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Title: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 26, 2009, 08:49:10 PM
hope this works

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Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 26, 2009, 08:50:46 PM
well thats weird.  i did the exact same thing for each pic but only one got uploaded.  do i have to do a separete post for each pic??

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Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: SteamGene on July 26, 2009, 09:34:02 PM
I believe so.


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 26, 2009, 09:38:14 PM
(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/wahoo4db/callawayputter002.jpg)(http://)


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 26, 2009, 09:39:06 PM
[img(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/wahoo4db/callawayputter014.jpg)][/img]


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 26, 2009, 09:40:01 PM
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Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: jettrainfan on July 26, 2009, 10:02:55 PM
Those are  GREAT!!! That looks like a great railroad. :)
Looks like the cop is trying to be sly.


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 26, 2009, 11:50:06 PM
yea thats a cop from the movies cars.  i just spray painted the windshield to get rid of the eyes.  going to do more ground cover to break up that perfect grass mat i put on.  wont do that again.  more trees and more detail for sure.  i think my best thing was the pond.  i mean even i was suprised the way that came out.   going to get the gone fishing people to add to it.

thanks.


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: pdlethbridge on July 27, 2009, 06:59:27 AM
Grear pictures. A suggestion though,  cut the bases off the trees and drill holes to mount them or just cover the bases with more grass. If you cut them, maybe you could put a wire in the tree trunk and drill for the wire.


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: CNE Runner on July 27, 2009, 09:21:53 AM
Don - You have really come a long way since you began your layout. All the suggestions here are good ones - and you already determined that grass mat is not the best way to scenic a layout (too regular). That is the beauty of model railroading: learning from others and your own mistakes.

I especially liked the shot of that Madison-style passenger coach crossing the bridge. After enlarging the image, I realized that the car is not a Lionel, MTH or Williams product. What make is it? K-Line?

Keep plugging along. Your idea of adding additional ground cover will take away some of the 'sameness' of the grass mat; and really elevate your efforts to a new level. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Ray


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 27, 2009, 09:46:25 AM
yea, i put brown ballast around some of the tress and it looks a lot better.  i might even make that ballast solid because my trees keep falling over.

those passengers are kline.  i couldnt help the price for heavyweight 4pk with interior details.  paid 199.  now here is a HUGE HUGE HUGE beginners mistake.  in my simple mind i wanted 8 cars so i bought two of em.  dont laugh but i know you are.  well i realized once i got them that i really dont want two sets of the same thing.  i cant even use the observation car because of no coupler.  so i guess i have to sell it.   i said stop laughing


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: Santa Fe buff on July 27, 2009, 12:34:15 PM
That's okay. I've done that before. I ordered two locomotive air brake hoses for my locomotive project. I though it was one hose per package. Let's just say, I now have 4 hoses.

Joshua


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: CNE Runner on July 28, 2009, 10:28:27 AM
Oh...that was a Kline product? I don't believe I have ever 'handled' a Kline car. Thanks for answering that question.

I wouldn't be too hard on yourself about buying more than you need (or want). My last permanent layout (the Sweethaven Harbor Ry) used track and turnout from a major seller. [In respect for our forum rules, I will not divulge the maker.] From day 1 I had nothing but trouble with the 13 turnouts and spent most of my hobby time fiddling with them...to no avail. Finally I had enough and scrapped the entire project - electing to build a new (and different) layout using Peco products. Yes, Peco is expensive ('has to do with the rate of currency exchange between the dollar and the pound sterling); but they work flawlessly. I shudder to think how much money I put along the curb for the trash pickup. Like I said: live and learn...and probably do it again!

Ray


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 28, 2009, 04:18:01 PM
yea thats a k line.  i suprised you never had on.  i really like it.  they are heavyweights, stream lighting so if one bulb goes out it will still light evenly.  metal trucks and op. coupler.  plus interior details w passengers.  i saw other ones i was looiing at that only had silouhettes that were more.  but i think the interior makes it more realistic



Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: CNE Runner on July 28, 2009, 06:37:25 PM
Don, you are going to have to forgive an old man. Since you don't use capitalization, I assumed (...you know what that makes out of you and me) that you were talking about a 'Kline' product and not K-Line (not that it makes all that much difference since I had never heard of 'Kline'). I guess I'd better ease off on the diet soda. Yes, we sell quite a few K-Line products.

I think I'll go lie down and put a cold compress over my eyes.

Ray


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 29, 2009, 11:01:09 AM
oh, lol.  i totally missed what you were saying.  i thought you meant you never handled one for real.  i didnt catch you were knocking on my correct spelling.  lol


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: CNE Runner on July 29, 2009, 06:09:38 PM
Hey Don - I wasn't knocking anything...I am just not used to texting. I enjoy reading your posts and love to see the progress you have been making on your layout. K-Line makes some really nice equipment; although you might want to look at Williams (they have a very nice line of Madison cars).

How about constructing an Inglenook Switching Puzzle in tinplate O-gauge? It would come out to be about 12' long and 2' wide (I just doubled the size of my HO version). Operating the puzzle with 3 uncoupling tracks would be unique and loads of fun.

Ray


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: whatsamatteru on July 30, 2009, 05:12:14 PM
thanks for the suggestion but i have no clue what your talking about. lol. 


Title: Re: 1st layout pics
Post by: CNE Runner on July 30, 2009, 07:14:00 PM
Forgive me Don as I can sometimes be rather obtuse. The Inglenook Switching Puzzle is a game that is played with 8 cars and two turnouts. Out of the 8 cars, one randomly chooses 5 that are to be switched into specific places on the game. This is a lot harder than it looks. Check out my earlier post and explore the websites that are contained:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,9353.0.html (http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,9353.0.html)

If you would like to try the game, on-line, I will provide a hyperlink in a following post. I am currently building an Inglenook Puzzle for a local youth group home...'should keep them busy.

OK...back again. I decided to modify this post rather than take up space with a new one. The game is on the following website: http://www.largescalecentral.com/fun/shunting/inglenook.php (http://www.largescalecentral.com/fun/shunting/inglenook.php)

It is easy to learn to play IF you read the directions first. Everytime you restart the game a different combination of cars is shown. Numbered buttons work the turnouts and lettered buttons work the uncoupling tracks. Again, read the directions first! I warn you...this game is addictive.

Ray