The First Train Pulls Into Town!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Lighthorseman, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    As the sun set this evening, the first train pulled into the small burg of "Wedgietown".:)

    No-one even knew the train would show up, as the locals have become somewhat jaded by the slow track-laying progress. Marvin, who works for the local newspaper, "The Wedgietown Brief", pulled into town (which hasn't even been built yet!!) in his '69 Hemi Daytona Charger to record the event for posterity. As the Anachronism Police haven't had their building built yet, he was able to drive about unmolested.

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  2. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Another Shot...

    FINALLY!! :D

    After a marathon track-laying session, I have the main line installed. After a few false starts, the line is smooth and the trains run nicely without uncoupling, derailing or coming to other harm. Now, I hope to be able to put cork under the track, and attach the track properly, as for the moment it is just being held by staples. I wanted to be sure that the trackwork was acceptable before permanently attaching it.

    How very nice to be able to stand back and watch trains run.:D :D

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  3. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Part Of The Main Line...

    Here we see the first train as it heads along the Megill River. The track follows the curve of the river, and then crosses a long spindly-legged trestle before approaching Wedgietown. This section will have some whitewater and a small waterfall or two.

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  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    You are on the right track now! :cool: Nothing like cracking the throttle and watching that first train move out over the mainline!!!
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Congrats Stve, looks like you're well on your way!

  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Oh! n30!

    That little mogul looks good on that train! Nice work! Can't wait to see more!
  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Excellent Steve !!! Glad to see things are coming along !!! :D
  8. Uteram

    Uteram Member

    Looking good. Love the structure in the first photo.

  9. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Love it, Steve!! No turning back now!! Ya know, those AP's are wreakin' havoc on my layout also, I just keep dodgin' 'em as best as I can!! When all else fails I just cite Back To The Future and go on. :D :D
  10. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Another Shot...

    Here, the same train enters an S curve on the opposite side of the layout. My small trestle has been placed for giving an idea of roughly where the branch line will go.

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  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    La Derriere! Ooooh LaLa!

    The train rounds the S curve, showing us the newly received ex-C&S caboose. The line hasn't even had time to do much more than a quick slap of paint to cover the C&S logo, as no-one figured the main line would ever actually get put down!

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  12. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Next Project....

    Now that I actually have trains RUNNING, it's time for some decent lighting, I guess...but that's a whole new thread!:D
  13. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    I like the caboose! I like to see examples of equipment under new management with quickie paint/stencilling jobs to get them in service. This covered hopper by Blake Tatar is now owned by Eagle Cement Company.

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  14. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member


    I just love those old time rolling stock and steamer.
    I'm chuckling at the thought that now trains can run, further construction will slow down! It's sooooo tempting to go to the train room with something in mind and finish up running the trains instead ... :D :D

    It's sure coming along just great.

  15. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Let There Be...Sky.

    Not much work, but a nice result. The backdrop has been painted with just a simple blue, but those who say that it makes a BIG difference are correct!

    Sadly, it tends to call glaring attention to all the unscenicked plywood.:(

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  16. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Lighthorseman, first a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to one and ALL.

    Your phots are great, nice stuff and great plans 'BUT' were did you get the name "Wedgietown" from?? :D

    Your equipment looks great, I can almost here that whistle blow.

    Keep up the good work.
  17. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    The silly town name came from a TV series my kids love called "Stickin' Around". It's a bunch of cartoon stick kids, and the local bully is always making the main kid "take a trip to Wedgietown".

    Somehow, everyone thought that at least one town name should be "wedgietown", so that the denizens of the layout could take a trip there, I suppose.
  18. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    The things we do for our kids, be thankful they dont want Seseme street. :p :p :p
    Dont tell Berts & Ernie;)


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