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 Posted: Thu May 18th, 2017 06:52 pm
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Hi all.

I'm currently renovating a room for my layout.
It's 22' x 16' and will have coved corners.
My layout will be a freelancer Colorado narrow gauge in HOn3.
I've drawn the track plans for it, and I can't wait to start building it.

To prepare, I've been doing some city planning for  one of the towns, called Twin Peaks (work name, yet to be decided)





Main Street, the town will be 8' long.
The station will be regauged to HOn3
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The street will go upwards in the back and turn into suburbs.




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I love the idea of a Colorado NG line where the buildings don't look like a cheap "wild West" movie set!



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Lee B wrote: I love the idea of a Colorado NG line where the buildings don't look like a cheap "wild West" movie set!

Well, this is my "what if" railroad...
As in what if they had crossed the king's divide range and got a bigger city just west of Denver. ;)


The track plan for my new model railroad.6.5 x 4.5 meters.
It will be Colorado narrow gauge (in HOn3) in the late 30's.





There will be some classic Colorado narrow gauge town building as well.




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This is the inspiration for the city on my layout:







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Very ambitious and certain to be entertaining in the making Michael.

The art work is first rate.




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slateworks wrote: The art work is first rate.

Agreed.

Much better than many of the layout plans in the magazines!




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Michael,

That's one of the best layout concepts I've ever seen!
I like every foot of it.

As others have said, the best part is that it's not a spaghetti western style railroad.
It looks like a true mining railroad meant to serve the mines and the communities along the route.

I assume you'll have staging beneath on a second reverse loop, correct?

Keep up the great work!

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Looking good.

Which depot is it on one of the first pictures?

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Thanks all!


Cor V wrote: Looking good.

Which depot is it on one of the first pictures?

Cor


https://www.walthers.com/marlinton-station




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Progress!

The room as it looked...





Insulation and moisture barrier.





Sheetrock...





I rounded two of the corners.
I made a backing from two layers of 1/8" hardboard.





I used 1/4" sheetrock that I wetted and bent to shape in the corners.





The backdrop is now the next step.
Almost...I need to install the lighting first.
I painted a test piece just to see the colors and tonal values.





It needs to be toned down a bit though.
More like this test.





I've ordered the carpet and all the light fixtures, so it's finally getting there.




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