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Georgetown & Allen Mountain Railroad 5.0

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:14 PM

I've had a very busy work week but today I finally managed to find some time to work on the layout. I'm still working on the mountain area, adding more rocks and filling the areas around them with sculptamold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:28 PM

I like it. If you need operators, invite me over. I live in Arizon. Are you close?

Chip

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:48 PM

SpaceMouse

I like it. If you need operators, invite me over. I live in Arizon. Are you close?

 

I'm in Florida. Is that close enough?

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:11 PM

I know now why you built a mountain layout.

michaelrose55
I'm in Florida

Chip

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:35 PM

SpaceMouse

I know now why you built a mountain layout.

Yep. Way too flat around here Big Smile!

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:40 PM

Michael:

The mountains are starting to look great!

Whose rock moulds did you use?

Dave

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Posted by Brunton on Monday, January 29, 2018 6:07 AM

Michael,

You are one very talented individual! That mountain looks great!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 29, 2018 1:03 PM

hon30critter

Michael:

The mountains are starting to look great!

Whose rock moulds did you use?

Dave

 

I use mold #92 from Bragdon Enterprises. That mold is 24 x 32" so it produces a lot of rock faces.

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, January 29, 2018 3:47 PM

michaelrose55
I use mold #92 from Bragdon Enterprises.

Thanks for the link. I had no idea that they had such a wide selection of moulds.

Dave

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 29, 2018 6:05 PM

hon30critter

 

 
michaelrose55
I use mold #92 from Bragdon Enterprises.

 

Thanks for the link. I had no idea that they had such a wide selection of moulds.

Dave

 

Oh yes they do! I'm always amazed that most people don't know about this.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 29, 2018 6:05 PM

I worked for an hour on this area today. It's almost done.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:12 PM

The area around the bridge is now complete:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Goldstms on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:02 AM

Looks fantastic. The mountain face is incredibly realistic. 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:02 PM

I had so much fun creating this mountain that I decided to build another one:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, February 01, 2018 6:06 PM

Today my good friend Rick Wade stopped by for another visit to the G&AM:

 

I didn't do any real work today. Instead I took a few buildings from the last G&AM to get an idea of how to create a small town in this area:

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:24 PM

I have decided to leave the hobby for now. There are personal reasons that I don't want to discuss that led to this decision. I'm in the middle of boxing all my rolling stock, supplies and tools will be next.

I'm pretty sure that I will be back at model railroading again but it might be 6 months, a year, or even two. Thanks to everybody here for their friendship and support.

 

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Posted by GraniteRailroader on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:46 PM

Michael,

Sorry to hear that, but hopefully everything works out for you in a positive fashion.

Your work is amazing, and seeing your layouts progress is inspiring for when I finally get to (re)build.

Hope you continue to be well.

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Posted by tedtedderson on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:38 PM

Best wishes to you, Michael!  Keep your head up. 

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Posted by tloc52 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:26 PM

Take care of yourself then come back. Thank you for all the sharing you’ve done.

TomO

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:18 PM

michaelrose55
I have decided to leave the hobby for now.

Best wishes Michael! I hope to see you back soon. Good luck with your personal situation.

Dave

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:18 AM

Hope everything works out favorably. I'm sure you'll be back, no one ever leaves this hobby, we just take life-enforced breaks now and again.

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Posted by 7j43k on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:59 AM

Yes, Michael, please do what needs doing.

I appreciate your sharing of what you've worked on.  Very nice work!

If/when you choose to continue, I will happily see "what's up".

 

Ed

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Posted by rrebell on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:10 AM

Wow, this is a shock but stuff happens, just been through it myself but mine was for good reasons, dosn't sound like yours is, sorry about that and good luck with whatever it is.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:24 AM

I didn't expect so many people being worried about me. A big thank you to everybody! There is no health issue or other life threatening problem behind this decision, it's just something I don't want to discuss right now. Whenever it gets solved I'll let you all know.

Thanks again for all the support, this is really a wonderful community.

 

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