Some layout accomplishments

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Fred_M, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Fred_M

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    Here's some pics of things I have accomplished since signing on with the gauge. I have really enjoyed the help of everyone who has posted. I shot these pictures with my new homemade universal power supply... no more bunny dependency! It is powered from a NICAD pack, car lighter, or 12 volt wall pack. It can power my MP3 player, digicam, camcorder, or cell phone.

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  2. Fred_M

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    Using dollar store trailers I finally got enough to fill my two five packs, my trailer flats, and have some for yards and factory drops. I also used an idea from the gauge to build some cardstock cargo containers like the Dolly Madison one in the picture.

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  3. Fred_M

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    This module was built from the ground up and feature LED lights, led signals, and a tin shed made from computer ribbon cable. Only thing left to do is orange area in back. Some more of the intermodal and dollar store (and model) trailers.

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    This is a farther back shot of the corner module.

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  5. Fred_M

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    And here's a couple cars I weathered. Do they look alright? You can also see one of Arl's pepsi machines up on the roof. LOL. I didn't see it there when I took the picture. Another granddaughter tricks on me. FRED

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  6. Will_annand

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    Looking good, Fred. I just can't believe you took dollar store trailers and made them into models. Excellent modelling my friend.

    I hope mine will look so good, once I get started.
  7. Fred_M

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    Thx Will, and now I wave you all goodnite. It's the weekend, and I'm going railfanning this weekend with my new powerpack. I'll save almost enough on batteries to pay for gas:D , yeah, right! FRED

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  8. George D

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    Fred, good pictures. Nice detail. :thumb: I didn't realize they were modules till read your text. Are they part of your home layout?
    George
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    Hi George, it's my personal layout and it's in the back room at my store. It's module so i can show it and so if I loose my lease or go broke it can be moved. FRED
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    Fred,
    Now that raises the question, what kind of store? :confused:
    (My wife and I owned some athletic shoe and apparel stores for 15 years.)
    George
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    In the voice of hank hill, "I sell computers and computer accessories". I'm mostly a windows cleaner though:D . 8 out of 10 units brought in for service have windows problems. I work on trains while windows is compiling. FRED
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    Latest picture. Feedback please. FRED

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  13. Will_annand

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    "I tell you what."
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    Looks good, but one question.

    Would that be the "Fred Sanford Arms"???

    "I'm coming Elizabeth."

    "Lamont you dummy."
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    Don't tell Viacom on me. That's one of my favorite shows, still watch it on TV Land. Thought it would be fitting to honor the show. FRED
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    :D :thumb: :cool: :cool: :cry:
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    Good stuff Fred!!!!!:thumb: You have a busy layout:D
    btw the last shot:thumb:
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    Great stuff, Fred!:thumb:
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    Great layout, Fred.:thumb:
    John
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    Okay, here's my question...what's with the guy standing on top of the building next to Sanford Arms? Not a suicide--at that height he'd just break an ankle. Judging from the pose, maybe he's surveying his mighty domain...

    Not a criticism...just interesting to note what seems to be some odd business in the shot!