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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?

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

 

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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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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:15 PM

I thought I'd post a little update. I've been boxing and inventoring all my rolling stock for the last few days. It's amazing how much stuff I have...

 

 

Then this afternoon I stumbled over the last pile of rock castings I made in January and I thought I could do a little bit of modeling instead of throwing them away. So I worked a little bit in this area, just for fun:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by railandsail on Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:21 PM

Nice looking mountain scene(s)

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Posted by richhotrain on Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:49 PM

michaelrose55

I thought I'd post a little update. I've been boxing and inventoring all my rolling stock for the last few days. It's amazing how much stuff I have...

Michael, what's the end game?  Are you leaving the hobby altogether?

Rich

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, February 23, 2018 7:55 AM

richhotrain
Michael, what's the end game? Are you leaving the hobby altogether? Rich

No, but we might be moving. Will know more at the end of May...

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Posted by railandsail on Friday, February 23, 2018 8:09 AM

michaelrose55

No, but we might be moving. Will know more at the end of May.

WOW, and you have put SO MUCH effort into that BIG layout !!
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Posted by 7j43k on Friday, February 23, 2018 11:03 AM

michaelrose55
 

No, but we might be moving. Will know more at the end of May...

 

 
 
That's surely a huge irritation, at the least; especially because you've got a couple of months of un-knowing to go through.
 
Those couple of months are not an entire waste.  I see you're doing a bit of boxing and organizing.  That's something that can be useful whichever way things go.  There are probably other useful things you can do, until decision day, that could make you feel a bit more empowered.  Which is a nice feeling.  Especially right now.
 
Whichever way it goes, one thing you're not losing is the endorsement of us here.  Whatever happens, WE think you've done good work; and WE think you'll do more of it, either "here"or "there", if you choose (model railroading not being compulsory).
 
 
Ed

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