Mammoth and Eureka Ry update photos

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Uteram, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. Uteram

    Uteram Member

    I've provided a sort of panorama of my shelf layout below starting from left to right. The layout measures 12 feet (actually, there is an additional 4 foot hidden reverse track) by 4 feet down to one feet.

    The epitome of a shelf layout, it covers the entire back wall of my son's bedroom. He's only 2 (almost three) but I've started him out early and he absolutely loves the "choo-choo" in his bedroom. He's a complete Thomas freak.

    As you can see, parts of it are semi-done. Still a lot of detail modeling to be done and large areas that need finishing. A layout is never done. I'm not quite as fast as Shamus and others on this message board. I've been at this layout for a little over a year and a half....

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  2. Uteram

    Uteram Member

    middle shot...

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    Uteram Member

    far right shot...

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  4. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Geez Laweez....If only I could show that kind of progress after a year and a half! What a beautiful layout. I'm really looking forward to seeing that little town progress.:)
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice scenery and modelling Uteram, Photo's are also very good. I like the look of it all.
  6. Gardenrrguy

    Gardenrrguy Member

    That's one heck of a shelf!
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    That's abeautiful layout, and all of the photo's are nice! I guess all the practice you implied on the other thread payed off! :D :D :D

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  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    That is one fantastic piece of modelling! It's nice to see a mix of deciduous trees as well as pines too. And very crisp photography.
    I do hope that layout is well out of reach of a two year old on a chair!

    :D Val
  9. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Thats a beautiful looking layout Uteram, I'm sure
    influencing your son from this early age will have
    a tremendously positive effect :)

  10. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Wot a Shelf

    Uteram The things one sees on The Gauge inspires a person to get off their........ and start building. I have been armchairing just such a layout and, now I cant wait to get started. Thanks for the kick start...hope to see more pictures....catching them young is a sure way to keep our Hobby growing.:) :) :)
  11. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Whose messing with my eyes

    Took a good long second look at the photos.......How do you change a deisel loco for a steamer??????:cool: :cool: :cool:
  12. Uteram

    Uteram Member

    Thanks all.

    Spitfire, the layout is approx 55 inches off the ground. I built it as such so little hands couldn't get to it or rest things on top. It's cantelevered off the wall so there's no posts or benchwork to get in the way or bump.

    It's funny. I got my first HO train for Christmas when I was 7. I've been hooked ever since. I figured by starting my son out really early, this would be embedded into his earliest memories. He's sure taken to it. I took him to GATS visiting here in Houston last weekend and he absolutely went nuts.
  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Really nice!
  14. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That demonstrates a whole new concept of "shelving an idea"!:D
    Nicely done, and nice pics!
  15. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Great looking layout Uteram.
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
  16. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member


    Only a year? I guess that gives me about a week to start and finish my scenery! :eek:

    So...Where's Thomas?

    Oh, I remember. He's on my layout. :p

    Thanks for the look,

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