random layout pictures

Discussion in 'Freelance' started by gjslsffan, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Whats your plan on how to add vegetation to the fence? Some thick glue and sprinkle? I need to do that to some of mine for sure. Mine are waay to clean.
  2. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Well, mine has some of the ground cover (woodlands grass) but it dosen't really look very good. My next try might be the sponge type bushes (again woodlands) torn into small peices covering some of the posts and across the top, just glimpses or partially showing the fence in some places. Your fence really looks nice, a well maintained facility. Mine, will have to be the run down, basicly the four foot fencing used many places back maybe 70's or so.
    I am open to thoughts. The dry brush, you sugested, maybe some dirt, a little gray. Small trees grown close, is good.
    On another thought, the bridal vail, that Keith suggested, with brass posts, thinking for those wanting to put fence on a foam deck, might be the best choice, for future reference.
    I also have the parts for the transfer caboose, (for some time) gonna pick that one up again.
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  3. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    The fence looks pretty realistic in the scene by the park. Stuff can sure grow up through the chain links in a hurry.
  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Been away for a while just wanted you folks to see what I had been busy trying to finish for the last few weeks. I will work on some Frisco content here.
    I wanted to show this as some people on this site can maybe get some ideas from it, improve and maybe use it too.
    Project, start to finish, including painting the power and rolling stock was about 4 weeks.
    I see no reason why this could not be used in an apartment or similar tight quarters for layout space. You could have two on either side of a corner fold down and attach via track strips or lift out bridges, you could even have a shelf type layout the folds up to store in many sections connecting same, about anywhere attaching like modules too.
    There are many possibilities.
    Any way some pictures for your consideration and input.
    Tom Holley

    I took on the task of building a model railroad for my Great Nephews and Niece, holding off till they were old enough to maybe appreciate some of it for what it is. The MRR is a 4'X8' outfit that I designed to hang on a 1X10 frame/box that will attach to a wall, hinged on the bottom side, that will fold down for play/operations and then can be folded and latched back up, out of the way, when wanted.

    I chose the 1X10 so that some buildings and scenery can be in place and fold into the storage position. I put a few shelves in it to be able to set the cars and loco, as well as the taller buildings in too, also being secure and out of the way when folded up.
    I have a few pics of the construction of this outfit but will wait till its mounted on a wall (next week) to get the rest so it makes sense when you see it. Kudos to my friend and colleague Joel for help and guidance with the some of the carpentry skills needed.

    Had a few Accurail Hoppers that were perfect for the kids, seeing as this part of Kansas is a grain producing region, I thought them appropriate too.
    What I did was to make a logo up, then painted the cars for the 4 boys and letter the cars for their names and number them for their birthdays, The one young lady's car, I was instructed by my wife had to be Pink, well the Model Masters Pinks that were at the hobby shop, I didn't think appropriate for a little girl, so I toned it down with White to a sort of cotton candy Pink, it is stored in a plain brown wrapper now so as to not bring any attention to my other MRR friends that come over to visit.
    Much to my chagrin, the car turned out OK, the wife really likes it, I hope she doesn't want any more of them, man, hope I didn't start something here. I would have given all I had to have this when I was their age, I hope they can enjoy it for many years.
    Anyway for your consideration, I offer the attachments.
    Please Carry On,


    This what it will look like folded up in the stored position.

    This is what you would see, if you could look thru the wall when mounted. Looking at the back side.

    Here we go for the first operation! And the regular 5 person crew (not counting the guy in the Orange jacket) for this job.
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    I hope my Great Nephews and Niece will get many years of enjoyment from this, and also hope it means as much to them someday as it meant for me, to put it together for them.
  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    My hat's off to you! You're a good man. I need to get busy "in the basement".
  6. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    A little backwoods truck repair. I built this Jordan Miniatures truck last night and decided to model it with the engine pulled. This scene is temporary for the photo but it will be part of a more detailed permanent scene soon.
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  7. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Love this for many reasons, including that it reminds me of my dad.

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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thats a great scene there Jim. as always great stuff from you. What kind of CA glue do you use on these kits?
  9. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    It's called Extreme Power-Medium. I think it used to be called Zap. Same type of bottle and green colored label. I try Testors Liquid Cement occaisionally but I prefer CA.
  10. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Jimmy now we need a model of a small block Chevy motor and tranny LOL.
  11. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    With nearby Diversion Channel construction invading the area more and more equipment is being delivered to Richardson. This Case steam traction engine might be used to drag stump pullers around on skids. No telling what other chores this little power house will be asked to do.
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  12. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Nice tractor, you seem to like those power houses. I use to like the tractor pulls and went years ago to pony pulls. They was neat in their day. Now it would be, tying it on a rocket motor or some kinda robot. Nice job.
  13. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Jim, another exquisite model. You never cease to please with your cool additions to the layout.
  14. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Outstanding Jim. Looking fwd to seeing the ramp for unloading that beast.
  15. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Very nice work, Jim. It reminds - sans cab cover - me of the old Case Steam Tractor that someone in Jackson used to own; they kept it along Hwy. 34/72 across from its intersection with Main St. across from the old skating rink. I remember it actually operating during Chaffee's Diamond Jubilee parade in 1980.

    Nice to see that the SA&AP is still active on your layout.

    Best Regards,

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