Ray's layout party#6

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ray Marinaccio, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Come on in and enjoy Layout Party #6.
    I'll be making and planting trees and assorted greenery on the HO layout.
    Also I plan to finish as many locomotive projects I have going that I can.
    Here is a partial list of them
    A Rivarossi 0-4-0
    An International Models brass 4-6-6 Suburban
    A kitbashed boxcab electric loco
    An AHM C-liner A-B-A set
    An AHM GP18
    A Lionel Husky
    A RPP CF7
    A RPP GP60
    2 RPP SD38s
    A scratch-built 4-6-2 K4
    A Rivarossi 4-6-2
    A Mantua 0-6-0
    An AHM Genoa 4-4-0
    A Bachmann 4-4-0
    A Bachmann GP40
    3 AHM C-628s
    A L/L 0-4-0st
    a Stewert U25B
    An MDC RS3
    An MDC 4-4-2 Atlantic
    An AHM RS11
    An AHM Alco1000
    3 Varney F3As
    An Athearn SW-7 cow and calf
    5 Athearn F7As
    2 Athearn F7Bs
    2 Athearn GP35s
    3 Athearn GP35 shells
    An Athearn GP7
    2 extra Athearn GP7 shells
    An Athearn U33C shell
    An Athearn U30B shell
    2 Athearn RDCs
    1 Athearn RDC shell
    2 Globe F7As
    3 Globe F&Bs
    An IHC trolley
    A Model Power Shark
    A Hobbyline Berkshire
    A Hobbyline 0-4-0st
    A kitbashed Pennsy 0-4-0 A5
    An Atlas SD35 drive

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  2. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Oh man, Ray! Have you got a lot of stuff on the go! I'll never feel swamped again. ;)

    TC :D
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Welcome to the party Chris.
    Drinks are in the cooler.

    I have a list of rollingstock just as long. :rolleyes: hamr
  4. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Ray, your a sucker for punishment! :rolleyes:

    Well I tells ya, I have been working on a background flat for my switching yard layout. That's the one I am hand laying the tracks on. So I am putting together an office/crew room/freight storage type building, but it's only the side and 4 feet deep. It's just a flat. So I started with this air port terminal I got at the club auction in a box of junk. It was put together by a kid and glue is everywhere and ruined the windows, and everything. Plus the thing was smashed in the box. But it has brick walls and I never built a building with brick walls before, so there is the challenge.

    Tonight I got the thing cut up and assembled into the parts I wanted for my company office. I just got out of the spray booth putting the primer coat on it. I think I'll make it gray with dark gray trim.

    It will have a freight door in a 2 story freight storage area. I carved out all the windows and frames as I plan to make new casements anyway and give it an older look.
    So there ya go, dudes. Party on!balloon6

    TC :thumb:

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  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan


    WOW! What a list!

    It looks like you are off to a good start!
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    There's a lot of material to work with from that terminal. Can't wait to see the results.
    The tower would make a nice control tower for a modern switch yard.

    Welcome to the party Tom.
    Grab a beer.
    I don't expect to complete all the projects but hope to put a large dent in the list. I have a few major projects that I want to do but want to finish most of those other projects before I start them.
  7. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Its not that challenging at all. just slap on some PRR Toucsan red, or Southern Light freight car red dor read brick, dirt for brown, and earth for biege. i bet there are other biege colored paints you could use to. The mortar is basicly watered down acrylic paints, mixed with some detergent and rubbing alcohol.

    for every part of paint, 7 parts of water, 2-3 parts of detergent, and 9 parts rubbing alcohol. just paint it on, and leave the wall flat ( its difficult to get the paint to set right on a built building, or if the wall isn't level) until dry, then put another coat if you desire. if you want it to be darker, just add an extra drop of paint. I thought it would be hard to, but the first time around i got it. you can see pictures of it in the link to my site in my signature. I don't know how well the pictures show it though.
  8. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    You are insane! Welcome to the club! :thumb:
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    That list for February...or the whole year.
    That list is longer than my "honeydoo" list.
    At least you have a good start.
  10. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    That is actually the leftover list from last year.
    No matter how many projects I complete for some reason that list keeps getting longer. Just like my "honeydoo" list
    For instance, add an Athearn SP GP38-2 and SD45 chassis to the list that I picked up today. :rolleyes:
  11. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I got some photos today of a few of the projects.
    The AHM Alco 1000
    I remotored this with a Bachmann power truck that I regeared and added all wheel electrical pickup. It runs nice and slow but is still a little noisy. I have the gaping pilot holes filled in and need to finish the railings and other details.

    The AHM RS11
    I have this one regeared to a 20/1 ratio and a new motor with flywheel installed. Again I need to finish the railings and other details.

    I'll start with the loco projects pictured and go from there.

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  12. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I did make some progress today.
    I planted a few trees.
    Here are some photos of a few of them. Most of the trees in the photos have not been trimmed yet. I use a small set of scissors to trim any polyfiber that is sticking out.
    The third photo is a plastic tree that are used in cake decorating.
    The fourth photo is one that has been spray painted, sprinkled with cheep Life/Like grass and resprayed.
    Compare the last photo to the ones in this link. :eek:

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  13. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Wow, Ray - now that's a great BEFORE-AFTER comparison! What a difference! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    Makes me really itchy to start building landscape on my layout. (But I have to plunk down the rest of the rails first.)

    And I'm looking forward to see more of your your loco projects. You are the master of fine machinery - so much to learn from you. Thank you for sharing! :wave:

  14. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Thanks Ron.
    The layout has certainly come a long way in the past year or so. I was a bit surprised when I compared the photos and compared the dates.
  15. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Outstanding, Ray! That scene is really coming along.

    TrainClown ;)
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    WOW Ray, you sure have a big list there. Great Pictures.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I planted a few more trees, fixed up a truck I got the other day, added some drums, crates and people to get an idea of how it will look.

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  18. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Things is lookin' good!
    :thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
  19. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Very nice!

    This layout party thing is great! Seeing all the progress is making me foam at the mouth to get stuff done on my layout.

    Also, Ray, it is terrific that you are capable of rebuilding those locos. Makes me want to learn how to do it.
  20. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    You're ambitious Ray! And its working for you! :) Nice work on all counts.

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