The layout I made from The Box

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by kettlestack, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Amazing progress!!

    That looks wonderful!


    :) :)
  2. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek: WOW :eek: :eek: :eek:


    oh guys ARE GOOD!!!!!

    Errol...thats gorgeous ;) :D
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow Errol - no wonder we haven't seen much of you! Just look what you got done not shooting the breeze with all us ne'er-do-wells in the chatroom. Congratulations! That is one awesome looking layout!

  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Huh Val,You do know the wee scale can become a very good habit to take up? :D Look at me I haven't fool with my HO in weeks and missed 3 club meetings so far..:eek: Who knows I may get rid of all of my Horribly Oversize stuff...:eek: :rolleyes: :D :D
  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Thank you for your most generous comments guys, but it's still early days for this layout. Now that good weather is here it won't progress anything like as fast.
    I'm chuckling here Brakie, because I knew you were into HO yet you asked in another thread about turnout degrees and eventually mentioned it was N you wanted to know about. N kinda get's to you huh? ... :) :D
    Maybe we have our esteeemed Barroness Spitfire wondering if she stepped into HO just a mite to hastily .... :rolleyes: :D (are we wicked or are we wicked?? ;) )

  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Well, good to see you agauin, old friend!
    I see you've been busy! The layout is looking fantastic!:cool:

    I now what brakie means about that N scale being habit forming ...:D I started tinkering with it a couple of years ago, & I haven't touched an HO model in quite a while! Of course, it helped to run into all these great N scalers on this forum!:)
  7. jrparish

    jrparish New Member


    :eek: wow,thats pretty good!my dad and I are going to do that type of landscape(after a long time):D Looking good!
  8. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Exceptional,Cant wait to see more.dont stop now, your on a roll!! :D
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Marvelous,,,,,,,, what a trip to Welsh Wales:p will do to streach ones mind:D
    Dam you are good at this:D Hope to see a Gas station sprout up some where Errol. Wish I could hear the sound effects.
    Why dont you write down the procedure for us Errol for your sound board, When you have the time of course, dont want to stop progress now:p
    Great stuff Friend.
  10. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member


    What about Welsh Wales? :)


    Cymru am byth!
  11. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    HE HE HE :D
    Hi Graham, our Errol was missing for a few weeks I managed to track him down, Said he had been at the Scrumpy In Wales lucky so and so:p

    Cymru am byth!:)
  12. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    5 months later

    Gee, I sure feel guilty at not having done anything since May to this layout.
    BUT ..... during the last month, thanks to Val's (aka Spitfire) suggestion of how to fill the Eastern End of this pike, I got motivated and bashed in a general arrangement. (only the street is permanent).
    I dug out some DPM kits and forced myself to assemble them (I hate painting these things :rolleyes: ). Together with several "Viessmann" fancy street lights I grabbed the bull by the tail and looked the situation in the face :) :D :D .
    Heres the result.....


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  13. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Still so much needs done!

    Here's two views of what is developing over here.
    I'll probably replace plastic with,or add scratchbuilt timber buildings as I just adore such structures.
    Heaps of trees yet to be made, crowds of LPB's yet to be painted to popuate the place. Pathways and bits and bobs to be scattered around to give it all atmosphere. Store names to be thought up and a lot of lighting wiring yet to be done. Heck, why did I ever start on all this? :) :) .

    Val, the slope with shops etc was going to be too difficult for me so I settled on a reasonably level township. By the way, what would YOU sell in one of my stores (one is scheduled to be yours).

    Yes Chris (aka Interurban), Tysons Automotive gas station has a prominent corner all to itself but don't tell him (yet :D ).

    Eventually, this subdivision of Burlington Northern will need a name and I was thinking of something like "Elk Flats" but time will resolve this minor detail.

    Now that the dark evenings are here I might just plod on relentlessly with this layout.


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  14. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Wow, looks great!
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    You are making good progress Errol. You won't be alone with the need for trees. Can never have enough of them.
  16. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Errol my friend, good to see you back at it! :) The layout is looking very good :cool: and I thank you for the gas station! Kinda fitting as back in the 70's my Dad and I had one.
  17. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    That is some awesome progress!!!!!
    Keep the pics coming!!!!:D :D :D
  18. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Super work Errol, glad you are "back in the saddle again":D
    So much detail in small places;) :p
  19. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Back date the "Power Plant" (2nd pic. on the right).
    Give the photo a scratchy Sepia color...
    It looked like a REAL town photo to me.

    Very,very,very, very nice!!:D

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