New Photos of Deere Valley & Western

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by up_santafe, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. up_santafe

    up_santafe New Member

    Well, since I did a bunch of detail work recently and have the layout 99.9% complete, I thought I would take a ton of photos. Especially since the layout will likely be scrapped in the not too distant future.[​IMG]

    I was planning on demolition this spring, but the time involved for saving $$ for the Kato Unitrack is taking longer than anticipated. So the current DV&W will survive a bit longer. (Which is OK, I am busy revising the track plan anyhow.)

    If anyone is interested, the photos I added are in the 2 Deere Valley & Western Railroad albums at my Webshots site. Just click on the link in my signature.
  2. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    That's looking fine!

    I never saw so many telegraph wires strung on a model railroad. I think their sagging looks very realistic. What are they made of?

  3. up_santafe

    up_santafe New Member


    The telegraph wires are made of Rayon Embroidery Thread. I tried regular cotton thread and a metallic thread, but both were too "out of scale" and didn't sag well.

    The Embroidery thread worked well as it will sag on its own after about a week or so. I also tried black and brown, but they blended into the background too well for my taste.

    It took a good 30 or 40 hours to install them all. Used almost a whole spool of thread and a lot of CA, as each insulator has to have a tiny drop to hold the wires in place.

  4. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    that looks nice

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