The starting

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  1. TrainsWinnipeg

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    The starting--- track plan added

    Of the first bit of model work i have done in some years. Going to do a small town diorama, and what better place to start then with the grain elevator.
    Have included a few pics of the starting.

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    The overview of this building

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    Little blurry but using a gray wash on the roof panels. Trying to make it look a little decrepid.

    More later
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    Looks good! Is it a kit, or scratch built?
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    Its one of the walthers corner stone kits.
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Looks good so far TW. Amazing what a little paint will do EH!
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    Oh yeah, I see the box in the background now!
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    :wave: Good start I'd say. Keep it coming. :thumb: Jim
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    Nice job.

    You know...

    ...you could take some of those "My Little Pony" stickers and stick them on the side. Add some playground equipment and a chainlink fence around them to keep the bad guys out, voila, instant renovated grain elevator turned into a daycare.

    Humm, the rail traffic wouldn't be any good. Scrap that idea.

    Unless you wanted to ship the kids in on passenger trains.
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    I didnt even realize they where sitting there. I would have to fight my youngest for those.

    Did a little more of the trim last night, and edged the roof with a thin line of black to seperate it a little better.

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    Here is some of the progress that was made today. Painted the hinges on the doors, filling hose, roof details. Next things are people and some details, and i guess i should attach it to the base.
    The overall front view
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    Back Side of elevator, i can see some touch ups are needed:)
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    And one of the whole set on the trackside
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    :thumb: Good job!!!!!
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looks great! I love those old elevators!
    Ralph
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Good modelling TW. A perfect addition to any layout.
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    well here is a rough sketch of the track plan, for the newly alotted space donated by the powers that be.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    What grade will you be using to go from one level to the other EH&S
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    as i found out today after some land bartering, NONE! i have been granted a 12' x 12' room. Now the nice part is i still have most of the layout that used to be 14'x12' so with some modifications to fit i wont need a helix of any sort:) ill post up the track plan to it later this evening.:thumb:
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    Ok well here is a really rough sketch of what it will look like. 2 sections are already up, and the rest are just waiting for some trimming to fit the new room. :wave:

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    Ok little more work done on the elevators.

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    darker shot with lights, sorry its a little blurry

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    and one with a train.

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