New D&RGW ish layout

Mike C Oct 20, 2018

  1. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    Well the N scale layout is no more . I sold off some stuff but did keep my best locos and cars .

    Now I am working on an HOn3 layout in the same space as the old N scale layout . Its just a loop with passing siding and 1 spur bot I am going for a more highly detailed layout than I have attempted before .

    First pic is the track before I dropped the feeders and second pic is after I finalized the grades.

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    Next two pics are of ground goop , 1/2 scupltamold , 1/2 vermiculite , some white glue , and light tan laytex paint to tint it .

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    Tie weathering

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    And finally static grass and trees.

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    Still have lost of detail to add , and another 100 or so trees ....
     
  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    Mike, you definitely have my attention!!! Your layout is headed to be a great one and I really like the amount of trees.

    Joe
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

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    You work fast! Love it! Has a very high country look to it. Like summit of Lizard Head Pass.
     
  4. drbnc

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    THIS is looking great! :) How did you build up the roadbed?
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very nice! I like the simple track concept, and high detail level in progress. (y)
     
  6. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks guys ! I got a bit more done today , I'll have to take some pics tomorrow with the good camera ..... The roadbed is a product called homabead , it's a homasote product and is bendable like cork . Couldn't find HOn3 cork roadbed everyone was out .......Mike
     
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    Working on the pics , but I did have the winning bid for another Blackstone K27 . And at a fairly good price !
     
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    More trees and a start on the axcess road .


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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    Very nice!
     
  10. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    A short video.
     
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  11. HemiAdda2d

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    Awesomeness! Your 463 looks quite a lot like the real one, too. Here's the prototype at Osier, CO in 2017:

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  12. bremner

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    You are making me want to do the same thing, but with #340, and a modified version of the Pacific Electric Stanton station....

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    The wife would kill me if I started modeling another scale, so I will live vicariously through you.
     
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  13. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    Those Blackstone Models locos are really good ! Found another K 27 last week !

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  14. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Great work Mike!!

    Bravo!!(y)(y)(y)
     
  15. traingeekboy

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    You definitely captured the scenic look.

    Nice little layout.
     
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    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks ! Well Been a while ! I've been working on a Durango Press water tower kit . The things are not easy to assemble !
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  17. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    That looks very nice.

    Yeah, the leap from plastic easy to assemble kit to craftsman is a deep chasm to cross. :p
     
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  18. IHB97

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    That's a fantastic setup you have there. Very cool indeed!
     
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    More work this past month , added some small trees/bushes
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    And added a couple homes and a station

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    Next up will be some Aspen trees and more brush .....
     
  20. traingeekboy

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    It looks great!

    Can't wait to see more.
     
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