Layout progressing slow

Discussion in 'General' started by gjslsffan, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    The first picture is of some more rock molds and basic scenic overlay. Currently the Rosin paper over cardboard strips method is being used, I like it so far it goes fast and is cleaner than most. I started with the screen wire paper towels soaked in hydrocal method, but that got very, VERY messy and I thought too noisy as well. I guess I will never have enough trees. Most I make myself from Sagebrush armateurs. I really don't like making scenery, gets in the way of running trains.:rolleyes:
    I promise to take more pictures as it advances.
    The second is of SLSF 954 West leaving the main yard 5 units 61 cars 43' long. The main yard is 54" from floor, upon leaving yard starts a 1/12% climb
    50-60 ft.
    The third shows the train out of the yard and power leveling off thru Lazar.
    The fourth shows the power leaning into the 2% climb towards Quanah.
    The sixth shows the train on the 2% the head end is about 70" from the floor, the rear is 62". 4 units would pull it but a little to much slipping and sliding which leads to jerking and sometimes a stringline derailment.
    The fifth shows the rear end rolling down the 1 1/2 % back down from Quanah to the main yards.

    All rolling stock has metal wheels and weighted to at least 2 times NMRA recommendations, NO plastic or rubber drawbars, and coupler heights have to be near perfect to run long heavy trains on these grades. That alone keeps 6-8 cars in the RIPS all the time.

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  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Great photos.

  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Very nice work Tom - thanks for posting. Is the GP50 in there anywhere? - I forgot what number you made it. Love the b/y QA&P SD40!

  4. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    OK .. I give up? :confused:
    Got out the magnifying glass to look at the monitor. WHAT Trees? :confused:

    That's a beautiful layout, Tom.
    I am not familiar with the paper/cardboard scenery ... can you elaborate to me a little?
  5. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year


    Nice work especially the loooooonnnnnnggggg trains. I am a long train guy myself. Keep the photos coming.
  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Great work, Tom! Thanks for the pictures.

    I especially like your model of Bicentennial Caboose 1240. What type of model is this one? Those trucks, especially, look quite nice on it.

    Best Regards,

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