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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 10:12 PM

It's in progress. Enjoy!

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Nice layout.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 10:46 PM

Good start, nice tractor with barn. Here is a link to a train forum I'm part of, great bunch of members that love trains.

http://www.thewhistlepost.com/forums/


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Very good start, thanks for that.

Mines was HO scale also, set in the early 1960's in Kentucky/Ohio near the great lakes were the original iron mills were.

Bast furnace, ore smelter, electric arc funace, bloomery factory and rolling mill on one end, mostly converted Walters kits and kilabash from different kits, ore pit, coal pit and dump trucks, bulldozers, steel scrap. Town in the center also mostly Walters, town hall, several houses, store. 3 % grade up into the mount were a logging operation was with skidders, log trucks, sawmill etc. each tree was hand made.

Took almost 7 years to finish, little at a time, Very big set with double tracks, two Altos diesels, two 6 wheel steam engines and a steam yarder.

Kind of a two faced train set, Ying and Yang.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Nice, I was into HO when I was younger, still have all my old stuff, and all my dad's old pre 70's stuff.

Wish I had the space.

the OL has an N scale setup in the coffee table she tries to get to when she has time.
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Posted January 28, 2014 - 06:38 AM

I enjoy HO scale trains , race sets ect . Just the  " right size " for me lol .


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 06:53 AM

When I left for the Army 40+ years ago my mother got rid of all my stuff (comics, toys, and magazines). Fortunately, nobody wanted my 027 trains so I've still got them. Everybody only wanted HO in the early 70s and I am glad. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:30 AM

Nice. Red and Green tractors at your farm!


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 08:51 AM

The last two pictures look like an aerial view. That a good cold weather hobby you have, I like it.  Thanks


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Nice start to your layout. I don't believe they are ever completed. They are in constant evolution.

 

There is a Lionel layout open to the public about 10 miles from me that is worth seeing.

http://www.trainlandusa.com/menu.html


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Thank you for all the nice complements. It is a nice winter hobby, but this winter I've been more interested in my new MF garden tractor! I'll put some recent pictures of the layout on here sometime soon(the ones I put on here were taken almost a year ago and I haven't taken any more since I've made some progress on the layout)!
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Posted January 28, 2014 - 10:48 AM

That's a nice layout.  I have always liked trains too.  I have some N frame stuff, but haven't done anything with it in a long time.

I also like your farm set up.  Looks good.  Thanks for those photographs and I look forward to your new ones.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Thanks for the photos!  I enjoy my trains, have since I was young.  I was just telling my children how some of the railcars on my layout were given to me by my parents over 40 years ago.

 

PS: What are you using for your 'shell' that looks grey?  I've experimented with the plaster impregnated cloth and liked the results but it's a bit expensive and stark white!


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 10:22 PM

I use paper machete. The paper machete I use is a mixture of water and flour made into a paste(not to thick, but not to runny). I first build a "skeleton" with cardboard. Then, I dip strips (2-3 inches wide) of newspaper in the paper machete, scrape of the excess with my fingers and lay them over the cardboard "skeleton". Once it's dry, I paint it with the same paint we use to paint the trim on our house. The color is just the right color for soil. Then, were I want grass, I spread Elmer's glue and sprinkle Woodland Scenics grass. Once the glue is dry, I vacuum the excess. When I take some more pictures, I'll show one of my cardboard "skeleton".
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Posted January 29, 2014 - 03:57 AM

Picture, we want pictures please


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