The New Oakville Sub

Jim Reising Jun 23, 2008

  1. Jim Reising

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    I think I'll call this scene finished now - still needs to look more trashy to match the prototype, but rule 1...

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    And close by, the N Scale Kits GSC 53' well cars are in service:

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  2. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    That pool needs some water. :D
     
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  3. mtntrainman

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    Hey !!! I see THERR RV in the back yard ! (y):D
     
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  4. DarylK

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    Hey Jim,

    Looks like someone is building a layout very similar to the Oakville Sub.



    Daryl
     
  5. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Layout??? That's the real stuff!
     
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  6. DCESharkman

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    If that was a layout, I wonder how they had vehicles moving on the road on what I think was CA56? And the billow of smoke as the engines pull out of the tunnel..... Amazing
     
  7. Eugen Haenseler

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    I think I will be there in about tree weeks!?
     
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  8. Jim Reising

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    I could watch those drone videos all day! Thanks, Daryl!

    Eugen, wish it was me!
     
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  9. DarylK

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    You are welcome. Video shows how well your scenery has captured that that part of the country.

    The best thing about the drone videos are that the distance of the drones to the trains make them look like N scale layouts. To me it proves that N scale is best able to capture a full, complete railroad operation. I recently operated on a very nice, well executed HO layout. Detail and selected "scenes" looked great, but I just did not get the feeling I was operating a full railroad like I do on my Geneva Sub (or when I visited your layout a few years back).

    Daryl
     
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  10. Eugen Haenseler

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    ;-)

    First I have to work at the Ghirardelli Chocoplant in San Leandro.
    After the work is donn I will spend some time in my favorite trainspot aeria.
     
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  11. Jim Reising

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    I've got a new addition to the sub. Thought about this one for quite a while. At left in this shot is the last part to be added, and in the distance the new addition. That valley just called to me...

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    Now we move in a bit closer:

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    This is all scratched and built referencing Google Maps and Street View. The Keene Post office at left, and the landmark Keene Cafe center.

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    I'm calling the scene complete although there are a few more details I want to add...The post office, like the earlier one at Caliente, has a wall of boxes and a customer service window.

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    I can't believe how much pleasure these projects have given me. Now on to the Briggs Coil Cars (when they get here!).
     
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  12. fifer

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    Jim , That is simply beautiful and I love the look of those new Atlas 53 foot wells.
    Mike
     
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  13. DCESharkman

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    Always amazing Jim! Thanks so much for sharing these photos!
     
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  14. BNSF FAN

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    Fantastic addition Jim! (y)(y)(y)
     
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  15. Jim Reising

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    Thanks for the feedback, folks
     
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    I've corrected the lack of a flag at the Keene Post Office and added a few more details...

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    And added a flag at Caliente as well!

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    I often wondered about that on Layouts like yours. I worked for the USPO in the early 90's. One of my jobs was to put the flag up in the morning and take it down at night. :whistle:

    The only other thing I see missing are the handicap placards on the ground in at least one parking space ;)

    Always in awe of your modeling skils (y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Thanks, George...The handicapped placard is behind the blue railing at Caliente. I didn't put one at Keene - yet...
     
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  19. DCESharkman

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    Hi Jim! nice update!

    One that you may want to think about is the car parked illegally in front of the doors for the obnoxious ill mannered $%^&#! It seems that way at my local Post Office!
     
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    I witnessed a variation on that theme yesterday at the local PO.
    Some "obnoxious ill mannered $%^&#!" - driving a Mercedes - had parked in the cross-hatched area, except that this cross-hatched area was in-between two handicapped parking spaces, rendering them both unusable. The driver didn't seem too pleased to see me taking a photo of their transgression.
     
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