Scenes

Aliens!

Yeah, I know, everybody does this gag. :-)





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Stock Pen


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Luke & Nick Additions

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An overview

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Another Station

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Maintenance area

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Tunnel and road

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Road crossing and Parking lot

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Gold mine!



Some creative help,...

Luke's a huge creative influence, as well.
But, he moves too fast to get pictures. :-)
Now, where'd he go?


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Mountain addition

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Adding to the mountainside. Repairing the rescue excavation scar, and lessening the layercake.

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Laying down some gravel

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Roadhouse corner landscaping

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New block in the city

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Mystery Mine Maturation

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yard do over

Amazingly resiliant stuff this Kato trackage!

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chicken 2

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Chicken Farm



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City Update

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Lumberjacks

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Luke in the City

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Roadhouse Corner Update 1

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City Interest?

New visitor in town
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I need a Stay-Puft Marshmallow man
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Luke's Thelma & Louise?

Interesting,…


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City Wall

An Ebay find.
Not perfect but close.
Cast plaster, painted and "weathered".

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Roadhouse Corner

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Added folks to the city

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Even more mill pond

Added debris around pond edge, logs and fresh coat of "water".
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Forest

Finally got around to making some trees
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And some geomorphology for the mining spur.
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More Mill Pond

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Log more to scale.

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Added plaster to raise the pond.

Then painted the "bottom"

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Mill Pond Evolution

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Dug the pond too deep. Resin water.

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And the logs are too too big. Not to scale.


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Lumber Mill


I think I've pretty much arrived at a plan for the saw mill area.

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First attempt.
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1st Lower bridge

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builidings and Portals

Working in some ebay finds,...

A viaduct wall for the "city"
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a house for the rural town?
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Some industrial structures.
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Got a portal, add a mountain.
I like this foam carving technique. Quick and easy. and doesn't look bad.
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A bridge
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Mre industry And some help from the boys.
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Yard structure?
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A lower bridge
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Yard and 2nd Lower bridge development

Added some seneic material.
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Added the lower bridge
I think that "completes" the mountain side construction phase?
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Added a switch for the South yard runout

And the lower bridge departure needed some shoring up.
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Superchief enters yard via south runout.
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Yard Emerging


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New Yard

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Now;
No loopbacks anywhere on layout.
Routes run clockwise.
Upper Main
Lower Main
Combined Main
Lower and combined with "sneak path" via S. Yard Runout extension.

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Yard - Phase 1

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Mystery Metal Mine

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dusting of ground cover

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Some progress on the mountain side

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Mystery Mine

Some tweaks to the "Run Away Mystery Mine"
Now with some yellowish mystery ore from Ikea.

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Lumber mill





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Just a try out but, seems like a good fit.

Misc




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Back run probably too tall.

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Added portal for test fit and look.

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Didn't like the "layer cake" (but I may live with it)

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Was going to add a second mid-mt route. Approach since abandoned.

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Added the "top" layer. Mine loop.

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More of the mine loop. Push the cars, then they"run away". Started as an accident, but I kinda like the whimsy of it.

Engineering the mountain route

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The loop(s)
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The mountain climb and separate toplogging/mining loop.
Roughed in. Need the incline sets.
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Major rework to the Station.
Now a through track. Part of the High route.

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Logging/Mining loop



Playing with the very top of the mountain.
The escaped cars were an accident, but I think I like the concept. :-)
The over/under will both be tunnels, I think.

Sidewalks & Trees

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Urban Module Work

A few pick-ups from eBay


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Station

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and some "Down Town" buildings. Heavy paint and not quite "Square". (Not that I have any room to critique)

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Moved the platform to the back of the station.

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Trying different combinations of the buildings. And cleaned up the paint a bit.

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I think the station will get a fancy roundabout like DC Union Station.

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Another module on module approach for the city buildings.

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Sandpaper "roads" - not bad.

The track in front is the dock line.

Saw Pit Store


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1st "complete" module

The Rural Station Module


Okay, not museum quality, but more than serviceable.
This is part of an eventual rural station/siding 4 module set.
eBay used station, some left-over ballast, and scenic-ing materials from last N-Scale foray (in the '80s).
Still needs some doodads for the station platform, some people and a couple of cars in the parking lot and road.
And who knows what else?

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Station parts

The box of station canopy parts arrived.
Previous owner had weathered two sets of them. Not bad. The rest were clean spares.
Rough fit for ideas, the off to kit-bashing.
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Station Canopy?

Train Station
Inspiration,...
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A Hornby train shed canopy gets worked in.
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It's 00 gauge, but I think we can make it work. Platforms may be too large, may cut lengthwise.
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(Note; Swapped the double crossover to the right of the 2x switching module. Seems to be a better egress/exit flow. makes the station tracks too short, tho.)
FAIL - Hornby OO canopy much too large. Back to drawingboard.

Station Module

Passenger Station
COMPLETE
Needs to be longer to hold the 4 car trains.

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# Element Description 5 20-000 Standard Straight L=248mm 6 20-040 1/4 Straight L=62mm 2 20-047 Bumper (Wood) L=62mm 2 20-220 Electric #4 Turnout left 15°, R=481mm, L=127mm