep the pictrues coming.

    Mike.
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    Thanks

    Thanks Guys .
    Mike the water is a piece of ripple shower door glass and slides back for access.
    When I get the colored Enviro-Tex casting resin in the river I'll paint the underside of the glass to come to a close color .
    The bodies of water in the southwest tend to be a little brownish blue and the rivers are almost always brownish.
    I need to get the water in to place the bridges in their final set and attach track.
    After I finish the base plaster I need to start wiring.
    I have all the tortoise machines in place and wiring done to a amphinal connector and just need to wire the panel; and plug it in.
    Mike
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    Backdrops

    Thanks Ralph , about 30% of the backdrops are printed commercial and then I blended them in and painted the rest with common hobby acrylics from Hobby Lobby.
    I also water these down to match the backdrops and do the basic ground cover. I have not used any woodland foams yet, it will go on after the base paint and track painting.
    I do base scenery first so I know how much track I really need to paint and ballast.
    The rest of the track is just glued and tacked. The track is all Peco cd 55. The track going under the trestle is only a back and forth mine track with a small loco and 5 close coupled atlas 26' ore cars.
    Thanks , Mike