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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 10 months ago #181

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Looking real nice. Love the Chevy Van - that's what The A-Team used to have and you can't get more '80's than that. :)
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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 10 months ago #182

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Today I weathered the track and added some grass. The hills will have static grass applied, but I really like how the flock looks on the front of the layout so I might leave it like that. This scene is coming together nicely in my opinion. A desolate mountain siding Arizona. Just needs telephone poles, junk, cactus, a coyote... B)
















Also, I've always loved the look of track work since I started out in this hobby as a kid, and this kicks ass:

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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 10 months ago #183

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Very nice work Grant.
I have got my hands on a few boxes of HO scale rails and engines for a future project :)

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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 10 months ago #184

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It really is kicking ass

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Looking good with extra bits and pieces added now :woohoo:
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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 9 months ago #187

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Well it's been the week for 'making America great again'... even if it is in miniature, Donald would be proud of you :P

Very nice work Grant and good to see the bridge held up under a full load. :)

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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 9 months ago #188

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Powder wrote: Well it's been the week for 'making America great again'... even if it is in miniature, Donald would be proud of you :P


We have a trip to NYC in June. That should be interesting.

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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 9 months ago #189

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I really like the way this looks Grant, you've nailed it I think. I like the idea of the coyote. Ed. I've just gone back and looked at the video. The whole thing has come together beautifully. NICE!!!

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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 9 months ago #190

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Excellent mate, well done

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This is now for sale on Trademe. I fully expect it to go for fifty bucks, but I really need to move it on to start the next cooler project. B)

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Oh I didn't know you were going to sell it lol. Best of luck, this is worth a hell of a lot more than $50! I hope you get $5000!

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Oh I didn't know you were going to sell it lol. Best of luck, this is worth a hell of a lot more than $50! I hope you get $5000!


I'll probably get more than $50. :unsure: I was just self-handicapping to reconcile myself with not getting a lot for it. We really need the space in the garage now. The problem is that there is a very small (and maybe shrinking) market of people interested in this kind of thing. In terms of materials this one did not cost a lot. The biggest expense was the hundreds of hours of labour, but I enjoyed that so it doesn't feel like a cost.

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It's a real shame you have to sell it Grant. I guess it'd be worth more sold off in parts, but could you bring yourself to pull it apart? I don't think I could if I were in your shoes. I hope you get something much closer to what it's really worth.

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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 2 years 4 months ago #195

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Looks good Grant! Puts my efforts to shame! Which wouldn't be hard mind you.

But it's the wrong Railroad! :P Burlington Northern or bust! :lol:
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