Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by ILCEN, Feb 11, 2007.
Santa Fe and Chessie are my two favorites.
WOW, don't know how I missed this thread
Really like your layout
Nice pics, man you sure gotta lota roadnames, I like em all
GREAT pics, looking forward to seeing more :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Those are great pictures. That layout must take up the whole basement!
Thanks for the comment. The layout is 26' by 12' so it does take a good chunk of it. I looked at your website, very sharp looking layout you have!
Thanks! I do have a lot of roadnames. Everytime I thought I'd go with one, I see another I like just as well or better. It's hard to beat the Santa Fe in blue. I really like the Cheessie too though.
Santa Fe train entering a canyon:
Thanks for checking the gallery out. But I can see quite a few good ideas on your layout I plan on incorporating in mine. I like the look of those SF 'blues all lined up!
Great lookin layout, You've done a fine job:thumb: love the Chessie trains too! I had heard that the Chessie scheme was inspired by the Santa Fe scheme. both really cool paint schemes:thumb:
Planted some trees around the saw mill.
Great! Absolutely great :thumb:
I took a few pictures farther back that give a better idea of how the layout's size relates to the area it's in.
Also added some more trees.
What a layout and what a room
To me it seems that they are made for each other. You are a lucky man that have the opportunity to build a layout with character, with "that" :thumb:
Thanks for posting and I´m looking forward to see more pictures of your progress.
You gotta heck of a layout there:thumb: :thumb:
More SWEET pics, I like that one of the SF units a couple posts back, nice job on that pic, looks great and really clear to :thumb: :thumb:
A few more SF photos:
Impressing, really impressing
I'm so glad you shared these new pictures. I just love Santa Fe-locomotives and these shurely will make my day
Really neat stuff. Are you open to constructive criticism? If so, read on....
I call it the glowing house syndrome... This is a common problem I've found with the pre-assembled structures and the kits. When you put lights into them, the plastic walls and roofs are so thin and the lights are so bright that the structure actually glows. This is the case with your little white house and I saw a station in particular in one of your pictures that was glowing as well. This is actually very easy to fix or at least make a lot better. Simply paint the inside of the structure black - several coats may be necessary but it really helps the light to come out of just the windows and not the whole structure. I even black out a lot of the windows because in the real world, you don't often see every single light on in every single house. Another quick fix to the problem... I roll up a simple cylinder of white paper, put some black paper on top of that and tuck the whole mess up inside of a structure. The white paper encircles the light bulb (make sure the bulbs don't get hot or you risk catching your paper on fire) dimming your light source causing the structure to not glow so badly and the black paper on top keeps the light from shining through the roof. clear as mud? For what it's worth.....
Thanks for the suggestions. I know there are a few buildings I need to do that to. The white house is by far the worse, I just got that one a few weeks ago. I hadn't heard of the paper idea before, I might try that on one of them and see how it goes.
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