My work in progress!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by CPRSD40-2, May 22, 2003.

  1. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    Makes me wanna go buy a house with a large basement so I can do my 'dream layout'! hehe... Too bad we don't have basements in NOLA :(

    Awesome looking layout though. Can't we too see the rest of the pics. Keep up the great work!
  2. sschaer

    sschaer Member


    your scenery looks excellent ! but i bet it'll take a while until you catch up with my 5-6000 trees ....
  3. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Mike , Very Very Nice as always !!
    I really like all the trees and hope you do too cause you got alot of them to do :eek: .

  4. LIRR

    LIRR Member

    That layout should look amazing when its done.
  5. Marcin

    Marcin New Member

    WOW!!! Great work!!!
  6. SmolderZ

    SmolderZ Member

    Massive post there! I'm stunned! :eek: The scenery looks sooo good!
  7. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Incredible layout, Mike!
  8. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    I have been following your progress since the beginning and still have trouble comprehending all the work being done on your layout.
  9. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    i wish i had that, those CP rail engines have a used look to them how did you do that or did you buy them like that?
  10. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Thanks everyone, I've painted and weathered almost all of my locomotives myself. I still have a few that are too clean, but I will get to them soon enough! I think they look much more realistic when they have a coat of grime and dust on them. I'm going to make my own leasing company for the paper mill's cars, so I'll have to start painting rolling stock next! I think it will be somthing like HRLX, (Hagarty Rail Leasing) or something like that. I'll paint and decal Woodchip cars, Box cars, Tank cars and a few airslide hoppers for use in the mill. The mill is going to be freelanced also, so I'll eventually paint a few locomotives for it too.
  11. cpr_boy

    cpr_boy Member

    Great progress shots Mike. I'm just curious what you use for your roadbed? Is it just sheets of thin cork?

    It's truely inspiring that you've captured the realism of the area.


  12. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    That's right, I got it at Revy, I think it is about 1/8th of an inch thick, and came in 4 foot wide rolls. You can buy how ever many feet you need, and cut it yourself. It is way cheaper than the commericial stuff. I think it was $7.00 per foot, and you can get 24, 4 foot long strips out of a 1 foot wide piece!
  13. emt49

    emt49 Member

    WOW i have been watching this thred for about a month that is a A+ layout

    i cant even think about the head ace that had to have caused sometime but it look like it was or will be all worth it in the end :thumb:
  14. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Every time I see this picture it blows me away. I think I like it so much for it's simplicity as well as the realism if the groundwork. Please tell me either that it was photoshoped or how you achieved such convincing countryside.

    Seems like it isn't going to let me attach the photo I am refering to. It is the 23rd photo of entry 619 (or 2nd from the bottom if that's easier :) ) Got it finally. :thumb:

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  15. 13Mtrainer

    13Mtrainer Member

    so whats the update on the layout any news? do u have an update with the track plan?
    thanks a lot

  16. CAS

    CAS Member

    Holy Crap,

    What an amazing layout. Pictures look great. Scenery ia fantastic.
    This is the first time i seen this post, my jaw drop followed by some drooling.:)

    I just received my first n scale vehicles from walthers, and thought how am i gonna do this? Then i came along this post, and figure my project should be a breeze compared this gigantic layout.

    Thanks for sharinng your layout pics with us

  17. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Thanks everyone, I haven't done too much on the layout lately. I was trying to speed match all of the locomotives, ( I got finished half of them ) then I messed something up, and somehow managed to reprogram every locomotive on the layout to an unknown address! Right now, NOTHING works, I can only run non-decoder equiped locomotives on address '00'! Oh well, the next time I have a day off, I will start reprogramming engines! I still have to get a track plan done too, as soon as I get it finished, I'll post it, as there has been many changed since I posted the last one.
  18. 13Mtrainer

    13Mtrainer Member

    way cool mike!! hey do you think you can help me plan my layout because your layout has inspaired me to build mine.
  19. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    It is when I here stories like this that I am glad I chose to go DC, wiring 36 blocks is not that bad after all. :D
  20. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    I got everything all back up and running! It didn't actually take that long, it took a while to run all the engines back down to Field, but other than that, I just had to program the 4 digit address into each engine again. Now all trains on the layout have power on them again.

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