Beach Railroad, ver. 2.0

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Papa Bear, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Port of Pensicola or POP :)
  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Name, how about "son of a beach"? :D Great work. :thumb: Fred
  3. A name

    How about the 'Gulf, Florida, and Connecting'
  4. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    How bout the p3: Serving the Gulf Coast of FL since 2004! :D
  5. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Thanks Mike, Ken, RC, Jim, Fred, and Screwy for your kind words and great naming suggestions! Ken, I like the logo. That would look good on a boxcar.

    RC, I tried for a long time to come up with a plan that I liked for a big layout, but never could get it off the ground. It seemed the answer for me was to go smaller. Just pick a few things and do them. Maybe I just got so burned out with planning that I forgot how fun it is to actually build something. Now, I may one day build that larger layout, but there's still plenty to do on this one.

    I'm glad that all of you have enjoyed the layout and have gotten some inspiration from it. There's more to come...
  6. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member


    Made some more progress on the beach railroad. Looks like the DOT has had a contractor out doing some resurfacing and striping on US 98. I hope they'll put up some signs and guardrail at that turn. Someone could get quite a surprise if they're not paying attention. :eek:

    I don't know how the highway rides, but the Kato Unitrack and the Atlas RS-1 make for a smooth ride on the railroad.

    That station needs some work - painting or at least weathering. It's a Bachmann pre-built straight out of the box. And, no the town is not going to be named "Sunnyvale." I also added some more foliage and telephone poles.


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  7. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Yet another update...

    I've been working on the "town" side of the layout - adding foliage and signs. Here are some pictures.

    John :wave:

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  8. cool

    Looks cool, Papa Bear

    how about a new 'overlook' of the whole thing?
  9. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    SS, here's your overlook. Over the weekend, I moved the layout to another side of the room and put it on its own legs. The PR department thought this would be a good move since it freed up the card table and some floor space.


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  10. Looks good

    Cool layout, Papa Bear :thumb:
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Good to see your layout in action PP
  12. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Great work John. :thumb: Fred
  13. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Ummm... Can I say that?!
    ;) :thumb:
  14. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Since it is hurricane season, I thought it would be prudent to put down some rip-rap to keep the tracks from washing away. You can't be too careful!

    I used aquarium gravel from Wal-Mart. Got way more than I'll ever need for about $3. For N-scale, you'll get some boulders, which will be just what you need to keep the ocean at bay (no pun intended) :D .


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  15. absnut

    absnut Member

    Nice effect, PapaBear!

  16. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking real good!!!
  17. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member


    ...and after a few coats of gloss, we have:

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  18. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    More Foliage

    Well, after I added the water, more green things started sprouting up.

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  19. Looks grrrreat!
  20. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    PB that is really an eye catcher with the contrasting colors..
    Looks real good and glad to see the pictures.

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