Layout photos

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by EngineerKyle, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Hi all,:)

    Don said you might enjoy a pic or two from my layout;



    These show two views of the same HO scene. Most of the buildings are scratchbuilt or bashed.... I use stucco patch over luann or drywall for landscaping. I will also work stucco over cardboard, crumpled paper, or just about anything as a base for more dramatic hills and such, as in this shot.


    I make my trees out of various dryed weeds, spray painted and rolled around in ground foam.

    Feedback welcomed!

    Engineer Kyle
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Now that just downright nice. :thumb: :thumb: I knew you had some good stuff to show us, and I was right. :wave:
  3. webmaster

    webmaster Member

    Yep, that's great, however the safety board has seen it & says that you should erect a fence immediately to separate the children's play area from the tracks.. :D :D :D
  4. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Yes, well, we tell own children to play nice by the trains lol
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Great looking layout, Kyle!
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Yes indeed, we love pics! :) Nice ones! Could you tell us a little about the structure with the name Meyer on it? I'm assuming its a mine. I really like the look of it. I also admire that curved roof structure in your second photo. Thanks for psoting!
  7. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Nice looking scenes, Kyle, it looks like you've quite an extensive layout. I also like the appearance of the structure with the arched roof.

  8. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    I fully agree its a beautiful layout and great looking trees.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  9. yer so that the kids can't derail the trainsbounce7
  10. kyle, It's looking goed, great work,I wish I was at that stage with my layout,
    one of these days i will get there:cry:
    Here are a few photo's of wat I am working on.
    Regards Erne:wave:

    Attached Files:

  11. zedob

    zedob Member

    Nice layouts. Both are a lot more extensive than mine.:D
  12. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Looking fine there Erne keep us posted.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  13. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Well All (Erne, Ron, Wayne, Ralph and Drew) :wave:

    Thanks for the kind words. The curved roof structure is an Athrean box. If I remember, I cut it down and added doors which are a composite shim material you can get at Lowe’s cheap. It is corrugated. I thought the radius on a wishy-washy gallon jug was just about right for a curved roof, so I cut a section of that and covered it with material from a old rubber tarp I had found. The deck is coffee stirrers. Here’s a trick, the sidings on that structure are twisty-ties, straight from Hefty, and still in their sheets. I just cut them to size with scissors.


    The Meyer’s Gravel Mine is pure fantasy. The roofs, windows and struts are bashed from other kits and a Tyco trestle set. Again, the basic building is Athrean boxes, this time standing on end. The side “rooms” are also boxes, cut and folded down on 45’s. The curved roof at the very top is a piece of a toilet paper roll. I wrapped one or more layers of cloth tape around the cardboard. This gets sprayed with white auto primer, and maybe a mist of gray. I think it implies some sort of a finish to the exterior walls?



    BTW Erne, you had me rolling on the floor with your, "children derail the trains" comment! :D Your layout is cool! That switching area by the tunnels is especially gonna be nice!

    Thanks again for the feedback, I would always welcome more, and would love to hear about, and see some of all your projects. I am new to the board, and feel welcome already.

  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    And he was right!! Looks great - I really like that first shot - looks like it came from the pages of Model Railroader. :thumb:

  15. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Waaaaay Coooool:thumb:
  16. Art67

    Art67 Member

    Great job, Kyle. Those tunnel portals convey a real sense of drama. Very consistent throughout. Keep up the good work! Stuart.
  17. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Kind words, Stuart, everybody. Thanks!

  18. stagingyards

    stagingyards Member

    I love your pics I like the water tower looks like mine but I scratch built mine from balsa wood and old paper coffee cup

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