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 Posted: Sun Dec 17th, 2017 08:19 pm
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In addition to a wonderful layout Alain, you have manufactured some stunning locos.

This really is superb work.






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I agree with you Doug. Really fine!

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Thank you.
As you like my locomotives i will post info in the scartchbuild section of my favorite ones.

Alain

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2018 flew by like nothing.

While waiting for car parts I made little but some progress:


First making a big mess.

I removed everything from this end of the layout because I wasn't too happy with it.

I also wanted a larger engine shed.
 




Because the foam here was too destroyed I opted to remove and replace it.










Track waits to be weathered.





Here some pictures of the extension to the other garage wall. I had already some track in place here.
Even after a good planing I removed the track 3 times because it didn't feel right.
I am going to put some mountains here with a switchback, when I get the time.





This little liftout connects both parts. When it is not in place the last or first 5 feet of track are unpowered on both sides.





Preparing for landscaping.





Some rocks.

 



More scenery.

 



Finished scene.

 



In this location I changed the route a bit by removing and relocating turnouts.

 



Some ballasting.

 



Finished result.

 



I haven't done more than this,
except that I shimmed the front truck of my Davenport Duplex.

Meanwhile I also own a blender,
so I can hack moss, cigars, leaves and other stuff in tiny pieces,
to use as ground cover or rotting leaves or bark.
I wish I had it earlier.

More to come when time allows it.


Alain


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Hi Alain  :wave:



2018 flew by INDEED !  :shocked:

Where did it go ?  :us:



Alain, you are a BRAVE man, to rip out, what you have already done ...  :w:

... that's hard !  :f:

But ...

... somehow it looks like it was worth it & came out of good experience.  :)

Not that what WAS there was bad ...

... ideas change though & in the longterm, you just gotta go with a feeling.  :thumb:





I love this simple, but REALLY well done little section.  :old dude:

Your ground-cover is AWESOME !  :cool:

The impression of the logging-road, with dozer is great (I love anything YELLOW and diesel powered !)  :P



Got any CAT close-ups ?  :bg:



I hope 2019 is a good year ... Don't keep us holding our breath for an update !  ;)



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Really looking good.
 
I have started using colored sanded grout as my base ground cover. 
Pretty much the same as your approach with mortar. 
I have also started using the Woodland Scenics stuff. 
My attempts at using raw materials have always been less than satisfactory.

I love your locomotive roster.  

The logging part of my layout, operationally, is secondary to the common carrier branch line. 
But the mill and timber company engine facility will probably be the most dominant scenic features.  

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Wow, nearly October and I only get to post now.


After I got my parts in February I could finish my engine.
Not even 1000 miles later it cracked, and I had to get back to the starting line.
Getting a replacement vintage Ford engine is not an easy task.

After I finally solved my engine problems I got back to the layout.


Trouble was not far away,
and the Davenport had some trouble dragging connecting links on the ground.

After having solved one issue another thing stopped working.
This all lead to reworking the trucks completely, and finally I machined my own ones.


So here is what I did with the layout.
Still there are some things missing but this section is about 95% done.






























Here again I tried some new things with the ground cover,
and I finally got the look I always saw in magazines or on Internet pictures.

I will post about the Davenport in its section.


Alain


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Great photos of both your layout and conversions.


Added a photo of a rebuilt standard gauge 3 truck SHAY, to a 2-6-0+0-6-2T,

a conversion which was done in Brazil during the late 1930's.


Perhaps you may need a road engine to get the log's to the mill.  :us:


Attachment: Shay-Kitson-Meyer-Oestes.jpg (Downloaded 63 times)



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Ahh...

How weird is this?

Seems they had some capable guys in their shops.





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As a side note,
two other 3 truck SHAY's were rebuilt into Pacific's.
 
One of which is in a museum in Brazil.

Second one was scrapped after a boiler explosion in the late 1940's.


Kit bashing and scratch building has been going on for a long time in the prototype world.

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