Todays Progress on the ACTRR

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW Mike, just WOW!!!!. Looks AWESOME!!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  2. w8jy

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    Nice job on the boxcars, Mike. I have a lot of that work ahead of me, and hope I can do half as well!
  3. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    Gee, from the altitude of that last shot the trucks and trains look just like little toys. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Great work Mike. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    I took that one from my 1:160th Piper Cub sign1

    Mike
  5. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    That is awesome work!!! Really great looking.
  6. rogerw

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    Very nice work Mike:thumb:
  7. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks to all you guys !!
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    It just keeps getting better & better...!!! Very nice work. :thumb:

    Is Las Cruces really close to the end of the Earth..?? Guess I'm gonna have to run my trains the other way....:mrgreen:
  9. shelbys_dad

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    Damn fine work!!
  10. DrGeologist

    DrGeologist Canadian Down Under

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    Looks great. What kind of engine is that?
  11. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    I think it is a LifeLike SW8. It is just on a back and forth track on DC.
    Thanks Mike
  12. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    My question is, what's the yellow logo on the cars?
  13. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here you go.

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    Thanks , Mike
  14. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    That explains it... didn't look the same with the edges of the circle cut off.
  15. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here is what happened today on the ACTRR. I moved the caboose track from the yard side of the layout to the yard throat side to free up space in the yard area. I need to cut in the two turnouts in the yard picture maybe tomorrow.

    New location at yard throat.
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    Old location in yard area where GP30 is sitting.
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    The best I could do holding the camera way over my head of the whole scope of the area.
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    Mike
  16. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    Great overhead shot Mike. Really gives a feel for the overall layout. :cool:

    Your scenicing is top notch. I really like the look of your dam and reservoir. :thumb: Maybe you could post some closeups of them?
  17. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Clark,Between the caboose tracks and the bridge over the river there will be a curved Icing rack and building , plus a small yard office at the caboose track for incoming crews and outgoing cabeese. Here is the latest from yesterday. I got the turnouts in the yard and added feeders to help with switching reliablity.

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    Thanks , Mike
  18. Nomad

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    That is really a nice looking layout.

    Loren
  19. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here is what I had.



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    Thanks , Mike
  20. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    Very nice Mike. I can't remember ever seeing a dam on a layout before. 'Course there are a LOT of things I can't remember. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: