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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:05 pm

It looks like you're well on your way, Alex! It reminds me of my uncle's train set. He had one that covered his entire basement - incredibly detailed. He spent years building it. He eventually tore it down and a few years later it got in his blood again and he started re-building it. I learned a lot of cool tips from him.

I'm not sure if you're interested, but a couple of the tips that I recall are that he spray painted thread and use it for telephone wires. It looked great but it was so tedious that he said that he didn't want to do it again (that's what he said anyway, but then he made more :-P).

Another thing that he did was use little foam mountains beside the tracks. Those don't look all that great on their own, but he found some small artificial Christmas trees and/or garland from an arts and crafts store (on a big discount after Christmas) and cut them up into two to three inch lengths. He then stuck the wires into the foam every one or two inches (hundreds of them) and made a really cool looking forest. I'd post a photo, but the forum won't let me post an external link for a week since I just registered. :(

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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:02 am

And all trackwork FINALLY laid. Now to get on with roads, buildings etc etc!



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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:35 am

very awesome


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:30 pm



Latest locomotive, Athearn Union Pacific GP40-2 #3000


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:40 pm

Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Latest locomotive acquisition

Atlas MP15DC #1308
(taken with my iPod Touch)





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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:35 pm

Wow, those are really cool! How long did it take you to build/make them all? Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:26 pm

nice hobbie


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:36 pm

Well the actual train models I buy premade(mostly)

The actual layout I've been working on for nearly 2 years I think.


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:38 pm

That's awesome, they look very realistic!
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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:23 pm

OhMy wow.


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:01 am

Grade crossing completed
14/2/2012



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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:14 am

Looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:24 am

nice


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:06 am



Yes I know the cars are out of place; they're only placeholders...


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:15 pm

The building of a Subway restaurant





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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri May 25, 2012 7:40 am



2nd level crossing, progress. Major progress.


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri May 25, 2012 8:48 am

Looks like really intricate work!
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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri May 25, 2012 8:50 am

Rob wrote:
Looks like really intricate work!

Exactly... *sighs* It's rewarding though.


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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri May 25, 2012 11:33 am

Wow, you've been busy with that! It's looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri May 25, 2012 1:07 pm

Alex, everything looks great. It takes skill and patience to do something like that...keep at it!

The model I've always wanted to work on is the Little House and possibly the town of Walnut Grove. I know a few have done this. I would love to do a snow/Christmas scene and have it out during the holidays. Maybe someday I will do it.




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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Wed May 30, 2012 12:13 am

Gin wrote:

The model I've always wanted to work on is the Little House and possibly the town of Walnut Grove. I know a few have done this. I would love to do a snow/Christmas scene and have it out during the holidays. Maybe someday I will do it.

That'd be awesome!

Finished this grade/level crossing yesterday. The signals ARE lit and animated.



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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Wed May 30, 2012 12:28 pm

That is going to be SO COOL when it's finished!
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PostSubject: Re: My model railroad...   Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:08 am

My HO Scale Union Pacific Diesel fleet.
The Latest addition is the Atlas Trainman Plus Genset #2720 2nd from front.

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