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 Posted: Sat Feb 17th, 2018 11:00 pm
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Morning all.

Haven't had a thread going for the last few years,
so thought I'd try posting a few pics from time to time.

Since dismantling most of my Torres & Prietas On30 layout,
which was based on the Arizona/Mexico border area,
the new layout is based on the Southern Pacific narrow gauge in Owens Valley,
in particular the town and landscape around Keeler, California.

Having said that, I get bored pretty quick modelling a specific prototype,
so I tend to wander, and this thread probably will to.
Hopefully ya'll will bear with my rambling.

...And bear with my trying to figure out the best way to post pics,
since the Photobucket debacle...


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 Posted: Sat Feb 17th, 2018 11:28 pm
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Duane-really nice photo! As always, your work and photography is top rate.
The C&C/SPNG is one of my favorites, too bad it wasn't 24" gauge! Long ago,
I tried to "convert" an old AHM "Reno" 4-4-0 to HOn3...a dismal failure.
Then I got one of the nice brass #9's...didn't run for s%^t but I was too young to care.
Please continue on, such a pleasure to hear from you again.

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Fantastic photo!

I'm working on a tender similar to SPNG's whaleback tender.

Looking forward to more posts.



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Duane, I am so glad that you will be posting again. 
Your T&P thread was one of the main threads that inspired me to join this forum. 
Wandering is good.  I most certainly do.
As Lee Marvin sang, "I was born under a wandering star."
Great pic and keep it up!



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Superb shot and I love the wiggly wood, most realistic.

Your standards continue to be enviably high!





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Thanks everyone-good to be back!

Duane



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To back up a tad, the Southern Pacific inspired models are built on 6' long modules using wood framing with extruded foam.
I tried to make them as light and strong as possible so they can be stored out of the way, or brought to train shows.
Currently I have four modules about 80% complete.
I plan on doing two more so as to have a loop for running at train shows.
One of the many reasons the Southern Pacific narrow gauge appealed to me is that it lends itself to modular modelling:
Although surrounded by breathtaking scenery, the area the railroad ran through was fairly flat.
This means the modules have relatively flat scenery  and stack easily for storage or moving.
as a sidenote, I have an old Willys Overland pickup converted to a trailer that I hope the entire layout will fit in for transport. 


 

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And a little closer overhead view of the corral. Ill try to post a few more details of its construction as time permits:



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Beautiful work Duane. Truly "Slim Rails Through the Sand"...One of my very first railroad books when I was a kid.

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Great book Woodie, I wore the binding off my copy years ago



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