Trucklover's Shelf Layout Thread

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hey Josh, just found this thread layout is looking good and got me thinking about redoing my N layout.

    Keep up the good work.I will definately be following your progress now.:mrgreen:
  2. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Wow, thats pretty intense! I wish i had enough space on my layout to park my locomotives around like that! I also wish i had more six axle units. I keep buying them, (E60MA.E60C-2, SD45-2, C32-8, and an SD60I being the latest) but i always end up with more 4 axle power. I've got 4 GP15-1s sitting around my layout right now. (three smokey valley, one walthers).

    I model the modern era, and i have almost no widecabs! I've got 4 i think, not counting my old UP dash-9, which is a wreck. Thats out of a roster of 56.

    Then again, right now my layout is so small that baby geeps are about the only thing that looks right on it!

    so keep up the good work, it looks like this layout will be impressive.
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    looks good Josh.
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    Great work, Josh! :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Johnathan :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Ive got some more pics ill be posting in a couple mins :mrgreen:
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks G.E.C. :mrgreen:

    Im pretty much the opposite when it comes to locos. I have alot of 6 axles and hardly any 4 axles lol. I think i might have three 4 axles, the rest of my roster is 6 axles lol. I guess i just like BIG locos lol :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    2 New Buildings Done

    Thanks Sawyer and Carl :mrgreen:

    So today i decided to take a break on the layout shelf building and build some Backround Buildings I have.

    The first one i build was the Walthers Cornerstone Series Bud's Trucking Co. I pretty much left this building the way it was as far as colors. I only painted the bricks on the bottom grey and the dock surroundings black and the dock lift gates aluminum.

    The second building i build was the Walthers Cornerstone Series Lauston Shipping. I painted pretty much everything differently then how it came in the kit. I painted the walls green, the bottom bricks grey, the doors white, docks black, dock lift gates aluminum and the window aluminum.

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]So on Monday, im going into Lowes and going to have my store get some foam board from another Lowes Store in San Diego, Hopefully ill have foam base here by end of next week :mrgreen: :mrgreen: so i can start layout construction :cool:[/FONT]
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Another Backround Building Assembled

    I decided to also put together the Walthers Cornerstone Series Centennial Mills Backround Building today.

    I painted the main building a tan color, with green windows and doors, concrete colored loading dock, green dust collectors, and aluminum covered loading canopy. The only thing left to do on this one is construct the fire escape which will be green as well and slap a couple decals on it as well as the other 2 buildings i did today.

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    I also took some more pics of the Armstrong Electric Motors building with some trucks at the dock

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    Nice work on the mill Josh!
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    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Cool industrial stuff! i wish i had space to build! still working out the kinks in a possible layout addition.
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Sawyer and G.E.C.

    G.E.C., Hope you can work out an expansion for your layout, i hadnt realized your layout was only on a 4x8, some reason i thought it was bigger then that :confused: anyways, hopefully you can expand :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Finished the Centennial Mills

    This morning i painted the fire escape green and assembled it and attached it to the building

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    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    Yeah, i know, i'm good at what i do! You're not the first person to be shocked to find out how small my layout actually is. Thats why i chose an urban setting, so that you never really see the whole thing at any one time.

    good work with the fire escapes. reminds me of things i have to do!

    so much work, so little time!
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    Josh...Man are you fast!!!!!!:eek: You do more in one day than most of us get done in a couple of months!:winker:

    I really like the choice of green for the mill....looks great!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
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    Josh, looks great! I have just one little "nit" to pick. You have pics of a couple of 20 foot containers on chassis backed up to your dock. You may notice that the axles on the chassis are on a subframe that sticks out about 4 feet from the back of the box. That subframe is a slider on the prototype. It is designed to allow the chassis to be stretched out to a longer wheelbase to distribute the weight better so that none of the axles are overweight if the truck pulling the chassis/container has to cross a scales. When the container is unloaded/loaded at a warehouse dock, the axles/subframe assembly is slid forward to make the subframe flush with the back of the container so that it can be backed up tight to a dock. The "slider" probably does not slide on the model, so you will need to plan ahead and modify any shorty chassis that you want to have backed up to a loading dock.
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    You could have fooled me lol. I had no idea you had a 4x8 layout lol

    and thanks, i was going to do the fire escapeds yellow but i decided to do them the same green as the rest of the building lol

  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    hey Thanks Steve :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I think the mill building stands out pretty good, im trying to stay away from all grey buildings lol
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Russ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I was wondering how that worked lol, thought it must be something like that :mrgreen:

    I have a bunch of these 22' container chassis, i built them half and half, so i can have half of them at docks where they are in the retracted position and the other half in the extended position for road travel :thumb: :mrgreen:
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    Heritage Furniture Building

    Ive been working on the Walthers Cornerstone Series Heritage Furniture Building for the past 2 days and just finished it this morning. Well its not completely done, decals still need to be added and weathering needs to be done just like all the others i have built for this layout, as well as some added detail parts :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I painted this one Grey with Brown Windows, heres some pics with trucks at the docks and boxcars in the long covered loading shed

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