ACTRR my be dismantled and re-constructed

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, May 16, 2009.

  1. Trainiac77

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    I just went to Homedepot and they do carry it about $25 a 4x8 sheet. Did you ever consider using suspended ceiling tile upside down? It's a lot easier to carry home and seems to be the same thickness/quality? Just wondering? All the work is completed in my basement so I can start on my layout again. Trying to get my plans in order.
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    While some have had good luck with tiles is is a vastly different consistancy.
    Thanks , Mike
  3. fifer

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    Here is my Micro-Trains Mine Shaft installed in the Ghost Town area today.

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    Well I FINALLY got all the UniTrack ballasted and here are some overview shots of the whole layout as of yesterday.

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  6. Zathros

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    That is an amazing set-up. Each of the many area seems so distinct but yet you have crammed then in this whole world in a corner. Awesome!!
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    Thank You , I guess some would say selective compression is difficult but it seems to come easy to me.

    Thanks Again , Mike
  8. Zathros

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    I really like that, "Selective Compression". i think i will be borrowing that. Your set up rules. I think it is time to dust off some of my N scale stuff. My son is 11 now. Imagine he should get interested, especially after I show him these pics! :)
  9. fifer

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    That would be cool! Let me know if that pans out !!

    Mike
  10. roger439

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    Mike,It is hard to take something apart u worked so hard to build.You could have been like me and had to watch mine burn. In a fire that took out my work shed/hobby rm.Space heater and rags don't mix.At least that is what appears to have happened.LOL.Sad,sad day.
    Roger
  11. fifer

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    Bummer !!! Insurance???

    Mike
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    Here are the finished products from this weekends work and next to the layout !!!



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    Thanks , Mike
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    Here is what I have been doing lately. This is the Atlas Middlesex building that I have angled to fit a space near my T Leary Chemical plant. There are A LOT of windows to do. I added the roof detail and cover on the entrance. The dock is scratch built. I still need to paint the dock and front steps as well as a few people and a base.

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    I was able to finally finish the Reliable Storage today. Now to get it to the layout.

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    I was able to get the modified Middlesex building in and mounted as well as blending in scenery aroud the tourist trap , gas station and welding shop at the ghost town. The scenes are not done but getting closer.


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    I have nearly finished the Fifer Home on the ACTRR. I got the fencing in and the catle underpass to the backdrop as well as some new trees. I still need a garden and a cowboy or two with the cattle.

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    Well i have been doing some detail work and here it is.

    Bee keepers and gardens added to the Fifer Home.

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    I finally found the BIG ARROW from when the tourist trap was on the previous layout.

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    Added details to Brownies Service Station.

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    I also finally got the crossing done and the yard tower as well as some out buildings and working on the fuel facillity.

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    Mike
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    Today I finally got the billboards together for the tourist trap. I made them in Photoshop then printed them on regular paper at the correct size. Then I sprayed both sides of the paper with Testors decal spray (I think it is just clear lacquer). Then I cut them out and sprayed the back with 3M 77 spray adhesive. I then stuck them to some thin styrene. Then I cut them out with scissors and applied the u channel to the backs and painted them by hand.
    I then went out and mounted them on the layout.
    I think the effect is quite good.

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  20. Trainiac77

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    Very cool! Looks very authentic! Thanks for the update.