Workin' on main street

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Tyson Rayles, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks ladies! Val I still haven't ruled out the water tower.
  2. belg

    belg Member

    Thanks for the advice guys,Charlie I think that what your saying about the odd angles makes good sense,the only problem could be that height thing,since my line of sight at 6' 6" would considerably to high for most people.I have several ladders maybe if I break those out.HA;) :) With all the great ideas I'm getting more bogged trying to decide in which direction to go.To finish my city I need to first just START.If you guys could just let me know if I got the order right make a plan, build structures,draw city on layout,put in streets and sidewalks,lighting and finally add structures and debris and vegetation? Did I forget anything? Oh yea, to invite one of you senior members over to help that would certainly help.:) :)
  3. Tyson, as always, you've got the knack for creating great mini-scenes. I especially like the second photo. The whole scene has the look and feel of a "real" railfan photo.

    Very nice work, my friend, very nice indeed! :)
  4. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Belg..I too am having trouble getting STARTED on my town scene.

    I think I will make a list of the structures needed, bank, store, gas station, etc., then draw it out (I have the whole layout drawn on CADD) , making sure what I need and want will fit in my small space, then begin building.

    Course I think about it all alot more than I actually work on It's much easier to sit here in front of this tube and look at others work, gawd I can be lazy!!

    One day it will come together...maybe. ;)
  5. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Tyson, let me echo the other posts and say you did a great job capturing the typical small town flavor. Loved the way you grouped the structures.
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The Nantahala Midland is looking better, and better! You do have to watch those "in the closet fronts", tricky weather that, you never know what might come out of 'em.:D :D :D :D
    It's good to see you busy again, hope all is going well. You keep making all those good lookin' additions to the layout, and I'll have to build some more N scale stuff, and journey back down there.
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks for all the kind words folks! :) Pete, anytime you are in the area please drop by my friend, you are always welcome! :)
  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Sorry Tyson....
    I don't read the N scale thread much, I'm what you call "misguided", though I used to model N years ago.
    Looks good, The cork idea gave me an idea for my own streets.
    Whenever I get to it.
    Gonna have to read this thread more often........
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Yeah 88, I used to just read the n-scale and photo sections. Then one day I started looking thru the other model forums, wow! Now I try to regularly check all the model forums. If I had more time I would also read the real trains forums more often, but right now I just don't have the time to check in there that often, my loss I'm sure.
  10. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    looking good there tyson gade to see you are well and at working on the layout:) :) rich
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Nice to see your fine handiwork Tyson. Looks real good.
    Looking forward to more when you can get around to it.
  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Guys! :)
  13. Cool town!

    Tyson, what praise can I bestow that hasn't already been showered upon you! Great town, it has a realistic feel to it that goes beyond a sum of the parts...

    I used HO cork for my Route 66, and it worked out really well...will probably try the N cork next time! Great work, thanks for sharing.
  14. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Verne :)
  15. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Thnks for explaing how you did the raods, I was going to ask, but I see someone already did! Thanks again!

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