My Scenic Ridge so far

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by SR39, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. SR39

    SR39 Member

    This is my first time trying to post pics. Hope everything oges o.k. If not I will try again 'til I get it right. As you can see the layout is not complete. I am in the proces of detailing buildings. planting trees etc. Doug (retroguy1953) has provided a lot of guidance. The wiring come next with all the lighting and details.

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  2. berraf

    berraf Member

    Jim, your layout looks great :thumb:
    I think you have made a excellent work so far and have come a long way with it.
    What's the overall size of it?
    How have you made it?
    And please tell us about your rolling stock. It seems like you have something on the wall :wave:
  3. jesso

    jesso Member

    Wow! Looks great! Your scenery looks good and your roads turned out nice and smooth with great straight lines! Will be watching for more updates. Keep up the good work!:thumb:
  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Very nice work!
    Some of the best roads I've seen! :thumb:
    I wish I had the money to put into one of those Woodland Senic kits but YIKES they are expensive!
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Nice layout!!!! Looks really good so far, love the mountains and roads!!

    Is that one of the Woodland Scenics layout kits?
  6. SR39

    SR39 Member

    Thanks for your encouraging comments. The layout is 3' x 6'. It was built on a 1 x 2 frame covered with 1/2 inch foam. It is supported on foldidng table legs that will soon be replaced with a more stable wooden frame that is higher. I don't like the "helecopter" view as someone once said about their layout. If you notice on the right end there are two spurs that will eventually allow expansion. The kit comes with 3 2 ft panels with the layout pre-printed on them. The roads are .40 styrene. painted with grimy black. The road lines were done with a white "Prismacolor" pencil. I will be using some Miller Engineering animated lights along with interior lights in the buildings. Painting the buildings is rather slow . I use an airbrush to paint the entire building and then use a "Microbrush" to paint the window details. If you have never used a microbrush, they are the way to go. They come in a 10 pack at your LHS. The white ones have the finest point. All my engines a Southern right now (diesel). I have one Southern steam. The shadow box on the wall is to display some of my rolling stock that is now sitting in a box. Will post more pics as progress is made.
    This is a great forum.
  7. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    That looks GREAT! More pictures (and close-ups) too please.

    Those Southern units look really good. I can't quite tell but are those SD24?
  8. SR39

    SR39 Member

    Herc Driver,

    The units in the picture are SD-35's. ( Atlas ) I have three of them. I also have:

    Life Like E8 Southern
    Life Like E8 ACL
    Kato E8 with the complete Southern passenger cars.
    Atlas GP7 Southern
    Atlas SD36 SCL
    Atlas GP7 SCL

    Lots of rolling stock too numerous to list. As you can tell I am a Southern fan. I am a Tarheel originally from High Point. Have lived in SC for over 35 years. I live about 3 blocks from the NS line and I listen to the engineers on my scanner. I wil post some closeups later. Thanks for your nice comments.
  9. Shooter

    Shooter New Member

    Those Southern "Tuxedos" look great against the green and granite. Nice progess, Jim!

    Now we need to get together to bug Trainworx to do a Southern caboose kit like their Rio Grande kit.

  10. CraigN

    CraigN New Member

    You have a very nice layout there.

    I can't wait to see it with buildings on it.
  11. SR39

    SR39 Member

    Here are a few closeups of the SD-35's. Please pardon the flash. I am not set up yet to do quality pics. Hopefully that will come later.

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  12. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Great closeups!
    Is your track layout the one that they outline or did you design it yourself?
  13. SR39

    SR39 Member

    The plan is basically as they prepared it. If you look in picture #2 on the right back you will notice a spur. This was not in the original plan. I added it for a possible future expansion.
  14. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    So are the outer loop and the inner figure 8 two seperate loops capable of two trains or do they overlap somewhere?
  15. SR39

    SR39 Member

    The loop overlaps in the moutain area. I added the spurs so that I could expand. My plans are for another 3' x 6' section. Haven't quite figured out the format yet.
  16. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    SR39 , That is a fine looking layout and some great looking locomotives.


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