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 Posted: Fri Aug 9th, 2019 05:21 pm
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Splendid progress Lee and it's very interesting to see the "then and now" comparison.
Just goes to show how much detail has gone into the layout over the time.

We don't have a "like" button on this forum,
but you'd certainly get one from me if there was one!




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Last night, 5 years ago to the hour, I took a 'now' photo compared to the first time anything ran on the layout.





There wasn't much track beyond the camera's view at the time.

A friend with an HO layout was helping me lay track and wire it all into place
(as I hadn't built a layout in many years before that)
and he insisted we temporarily hook up some leads to the rails to run something.

I'm just glad I got a photo of it then.




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Thanks Lee,

We're glad you took the photos too.

 :glad: :glad: :2t:

And congrats on 5 years well spent, that fully deserves

:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:

(one for each year of superb modelling)




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Lee,

What a wonderful way to see your progress!
It is amazing to me how much you have accomplished in just 5 years.

Your scenery is just superb.
I really like the different textures and materials that make up your ground cover.

Photos like your before and after shots,
should serve as inspiration for all of us struggling to build a layout.

Looking at the before,
it can be a little hard to believe there will ever be an after.

But your layout shows that attention to detail,
and just plain plugging away at it pays off.

(having tons of talent and a good track plan don't hurt any either).

Congratulations on 5 years.
Looking forward to watching the next five.


Tom


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Howdy Lee,
Your layout just gets better n' better.
The "before" shot really shows how fine your work is underneath all the scenery & detail.
Exceptional.
I have always been a Tweetsie lover...
if it had been a 2 footer, then I would have modeled it myself.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Eat Taters & Wear No Clothes..............
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Of course you have to run something! 

Congratulations on five years of operations!





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Thanks for the kind words, John, Tom, Woodie and Steven!






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I too am enjoying the before and after shots.

You have gotten a lot done in 5 years!!

Very inspirational.


Gotta love the Every Time With No Complaint  Rail Road.


Doc Tom  :thumb:


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5 years exactly to the hour for the very first train ran to each end of the layout (the turntables weren't in yet, though),

re-created last night with the same locomotive/cars matched as good as I could to the location and camera angle:





Here is the 'now' photo in b/w:







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Some crossing and no trespassing signs are going up all over,
in response to frayed war nerves about the recent German spy team,
caught with plans to blow up key infrastructure points in the US!






















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