Scrap yard

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Ralph, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I'm posting these pics here so I can link them to another thread and avoid sidetracking the other thread's theme. :)

    This is a scrap yard with a "imagineered" car shredder turning piles of junk autos into pieces to load into gons. Some day I'll upgrade the crane and loader which were originally bright orange toys I found at my local grocery store. The cars are pieces of aluminum foil that were formed by wrapping them around one model car.

    I need to rust and dirty things up a lot more, I think.



  2. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Awesome job Ralph!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    I love the aluminum foil idea.....sweet!
    Glad you posted the pics:thumb:
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    SWEET!!!!!!! Thanks for posting the pics Ralph :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I love the yard, things could be a little more dirty as you said, but still, that is AWESOME :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I too love the foil idea, i was going to ask how you did them.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  4. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Awesome scene!
  5. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Awesome job! I can't wait to get to working on my scrap yard scene!
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Nice job! :thumb:
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Love the way you made the crushed cars.
  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    That is so inventive.
  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Looks great as usual, Ralph, but I agree: a little more dirt and rust would make it look even better.
    Here's another example of a "crushed car". ;)

    Incident at Indian Line...

  10. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Yikes! Great series of shots and story Wayne! Yeah, I gotta dirty up the yard, add more dirt ground cover, some weeds, trash, and weather the car crusher more. I'm working on another part of the layout right now but I'll post an update of a dirtier scrap yard sometime soon. :)
  11. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Ralph....That is as neat a scene as any I've seen...!!! Well done...!! (I agree it needs a LOT of grimying up...).

    Doc....Was that story ever "wrapped up"..? Great tale..!!
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Thanks, Gus. I had an ending planned for it, but it just seemed kinda hokey, so I let it die. Then, of course, as time passed, I forgot about it. I have some more photos somewhere, mostly of the wrecked truck in a MoW gondola. If I can come up with a more believeable ending, I'll finish the tale.

  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Nice work, I love the foil thing. I did it with my son some time back because he's a monster truck fan. Swiping the idea from NASCAR candy, I'd make up a batch of cars and he had a blast crushing them.

    That scrapper is a pretty convincing piece of work, too.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  14. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Here's a stellar example of a major scrapyard, along with a metal shredder/ferrous materials sorter.

    Included in the links is also a cool Machine Works structure too. Check out the rows of old boxcars along the fence line, make sure to view this in "birds eye" mode.

    Here's a small rail served junkyard, look at all the rusted metal!
  15. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Even a small scrap yard is pretty large! Mine is VERY selectively compressed! :)

    I've done some work dirtying up the yard:




    Now I need to weather up those green gons....
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WOW HUGE improvements Ralph, thought it looked good before, now its OUTSTANDING :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Awesome! It's lookin' good. :)
  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Nice job Ralph!
    Gives me some ideas for one I want to do.

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