Rest Area Module?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by upguy, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    These are some pictures of a module I have been building that was first of all going to be a Boy Scout Camp; then it was looking more like a state park; and, now, it is looking more and more like a roadside rest area.

    The first and second pictures show the maintanence crew picking up the garbage. Their garbage truck came from a Micro-Machines vehicle package. It happened to be a vehicle that I thought looked fairly convincing.

    The third picture is a wider view of the whole module that I now call, the "Wachakalit Falls Rest Area."

    This module, and several others, including the Cement Plant modules (http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=9558&page=1&pp=15) are all going to be in the Canyon Mtn N-gineers modular display that will be part of the Great Eastern Oregon Train Fair being held September 4th at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day, Oregon.

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  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    As usual excellent modeling sir. :thumb:
  3. Tyson Rayles

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  4. Wyomingite

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    What they said' :thumb:

    Ron :wave:
  5. Papa Bear

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    Ditto! :thumb:
    John
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    The garbage truck looks really close to scale!, I'd like to find one of those!
    Nice scenery! :thumb: :thumb:
    Pete
  7. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Thanks for the nice comments. At the risk of taking this topic for a "bird walk" (off topic comments to follow), I am always looking for cheap items in store toy departments that will pass for something in N-scale. I found these construction vehicles, also by Micro-Machines; and after touching up a bit with some paint and weathering they don't look too bad.

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  8. Sir_Prize

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    SCENIC Roadside Rest. :thumb:
    even has a WELCOME Pavillion. ;)

    Looks great!
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That looks like a spot we would all like to stop at for a bite of lunch and a bit of train watching too. The rapids on the creek look great
  10. SD90

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    Nice modeling upguy! I like the rapids too!
  11. fifer

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    The modeling is GREAT !
    and a terrific idea.
    Keep up the great work and have fun!!!!


    Mike
  12. OwenCPR

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    What is the water (rapids) made from?
  13. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    The water is made from Envirotex with some highlighting white paint.
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    It looks like some updated photos for the Watchakalette Falls Rest Area are needed too. The first picture shows the parking lot and a good shot of the Oregon State Police car that I custom made using an Atlas Ford Taurus. The light bar was made from a piece of clear plastic left over from another modeling project and was painted using some of my daughter's fingernail polish. I guess the trooper is getting an explanation as to why the gentleman's dog is not on a leash.

    The second picture shows a wider view of this module and the Dayville module. The Dayville module was another module that I purchased from a former member of the group. I have improved the appearance of the module by painting a simple background with the town's initial on the mountain overlooking the town... a custom still practiced by some small communities in Grant County.

    The third picture is a more recent picture of Dayville that I took after a few more details were added and building substitutions. Oh oh, it looks like there is a signaling malfunction. The cross arms are not down. Looks like I need to retake the picture. It seems that I always overlook something....

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  15. Trainiac77

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    Great layout! Nice pix! Any more updates?
  16. ufhc

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    This looks really nice.
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    I see you got in ufhc, welcome to Zealot.

    Bill Nelson


    I really like that little bend in the mainline that breaks up the typical module straightaway.
  18. ufhc

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    Thanks, I'm glad to be aboard