Frisco River Division - Cape Girardeau Southwestern

Discussion in 'Divisions' started by klrwhizkid, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Looking great! More please.
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  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    That’s looking like a first rate model railroad. Everything looks so clean and solid.
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  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Well, for the time being, this is a First Class operation; steak and potatoes! However, the trackwork is far above the low standards that were set by Louis Houck on the Cape Girardeau Northern (which laid all this original track on the prototype).
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  4. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Indeed, looking like a layout's in progress! Looks good!

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  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    More to come. I plan to get more track laid soon. Photos to come.

    Solid it is, you could get up on this benchwork with no fear of breaking it down.
  6. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    I remember a discussion I had with a fellow modeler regarding the difficulty of modeling bad track (like on one of the Houck roads, or the DM&E in South Dakota. I said, "It's nearly impossible to model bad track." He said, "Oh, no there are lots of guys who can do it. They just don't mean to."

  7. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Keith, No doubt you will build a fine layout, after all, you went to school on everyone else's layouts.
    Not cutting you down, that's how I built mine LOL!
  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    In reality, since the 70's I have read nearly everything I could about building a model railroad including planning, benchwork construction, track laying, electrical devices and wiring, modeling techniques, scenery, painting, etc, etc. Add to that what I have seen built in layouts around me in KC and from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan and Colorado, and add what I learned from my dad about building, wiring and plumbing houses and one builds a huge base of knowledge. Throw in electronics learned on my own. Actually, I have done some schooling and introduced new concepts. The guys here are still finding out what I am capable of that they have not yet seen. It's just a great pleasure to have a hobby that I share with so many great, fun-loving guys.
  9. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter

  10. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    My Stars, Good Heavens ... It's really happening!
    Beautiful work, Keith!
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  11. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Very nice job, I like the run around, those are handy for any train crew.
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  12. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    What he said
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  13. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Unfortunately over the past two and one half weeks family issues out of town have precluded more work on the layout. Hope to get back at it soon.
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  14. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Sorry to hear it, Keith. Good to see you in RMC recently!

    -Bob T.
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  15. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Thanks, Bob. More is in the hopper at RMC. I'll need to poke Otto to get more published.
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  16. REdington

    REdington Member

    Dang, Keith, it's coming together real nice. Can't wait to see it in person.



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