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 have been working on a mine scene on top pf the mountain.
    It will not only provide an industry in the area but also a view block to hide the return loop when viewed at track level.
    The mine building is being built from an incomplete AHM coal tower and some left over corrugated tin parts from a Suydam kit.

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I used wood to build the walkways and railings and Styrene to build the stairs case.

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    Some interior walls and beams are installed so the building doesn't look empty.

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  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Great Ray. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Ray Marinaccio

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    I built a guide attachment for the milling machine to feed some N scale rail through and mill it down to .045" high.
    Brass ties were soldered at the ends and wood ties were glued in to make the 18" gauge track. The track inside the building was glued directly to the floor.
    A turntable was made from a brass washer and short pieces of rail.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I have the mine scene permanently mounted on the layout.

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  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I also have the fascia installed.

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  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    That is looking really sweet Ray.
    Love your room. ;)
  9. screen

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    Real nice! Bet they can't wipe that smile off your face!
  10. Iron Goat

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    Awesome job, Ray.....

    Bob
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    That's looking very good, Ray!

    I love that weathering job on your mine. And the ore chute even moves! Wow! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Ron
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's a beaut of a mine Ray. Nicely weathered and rugged looking. Your fascia is looking good too, by the way. Nice finished look.
    Ralph