Update on the layout

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I've made some progress on the loco service area.
    The turntable is installed and operating. All the track is laid and ballasted except where the coal unloading bin will be.
    The grade crossings need to be installed, structures finished and mounted and lots of junk and finer details added.

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    All these structures were salvaged from my last HO layout.

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thats a good looking facility Ray. Fills in that space nicely.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Things are looking great Ray! Your plan provides for a nice long run by the look of it!
    Ralph
  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Thanks Robin and Ralph.
    I usually put together a train in the yard then take it up the mountain, do some switching at the top then bring it down the mountain to the yard which I rename to represent another point along the line. It is a nice run.
    To add a little excitement I do the run with another slow moving train running the main line to simulate other traffic.
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks like it is coming along Ray :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Ray Marinaccio

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    Thanks Matt,
    I've made a little more progress.
    I have the grade crossings installed in this area and the coal bin installed.
    I'm juggling a couple loco projects at the same time.

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Whoa!!!! Ray, Ya gotta say something about unit #481!!!!! Cool!
    Ralph
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    Looking good Ray!! :thumb: I'm glad you were able to fit the loco servicing and TT into that area. It's tight but looks very realistic that way. Have you decided about what you're gong to put up on the mountain yet?

    Val
  10. interurban

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    ;) It`s taking shape now Ray.
    I got a long way to go with my new venture.

    Glad to see your progress. :wave:
  11. Ray Marinaccio

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    The 481 is the old hustlemaster bash.
    http://www.the-gauge.com/thread7140-fm-infant-trainmaster.html
    I added a wash of burnt umber acrylic to show some age. I'm also working on a gear drive for it.
    The service area is a bit cramped but not as bad as I first thought it would be.
    I still haven't decided where to put an ash pit.
    As far as what will go on the mountain, I think a mine will be at the spur and possibly something like what Robin is doing with the half structures along the edge to give the appearance of a town. There isn't a whole lot of room between the track and edge, I may have to settle for thinner structures or just a backdrop.
    Chris, You'll be running trains before you know it.
    Take lots of photos to share with us.
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for the reminder Ray! I had to laugh when I clicked on the link and saw that I had responded to your thread about that loco bash! I have a good memory but its short! :)
    Ralph
  13. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I've made a little progress.
    I have the ash pit, water tower, coal tower and sand house perminantly mounted.

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  14. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Here's the other side.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I've also added some trees.

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    Some more trees.

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  17. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Looking good Ray. The water tank and coal tower are great. A good addition to any layout, even on some of those more modern diesel railroads as they should be preserved by the historical societies.
  18. interurban

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    Nice Ray very Nice :thumb:

    As Robin said the water tower and yard "stuff" look fantastic.
  19. stuart_canada

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    what is the above loco? it looks kind of small, from cropping or ??? is it just a short loco?
  20. Ray Marinaccio

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    The 481 is a short loco.
    Check out the link in post 31 of this tread at the top of this page for more info.