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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by kettlestack, Feb 16, 2003.
That looks wonderful!
oh MAN.....you guys ARE GOOD!!!!!
Wow Errol - no wonder we haven't seen much of you! Just look what you got done not shooting the breeze with all us ne'er-do-wells in the chatroom. Congratulations! That is one awesome looking layout!
Huh Val,You do know the wee scale can become a very good habit to take up? Look at me I haven't fool with my HO in weeks and missed 3 club meetings so far.. Who knows I may get rid of all of my Horribly Oversize stuff...
Thank you for your most generous comments guys, but it's still early days for this layout. Now that good weather is here it won't progress anything like as fast.
I'm chuckling here Brakie, because I knew you were into HO yet you asked in another thread about turnout degrees and eventually mentioned it was N you wanted to know about. N kinda get's to you huh? ...
Maybe we have our esteeemed Barroness Spitfire wondering if she stepped into HO just a mite to hastily .... (are we wicked or are we wicked?? )
Well, good to see you agauin, old friend!
I see you've been busy! The layout is looking fantastic!
I now what brakie means about that N scale being habit forming ... I started tinkering with it a couple of years ago, & I haven't touched an HO model in quite a while! Of course, it helped to run into all these great N scalers on this forum!
wow,thats pretty good!my dad and I are going to do that type of landscape(after a long time) Looking good!
Exceptional,Cant wait to see more.dont stop now, your on a roll!!
Marvelous,,,,,,,, what a trip to Welsh Wales will do to streach ones mind
Dam you are good at this Hope to see a Gas station sprout up some where Errol. Wish I could hear the sound effects.
Why dont you write down the procedure for us Errol for your sound board, When you have the time of course, dont want to stop progress now
Great stuff Friend.
What about Welsh Wales?
Cymru am byth!
HE HE HE
Hi Graham, our Errol was missing for a few weeks I managed to track him down, Said he had been at the Scrumpy In Wales lucky so and so
Cymru am byth!
5 months later
Gee, I sure feel guilty at not having done anything since May to this layout.
BUT ..... during the last month, thanks to Val's (aka Spitfire) suggestion of how to fill the Eastern End of this pike, I got motivated and bashed in a general arrangement. (only the street is permanent).
I dug out some DPM kits and forced myself to assemble them (I hate painting these things ). Together with several "Viessmann" fancy street lights I grabbed the bull by the tail and looked the situation in the face .
Heres the result.....
Still so much needs done!
Here's two views of what is developing over here.
I'll probably replace plastic with,or add scratchbuilt timber buildings as I just adore such structures.
Heaps of trees yet to be made, crowds of LPB's yet to be painted to popuate the place. Pathways and bits and bobs to be scattered around to give it all atmosphere. Store names to be thought up and a lot of lighting wiring yet to be done. Heck, why did I ever start on all this? .
Val, the slope with shops etc was going to be too difficult for me so I settled on a reasonably level township. By the way, what would YOU sell in one of my stores (one is scheduled to be yours).
Yes Chris (aka Interurban), Tysons Automotive gas station has a prominent corner all to itself but don't tell him (yet ).
Eventually, this subdivision of Burlington Northern will need a name and I was thinking of something like "Elk Flats" but time will resolve this minor detail.
Now that the dark evenings are here I might just plod on relentlessly with this layout.
Wow, looks great!
You are making good progress Errol. You won't be alone with the need for trees. Can never have enough of them.
Errol my friend, good to see you back at it! The layout is looking very good and I thank you for the gas station! Kinda fitting as back in the 70's my Dad and I had one.
That is some awesome progress!!!!!
Keep the pics coming!!!!
Super work Errol, glad you are "back in the saddle again"
So much detail in small places
Back date the "Power Plant" (2nd pic. on the right).
Give the photo a scratchy Sepia color...
It looked like a REAL town photo to me.
Very,very,very, very nice!!