Building the Andersley Western Railroad

Alan Jun 26, 2014

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Matt, for gravel areas, I just paint a thickish coat of PVA glue straight from the tub (not thinned), then sprinkle on a thick layer of fine ballast, pressing it into glue with fingers. After leaving to set thoroughly I brush off excess than use a small vacuum to lift any loose ballast particles. A little greenery can be mixed in with the ballast to simulate weeds if desired, or added later.
     
  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    I havent been able to keep up o0n some of this stuff Alan, but I always enjoy seeing your pictures, always learning something around here from you guys.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Business discussion being concluded before leaving
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    Got space for these up there?
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    All of these mini-scenes are great.
     
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  5. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks Ken. I enjoy setting them up. People bring the layout to life.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The supermarket is now open for business and looks quite busy already.

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    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This looks a little suspicious to me.

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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Newly arrived boxcar is delivered to maintenance facility for fitting of new wheels and couplers
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    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    love all the mini scenes you have consturcted, what is that Guilford loco?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    SD26, former Santa Fe who upgraded them from SD24. I love the livery and all the roof detail, so could not resist. Got it at a great price also!
     
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    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    just need to add sound?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Already sound equipped ;)
     
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    HI,
    nice litte scenes. Great work.

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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Lumber delivery

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    Root Beer for Supermarket

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  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Those wrappers have me curious. I wonder who brainstormed that company?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Checking the load....
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    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm ready for some Root Beer. :)
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    All Santa Fe session today. B23-7 switches the CHS plant, B40-8 and GP38 leave the siding and GP30 switches the grain elevator. A recently acquired MRL hopper is pressed into grain service before being weathered!
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    Gotta love those cars with a 2016 build date.
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. An MRL car which is not fading and is without vandalism. Nice!
     

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