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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Bill Pontin, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    trying one more picture, don't want to wear out my welcome. This is a shot of "Mike's Landing" (Grandsons namesake) Another project on the same water course as the sorting pond. Kit bashed a coal tower for the buildings. The boats are a first crude scratch attempt.

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  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Well, I for one enjoy seeing other people's work. I find it very inspiring. I think everyone else here does, too. Keep posting!

    -Rory
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very good Bill! Where did you get the Flag?
  4. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Hi Tyson,
    I found the flag on a printed sheet of signs that came with a Model Power building, I just glued it to a common pin. Darned if I can remember the building it came from. Would like to make more, which I believe should be no problem with my Paint program. I am hoping the scanned flag can be mirrored imaged and then glued back to back. The attached photo, although not too clear, shows some signs I downloaded, glued to styrene and then onto common pins.

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  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Bill, excellent highway by the way.
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That's all great stuff Bill!
    Thanks for sharing!
  7. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Charlie and Tyson, thank you for the complements. Tyson I downloaded some clip art on a flag and with one of my picture programs I mirrored the image. Will try and attach the image in the event you can shrink it further and print it

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  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I'm curious Bill,
    What is the size of the layout we are looking at here?
  9. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Yeah, details! We want details! :)

    -Rory
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Good work Bill. Great scenery and as others have said, show us more please
  11. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Gosh fellows did not expect that much interest in my small layout. It will be an "L" shaped double loop if and when I can wrest the entire back porch from the misses. Right now the end section is 3x7 ft. with a 2x5 leg off that. Need another four ft. on the leg to complete the loops. The wife asked the other night why my tracks end on the edge of the leg, and wasn't I afraid my trains would fall off. Golly do I tell her? Later when the dust clears, I will add another section off the other side making a large "U" shaped layout. (Shhhhhhhhhh) I added another picture of a scratch built gas station that I modeled on one that I saw on a rural road in PA. Kind of sorta fits with my west coast theme.
  12. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Forgot to attach the pic, sorry

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  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I'm making little forays into a "zoning war" myself, Bill.
    My technique now is, rather than an all out assault, is to whittle her down a little bit at a time.
    They just don't understand that we model railroaders have this brain defect, so that the word "spare room" sounds like "train room" to us!
    My oldest daughter moved out a couple of months ago, & I've had my eye on that new train...er...I mean spare room for a new layout.
    When I initially broached the subject (the day my daughter was moving - bad timing on my part), I got the "don't even think about it" routine.
    So I retreated back to my tiny N scale layout in the workshop, & have begun to regroup.
    After volunteering my services to clean, paint, & buy some new furniture (ouch!) I'm beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel!
    So, after I've completed some really long "honey-do" lists, I'm confident that I can begin construction on my depression-era Appalachian short line in HO scale.
    Well, better go...I gotta lot of work to do!
  14. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Charlie your response gave me a good laugh. I guess we all can relate to that subject. Noticed you are thinking big with an HO layout. Good luck
    Bill

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