Some Dust & Cobwebs From The Closet

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    A couple of the guys on another thread asked for this...
    They said if I would ply them with alcolhol, they would pay me with compliments!:p
    This is an N scale layout that I attempted to build 6 or 7 years ago...
    I was in the process of remodeling my house, I had 3 kids stuffed into one bedroom, a pregnant wife, very little in the way of time, space, or money...
    All I could manage was a 24"x30" piece of plywood, with a loop of track, & 2 Atlas snap switches.
    I was trying to do a turn-of-the-century waterfront kind of thing.
    Almost all of the structures, & alot of the scenery have been removed, or been destroyed by having been stuffed in closets, & such...It was never really finished anyway...the "water" is just plywood, painted blue...:rolleyes:
    Here's some pics pf what remains...

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's another...the wharf is scratchbuilt out of styrene, the freighthouse is kitbashed from Model Power houses, & the thing on the right is an attempt to represent a vertical-lift bridge...

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    ...and here's one more of my scratchbuilt "trestle" :D

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  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Charlie, they look very good seeing as they where locked away for so long, now I can see the wharf now and it looks very good.

    Cheers Shamus
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Shamus!
    The wharf used to look a little had a little gantry crane on it, & lots of freight & figures. (in fact, I just noticed that in the second picture, if you look in the lower left of the wharf, you can see 2 little white styrene footprints, where one of the little guys came up with the paint on his feet! :D ) case any of the nit-pickers have noticed, the flextrack "magically rises into the air", & connects with the wharf! :D
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Never crossed my mind to mention it Charlie, anyway, if you stick a piece of card in there and re-photo it, who's going to be any nearer to the truth:rolleyes:

  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looks darn good to me Charlie! :cool:
  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Well I'm impressed with it.
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    We all had to start somewhere. You got off on the right foot. The trestle captures the charm and character of the place, and there's nothing wrong with plywood, painted blue, for water.
  10. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Charlie, you've been just plain rotten to us holding out on posting these pics! There are members out here who have no space at all for a working layout and you could have (with these pics) shown them how a piece of plywood, a length of curved track and a wee bit of inginuity can make a very delightful diorama! :eek:
    As it is you made a working layout in what must surely be the smallest space needed. Well done!
    Pete has said all I was going to say about it... (so i guess I can't claim another beer :( )


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