Rest Area Module?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by upguy, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    These are some pictures of a module I have been building that was first of all going to be a Boy Scout Camp; then it was looking more like a state park; and, now, it is looking more and more like a roadside rest area.

    The first and second pictures show the maintanence crew picking up the garbage. Their garbage truck came from a Micro-Machines vehicle package. It happened to be a vehicle that I thought looked fairly convincing.

    The third picture is a wider view of the whole module that I now call, the "Wachakalit Falls Rest Area."

    This module, and several others, including the Cement Plant modules ( are all going to be in the Canyon Mtn N-gineers modular display that will be part of the Great Eastern Oregon Train Fair being held September 4th at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day, Oregon.

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  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    As usual excellent modeling sir. :thumb:
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  4. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    What they said' :thumb:

    Ron :wave:
  5. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Ditto! :thumb:
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The garbage truck looks really close to scale!, I'd like to find one of those!
    Nice scenery! :thumb: :thumb:
  7. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Thanks for the nice comments. At the risk of taking this topic for a "bird walk" (off topic comments to follow), I am always looking for cheap items in store toy departments that will pass for something in N-scale. I found these construction vehicles, also by Micro-Machines; and after touching up a bit with some paint and weathering they don't look too bad.

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  8. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    SCENIC Roadside Rest. :thumb:
    even has a WELCOME Pavillion. ;)

    Looks great!
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    That looks like a spot we would all like to stop at for a bite of lunch and a bit of train watching too. The rapids on the creek look great
  10. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Nice modeling upguy! I like the rapids too!
  11. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    The modeling is GREAT !
    and a terrific idea.
    Keep up the great work and have fun!!!!

  12. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    What is the water (rapids) made from?
  13. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    The water is made from Envirotex with some highlighting white paint.
  14. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    It looks like some updated photos for the Watchakalette Falls Rest Area are needed too. The first picture shows the parking lot and a good shot of the Oregon State Police car that I custom made using an Atlas Ford Taurus. The light bar was made from a piece of clear plastic left over from another modeling project and was painted using some of my daughter's fingernail polish. I guess the trooper is getting an explanation as to why the gentleman's dog is not on a leash.

    The second picture shows a wider view of this module and the Dayville module. The Dayville module was another module that I purchased from a former member of the group. I have improved the appearance of the module by painting a simple background with the town's initial on the mountain overlooking the town... a custom still practiced by some small communities in Grant County.

    The third picture is a more recent picture of Dayville that I took after a few more details were added and building substitutions. Oh oh, it looks like there is a signaling malfunction. The cross arms are not down. Looks like I need to retake the picture. It seems that I always overlook something....

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  15. Trainiac77

    Trainiac77 Member

    Great layout! Nice pix! Any more updates?
  16. ufhc

    ufhc ufhc

    This looks really nice.
  17. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

    I see you got in ufhc, welcome to Zealot.

    Bill Nelson

    I really like that little bend in the mainline that breaks up the typical module straightaway.
  18. ufhc

    ufhc ufhc

    Thanks, I'm glad to be aboard

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