Tompm Layout Party #6: Beginning of the RK&M

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh man - That's cool!! :) :) :)
  2. Relic

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    Tom you show every angle of the model but I can't see what you needed that pipe wrench for lookin good
  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks all!

    It is for intimidation. I told the Medusa Cement kit if it gave me any further problems I was going to take a pipe wrench to it!hamr :D And I had to do so at one point. The wrench worked great as a weight to hold down the silo roof in one area. :)

    Speaking of the Medusa Cement Company kit it is now assembled. The only things that I did not install were the truck doors on the silo. I still have not decided if I am going to install them. They may be too modern for my era.

    I will have photos once I remove the tape and clamps that I have holding things.

    Next is weathering it.
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here are the promised pictures of the cement distributor.

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    Since I took these I decided to add the truck doors and I added the sign. I chose one of the Walters supplied names: Inland Cement Company.
  5. rksstl

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    Nice job Tom:thumb:
  6. ezdays

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    Wow, and I thought my project was ambitious. You're moving along nicely.:thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks!

    Here is the weathered and sealed Inland Cement Company:

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    Now I have also begun lacking the track bed. I am using Woodland Scenics Foam Track Bed.

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    Looks good ! Can you build me a nice n scale metal water tower ?
  10. Ray Marinaccio

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    Great job weathering the cement plant.:thumb:
    The layout is coming together nicely.
  11. ezdays

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    Boy, what a cruddy-looking cement plant :rolleyes: :D... Great job of weathering my friend, I'm impressed with what you're doing. :thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks guys!

    I glued down the track and while it is drying, I have begun to try to fit the next industry into the layout. This is a coal-fired power plant. I would like to have an unloading track and a couple of storage tracks for the coal hoppers.

    Here is the first attempt.
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    This is all subject to change. At the moment I am not thrilled with this. I am also contemplating having a scenic break in this area with a track going off into the mountains to a coal mine.
  13. TomPM

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    I have begun working in the area of cement distributor. I have laid the track bed.

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    Testing the clearances in the shed
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    Now I need to find a realistic bumper in HO.
  14. Art67

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    Tom, those are some fine buildings you have there. The weathering looks great, not to mention all the spurs you have added to enhance operation. I am looking forward to see how the rest comes along as you always seem to feature my favorite roads in all of their gritty glory. Very nice. Stuart.
  15. Relic

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    Tom , what's that wooden tool looking thing? Looks like a cut off cant hook handle with a wooden peg on it ??
  16. Drew1125

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    Tom,
    It's great to see all these famous scenes of yours being linked up together!
    Now that you have this well-honed photographer's eye, it's going to be really cool to see what you come up with to "fill in the blanks", so to speak!
    It's looking great!
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  17. N Gauger

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    Neat!! Looks Great!!!
  18. TomPM

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    Thanks everyone!

    Which photo?:confused: Are you refering to the knocked over smokestack?:D
  19. ezdays

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    Could be that he means the stack that resembles the end of a drumstick...:D :D
  20. Drew1125

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    I think he means the power plant smokestack that is lying on its side in a couple of the photos...?