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What's your best layout pic?

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Posted by wichmannb on Friday, June 29, 2007 10:21 AM

If you don't understand why these are my "favorites" then you are counting too many rivets!  Actually - GREAT work by all!  Had to tear down this double decker when we moved late last year and mommy is getting a new kitchen before I get my train room "re-born".  Good news is the new house has a finished bsmt twice the size of the last one!!!!  Thanks all for "keeping my steam up" in the interm!

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 29, 2007 10:32 AM

Still plywood central but I suppose it's better than what I had (running trains in circles on the floor!). Here we have an Ann Arbor freight waiting for a Conrail local to finish it's work while a Detroit & Mackinac freight approaches.

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Posted by tomkat-13 on Friday, June 29, 2007 10:40 AM

Odds & Ends

I model MKT & CB&Q in Missouri. A MUST SEE LINK: Great photographs from glassplate negatives of St Louis 1914-1917!!!! http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/kempland/glassplate.htm Boeing Employee RR Club-St Louis http://www.berrc-stl.com/
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Posted by peterj on Friday, June 29, 2007 12:28 PM

Hi take it from one who's done it. Finish the room before starting the layout or you will be falling over it when you do try to finish the room, unless you are able to remove the layout when you work??   Good luck 

 

 here is my blog   http://peterstrain.blogspot.com/  The story  of my layout to date

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, June 29, 2007 3:13 PM

peterj & wichmannb --->Sign - Welcome [#welcome].  That's a fine looking track gang you've got there.

tomkat - Odds and Ends are good.

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Posted by carknocker1 on Saturday, June 30, 2007 10:32 AM
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Posted by carknocker1 on Saturday, June 30, 2007 10:38 AM

Here , is my Port Destiny lone locomotive on the docks waiting for the L&N Yard job to finish up.

I need a better camera , but I hope this gives you an idea .

 

 

 

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Posted by Rick Bradley on Sunday, July 1, 2007 9:35 AM

highballin round a corner, love that engineBow [bow]

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Posted by pcarrell on Sunday, July 1, 2007 11:25 AM

You guys and gals have been working hard to show me the fruits of your labor in an effort to spur me on, so I guess it's only fair to show you how you've inspired me.

When I started this thread, this was about all I had.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j319/pcarrell/Autumns%20Ridge/Picture012.jpg

I'd not done anything in months.

Because of all of you, I've been reinvigorated!

This is just a couple of mornings ago.  I didn't clean up or anything, so pardon the mess.  I'm still soldering feeder wires and I have a couple of more tracks to lay in the staging yard, but here it is so far.

These are BIG pics, so be warned!

This is as you walk in the room......

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j319/pcarrell/Autumns%20Ridge/6-29-073.jpg

And this is the first area you come to as you walk in.  This is the interchange between the class 1 and the shortline.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j319/pcarrell/Autumns%20Ridge/6-29-070.jpg

To the far right of the room is the turnback loop.  There will eventually be a helix there.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j319/pcarrell/Autumns%20Ridge/6-29-072.jpg

And here's the isleway by the windows (that will eventually be covered with heavy black material).

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j319/pcarrell/Autumns%20Ridge/6-29-071.jpg

Thats about it for now.  As you can see, I have been busy laying track.  Now I've just got to get it all wired up!

Thanks, all of you!

Philip
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Posted by Rick Bradley on Sunday, July 1, 2007 3:44 PM

its amazing what a few pictures of other people's work can do for your morale

 You can start to think, hey i can do that.

I have the same issue, but i get to start from scratch, Brother in law moved out of the basement. So all those mistake i made from before, (cause i jumped with both feet) will not be made this time, though im sure i will make some more.

I hope this thread keeps going because it helps us new guys, and probaly "not so new" keep motivated

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 5:57 AM
i think looking at other people's pics is what really motivates us, i mean we alls ee what the other guys got and think wow i wouldn't mind some of that. And sure as eggs - eventually you've got it [even if it takes a while]
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Posted by NZRMac on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 6:06 AM
 wichmannb wrote:

If you don't understand why these are my "favorites" then you are counting too many rivets!  Actually - GREAT work by all!  Had to tear down this double decker when we moved late last year and mommy is getting a new kitchen before I get my train room "re-born".  Good news is the new house has a finished bsmt twice the size of the last one!!!!  Thanks all for "keeping my steam up" in the interm!

 

Great Pics, my wee one loves the trains too. Post some pics when you get settled in the new room!!

 

Ken.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 7:07 AM

I posted this over on Weekend Photo Fun, but it was kind of late because the camera was out of town for the weekend.

Anyway, here's my Pit-Bashed Atlas turntable.  The pit has a false floor, which doesn't rotate with the turntable deck.  The roundhouse is also an Atlas, and the engine is a P2K 0-6-0.  Scenery is good enough for a carefully-framed photo, but more details will be added.

 

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by Great Western Rwy fan on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 9:50 PM

This is one of My favorites,Great Western loco #90.HO scale brass 2-10-0 Decapod.Manufactured by Empire Midland,And painted by Me.

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Posted by gear-jammer on Saturday, July 7, 2007 10:33 AM
 MisterBeasley wrote:

I posted this over on Weekend Photo Fun, but it was kind of late because the camera was out of town for the weekend.

Anyway, here's my Pit-Bashed Atlas turntable.  The pit has a false floor, which doesn't rotate with the turntable deck.  The roundhouse is also an Atlas, and the engine is a P2K 0-6-0.  Scenery is good enough for a carefully-framed photo, but more details will be added.

 

MrB,  I like it better every time I see it. Thumbs Up 

Sue





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