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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Apr 5, 2008.
Looking good Josh, you're really moving now!
You've got a ton of frieght cars, good job on ebay. BTW, those risers are looking good.
Yeah, you're gonna need storage space soon.
Looking good Josh:thumb::thumb:
WOW! You seem to have a new project every couple of months, and they all seem to fly by! Im sure you said it somewhere, but where are those risers leading to? I love the SF hoppers!
Thanks Josh!!!! boy have i made ATON of progress since the last pictures in this thread, ill be updateing today!!! :thumb: :thumb:
And ive gotten more stufff since lol, but ive backed off e-bay, not currently bidding on anything right now, only selling. Do you know how freaking hard it is to be on e-bay selling but NOT buying anything? im going crazy right now lol
and thanks, the risers are done now, im just finishing up laying the track on them now up to main level :thumb: :mrgreen:
LOL my whole closet is full of just freight cars!!! lol i never imagined i could have so many lol
Thanks Jim!!! :mrgreen:
LOL Thanks Kevin!!!
The risers lead up to the main layout. ive had to change my original plans for stagging yet again, I have to make the track longer that comes off the risers to get a whole train backed into stagging, this means i have to make aother lift out to go below the Main Level lift out crossing the walkway/hallway into my room, no big deal, i just need a little extra room to get a full train down to stagging with no hassle lol
Ill be posting lots of pics in a few mins here, so you guys can all see some more progress :thumb: :mrgreen:
okay i have ATON of pics (35) to post, so im going to break it up into groups of pics
Armstrong Electric Motors
First up is a Walthers Cornerstone Backround Building Kit - Armstrong Electric Motors. I built it to its full length.
My layout will use mostly Walthers Cornerstone Backround Building Kits due mostly to im limited to 18" of space
This building stands out!!! its highlighted with Red with Grey walls. I think it came out pretty good, it is very bright, but it will blend more once i weather it.
Heres a couple shots:
More Backround Buildings and Others
Here are a few more buildings i have gotten for the layout. I am still buying more of them on e-bay. I want to have LARGE but skinny buildings on my layout to give the illusion of BIG industries. I plan to kitbash diffrent kits together to create custom and unique buidings as well
New KATO, Atlas, and Athearn Engines
Gotten a few new engines on e-bay as well.
my Favorite engine now is my KATO BNSF AC4400 #5624. This is an AWESOME loco!!!
Ive also gotten a Atlas BNSF Dash 8-40 BW #546
Now for the Athearn Engines
I got 6 of them so far lol, they all need a bit of work to them tho, they all run GREAT, i mean i need to get details such as handrails, horns, and other detail parts, nothing hard, they all LOOK great and run awesome!!!
First up is a CNW SD60 #8021
2 SP SD70M's. One is no# and the other is #9803
2 CSX SD60's #'s 8503 and 8706
and a CSX SD70M #795
New Rolling Stock and Trucks
Heres a sneak peak of stuff that ive recently gotten off e-bay as far as Rolling Stock and Trucks
4 Blue 16,000 Gallon Tanks Cars and also the 2 SF Woodchip Hoppers
The 2 CSX Woodchip Hoppers
16,000 Thiele Tank Car
And all the trucks in these next to pictures. Ive gotten TONS of trucks N' Stuff trucks, TONS of Walthers 53' and 48' trailers (23 of them to be exact and are not pictured lol) and 7 Lonestar Models 40' Flatbed trailers and Lumber Trucks + some Promotex truck cabs and trailers
I have always admired your work! You are definetly detail oriented! Keep up the excellent work! :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
Awesome pics so far, let's see some more
Hey Thanks Carl, there will be alot more to come soon :mrgreen:
Progress on Stagging
Okay so last time i posted i had said i ripped apart the yard AGAIN. well now the risers are glued down for grade going up to main layout so i was able to lay down the yard.
In this picture, it shows the slight maze of switches trains will use when backing into the yard to get to the different tracks. Since the tracks are not as long anymore and i cannot fit as many as i wanted to anymore, i am making extra stagging tracks down the front portion of this picture. The extra tracks will continue down off to the left of the pic when i add another section of benchwork on. So basically, there will be 2 lift outs, one for each level (main and stagging). The stagging lift out will allow a complete full train to come down grade and back into stagging where it can be broken apart onto the tracks and storage. The extra stagging tracks i mentioned will also be on the lift out going across to the extended stagging portion. Kinda confussing but it will all make sence when im done lol
Here are some pics that just show the yard and the grade going up to main level layout I need to cut a small triangle piece of benchwork to attach to the part where the track is over hanging also
This last pic shows where the end or beginning of the grade starts from the main level layout
Thanks Sawyer!!! Im going to try and take some more pictures and keep this thread up to date :thumb:
Wow! You have a lot of stuff! I can't wait to see what you are doing with that single track along the wall. Looks interesting!