Mike Hagarty's N scale 'Mountain Sub'

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by SD90, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Mike, I'm impressed ( at least ) jawdrop

    A lot of model railroad clubs would envy your private layout.
    I hope you have a good track cleaning car.

  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    It is looking Great Mike. :D :D
  3. steve.i456

    steve.i456 New Member

    MIke, How is the Layout coming? Did you get much down over the summer?
  4. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    That's what I like to see. A nice little simple shelf layout :p LOL
    Looking great there Mike :) 2 thumbs up :)

    By the way, are you any relation to the Mikey Haggerty that married Jayne Mansfield?
  5. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    I did a bit more work on the layout over the summer. I did manage to connect the staging yard to the rest of the layout, and had a train make an entire loop over the layout. It took 13 minutes. I'm just having trouble getting decent pictures with my Canon Elph, it's 6 mega pixels, but there are no manual settings, and the light isn't perfect, so the pictures are not looking so good. I'm going to have to get a new digital with manual settings. A digital SLR would be awesome!
  6. Denyons

    Denyons Member

    No More Track Cleaning

    Hi Mike,
    Dennis here from the Edmonton N Scalers.
    No need to worry any more about track cleaning. I took some advice and purchased some No-Ox and after our N Scalers clean our extensive track we apply a thin coating of the No-Ox and don't touch the track for at least 3 months even though we run trains every weekend.
    It works wonderfully and I would recomend it to everyone.
    Hope to drop in on you in April as we are bringing our layout to the Calgary Show.
  7. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Hello everyone, I haven't done much with the layout, however, my 4 year old son is to the age now where he likes running trains downstairs! So I have a live in operating buddy! I want to start doing some scenery, as the track work is all done and been running for a while with no problems. I would like to use something other than styrofoam for the scenery base, any ideas what kind of plaster to use? I might try that method this time, it seems that it would go much faster than hacking and gluing styrofoam. Thanks in advance!
  8. S class

    S class Member

    SD 90 I have used plaster for covering areas on my layout and I reckon most of the time you waste is waiting for it to set so you can continue on.
    personally because I like my layout to be light weight I use the foam you get in matteres and excercise mats and such its a lot more pilable than the styrofoam which I can't get here in oz. it goes down with PVA and cuts with a knife scissors or I can just rip it with my bare hands.

    I haven't tested this out yet but when I come to do my hills I will wedding cake the foam then cover it with plaster and guze the idea being that he foam can easily take the weight of the plaster but the plaste makes the mountains ridgid and unlikely to collapse under the weight of scenery.
  9. jesso

    jesso Member

    Hello again, any chance we can get some pictures of the completed track work? I love following your layouts!

    One of our club members uses cheese cloth hanging from roadbed spline to make hills and valleys. He also makes mountains out of cardboard. Here is a link to his blog: http://atsgrr.blogspot.com/
  10. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    I'm going to start doing a bit of scenery tonight, with a product called 'Rigid Wrap'.
    I hope I can remember how to post pictures!
  11. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    I did some work on the layout the other night and finally got some pictures posted.




    I'm using the foam board method cut and carved then covered with plaster cloth. I'll try something different this time! It's amazing what a little green does!
  12. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    These are all the industrial areas on the layout.

    This is going to be a car repair shop / small industrial yard.

  13. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    This is the diesel shops at the east end of the main yard.

  14. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    This will be a factory that makes roofing shingles. They will get car loads of different color sand in hoppers, and tank cars of asphalt in, and loaded box cars of finished shingles will be pulled out.

  15. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    This will be a particle board factory. Loads of wood chips and tank cars of glue in, finished lumber in box cars or center beam flat cars out.

  16. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Here is a drywall factory, they will get empty center beam flats and box cars in, loads will be pulled.

  17. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    This will be a cement plant, they will get approx. 12 loads of cement.

  18. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    This will be an auto compound. Someone will get the lucky job of pulling 10 empties and spotting 10 loads while crossing the mainline!

  19. jesso

    jesso Member

    Coming along nicely!!!! Your trackwork, as always, looks very nice! Would love to watch a train run around your layout! Great work!
  20. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    This will be a small grain elevator. Approx. 14 cars to be spotted here.


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