Progress Pictures on the ACT RR

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    You've gotta lose that "I do damn crappy work.." line. It just ain't so! :D
  2. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Thanks Ralph , I like this part of the building., when you can roam around the layout and detail scenes.
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    You're making fantastic progress Mike!
    The scenery looks great, & I love all the little "extras" you've included!
    Really impressive job on the water, & bridges!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    It's great to see your progress Mike. Your scenery is very interesting and you have a unique approach to doing it.
  5. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Thanks Guys , I forgot to mention that the church is about Z Scale and was scratch built from brown craft foam and the Vega Beams and the crosses are .025 evergreen styrene.
  6. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Ore Car

    Mike, I noticed that your ore hopper was carrying unobtainium. I had always wondered what that looked like, since we can't get any of it around here! I understand that there are many useful products that are made from unobtainium. :D

    Super job on the layout! Especially the church and the cliff dwellings.:thumb:
  7. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Thanks Papa Bear

    Yes , Unobtainium is a very rare mineral ! I stumbled on it one day after many attempts to make a fortune in other things .
    I was just never sucsessful before . You may not know this but I was the inventor of Nineis Shoes and frozen Radio Dinners , in fact it is said that a great great amourous grandfather was said to have been an expert at three play.:oops:

    Thanks Papa , Mike
    ;) :)
  8. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Here are some pictures of the new upper level and the new road base, and a shot from the Main Street overpass.






    :) :) :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wave: :wave:
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking good Mike!
  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Looking real Nnice! Great job!
  11. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Thanks Tom and Ty. Tyson , I'm glad you have decided to stick around!
    I'll post some of the mountain stream and snow soon.


    :) :) :) :) :wave: :wave:
  12. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Very nice work Mike, how did you make your hills? They look great!
  13. Anachron

    Anachron Member

    yeah what he siad! :p
  14. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Really looking sharp there Mike. Keep us posted. :) Jim
  15. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    That looks good there, espically the yard. ;)
  16. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Thanks Guys !!!
    Mike , the hills are mostly aluminum screen wire stapled to the homasote and formed into a general shape , then rock castings , and hillsides are wet wadded up news paper covered with wet paper towels and then the plaster goes on.
    Other hills are stacked and cut foam.
    I'll try to take a picture inside the helix so you can see , when I post the painted road and helix mountain.

    :wave: :wave: :wave:
  17. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Keep up the great work Mike. FRED :thumb:
  18. Grantha

    Grantha New Member

    Awesome job!
  19. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Love the yard shot :thumb:
  20. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Mountain progress

    Here is a shot of the mountain progress.



    :wave: :wave:

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