Los Angeles, Pasadena & Cucamonga RR (HO Scale)

Yannis Dec 30, 2017

  1. Yannis

    Yannis TrainBoard Member

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    Thom thank you very much for your kind words! I ll post some new photos hopefully soon after doing some work on scenery for a specific scene in South Pasadena / LA section most probably.

    Have a great day as well, and greetings from Greece!
    Yannis
     
  2. Joe Lovett

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    Yannis, your layout is looking great, the pocket holes drilled in your bench work are really hard to beat, they hold the structure tight.

    Joe
     
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    Joe many thanks! Yes indeed they do help out with construction and rigidity. A key factor was the use of Kreg wood screws. I drilled the pocket holes with a different tool (similar to Kreg) but used Kreg screws and they made a difference (imho).
     
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    Update time on the LA, Pasadena & Cucamonga RR!

    I have been working for the last few weeks on a couple of modules depicting South Pasadena. Main focus of the work so far was the scene of the Fair Oaks avenue highway bridge. I have also finished the ground-work for the entire modules and then structures are to be added but that will come in a future update.

    Focusing on the bridge scene: It started from here, with a scratchbuilt bridge (originally as an RR bridge). The painted-on highway extension onto the backdrop has been long gone (airbrush removed it...).
    BridgeR1.jpg
    A few progress steps... oh and a new mountain-side appeared on the backdrop following photos of the prototype.
    BridgeR10.jpg FairOaks1.jpg
    Following through with some progress on foliage... (a commercial tree placed temporarily on the right side)
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    And finally adding low level vegetation, and home-made trees. The eastbound local is passing under the bridge taking the siding and leaving the mainline for the westbound Super Chief.
    FairOaks5.jpg FairOaks7.jpg
    I hope you liked the update, thanks in advance for your time and feedback!
    Yannis
     
  5. astrotrain

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    Look really good. Like the color or the dirt.
     
  6. Yannis

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    Thank you very much astrotrain!
     
  7. traingeekboy

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    I must have missed this when you originally posted.

    I must say, I admire good solid benchwork. I se a lot of people laying track right on foam boards, I just don't trust that approach, I commend you for going old school and rock solid. ;)

    Your bridge scene looks very nice. Looking forward to seeing more progress shots.
     
  8. vince p

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    Really looking the part and coming along nicely.
     
  9. Yannis

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    Traingeekboy and Vince many thanks for the kind words! I must say that i prefer to work with wood for benchwork even though it ends up being heavier. The layout will move eventually but it wont be portable so weight was not such an issue for me.

    I am in the process of building various trees for the module so that pretty soon it will look more and more like South Pasadena with some tree clusters. Hopefully an update will follow pretty soon!

    Thanks for stopping by once more!
    Yannis
     

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