A & T RR Pictures

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cinnibar, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member


    Thanks for all the help with posting pictures. I finally got it figured out with all of your help.
    The Alpine coaling tower
    The Alpine roundhouse
    The Edwards sawmill complex
    My "Shaymaxler" at the S.P. cutoff
    And at the other end of the main - Terlingua

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  2. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Guess I Can't Do That

    Anyway, I guess it's one picture per post, but I thought I saw more in another post. That was Terlingua, here's my 250 ton "Shaymaxler" at the S.P. cutoff. Legend on the Edwards Logging lands are that this powerhouse can pull a one hundred foot Jack Pine out by the roots!

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Great models & photos Cinibar!
    It's great to see an N scale steam layout!
    Let's see some more olease!
    :cool: :) :cool:
  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looking good, Cinnibar.
    The Shaymaxler looks like an interesting loco.
    Keep the photos coming.
  5. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    That some super modelling, Cinnibar! It's rare to see someone catch that Old West flavor in N.
  6. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Excellent modelling Cinnibar!!, I love your trees, how do you do them? trees are my bane!!!

  7. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    May I have some more, sir!;) :D
  8. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    More A&t Pics


    Thanks much for your encouraging words. Continuing up my first list here is the Edwards Sawmill #3. It's a Walthers kit-bash. I sawed the top off just above the window line, jacked it up and put an open sawing floor supported by beams. That was inspired by the "McCabe" mill HO kit.

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  9. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Alpine Roundhouse

    This is the Alpine Roundhouse: scratch built with Evergreen styrene siding. The turntable is an "armstrong" scracthed from wood, plastic with a brass tubing "bearing". By the way these photo were taken by fellow modeler Marc Gast.

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  10. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    The Alpine Coaling Tower

    A Bachmann 2-8-0 lettered for the A & T with "Rail Graphics" custom decals sits ready to take on a load of coal from a Bachmann Coaling Tower modified with a new roof and stairways. The picture does NOT do the decals justice. The A & T herald all "readable", even the lettering around the outside! They are excellent!

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  11. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Alpine Texas - My Version

    This is the town where the A & T interchanges with the S.P.

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  12. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Trees & Shaymaxler


    The trees are a mix of Kibri plastic pines "flocked" with Woodland Senics "grass" and W/S kit pines.


    The "Shaymaxler" is a scratched body over a GP-7 drive unit which makes one HUGE logging loco. The name, of course, comes from all 3 types of logging locos; the Shay, the Climax and the Heisler. It is a strictly mythical loco, but Aspen's Climax's are way over my budget! Small Scale Logistics makes non-operating bodies that fit over some trolley mechanism, maybe I'll do that one of these days. At N Scale Supply they are saying that, of all people, !Atlas! is going to release a N scale Shay - wonder what that will cost?:rolleyes:
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    That's a great looking layout you have there Cinnibar
    I like the way you have added smoke and steam. It sure increases the realism.
  14. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Thanks! I sure have fun with it. Like all layouts, I have tons of stuff to do on it even through it is 99% complete. I am always amazed by the 50' X 70' mega-layouts in the magazines. My little ‘L’ shaped layout (one leg 7.5', the other 9') fills up my spare time just maintaining the switch machines, switches, track, switch points, etc. I can’t imagine keeping up with all the maintenance those big layouts must require.
  15. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Very cool stuff! I like what you've done with your layout! Must get compliments all the time, huh? ;)
  16. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very nice indeed! Fine modeling and your friend did a great job on the photos! :cool:
  17. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Cinibar!
    Great stuff there my friend! I love that sawmill bash!:cool:
    What a beautiful backdrop...did you paint it yourself?
  18. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Edwards Sawmill #3

    Thanks for the compliments gentlemen. And your 100% correct Tyson, Marc is darn handy with his digital.

    That’s my “Art Work” on the backdrop Charlie. I bought one of those “How To Be An Artist in 10 Minutes” books and sort of followed along with that. I’ll tell you though these photo backdrops I see advertised are pretty tempting, they really look cool!

    Here’s another shot by Marc. This is one of my favorites as the sawmill looks so big and seems to really justify rail service. The “burner” is cut from the top of a spray bottle I had laying around. I scribed it and put the screen top from the Walthers kit on it, the burner in the kit was too big.

    By the way, Marc has a great web site at:


    He is one heck of a modeler and I think you’d all get a kick out of his sight and some of his links.

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  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Very nice pictures of impressive modelling. I enjoyed the story behind the Shaymaxler!
  20. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    The Shaymaxler

    Thanks Ralph! The ol’ Shaymaxler normally collects a few chuckles when it roars out of the woods sounding like it’s going 120mph when in fact it’s top speed is about 15mph, it’s a geared loco of course. For now it works great for the A & T’s logging locomotive. As you probably know that Atlas chassis will creep along VERY slowly. 'Twas a fun project! :)

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