What do you have

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by lester perry, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    Size doesn't matter. This is just a share thread. Maybe ideas will develop from what someone has done. besides it looks good to me but I do have a question. Is it out side?
    Les.
  2. spookman

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    Ok one more try here. I want to add a coal house, a cattle yard and a sawmill as soon as I can get the buildings. I also want to get about 8 ho coasl cars in black to add to the middle train and remove the other junk. I have a ton of cattle cars already, I will just have to put them on a side track to the cattle pens when I get it set up. I also want to add 4 more coal cars to my O set and put coal in all my coal cars. I am going to do the styrofoam and black gravel thingy some one suggested.

    I am going to a huge train show in Port Huroin Michigan in the morning to see what I can find. Wish me luck.

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  3. lester perry

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    SUCCESS AT LAST. Nice shots man. You got your logs the same way I did.
    Les
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    I do have a question. Is it out side?
    Les.

    Yes It's 6' by 1' and when it's sunny I can set it up outside and take some photos
    Last but one Friday ago a UP GP35 turned up to do some switching
    I managed to get a few photos of it, they are at http://thegilberts.fotopic.net/c923670.html It took about an hour to do the photo shot.
    Then I packed it away in the garage. I'm just weathering some more stock (Wisconsin and Southern this time) and hoping tomorrow will be sunny so I can get it out side again
  5. spookman

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    I had to reduce the size of the load on the first longer car. It was too top heavy. I just have 5 logs on it now and that Model power SanteFe engine just rips around the track with no derails. I want to get some more red flat cars and make about 8 more loads to make it look real. Log trains in the West Virginia area where loaded down with Many cars straining up and down the mountains.

    I also cut a big pile of logs to pile at my sawmill when I get it.

    Les how did you attach your logs? Can you post some pics?
  6. Jules Winnfield

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    Spookman...If you go to your local tropical fish store,you can get activated charcoal in a big container for cheap!it looks awesome!
  7. lester perry

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    Les how did you attach your logs? Can you post some pics?

    This is the only pic I have right now. I will try to get more in next couple of days showing how I did it. My loads are removable so the I can send emptys to forest area and loads to Mill.
    Les
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  8. spookman

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    Thanks for the tip jules.

    Wow Les. It looks awsome. I have plenty of logs to put at the mill and at the edge of the woods so not planning on loading and unloading any. You can only do so much with HO scale. I wanted to tie them on but too tedious and what ever I used it would probably drag on the track the cars are so low.

    I have to remember tomorrow to look for some small pieces of EZ Track to extend my center layouts to the max to give me more room for my scenery and my yards.
  9. viperman

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    Spookman, how much of the track do you need? I have some that I never use (or ever will). Send me a pm or an email so we can work something out
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    What happened to our original intent with this post, but it seems to be a healthy thread, if a little bit off topic...carry on! :thumb:
  11. lester perry

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    You are right Miles we are getting somewhat derailed. OK guys show your stuff I am loving it.
    Les
  12. lester perry

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    Spookman go to tips and tricks under the reference section. I have posted how I do log loads there.
    Les
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    Here are some overall shots of my layout. It is far from beeing complete. I just started to work on the scenery.

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    Kurt
    It looks very good and very neat too. I like the track plan. What are you going to on the part over your desk
  15. lester perry

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    Kurt very impressive. Much to clean
    Les
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    WOW! theres some really NICE layouts on here in varying degrees of completion:thumb:. GREAT WORK GUYS!:thumb: :D **lester perry, you have a truly AWESOME layout!, and GREAT detail work!:thumb: :thumb: being an engine fanatic, i gotta tell you when i seen the pic of some of the motive power you have, i just about fell on the floor!jawdrop(insert "not worthy" smiley HERE___) I AM TOTALLY envious:thumb: :D THANKS!
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    Chris (wsor4050), I had a look at the pics of your gp35 photo session. Very nice small switching layout :thumb:. BTW, what do you mean by ’the part over your desk’?

    Les, I know it is stiill much to clean, but the right amount of detail, dirt and grime will take some time.
  18. lester perry

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    Thank you UP SD40-2. Sorry to say I have not hugged my 4-8-8-4 today as I don't have one. Will one of my 2-6-6-6s do?. The Idea behind this is for everyone to show there stuff and a lot have. But there are still more of you out there which haven't joined in yet so lets go guys get out the camera and give us some pics.

    Kurt I was not saying it is to clean, I am envious my place is a constant mess. I have open house in November and I start cleaning up in September. Please keep it that way man its great.
    Les
  19. Harold Cole

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    Les,when and where is the next Train Show around here¿
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    Gosh Lester, I wish I had a layout to show, but the last one came down for the move into the new house and the new one is still in the pre-preliminary stages. I could post a pic of the wall, but it's kind of boring, right now. I sure am glad you started this thread because it's great for inspiration. Thanks