tooter's first train layout...

tooter Jun 1, 2011

  1. tooter

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Cool! I like that little critter. Scenery soon? Pictures?

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    Yes... I'll be practicing arranging various features and modelling scenery on this one. It's on a 3 inch base of foam so that I can build a little wooden bridge over an undercut gully.

    Overhead view...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcxsylREKZg
     
  4. TwinDad

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    Actually, I like what you had in the video. It had a nice abstract quality to it. Like a piece of railroad art.
     
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    Thanks... I like it too. :)
    For some odd reason it reminds me of an old "Twilight Zone" set.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    Looks like real rocks. I get a sensation of how small the engine is in reality, next to those. I also keep envisioning an accidental squishing of that little critter... :eek:

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  7. tooter

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    Yes, the rocks are real... I jackhammered literally tons of them to excavate a basement train room. I worked like a miner in my spare time for over a year to move 27 cubic yards of dirt and rocks...

    [​IMG]

    ...so now I'm using the same rocks I dug up in my little layout design. :)

    Greg
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    I seem to recall something about that work. Didn't you have some pictures posted that showed the exercise in progress?

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  9. tooter

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    This is with about one quarter of the digging done...

    [​IMG]

    This is a fraction of the rocks which were removed...

    [​IMG]

    ...so naturally my layout will incorporate a mining theme. ;)

    Greg
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Too bad you aren't in Montana. The BNSF could use that rock pile for rip-rap in many, many places!

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  11. tooter

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    I'll likely find a use for those raw materials as I've been saving up for some 7.5" gauge rails in the yard. There's a riding railway manufacturer about 200 miles away from where I live who can supply the materials.

    What will roll on those tracks won't be live steam, gas, or electric due to the prohibitive cost. However, there's a small reasonably priced human powered vehicle that will be lots of fun ro ride... :)

    [​IMG]

    Greg
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    Interesting idea. A modern day semi-velocipede?

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    Looks like the same crew jawing away in front of that shack. They sure don't get much work done.

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    Like me, they also possess incredible powers of inertial stamina. ;)

    Greg
     

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