Name that Layout

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by COMBAT, Dec 31, 2006.


    COMBAT Member

    I dont think he is but I could be wrong. He has never said he has been there. Hmm, maybe he is holding out on me. :)
  2. shadow

    shadow New Member

    One Of You Is Right, I've Have Been To, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Califonia, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouir, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Canada, Canary Islands, France, Japan, Phillipine Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, And Vietnam.
    So To Answer Your Question Trucklover, Thats Not Me! sign1

    COMBAT Member

    A simple no would have worked here too. :)
  4. wdsrwg

    wdsrwg Member

    Combat that engine house is just great.:thumb: :thumb:
    Mine's still in the box and will be until I
    get the place ready on the layout to put it.
    I think the lights make the scene.
    Take long to build?
    Much trouble lining up those rail supports?
    You don't have to tell me, I can find out by myself.
    Now for my real reason for posting.
    Is that a (Holstein) paint scheme on the
    engine in the Tillamook Bay snapshots?

    I wish I had thought of that!:D :rolleyes: :D

    You and your family have a real gem started there.:)

    See Ya,


    COMBAT Member

    Thanks for the nice comment. I assume you mean the first picture? I dont know what they used in that scene. That picture is from the Walthers website showing the version they did. I built the building in no time at all. The thing that took the longest was the painting and waiting for it to dry. There is a lot of stuff you have to make sure it fits correct before you glue so I am sure that slowed me down a bit. :)

    The worst part of the build has to be the windows. They dont fit as well as a lot of the other parts of the kit. The rails went in really easy. The leg supports for the platforms and how they have you build them I think should be done better. Lasty I recommend spru <sp> cutters for getting the pieces out of the plastics trees. It helped me a ton!

    If you have any other questions let me know.

    I also ordered this stuff to put in the model when its done. I think it will really bring it to life. :D


  6. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Ditto that for me too!

    COMBAT Member

    LOL, I am at 4 pages and I still dont have a name. Thanks for the kind words. I am hoping my detail stuff comes in this week and I can really bring it to life. :)
  8. wdsrwg

    wdsrwg Member

    No, I meant the pix of your work.
    I know what the box looks like I have it.
    The lighting you are using is a good mix.
    It reminds me of the plant I worked in as
    a younger man.
    Don't get me wrong, the pic on the box is great too!
    :D :D :D
    I really want to see the locos and strobes going when its done.


    COMBAT Member

    OK, what am I missing here? Hmmm :oops: :oops: :oops:
  10. shadow

    shadow New Member

  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Man, that must of took a while to do that :thumb: :thumb:

    I started laughting when I was reading it :D :D :D
  12. wdsrwg

    wdsrwg Member

    Thanks Shadow!
    I need all the help I can get.
    I pre-ordered this building and
    thought it was a build-up!
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Oh well, looks like a weekend project for sure.

    Are those just standard led's handing by their wires?
    Its kinda hard to tell.
    They look great!:thumb:

    Thanks again,

  13. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

    The lighting is actually bulbs. I thought doing LED was the way to go but for one the local bobby shop didnt have any in stock and to be honest now that I have these in the LED's would have probably looked wrong anyways.

    The lights I used are these.
    Model Power
    Goose Neck Lamp Post N scale.
    Walthers Part # 490-8488. I cut the pole off and the lamp was the correct size for the doors. :)

    The lights I used inside the engine house are from this company.
    I got a set of five and the lamp shade is brass. There really isnt much to the light. The wire was twisted and I hung it from the rafter. As I do more detailing I will take pictures of the building in "daylight" and you will be able to see them better. I hope this helps! :)
  14. wdsrwg

    wdsrwg Member

    BRILLIANT!! :cool:

    I also like the accessories you have for the scene.
    I am going present day and its hard to find anything
    that fits post 1950's thats worth a look.
    I am glad I asked about those lights.
    Do you think for outside security lights the LED's would
    be better?
    I guess I will try it and see :D

    Thanks again and you guy's keep the pix comming!

    Russell :wave:
  15. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

    I used the bulbs for both. LED's are great, I just dont know about the light it will give off. The bulbs are said to last 5,000 hours so I just went with it. I am very happy with the results. I too am doing modern day with some of the stuff being around for a very long time. My layout, town is based on a granite mine that formed the town. The town has changed with the times and only a very little still remains from its former days. I have a lot of respect for those that do the past but I want to do the present. So many people do the past in layouts I thought this would be better for us. :)

    Thanks again for the comments!
  16. wdsrwg

    wdsrwg Member

    Yup, right with ya!
    I'm modeling an old farming town with a new twist.
    Bio-Fuel processing plant ,food proceesing and general
    industry. The farming towns of the upper midwest have
    suffered over the years but new technology could give them
    another chance! ADM, Cargil, ect..........
    Great Bay & Northen will be the short line serving Timber City
    Erdinger, North Ridge and Grain Belt.
    Your scenario could be named many things. I pass through a
    little town in my travels called Rock Springs. It is almost surreal
    in its self. Nestled in a valley of the Baraboo Range and contains
    a very special and one-of-a-kind purple granite. Only location
    in the world that has it. Every so often a UP 3-5 engine
    hook up is seen loading 30-50 ore cars there.
    They use it in roadways but also for ballasting the track locally.
    Kinda funny looking to see purple rock for ballast but thats what
    makes it different!
    Good luck on the name and can't wait to see more pix!

    Have a great FRIDAY!

  17. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

    Geat suggestion! I like that one a lot. I didnt think of choosing a color that would be "different" Maybe I should! Thanks!!! :)
  18. shadow

    shadow New Member

    those were old dried purple prunes on the track road bed lol
  19. wdsrwg

    wdsrwg Member

    I never thought of that Shadow!
    If I can ever get the camera from the kid I'll post somes pix of it.
    Its not really purple. Its more like, say, Light purple.
    Their is a name for it but me and names don't go together so good.
    I wasn't really suggesting a name Combat, just that any name could be
    great if you like it!
    And I also know that you can duplicate a name anytime you want. I believe
    I had seen a post earlier that a post master wouldn't allow a name to close
    to another town?
    Well, every state has a at least a dozen names of towns from other states.
    Take Hillsboro for example. 44 states have a hillsboro. Some
    spell it different but its the same name. And hey, this is our little world so
    if you want to name it (cracked rock or boulder cove or granite sun or snow basin)
    you can do it.
    Well, I finally got a train running on the layout tonight (after 9 months!)
    so now the real work begins.
    Have a great weekend and good luck on that name!
    wall1 :rolleyes: :curse: :D

    Prunes Shadow?

  20. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

    Congrats on the train running! Thanks for the info on the mine and location. I was able to look it up and got some good info and pictures of it. :)

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