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 Posted: Fri Nov 3rd, 2017 11:54 pm
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Ken, the old Atlas tanks would be just right! I will have to look at the "flea market" while the Plano train show is going on soon. Of course, knowing me, I may get "antsy" and make the damn things from Pringles cans or something like that. Thanks for the idea!
Herb-yes, the old dudes playing "poker" down at the Bloated Goat #2...what fun that was! It's all in how you rig it...



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Well, I am still workin' on the railroad. It helps that I already had built most of it (the old SCPA&M) but I had to make some new pieces and of course, the premise changed. No longer the hard-core ore hauler, this railroad still serves some mines in the "Bend" but now has another source of revenue-the wax trade. And (due to the freelanced nature of this), the time is now circa 1950 or so. That's so I can use my beloved 49' Merc and Ford Tudor. Great reason for a time change, nicht whar?
So, here are some photos of new stuff with explanations.


This 70-some foot, 35 foot high trestle was needed to cross Boquillas Canyon. Needless to report, it still needs more "detailing" , better scenery, and proper facia to finish it off.


A new 3 stall enginehouse is being built, I loved the "prototype" 7 stall SCPA&M structure but needed a smaller one and the width of this section was trimmed down by about 18". Also gone is the smelter complex and large slag pile behind the "original"...I never really liked the slag pile (too much blackness) and in 1:35 scale, the smelter was just "too much" for me to model. If I was in HO or N, I might could have built a reasonable smelter but how much BS would I put up with to model HOn2 or Nn2? NO WAY! This enginehouse is stucco over brick and when finished will remind me of my old On20 and 35n2 Mogollon Railway, I love the look.

Then, there's this. At the "other end" of the line, there's a turntable and small yard and my ops buddy Dave suggested that I keep one of the Porters here to do some switchin'... and build a small enginehouse. This one is similar to the big 3 staller on the other end, the idea being that both structures were built by the same crew. Besides, I love the look. Both buildings have/will have shutters instead of windows since the details I intend to put inside are not very visible through punky windows, I want to see the details myself and not leave them to the spiders to appreciate!
Both structures are made from styrofoam planks, ripped down on my bandsaw from scrap blue foam and coated with Durham's water putty painted white.
In the background is a bit of the Hairpin Curve from the SCPA&M, unchanged, since that was the thing that got me interested in Western 2 footers to begin with.
Now, just some scenery, details, and other stuff. BTW-the track is all laid and operates nicely. I bought all the code 83 rail at the LHS just to be sure I'd have enough to finish. I have maybe 5 sticks left!



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 Posted: Sat Nov 11th, 2017 07:58 pm
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Oh wow like very much even un finished what i remember from the '80s when i lived in plano there wasn't much but highway out that way now there are all kinds of business along the highway. I was a charter member of the spring creek modular club



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LIDGERWOOD ! ... LIDGERWOOD ! ... LIDGERWOOD !



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Nice work Woodie ! :thumb:

Can't quite believe you are kinda, at least in part, on your 3rd ! layout since I've known you. :shocked:

I figure the Lidgerwood has just got back from the new bridge building site. :)



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Woodie,

Really like that single-stall engine house.  I may have to steal, er borrow, you idea and build one for my own railroad.



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It's OK to steal/purloin any stuff I have shown. I am looking at structures that I built for the previous layouts to see if any could be re-used. Some of the mine buildings may work but the smelter buildings will become "fodder" for other stuff. Thank goodness I have boxes full of details which will be used and all my old autos, trucks, and horse/mule drawn wagons will find new homes here. I just have "so much" space to store structures, etc. that I won't be using so I need to make decisions about what is kept and what gets thrown...you know.
It seems that I have got almost all the "bugs" out of the trackwork and a bit more massaging with a small needle file will take care of any little problems. And I just looked at the rail stockpile, I only have 3 pieces not the 5 I thought I had. Ah, but the LHS called to tell me they had gotten in another bundle of code 83 weathered rail. Do you think they are trying to tempt me???



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EXTENSION ! ... EXTENSION ! ... EXTENSION !



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Si, it's a bit longer run than before. Remember "less is more", I have built the spaghetti bowl western before. I will post a track plan along with the garage dimensions...I need somewhere for a workbench, bandsaw, and tools. Also a small TV set, radio, digital fireplace, chairs, you know...stuff!
"Yield not to temptation!"



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Just caught up with this Woodie and it's coming along nicely. That window must throw a lot of light onto the layout, a great bonus, especially where it emphasises the mass of the trestle being lit to ground level.

Your historic affection for adobe type buildings is certainly coming out in the loco sheds and I wouldn't be surprised to see it elsewhere as well. Following with interest.

And Si, you really are a crane nut aren't you! :rah:

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" the LHS called to tell me they had gotten in another bundle of code 83 weathered rail "

" Do you think they are trying to tempt me "

" Yield not to temptation! "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



Yeah I know ... It's early days for an   EXTENSION ! ... EXTENSION ! ... EXTENSION !

I thought the local Code-83 pusher had got you hooked. :w:



Just wondering if the new double garage has a flat roof ??

That helix idea running up to one, which I saw in Model Insaneroader ...

... with the firemans-pole next to it, could work !! ;)



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" Si, you really are a crane nut aren't you! "



Hi Doug :wave:



I'm in therapy at the moment.

I've managed to stabilize the problem to ONLY four crane builds !



I was a bit disappointed not to see the BROWNHOIST ! on Woodies new layout. :f:

I guess he's saving it for Page-3 and the engine-house construction crew. :thumb:



Oh well, it's only the second Page ...

... and he did give us a glimpse of the LIDGERWOOD ! :bg: at least.

Can't complain really.



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