Nomad Valley R.R.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Nomad, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Free-mo Tim

    Free-mo Tim New Member


    Is the "correct" answer either a "choice A" or "choice B"? If it's limited to the 2, then I'd go with the oil terminal in the foreground.

    I think that the ideas offered in the "new siding" discussion are very different from what you've got so far. How are the tracks in the foreground laid out? Which version did you build for?

    Regards from Ohio......waiting for your reply!

  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Tim, I built the new siding with the intention of putting the building on the new siding with this in front of the building. Walthers Model Railroad Mall -- product information page for 933-3102
    Then a loading dock behind it and propane tanks on the last track. I didn't realize how big the building would look being at the front of the layout.

  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Kevin, thanks for the help.
    I tend to agree. And if I did put the building in the corner, I was thinking of also putting a powerhouse and smoke stack. The other tracks on the new siding could possibly be a double team track? Not sure yet. Maybe somebody else has some ideas.

  4. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    Glad to be of assistance:mrgreen:

    Sounds like you have big plans for the new areas! Keep us posted, it is lookin great.:thumb:
  5. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    Loren, you're layout is looking BAD TO THE BONE! :thumb: I like Interstate Fuel in the front, you can really super-detail that kit and would look really cool with a couple of tank cars :thumb:. What if you position the big building in the back at an angle to the corner of the walls? Might set it off a little bit....
  6. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    I like the second photo with the building in the back. Glad to see more progress, Loren. Keep up the good work.
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    I too like the new building in back. It makes the layout look bigger. Now I am not sure what to do with the 4 tracks on the new siding. Any ideas anybody?

  8. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    So there are 4 tracks in the front? maybe some sort of a local engine facility or something of that nature. Trains could stop an their way around the layout and get fuel (free for servicing the Interstate fuel station :twisted:) and make the round trip seem longer. But Im sure anything would look pretty sweet on that layout.
  9. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks again, Kevin. I have an engine service track in my yard. And I would want a engine service building. So again, another big building right in front. Dang.

  10. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    My two cents Loren I like it in the back allso do to the fact that it does open things up
  11. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks for the input Roger.

  12. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    Loren thanks for posting the photo's of your layout. I just posted a message wanting to see it and checked the new posts and there it was:thumb: I really like the layout.....Especially the bridge you mentioned to me earlier. Does a person need a swivel chair to go round and round as you operate the systemsign1 Great job.
  13. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks Floyd, yeah the swivel chair really helps, but If I run em to fast I get dizzy:rofl:

  14. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    "Thanks Floyd, yeah the swivel chair really helps, but If I run em to fast I get dizzy":mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  15. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Awesome layout. I love those industrial buildings, its gonna look good!
  16. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    Loren I worked on setting up the layout today and if you don't mind tooooo much, I think I will try to incorporate a bridge in the walkway to tie the two tables together. Can't believe that the painting of the room and working on the tables themselves has taken this long but I am satisfied with that aspect. I took some pictures and will try to post as soon as the film is developed. Now I wish I had a digital camera
  17. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Sounds great, Floyd:thumb:. Looking forward to the pictures.
    Why would I mind? All we do is give suggestions, it is your layout to do as you want.

  18. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    GEC, thanks for the compliment.

  19. Uintah Dave

    Uintah Dave Member

    Looks like a good start. Keep us posted!!
  20. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks Dave.
    Referring back to the post about locating the buildings, I decided to leave the big building in front. For one thing, the building was built for that area, and having it in front seems to make the other buildings look further away, making the layout look bigger.
    In my other thread about the siding, I said I would have storage tanks on one track. I just bought the storage tank kit from scalescenes, so that's next on my list.

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