The Roundhouse Thread ~ Lets See Yours!

Jolly Feb 25, 2013

  1. Jolly

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    Did some more buuilding on the Roundhouse today, the Heljan side if coming along nicely now, I'm holding off on the middle scetion tell I can get one more kits for spare parts, then I just mite add an extra stall or two as well. any way I was messing round with the Nuclear Power Plant too and moving a few aux building around, I set some up in the roundhouse area to get a ideal of how things could look.

    What do you think of my leantoo office on the Heljan end of the roundhouse?
     

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  2. Wrath0fWotan

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    Nice palm tree! Did you build or buy it? If bought, where? Thanks!
     
  3. Wrath0fWotan

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    Jolly, did you read post #34 carefully - Otto has one.
     
  4. Dwyane

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    Here mine

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  5. Cajonpassfan

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    Oops, sorry, it's gone, got it no more, given away....(
    Otto
     
  6. PGE-N°2

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    It's not my own roundhouse, but this is a shot of the local club layout with a full lineup of power.
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  7. BoxcabE50

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    Interesting- I see two DDA40X? The Borg is everywhere! But nothing painted orange and black? :)
     
  8. PGE-N°2

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    If for no other reason than any orange and black I had that day was probably running out on the mainline, not sitting idle in the roundhouse like mindless drones waiting for orders from the queen.
     
  9. Wrath0fWotan

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    He snooze, he lose! ;)
     
  10. NDJim

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    Here is the roundhouse. A scratch built wooden one. Not yet placed on the layout. It's my next major project.


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    It still needs some work and on the layout will be in the process of getting painted.
     
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  11. Keith

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    If a round house kit is still needed, I've got 3 of them!!
    One kit, no box, and 2 unopened kits. Had some wild
    plans way back then that never happened! It may take
    a bit to locate the unopened kits.
    One, or all, drop me a PM if interested and go from there!
     
  12. Rob M.

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    Just to prove that it can always get worse, here's my freelanced modern-era roundhouse:

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    Eventually I'll add some ventilation gear to the roof. The doors are steel roll-ups, so when they're open they don't show; I plan to make some snap-in panels so I can fully or partially "roll down" a couple of them at need.
     
  13. Jolly

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    The pass 2 days I have been putting my Green Max Engine shop together, nice model, it can be built as two short shops or one longer shop, and the back wall caqn be changed with a little cutting to one of the front walls. so you could build it as a pass thru shop. I build mine as a one ended shop. withthe extra walls that come in the lit you can even build it as a non-railroad shop but not useing the engine bay door opening front panel. You even get a leantoo office & compressour, and some 55 gallon drums.

    This shop should fit in well with my Round house complex I'm building.
     

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  14. Chaya

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    I really like this one, kalbert. It has a gritty, realistic look to it. I guess it's because I'm thinking of all the small lines in the Southwest/Colorado area, but I like seeing the smaller roundhouses now and again instead of all those massive big-city types. I plan on making my own roundhouse that will be two or three stalls.
     
  15. Jolly

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    "massive big-city types", lets see, Evantson Wyoming, small town now, even smaller back in the day, but they have a 28 stall half round roundhouse there that is still standing.

    I think you mean more along the lines of Main Line Roundhouse vs Branch Line.
     

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  16. Chaya

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    Yes, Jolly, that was precisely what I meant.
     
  17. Eugen Haenseler

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    That's my freelanced roundhouse:

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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Nicely done. There is something about your weathering of this scene which makes it seem very real.
     
  19. mtntrainman

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    Yea...thats the one I always think of. I cant come up with words for it...its just that damn good :cool:
     
  20. RWCJr

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    Eugen models Southwesten U.S. with color and texture just as amazing. And if I remember correctly, he has fairly severe color blindness. I asked him once how he gets his coloring so spot on, and he told me he comes to the U.S. on his vacations, travels the southwest and collects soil and rocks to create his amazing work.
    Robert
     

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