Kragle Tweaks

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A Little Rearranging

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More Scene Staging by Luke

Mayhem in Kragle!


I don't know when he does these, but its fun to discover them. :-)
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Backdrop 2


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Backdrop Exploration


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Adding some ground cover


Some splotches of color
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A dusting of "turf"
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A apron of gravel in front of the platform
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Some vegetation to soften the lines of the slope
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Melding the Kato and the gravel with a bit of ballast
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View of downtown
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Passenger service and staging area gravel
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Need to add ballast
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View through town
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A view i never see. :-)
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Kragle restructure

The Station was too far away from "downtown" Kragle. Looked out of place, with no connection to the town. The two track covered station was also too big.

Its now a covered platform with a single track, and a siding.


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Reuse of the "park" from one of the previous iterations of the station.
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I think the empty spot will be utility mail and baggage "stuff"
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Kragle gets a new arrangement of tracks with simplified sidings for two industries. Some of the old buildings get moved again.
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The "downtown" platform stays pretty much the same, but the hotel get a new rooftop addition.
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Jurrasic Luke&Nick III

First layer of texture

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Fall Tinkering

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Kragle Kristmas 2016

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Jurassic Luke&Nick III

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Wheel Cleaning

I hate cleaning wheels, but they are probably my #1 cause of derailments.
The Lux wheel cleaning track looked pretty good, but at $200+ a bit pricey.
A read about some fellas using strips of paper/fabric on their layouts with good results.
I decided to prototype the concept, or at least test the approach,…

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The wet strip, isopropyl alcohol, stays in place quite well with out any additional attachment.
The dry strip needed a couple of push pins. But they both held up to the initial trial of several laps of a longish passenger train (Kato) and a med sized freight (mostly Bachmann and Microtrains).
Tried a squirt for CRC contact cleaner, which really seamed to work, based on the gunk left on the track between the wet and dry strips.
Ran the track cleaning car afterwards.

Jurassic Luke&Nick and Grant

Laying on a top coating of sanded grout.

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Jurrasic Luke&Nick II

The next version of Luke & Nick's Jurrasic World.

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Post Xmas Mod - Ground Cover


I think I pretty much got the look I was after on the hillside, but really need a backdrop.
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Yeah, the little mining loop (Bub's train) needs some attention. :-)
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