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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Bill Pontin, Jan 14, 2002.
Who has the right of way here? Shot of my logging area still in process.
Another load, hauling off the sawdust. You can tell my logging area is still underway, or they are just not producing. Need stacks of milled wood. Still playing with something that might look good. The styrene is okay, but going to try and slit some of the wood veneer they iron on plywood edges.
The wagon crossing the tracks should give way for two reasons, left coming traffic has right of way and he is on a side street while the other wagon is on the main road. Where's a traffic cop when you need one! All that aside, nice modeling Bill, excellent job on the sawmill. Have you checked out the scale lumber from Northeastern Scale Models for your piles of milled lumber?
Why the locomotive, of course! Horse and cart don't stand a chance against 600 horses charging down the track. Although, I wouldn't expect any loco to be 'charging' down that area of track. Just that '600 horses creeping down the track' doesn't sound the same.
Good point BDC, I stand corrected!
great looking layout you have there Bill. Very good workmanship.
Those wagons look very realistic
Very nice indeed Bill!
Show us some more please!
Thanks Charlie and Tyson, you asked for it. Robin, the wagons are from Musket Miniatures, LLC. They are metal and have fantastic detail. Saw one on a friends layout and he gave me the source information.
Good thing the wagons moved, my little 0-6-0 just pushed in two log cars. Still no production from the mill however.
another log up the chute
work car and extra fuel for the 0-6-0
I reworked the work car after Shamus posted one of his. The picture of his work car showed me that I had provided no means of anchoring the tank to the car. Like his, I added two strong metal straps. Boy they sure would have been in one heck of pickle had they stopped short. The EPA would have closed down my little operation.
Log car detail. I needed weight on the cars so I made the logs from a clay like product called Sculpy. The material becomes hard with baking. The chain is pretty close to scale and was available from my local hobby shop.
Are you sure you are not trying to slip HO narrow gauge into the N/Z forum? Just kidding, fantasic work!
Bill, you have one of the best layouts I have seen since I first saw Shamus's . The detail you have gone to is amazing. As this is in the N/Z forum a assume yours is N gauge. I am more than impressed and would like to see more of your work.
Tyson and Robin I assure you that I am 100% "N" scale. Be lost without my magnifying visor, different type tweezers and probes. My HO club asked me to detail several kit structures they purchased. Believe it or not, I am all thumbs with those moosey things. The Walthers fuel depot does not fit on my spray paint turntable, I find it hard to hold the detail parts, they keep snapping out of my tweezers. (Shouldn't complain, they are easier to spot on the floor) In the HO club I just like to work on scenery and doing the electrical wiring, oh! - that in addition to running nights.
Your work is superb, Bill! I really like all of the little details. I wish I had such steady hands!
Bill - I really enjoyed the pictures, and I was wondering where you got the chain from. I've been looking for a while, and it seems that I'm not looking in the right places. Several projects of mine are tied down waiting on some chain like that so I can tie them down (Har!). If you don't mind, what's the price like on that as well? Thanks
Was tempted several times to go through the wife's jewelry box and find an inexpensive chain that might work, luckily for me I found the chain in my local hobby store. The pack is marked "Model Builder's CHAIN" I think it is made by "Builders In Scale". The chain I used is part #250, 40 links per inch, 18", black. I paid $2.98 for the 18" segment. I was surprised how far the 18" did go. Been using it for just about everything in my logging area and just used the last of it on the log cars. Hope you are able to locate some.
That is some FANTASTIC work!!
I love all the detail, the rustic look, & especially that work car!
It's a rare & special treat to see this kind of modeling!
Thanks for sharing!