The layout I made from The Box

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

  1. csxnscale

    csxnscale Member

    Great, wish I could come that close.

    And feel the same about trees, need more,more,more.
    Also feel the same about DPM kits painting.
    But they are nice kits, at least I feel, but hard to paint the windows and doors (where is me glasses?)

  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Good lookin' street scene!!
    I was beginning to think you had seriously taken up bead stringing! :D :D :D Good to see you back at it.
  3. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    Looks like you really have taken the bull by the tail - what a fantastic layout. Love the scenery and buildings. You must have really been "in the zone". Can't wait to see the finished product - but then, are they ever really finished?
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Good to hear from you again, old friend!
    The layout is looking SUPER!!
    The scenery & structures are really coming together!
    A real masteroiece!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Wow Errol - that looks fantastic. I'm glad I was able to inspire you, but you sure took it further than I ever would have thought.

    Let's see, what would I like to have for sale in my store? How about a bookstore? Or maybe, going the other way, Spitfire's Bar & Grill.

  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Errol, your layout looks great! I don't venture into the N scale page too often, figuring that photos would be posted in the Photo section, but I guess I've missed a lot by doing so. Nice work!
  7. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Spitfire goes into business!

    Judy, thanks for reminding me to go to the zoning people for a business permit.
    After filling out 3 dozen forms for permission to open a Bar & Grill, a officious nosed LPB (Bless his little heart), said there was already a bar in town but there was no reason there shouldn't be a house of fine cuisine!!!
    Rather than have to give up the lease, Spitfire opted for a steakhouse which also sells fine wine (ahem :rolleyes: ).
    Already she managed to find a Russian Commisar to greet patrons and has just taken delivery of a cartload of wine! All that's needed now is some enterprising deal for the supply of steaks (are you listening Robin?).

    By the way, Jon lent me some of his "dip" for the civil servant at the zoning dept. There is now a staff vacancy there! Man, Spitfire sure knows how to "get even" with LPB's :D :D :D


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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A thriving business Errol. You can tell Spitfire the beef is on the way. Prime rib and all the steak you can eat with some dry ribs as an appetizer.
    Nice modeling friend.
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Excellent work Errol! I'm very pleased to have this fine establishment in your town. I really like what you did with the graphics for the sign. Very professional indeed!

    Robin, when you send the beef for the restaurant, I'll take a side order for the BBQ as well.

    Hmm, on second thought, maybe I better wait a bit for that last order.

  10. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    Great job on the steak house!

    Hey Val - I'll take my steak medium-rare with sauteed mushrooms on the side;)
  11. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Spitfire's Steak House seems to be a success. Empty streets on a Friday night? ... yeppers, everyone is dining in style at Spitfire's!!
    It seems to be a toss-up between whether it's Robin's certified Angus steaks or the wine that's the big attraction :) .

    Gary, I know what you mean by not going to other scales. I've perused posts in scales I'm not really into and have been inspired by some of the things I'd missed.


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  12. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Fantastic Errol ,,, steak and chips onions on the side please!!!!
  13. MagicMan_841

    MagicMan_841 Member

    Wow!! Nice layout, sir. I love ALL small layouts

    You do need to get ride of those ugly Atlas switch machines, though.:D :D
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    WOW! Fabulous night scene! There's nothing like lighting to take a layout to the next level IMO. You've done a great job there Errol!

  15. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Your Layout


    I like it! Staging yards in back and some switching in the front, very cool. Looking forward to watching your progress.:)
  16. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    If I were a LPB, I'd just have to go there for a steak, smothered in onions and musrooms. and wash it down with a slightly dry red wine!
    Great night shot!
  17. SD70BNSF

    SD70BNSF Member

    Great Scene and Question

    Great scene and model, but I am embarrased (a little, but not two much) about the following question:

    What does LPB stand for? I think I figured out Little People (B?) or Little Plastic (Beauties?). Can someone pride a code breakdown. I also see some LP? for workers and other things.

  18. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    excellent job on the layout, Errol.
    I like how you've shown your progress.

    I didn't get my Gauge decoder ring yet either.
  19. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    LPB = Little Plastic Bxxxxxds/Beauties/Beings/Brats/Boys/...or whatever else B could or would stand for. In my case it stood for else could I afford the trip to Scotland, to dine on steak and wine?:D :D :D

    OK, OK, Bankrobber would also do it :D
  20. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A great night shot Errol. I guess the price of beef is still low due to the "mad cow" thing that only got one cow but Japan and the US stopped the shipping of Canadian beef so we gave Spitfire a real good price so customers would flock in to get a bargain. Not sure about the price of wine though because governments tax wine, beer and booze so much.

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