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Title: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Paul M. on May 03, 2008, 11:29:47 PM
I've made more progress on my layout. I'm almost done with the track, (as soon as I get the EZ track left-hand turnouts in from Trainworld, then I'll be set) and I'm about to begin wiring the layout. After that I'll add scenery and structures, which are the part that are the most fun, to me, at least.

I fooled around with a new addition to my layout, and came up with this shot:
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh155/texaspacific/2008_0503Paul0005.jpg?t=1209871469)

That was the first shot that I've made that hints at what the layout will become.

Note: There will be a backdrop mounted behind the background buildings.



Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: trainram on May 04, 2008, 06:06:50 AM
Paul nice looking buildings,keep us updated
Gator


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: PRRThomas11 on May 04, 2008, 09:29:27 PM
Looks really cool. I like that industrious theme. Can't wait to see more! ;)


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 04, 2008, 10:45:13 PM
What is the time era of your layout?
And I just got a steal, I would of payed just about $60.00 for 20 things of flex-track. But at a antqiues store for only $25.00 and it came with beding. Plus my mom gave them old pots and pans, and then it was only $10.00- and I got a Delaware and Hudson caboose for only $2.00. Plus they had early Linoel from the 1940s and 30s. And American Flyer. Even a train example for a train investor. In addition, an O scale EMD SD45-2 for CP, with a UP boxcar and flatcar, a Pennsy caboose, Reading open hopper and some other boxcar, track, and transformer from Williams, for only $55.00.
 ;) You'll find anything anywhere, even if it's not as it appears.


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Guilford Guy on May 04, 2008, 11:10:20 PM
CP never had SD45-2's...
Off Topic...
Looks like a good start Paul~!


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: SteamGene on May 05, 2008, 07:48:43 AM
Are your twenty sections of flex track nickel silver or brass? 
Gene


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 05, 2008, 12:51:19 PM
I think brass. BOT, Back on topic, what era is it?


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: SteamGene on May 05, 2008, 04:57:20 PM
I wouldn't use brass track anymore.
Gene


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 05, 2008, 05:27:13 PM
Well it works in as good shape as nickel, so I think it's okay.
 ;) I do prefer E-Z track with nickel.


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Paul M. on May 05, 2008, 08:07:49 PM
I think brass. BOT, Back on topic, what era is it?

It's the a freelanced portion of the Texas & Pacific in the 1950s.

Thanks everyone for the comments,
-Paul


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Paul M. on May 05, 2008, 10:02:42 PM
New Scene:

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh155/texaspacific/2008_0505Paul0001.jpg?t=1210039278)

Missouri Pacific GP7 #4125 clatters though the diamond at Emhurst, TX


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 06, 2008, 04:20:52 PM
I like the trackside post. I also see you have an E-Z track crossover.


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Paul M. on May 11, 2008, 12:39:40 PM
A local headed by Missouri Pacific GP7 # 4125 waits for the hotshot cattle train headed by MoPac FA-2 #352 to pass in Emhurst, Texas.

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh155/texaspacific/2008_0510Paul0007.jpg?t=1210523709)
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh155/texaspacific/2008_0510Paul0008.jpg?t=1210523796)

Meanwhile, in Hawk's Point, TX, Santa Fe 44-tonner #464 switches the gravel mine complex.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh155/texaspacific/2008_0510Paul0018.jpg?t=1210523944)


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 11, 2008, 03:48:36 PM
Very nice shaft, I want that Tonner though, and that ALCO in ATSF. Your very good at weathering I see. And the way you post it makes it like it's a shedule being show by some documentary group, good work Paul.


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Guilford Guy on May 11, 2008, 04:13:28 PM
Looks great, now when do we start seeing scenery...  :)


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Paul M. on May 11, 2008, 05:32:45 PM
Looks great, now when do we start seeing scenery...  :)

After it's wired. ;)


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Paul M. on May 24, 2008, 10:44:48 PM
Almost done wiring the layout. Here's a video I made of operation on the layout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbVYoQ0ZA48


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Paul M. on June 02, 2008, 07:55:44 PM
I stained a plaster tunnel portal and retaining wall for Hawk's Point:

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh155/texaspacific/2008_0602Paul0003.jpg?t=1212450856)


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: SteamGene on June 02, 2008, 09:08:24 PM
Don't forget smoke stains on the top of the tunnel portal.  Looks good.
Gene


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Santa Fe buff on June 22, 2008, 12:04:40 AM
Don't forget smoke stains on the top of the tunnel portal.  Looks good.
Gene
You can use modeling cement and ground up charcoal.


Title: Re: More Progress on my Layout
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 22, 2008, 12:10:22 AM
Or AIM Products Black Weathering Powders.