Progress in HO ... at last!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by kettlestack, Mar 23, 2002.

  1. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Well Guys,
    I've spoken of a bakery and team tracks in other posts.
    It took me long enough but here are a couple of photos of what my layout looks like. It's a long way from being finished but I'll get there! ... (this time :) )

    Top photo is my scrachbuilt depot/crane/platform (with the box about to be unloaded) and to the left is my cattle pen. I trust this is what one would expect on a teamtrack?

    Bottom photo is my scratchbuilt "Arbentors Bakery".

    BTW... If I'm wrong about team tracks let me know (I can take it on the chin :) )


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  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Well, I'm no expert, but that looks like a team track situation to me! Great job! A very busy scene...I like that. I can't wait to see more of the layout as it progresses!

  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    You GOT the team track ! Good lookin' scene ! The bakery, though intended to be the "center" of the picture, is "overshaddowed" by the brown shack in the middle of the picture.
    Its character, and the very natural clutter around it caught my eye right away. That's the kind of impact I'd like to get in every scene I do ! By the same token, the depot in the first shot is so much what you'd expect in a scene like that ,it's almost overlooked at first. Great work, keep it up !
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looks sharp Errol, of course now you will also have to post your track plan and at least one new photo a week!!!!! See what you got yourself into.:D
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Excellent work, Errol!
    Can't wait to see more of those great looking structures!
    Give us some details on how you built them!
  6. RI541

    RI541 Member


    Nice work.

    But ummm where the RI?:D :D


    Sorry I had to ask:D :) :D
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice work Errol, and good looking photo's. Yeah, where's the track plan for us to drool over?:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Team tracks were used instead of a platform type loading area, teams of horses (Hence the name Team) would draw up to the box car or what ever, and unload onto their buggy. That's what was explained to me a number of years ago (Won't tell you how many:D)

  8. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Here's the track plan, to a certain extent the main (scenic area) is kinda like a "Timesaver switching layout" and I based it on the "Northwest Terminal" by Mat Chibbaro's "Model Railroading In Small Spaces" (A Kalmbach Book).

    The staging area is also a switching layout under separate block control. It was originally to be just a place to put all my rolling stock but as I had a heap of Atlas turnouts I felt it would give my wife some work to do making up consists. :)

    It all works beautifully but I'm beginning to think I should have made it N gauge (I have heaps of N stuff). I really will have to do something with the lighting though!

    I just wish I could design and build the older style of buildings which I like faster than at present. At present I'm going for overall effect, later I will get heavy into detail and correcting that which is "not all that good".

    After seeing Shamus's working pace since January I decided to get "Stuck into this one" about the same time.... this layout is the furthest I've got to completing any layout and it's taken me almost three months to get this far, (Lone Ranger's on his own as Tonto has no interest in trains).

    SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO SHAMUS????? Man! you have a lot to answer for!! :D :D. btw, did the whole file of the Tat IV throttle arrive?


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  9. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Looks great, Errol.
    Shamus heard exactly the same explanation of "team track" that I got --- years ogo --- so presumably it's correct.
    BTW, what are the dimensions of your layout?
    Bill S
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Errol my friend, SORRY if I made you work too hard, I expect to see the layout finished in two weeks from now, so GET CRACKING.

    :D :D :D

    NO, the diagram has not arrived yet :confused:

    Track plan looks great also.

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