Long Island Rail Road in Z Scale

John Bartolotto Sep 25, 2010

  1. Zscaleplanet

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    That 44T looks right at home on your layout.
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    I always enjoy seeing pictures of your railroad @John Bartolotto . (y) I never knew the LIRR owned a 44-Tonner. Your model looks great!
     
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    You are welcome!
     
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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    Nailed it, Gerd! Very nice.
     
  5. Kez

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    That is a wonderful little switcher! Nice work again, Gerd!
     
  6. gmorider

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    I think I was in my late fifties before I read what those were. Been seeing them since childhood on my Lionel gon. :D
     
  7. shortpainter

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    This made my day. Gerd did a great job.
     
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  8. John Bartolotto

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    So I started finishing off my 12' x 16' train room back in 2018 and I finally finished it this weekend. I still have to organize the shelves on the rear wall but it's finished and I'm really happy with it. I have enough room for my LIRR Z scale layout, my N scale layout (which you can see that I have started) and then a small HO layout. It was a long process but very fulfilling because I did it all by myself.

    Enjoy,

    John
     

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    Last edited: Aug 17, 2021
  9. JoeS

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    John your room is very well done and I truly love that overall shot of your layout. The compression and detail level in that size is just fantastic!
    And I have to admit I have N scale as well myself.
     
  10. Zscaleplanet

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    Indeed a small escape/hobby room of this nature is ideal. Heated in the winter and cooled in the summer I am assuming. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to partition off a small room like this. But happy to see those that do have the ability, taking advantage of it.

    And to me that’s the beauty of Z-scale, because one does not necessarily need a room of this size in order to have a modest layout. Indeed I encourage everyone to build the biggest layout they can afford in the space they have available.

    Therefore all in favor of John selling his N-scale and HO-scale gear and expanding his Z-scale layout, say “aye”!:eek::D:D:D:D:D
     
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  11. tjdreams

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    I'm selling off my HO and O to make more room for Z, So I'm going to have to respond with

     
  12. Zscaleplanet

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: That’s classic - ummm literally in several ways……
     
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  13. Kurt Moose

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    John,
    Your room looks WOW and super organized and neat. I wonder what treasurez you have in the safe.
    Kim
     
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  15. mdvholland

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    Z scale locos beyond imagination, no doubt :D

    Matt
     
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  16. logging loco

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    No disrespect intended, but I'd bet money you where US Amy, armor.

    Nice sabot. As a kid I had an empty mortar round. I don't know what ever happened to it.
     
  17. John Bartolotto

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    You got it! Armor officer. 30 years.
     
  18. John Bartolotto

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    So its been months of work (a few minutes here and a few minutes there) but I finished the NYPD precinct building. The building was designed and produced for me by Charlie T at Z&US Models https://zandusmodels.wordpress.com/contact/

    It was ground breaking in some aspects especially making the Cold War air raid siren for the top of the building and finding a small enough flag for the front of the building, I used a small N scale US flag JP5953 from Woodland Scenics https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/item/JPFLAGW which came out to be a 5' x 8' Z scale flag, perfect for this building.

    I slowly added details and modifications to try to simulate a NYPD precinct circa 1960s like the 64th Precinct below. However, I decided that the precinct number for my model would be the 12th in honor of Barney Miller and his crew. ;)

    Enjoy,

    John

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    John,
    A great looking building! I think you and Charlie captured the essence well.

    Scott
     
  20. SJ Z-man

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    While us BAZ BoyZ run 100 car trains on 25x35 show layouts, NOTHING beats a excellently constructed 2x3 !!!!
    That looks so good, even from 10’ away !

    after moving to a LARGER house nearly 3 years ago, the train room has nothing but layout ideas on the wall and a single bay ‘extra’ garage, just for trains (modules hanging on the walls, trains and such in boxes)
     

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