So, after 30 years of procrastinating, I'm finally actually building something. I wanted something rather small to start off with, but that could be expanded later. I want to work in the modern era, some sort of induatrial switching area, but still have a continuous run mainline when I just want to watch the trains run.
Here is the track plan that I have come up with:
Updated February 4th, 2009 at 12:56 AM by mschreuder
So I go to Home Depot yesterday and pick up some building supplies. All happy to get home, and get a 3x5' form built. Wife comes home from work and sees my handy work.
Needless to say, its being trimmed down to 2x4'. I think I may squeak it out to 2.5x4'.
So we'll see what happens!
Tonight I took on the scenery on the race track module that I recently purchased. The mountain in the background was unnatural appearing, so I cut its height in half and made two mountains. I also filled in some of the gaps. There is still room for improvement, but I think that the look is much more appealing.
Check out the before, during, and after pictures.
This Blog will be a log of my new layout.
The theme will be the Freelance US(Brooklyn NY).
Time frame will be late 1980's - 1995
MTA & Amtrak will be the main Railroads servicing the area depicted. Also asorted Freight Trains will occasionally pass through with goods to this busy Metropolis
This layout is in result of having issue with the size of N Scale and I truly love Model Railroading.
Updated December 14th, 2009 at 08:53 PM by subwayaz
We know it has been rather quiet on the Challenger front, but that is about to change. The prototype is due in my office late next week and after a short review I will give you all an update.
I guess everyone has to start somewhere ! I am currently freelancing the fictional Smoky Mountain Division of the NS set in eastern Tennessee present day. I have a dedicated 9' x 12' layout room that I was able to close in from part of my two-car garage; insulated and carpeted, complete with TV, VCR, DVD, Stereo Surround sound and plenty of privacy !!
The layout is an around-the-walls with a duckunder. Layout height is 55" high so the duckunder is no big deal. This height allows
Today I finally got around to scratch building a hoist house for the cement plant's conveyor belt. I can now return the portion of my Glacier Gravel structure to its proper location. This was how it did look.
This last week I purchased the last three modules of the 18 modules that make up the Oregon Western Lines. I am now 100% owner of the OWL layout.
When I get enough time
Ok, the local place had a coupon for 25% off all Athearn "ready to run" rolling stock. Of course, because the box didn't say "ready to run" on the box, I almost didn't get the discount, but he said the heck with it. On the website though, it says "RTR" in the description. Either way, I got the set of 4 50' Overland cars for a good price.
As for the 4-4-0. It needs some
Updated February 1st, 2009 at 04:28 PM by Todd
Baldwin 'depot-sed' - Union Pacific may remove Ione locomotive
Thursday, January 22, 2009
By Jerry Budrick
The 125-ton Baldwin #10 locomotive, seen here in June, currently sits illegally on Union Pacific rails in Ione.Photo by: Jerry Budrick
Months after taking what was generally considered its last run down the Amador Central tracks, the 125-ton Baldwin
I'm definately leaning towards Norfolk Southern as my road name of choice. I've been accumulating them a lot recently, although I'm having a much harder time finding smaller locos which may manuever my layout a bit easier. Anywho here they are:
My NS fleet which I took some pics of...
Norfolk Southern stuff:
To all Wolfcreek & Iron Mountain Officials. Weclome to the WC&IM Newsletter 2.0. We start off with a new logo. Currently we are voting to determine a petition to Burlington Northern Corporate in Minneapolis, MN to put said logo on the noses of our locomotives. Right now no word on the decision.
But today we continue the look at our Motive Power's history. 2072, that Alco FB-1 is next up. Built In 1950,
Updated February 15th, 2009 at 06:46 PM by DragonFyreGT
Progress on the layout(with every piece of rolling stock we own on it):
SD7($5!!!!! Still can't get over that :D):
Atlas UP Caboose(Cheaper than an IM CA-3...):
I just put together a tour of the Oregon Western Lines layout based on how it looked on December 6, 2008, when an open house was held.
Tour of the Oregon Western Lines
Here is a diagram of the modular layout.
Got the DPM Hayes Hardware store assembled. Its mostly square, but when I was making a template for cutting the roof, I noticed it was a little out of square. Ah well, what can you do? Its not noticeable to the average person.
Currently its all being hand painted until I figure out how to make a spray booth. The garage us unheated, and its been below freezing for the past few weeks, so no way I can run the airbrush out there. Not coming out too bad for hand painting. Wasn't
I returned the barn, the chicken coop, the farmer's house, and a couple other items on the module after weathering them, adding some details, and slightly modifying some of them. I have been busy weathering a number of cheap Micro-machines to make them more presentable. Perhaps I'll talk more about that another time. For now, I'll just post the pictures and see if anyone wants to make comments.
The first picture shows what the module looked like before I made the improvements.
Updated January 26th, 2009 at 03:47 AM by upguy