Crooked Mile On30 Shelf Layout

man7sell Dec 29, 2018

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  1. man7sell

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    Moved into a small 1889 house and now have a limited area to have a layout. In my office (Shared with the wife) I have one wall which also doubles as my closet and drawers. So the shelf ontop is only 20" deep except for a slight flare to 24 at one end and 48" at the other. This limits the sort of locos I can run because of track curvature. Going to end up a point to point. Started working on the 48" wide part so I can still reach the farthest corner.

    North West logging theme at the 'fat' end.

    Some pics so far.

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    Running through is the Crooked Mile River. Tracks will cross 3 times (2 so far). Here is the river buildup using real rock (granite sand from my own river)
    Added a fly fisherman that has one on.

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    One of the first bridges.

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    First of many epoxy pours.

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  3. HOexplorer

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    Very good. How about a track plan photo. Jim
     
  4. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, excellent details!!
    Just like the real 1:1 logging roads in the Northwest here, they had to deal with extreme curvature thru the mountains and narrow shelfs in the canyons, so your doing great! Having a Shay, Climax, or a Willamet style loco is ideal for tight radius curves.(y)

    I had to build an N-scale empire in my closet cause of 3 kids, wife, dog, no room, etc, so I know how you feel!:D
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    Really nice! I'll second the track plan request. :)
     
  6. man7sell

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    Well the rail plan is a bit fluid but here's the 'plan' so far.

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    Pour number 4 has brought the river up to a nice depth. Once fully set it will be time for some water effects. Some dry white brushing was done after pour 2 and now shows up very softly beneath the surface.

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    For layout position of the fisherman reference:

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    Water effects added using Mod Podge and 'dry' white paint brush.

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    Upstream before adding a fish climbing the rapid.

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    Fish added climbing the small rapid.
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  11. JimJ

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    I love it.
     
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    Bridge under construction.

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    New Porter joins the family.

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Added proposed that will be mostly low trestle.

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    Before you through your Christmas garlin away..... Trees. [​IMG]
     
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  17. Chops

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    Man-o-live, that is just brilliant, through and through. I'll be watching this thread. Less is more, often as not, and you have achieved it.
    If, perchance, you can ever shoot some video, that would be a fun watch.
     
  18. RailMix

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    In this case, less is definitely enough! Superb scenery and a great backwoods feel. The Climax and those little Porters look right at home there. Very nice!
     
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    Thanks Tom
     
  20. traingeekboy

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    Cool. The minimal trackage is always a bonus. Your scenes are looking good too.
     

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