Ballasting the Badger Creek

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi all,
    Now finished the ballasting and weathering of the track,
    Top photo shows it just ballasted, bottom one the weathering of it.

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :eek:I know I'm tugging on Superman's cape here but_____________ ballast? Most logging lines I know of laid the track right in the dirt. Most of em' used code 60 or lighter rail and 1 tie every 5 ft or so whether it needed it or not. That is not to take anything away from your extremely high talents, but you have to realize we expect more from you because of those talents. :D :D :D :D Along those same lines you will nedd a derailment every 100 yards or so and at least 3 or 4 HO loggers will have to die every week so don't forget having a cemetery close by.:p
  3. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member


    Shamus never stops impressing us!

  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    By the time I have finished with the scenery, it should look like mud.
    Been at it most of the day, (Thats the beauty of being retired)
    Top left photo --- Twin trestle bridges on a Wye turn
    Top right the new plastered area, (not got any greenery yet) only trees
    for effect.
    Middle two & bottom shows different angles of the same area where the 8.5%
    grade is.


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  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Not to worry I had faith in you Shamus!:D BTW don't forget the saloon and the house for the ladies of the evening, no self respecting logger is going out in the middle of nowhere to work if he doesn't have some place to spend his money! :p And I guess you will need a jail and a sheriff to keep the peace with all that going on! And of course there HAS to be a still somewhere close by !!! :D :D :p :D :D Those latest pictures are fantastic!!!!!!!
  6. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Shamus, you're rate of progress never ceases to amaze me!
    I'ts coming along beautifully, great job you're making of it, (mind you, I never doubted it for an instant).
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    As always...I'm speechless!
    Tell me you saved those trees from the last layout!
    If you tell me that you've made all those trees in the last couple of days, I'm gonna throw in the towel right now!! ;)
  8. justind

    justind Member

    Looking good Shamus
  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi gang,
    Charlie, those trees were from the last layout, I'm not that quick.:D
    The pier and scratchbuilt seafoods is now coming along.


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  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Whew!...That's a relief! :D
    The pier scene looks fantastic!! :cool:
    Looks like that great looking pile driver is gonna have to wait till the tide comes in! :D
  11. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Looking Good!

    Looking great Shamus! :cool:
    Does it snow in Badger Creek? Cause it looks :cool:
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    First, thanks for your comments on the modules. Looking at your pics, I don't have to say anything about trees. You know!
    Love the use of trestles on the wye, and the backdrop, and pile driver are going to make that scene. While I haven't done a lumber road, I am hooked by the shay, what a piece of work!
    Tall timber and sidewinders !! Lookin' good !!
  13. billk

    billk Active Member

    Shamus - Out of curiousity, did you use your "wallpaper paste" technique for the ballasting?
    Bill K

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