Gauge Layout party No. 4

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Well - Sept 25th won.... So - we'll run it from now until November 13th :)

    An extra week :)

    Ray Marinaccio -- HO & N Scenery

    Matthyro -- Scenery & Landscaping

    N Gauger - - Scenery in G

    Freelancer -- Module

    TomPM -- General Construction

    Catt! -- General Construction

    Lighthorseman -- Track work

    If anyone else wants to join, Hop on Board!! :) :) And post here!!!

    Have fun everyone :) :)
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Here is my before photos for my intended project for the party. I am going to try to weather and do some minor detailing of a steam locomotive. This locomotive is an 0-8-0 IHC Switcher with Lehigh & New England road name. I acquired this locomotive from Ebay at a price I could not walk away from. Since I already have another of these I figured that this would be a good candidate for this.

    Here is a full length view of the locomotive.

    Need to do something with this plastic coal load.
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    A little closer view of the locomotive showing the boiler and siderods that I will be trying to weather.

    The number will need to be changed and hopefully add an engineer and crew to the locomotive.
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Need to change the hook and horn coupler.
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Add Fred, what ever strikes his fancy.
  7. ddavidv

    ddavidv Member

    Yeah, I'll sign up too.
    My layout is on 'hold' while I'm building a Ntrak module. I have the table done, the track laid, some of the wiring in place. Not photogenic, so no pics just yet. I have a meeting on the 5th so need to make some progress or the others will ban me from the club. :p
    I bought a structure kit on Saturday to provide an industry for my siding, so I have that to work on.
    Hope to accomplish basic ground cover, ballasting, and get some mountains going. :thumb:
  8. belg

    belg Member

    Guys I'm alittle confused what exactly is this about? Another get together or am I way of base here? Pat :confused:
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Belg - it's just a way of getting everyone to pay a little attention to details on the layouts. We get a few volunteers to sign on & "pledge" to try to do a bit of work on some aspect of Model RRing. It can be anything you want to do, in a 7 week period. We are "here" for each other if you have questions - or just some good words of how something looks. Also if you see something that youl ike you can build something like it for your own layout. :)
  10. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    So here was where I was yesterday on an O scale coaling tower I'm doing for a buddy.

    I put on a pulley I got from jon monon's lathe and rigged it with some yarn and wires and stuff from the junk box.


    Next I need to build the lift. Fred
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Great Tower Fred!! :D
  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great looking tower Fred!
  13. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Thanks Mikey and Tom. Tom, may i have a photo of you water tank. I wanna do some of them next. This is the 4th coaling tower in 2 months and I need to build something else next.

    I made a ladder out of wood and worked on the lift some. Fred

  14. docsnavely

    docsnavely Member

    That's some awesome detail! :thumb: I like how the nails are rusted out. Gives it a very realistic look! If only I could incorporate something like that into my japanese layout! :rolleyes:

  15. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Thanks, but why not Doc? I know they used steam and pretty sure they used coal. If memory serves they used them up until quite recently in fact (by US standards). Some towers still stand today in the USA, there are a couple concrete ones within an hours drive from where I live. So why wouldn't there be some in Japan? I don't know, just asking. Leave the chute off and board it up with no ladders and a almost gone walkway. Weather it a whiter gray than I do. Sure it would work. Fred
  16. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I still need to get supplies but got started anyway.
    I installed a liner in the tunnel and made a retaining wall from card stock.

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  17. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    This is a before photo.

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  18. docsnavely

    docsnavely Member


    you are totally correct, but I am modeling a portion of the tokyo / kanagawa metropolitian areas present day. I will definitely keep that idea in mind for my next layout (I have to at least lay the track for my present plan before I can start worrying about structures for my next:( ). That's the good thing about message can go back and get/retrieve ideas from years ago! I'm still trying to process the tons of info from this board's years worth of archives! Thanks for the help though dash! I thought I was the only one in this forum that was interested in japanese trains.

  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looking Good Ray :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  20. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan


    Go ahead and copy any picture you want from the Water Tower Diorama. Or do you need some specialized photos?

    Just remember the water tower was a Model Power kit and thus pretty lean on deatails.

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