Starting Layout

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by mrgooch, May 9, 2002.

  1. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Mattthyro...Messy Layout

    Ok I love a challange!!!:D
    Hope the pics work....haven't had much luck doing it:p

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  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Messy Layout

    That was the workbench....now the layout!!!:D :p

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  3. rockislandmike

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    Very nice, about 8' x 15' or so ??? Excellent job on the lighting, plenty of it !!!!!!
  4. Tyson Rayles

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    You win Vic, I thought I was a slob but you got me beat hands down. Would like to see more of that layout when you start getting the scenery in! mrgooch you are making excellent progress!:cool:
  5. mrgooch

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    Great Job Vic

    I admire what you have there Vic. Keep up the good work.
    Is that N gage?
  6. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Thanks for the compliments....

    And sorry things are such a mess....have had some very serious illness in my family for the last year ( not me thank goodness) and just had to let this go to be a caregiver. One project for this summer is to get it all back in order.

    The layout in its present state is 10X22ft and is HOn3. I will eventually be approx 16X22. Its in a converted garage in the backyard.
  7. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    THE CONTEST ISN'T OVER!!

    Thanks for the default win Tyson but its not over yet!!:p

    Still waiting on Matthyro/Robin to post his pic!:D
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    Nice work on the layout, I enjoyed the beer cooler tooo

    planeshavings :D
  9. Woodie

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    Vic..... What's ya number..?? I'll giva ya a call..... that's if you can find the phone!! :D :p
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I know I have been a bit slow doing this but here is the winning entry that I am not at all proud of.

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  11. Tyson Rayles

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    :( Sorry Robin Vic still wins. :(
  12. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    The Winner!!!

    Robin Wins!!! Robin Wins!!!:D

    He gets extra points for the paint cans!!!:D

    Its been fun guys:D :)

    Hey Robin....Looks like we need to get busy!!!! HA HA:D
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    mess

    Hey Robin, I can definitly see the mess, but wheres the layout????????????:eek:
  14. mrgooch

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    Layout Update

    And on the seventh day he built a mountain and a lake.
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    Layout Update

    Today I added a hill leading into the mountain. When the train leaves the bridge it enters a ravine and disappears briefly. I also added the surround witch will hold the mountain range,going from left to right.
  16. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    MrGooch

    I see we both use the same method for making terrain...wadded up newspaper to form the shape and then paper and plaster over that. I use brown paper bags from the gorcery store...Great minds working together!!!:D :D Looks like its been a good week for layout progress at your house. Keep up the great work and I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.
  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Well Vic, I haven't seen a paper bag in any store now as it's all plastic. The last paper bag I got must have been 20 years ago.
    To make hills or mountains I make a web of cardboard strips and lay plaster soaked paper towels over the web. Works fo me but good to see other methods like yours mrgooch
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    It looks like Spring is the time for building layouts! You're making great progress Mrgooch!

    As for the rest of you and your messy work areas, you probably have the luxury of being messy. I have to keep things at least reasonably in order 'cause its in my living space! :)
  19. Vic

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    Paper Bags

    Yep Robin believe it or not they still put the groceries in brown paperbags down here in "Hicksville":D They actually ask if you want a plastic bag:eek: Of course I always insist on the paper:D Most of them are "double" bags and you get twice as much of that good brown paper:p Here's a shot of how it works out. I attach it to the backdrop with a hotglue gun.

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  20. mrgooch

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    Layout Update

    I have inclosed 3 pictures. The mountain range is completed. I raised some of the lowest area around the lake and up against the elevated grade.