American N Scale Layout; Somewhere in the West

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7 years 11 months ago #151 by Dads Army
I have been wondering how this is going - looks great Grant, not too red for a sunset!!

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7 years 11 months ago #152 by Grant
Cheers all. More progress on the mountain scene. The track on this section is ballasted and some static grass has been added. Next up is a bit of weathering of the track and lots of bush gluing.






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7 years 11 months ago #153 by CyNaKyL
Looking good. This looks a lot like the land between Vegas and the Grand Canyon, very brown and red and spotted with shrubs...
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7 years 11 months ago #154 by Grant

CyNaKyL wrote: Looking good. This looks a lot like the land between Vegas and the Grand Canyon, very brown and red and spotted with shrubs...
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Cheers, I was mostly aiming for a generic Arizona/New Mexico look. I need to work out how to make some 1/160 saguaro cactus. :lol:

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7 years 11 months ago #155 by CyNaKyL
Well with the exception of the cactus you've nailed it.

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7 years 11 months ago #156 by Grant
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7 years 11 months ago #157 by 1/35th Battalion
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I have just gone through this entire thread for the very first time.
Sir, you are a LEGEND. Awesome work. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing up and running :woohoo:

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7 years 10 months ago #158 by Grant
Cheers David. I've finally finished the ballasting and built a shelf for the controller.



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7 years 10 months ago - 7 years 10 months ago #159 by Grant
Trees! In the mountains in New Mexico to low scrub changes into pine forest, so I've tried to represent that here. I still have a bunch more trees to stick on.



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7 years 10 months ago #160 by Grant
Working on the front yard scene now, here's a blurry picture.

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7 years 10 months ago #161 by Grant
Working on the front yard scene now, here's a blurry picture.

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7 years 10 months ago #162 by Smithy
wow, looks good

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7 years 10 months ago #163 by Grant
Finishing off the centre sections now.



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7 years 10 months ago #164 by Grant
I'm working on the front yard scene. This ballast has given me a lot of problems with lifting even though I absolutely soaked it with glue. I've had to do several touch ups. I am now finished the coarse scenery on the layout and will be detailing from here on. I'm not sure how much detail I'll add, I think I'm almost ready for a new project. :whistle:






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7 years 9 months ago #165 by Smithy
"almost ready"? i see on trademe you are ready?
good luck on finding a buyer soon and please keep us all updated on the new HO project :)
I loved following this one.

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7 years 9 months ago #166 by Gary
For all you fellow stalkers here is the linky :)
www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=548511298
Hope it does real well mate probably the best made layout on there (from a modelling perspective).



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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #167 by Grant
Cheers guys. I'm selling because there is a Freemo HO modular group starting up down here and I want to get involved with that. I stuck it on a $1 reserve to make sure I got rid of it. :lol: Even if it sells very cheaply (which it probably will) I had my fun out of it an learned a huge amount. There is a bit of a difference in the quality of the early vs. later scenic work on the layout, so I'm happy with what I achieved. I think HO freemo modules give a lot more scope for realistic modelling given the bigger scale. It's much more like building a large diorama than a layout.
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7 years 9 months ago #168 by Gary
Wooohooo that's way better than the starting price, congrats mate :)



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7 years 9 months ago #169 by Grant
Yeah, when it was hovering at $50 it was a bit of a worry. :lol: I got more than enough to buy the materials for the next one. :)

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7 years 9 months ago #170 by Grant
I'm tempted to break out one of those aircraft models that is gathering dust in the cupboard right now though. :whistle:

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7 years 9 months ago #171 by CyNaKyL
Do it man, DO IT!

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7 years 9 months ago #172 by CyNaKyL
Looks like you got a decent amount on the auction for it. Shameless plug by Gary there for KM too!

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7 years 9 months ago #173 by Gary
Not at all, I was hoping people would want to see more of Grant's work without Grant having to pay TradeMe 50c an image, I'm surprised you didn't put a link to the build itself. I mean there is also the free advertising for us but hey............ :whistle:



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7 years 9 months ago #174 by CyNaKyL
Of course I knew you'd have another angle for the plug. It was fantastic work and it is quite different someone being able to see just how much time and effort got put into something they just bought. I'd imagine it would make you far more attached to it....

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7 years 9 months ago #175 by Grant

Gary wrote: Not at all, I was hoping people would want to see more of Grant's work without Grant having to pay TradeMe 50c an image, I'm surprised you didn't put a link to the build itself. I mean there is also the free advertising for us but hey............ :whistle:


Yeah, I should have put a link. I wasn't thinking. :dry:

I'm moving on with the new project. I've settled on a subject and got all the track and timber I'll need. Also a nice Atlas HO sound loco. This time I'm going to model an actual place: the area around Mormon Rocks in Cajon Pass just outside of LA. I'm going to try to ratchet up the accuracy and prototypicality, but it will be a compressed version given the size of the scene and the demands of the freemo standard. I'll post a topic if people are keen. :)

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7 years 9 months ago #176 by Smithy
I'm Keen, with lots of Pics? B)

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7 years 9 months ago #177 by Gary
Oooh yeah I meant to post here as well, I'm keen, show me the photos!!



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