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The Schmatterhorn,

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The Schmatterhorn,
Posted by vsmith on Monday, January 9, 2017 12:49 PM

The Schmatterhorn...or, you can't keep a good lunatic down.

 

Underway ...basic foam work finally done. This is a 2'x2' ish micro using Gargraves flextrack this time as an experiment. 2" thick pink foam from Home Despot, sunlight gives it a wierd silver sheen. This one also splits into two sections, upper and lower. Got a ways to go, but as the Costa Mesa show looms, I was getting a little desperate that I only have one layout, Heckawe Junction, readily accessible. This layout has been in the works since I sold the Angry Beaver but I haven't been able to do it any justice until now.

 

 

 

So far so good, I'll be taking this to Costa Mesa, warts and all, if just to show how it's done.

 

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Posted by ttrigg on Monday, January 9, 2017 8:22 PM

Proof again that small can be fun. Any plans for a TARDIS on this one?

Tom Trigg

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Posted by vsmith on Monday, January 9, 2017 8:47 PM

Hi Tom, long time eh? this will  likely be all scenery again due to the extreme size, will add some Alpine hikers and somewhere I have some O scale mountain climbers to put near the top. I originally wanted to add a couple Swiss chalet facades but it's just too small for it to work and look right. 

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:08 AM

Too cool!

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Posted by vsmith on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:24 PM

This got sidelines a few years ago, I was unhappy witht the Gargraves flex which looked like O rail stretched to G gauge, which it is, so this just kind of died. Well, It's not quite dead yet. Time to revive is. Through a G group on FB I got in touch with an online outfit called Frogtown Trains who occasionally offer handbent 20 and 30 inch code 332 circles, they were out of the 30 but had a 20 inch offered so I grabbed it. I pulled up the Gargraves stuff and set this down instead, had to cut and add a couple 3 inch straights to make it all fit, but this just might work now, it certainly looks an improvement. 

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Posted by vsmith on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:26 PM

Current status, track spiked and glued down with adhesive caulk. wired and running. Bridge foam will be replaced with a wood trestle. 

 

 

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:30 PM
NIce! I like the little Mac-bash!

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