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 Posted: Sat Feb 27th, 2016 06:56 pm
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Hi,

I'm used to doing narrow gauge layouts.

I'm a member of a club that has a modular layout on a U.S. theme.

We have decided to have two new extension of 10 feet long.

This is the actual layout



































This is the new extension












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The details and weathering are very impressive! Well done.

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To my eyes, that second image from the top is nothing short of amazing.

The only "give away" is the spiral wire on top of the fence.
It looks too thick.
 
But for what it's worth, I didn't even notice that the first several times I looked at the picture.

I was concentrating on the front of that F unit.
Man, that thing looks real to me.




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Thank you for your remark for the barbed wire.

I will replace it to a thinner one.






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We have made progress on the mock up












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I am very impressed with this layout.

I agree with the others who have said many elements look like the real thing.





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Just found this thread.

It's a brilliant model Franck.

Very simple, but beautifully done!   The modelling is just superb.

I particularly like the shaded blue backscene.  A neat idea!

Looking forward to see how it develops.

Frank


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We had done an exhibition near Paris.

Here's some pictures.



























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Frank

A very impressive layout.

Reminds me of the small switch yards I used to cut through as a kid.

Also like the lifted track with the ties in place,
need to do something similar on my new layout.

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Beautiful work Franck.


May I suggest two things missing from modern America?

Trash, and graffiti.

Something that, unfortunately is all over an urban rail yard here.

We have some ''people'' here that have no sense of decency, others rights, or cleanness.


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