Progress Pictures on the ACT RR

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Fifer,
    You've gotta lose that "I do damn crappy work.." line. It just ain't so! :D
    Ralph
  2. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Ralph , I like this part of the building., when you can roam around the layout and detail scenes.
    Mike
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    You're making fantastic progress Mike!
    The scenery looks great, & I love all the little "extras" you've included!
    Really impressive job on the water, & bridges!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    It's great to see your progress Mike. Your scenery is very interesting and you have a unique approach to doing it.
  5. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Guys , I forgot to mention that the church is about Z Scale and was scratch built from brown craft foam and the Vega Beams and the crosses are .025 evergreen styrene.
    Mike
  6. Papa Bear

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    Ore Car

    Mike, I noticed that your ore hopper was carrying unobtainium. I had always wondered what that looked like, since we can't get any of it around here! I understand that there are many useful products that are made from unobtainium. :D

    Super job on the layout! Especially the church and the cliff dwellings.:thumb:
  7. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Papa Bear

    Yes , Unobtainium is a very rare mineral ! I stumbled on it one day after many attempts to make a fortune in other things .
    I was just never sucsessful before . You may not know this but I was the inventor of Nineis Shoes and frozen Radio Dinners , in fact it is said that a great great amourous grandfather was said to have been an expert at three play.:oops:
    LOL

    Thanks Papa , Mike
    ;) :)
  8. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here are some pictures of the new upper level and the new road base, and a shot from the Main Street overpass.


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    Mike

    :) :) :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wave: :wave:
  9. Tyson Rayles

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    Looking good Mike!
  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Looking real Nnice! Great job!
  11. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Tom and Ty. Tyson , I'm glad you have decided to stick around!
    I'll post some of the mountain stream and snow soon.

    Mike

    :) :) :) :) :wave: :wave:
  12. SD90

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    Very nice work Mike, how did you make your hills? They look great!
  13. Anachron

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    yeah what he siad! :p
  14. jmarksbery

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    Really looking sharp there Mike. Keep us posted. :) Jim
  15. rcwatkins

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    That looks good there, espically the yard. ;)
  16. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Guys !!!
    Mike , the hills are mostly aluminum screen wire stapled to the homasote and formed into a general shape , then rock castings , and hillsides are wet wadded up news paper covered with wet paper towels and then the plaster goes on.
    Other hills are stacked and cut foam.
    I'll try to take a picture inside the helix so you can see , when I post the painted road and helix mountain.
    Mike


    :wave: :wave: :wave:
  17. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Keep up the great work Mike. FRED :thumb:
  18. Grantha

    Grantha New Member

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    Awesome job!
  19. shaygetz

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    Love the yard shot :thumb:
  20. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Mountain progress

    Here is a shot of the mountain progress.

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    Mike

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