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 Posted: Wed Mar 17th, 2010 04:32 pm
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Bob sent me these photos which I thought you would enjoy. They are of his present layout--but I hope that he will add details after he sees them posted.

Nice work Bob!


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Cool! There are in large scale section... which scale is?

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Dadgum, Herbie...I just wrote to UB about his photos and here they are! Bob's stuff is truly fine and look pretty real to me. As I told him, we need more, MORE!

                     Woodrow

PS Lucas-Bob is building 1:29 scale. Another "proper" scale indeed.

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Now, that´s more cool!!! LOL :bg:



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What a surprise!  I just looked in to check out the large scale page and there were some of my pictures! thanks, Herb.

This is on my indoor(mostly) 1/29 scale layout based closely on a actual industrial park in Miami, Florida.  I use battery power, RC.  The GP7 is MIAMI RAIL SERVICE, CO., my freelanced shortline.

I have lots of pictures:  I just haven't learned how to post them, so again, thanks Herb.

You can email me at;   bob@miamirailservice.com

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Sweet!! It looks very similar to Lance Mindheim's Miami Downtown Spur, but way bigger.

Really nice work there; love the scenery.

Uncle Bob...are you modeling an area that has sacrificed chickens on the tracks, too? Inquiring minds and all that.

Please...more pictures.



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If it reminds you of Lanc's East Switch, It certainly should.  It is indeed based on the same industrial park in Miami(Hialeah).  I had been looking for an interesting prototype on which to base a new 1/29 layout.  Something CSX, current times, that would fit into my 20x36 closed-in carport.  When I saw Lance's layout in 2008 Great Model Railroads, I knew I'd found my prototype.  I'm a bit leary of modeling models so I got on the web and did my own research.  I also contacted Lance to get his "blessing".  Lance is a really great guy.  He provided pictures from his files, infornation and encouragment.  We still keep in touch.



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Also, about lance, He is currently building a new larger HO layout based on the same Miami area.  I highly reccomend you visit his website at Lance Mindheim.com

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UNCLE BOB wrote: Also, about lance, He is currently building a new larger HO layout based on the same Miami area.  I highly reccomend you visit his website at Lance Mindheim.com

I do...often. He's great about giving updates of his work.

I find it really interesting the way he uses shells and glues photos to those with minimal stand-off details.

Because of my interest with that I will look forward to seeing more of yours.



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 Posted: Thu Mar 18th, 2010 01:59 am
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My structures are mostly cored of 1/2in OSB and overlayed with .040in styrene. 

As the layout is built quite high, about 58in, controling one's point of view is easier.    almost none have back walls.  It's all about ILLUSION.  I also employ a number of   fascia flats.  This allows the "railroad in an alley" which is common in this industrial park.  In the top photo CSX 4313 is switching Archives America,  a document storage service company.  All the buildings in that photo are part of that same industry.  Who'd ever thought about such a rail served buisness but they handle 6 or 8 boxcars daily(prototype).  The building to the right is a fascia flat, about 4in deep out to the isle. It is modeled as a cross section.  The doors slide to the side to open as on the prototype.

No comercial scenic materials were used.  Partly to save money and also I get a kick out of "scratch building" my own scenic stuff.

Anyone interested in how to paint (yes, paint) sawdust --before application?



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