Father and Son History of BNSF Layout Pictures(W.I.P)

RThomas May 26, 2018

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    We just added Santa Fe #3781 Northern 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive with Smoke to our History of BNSF layout. Now we have two historic BNSF steamers.
    1)Great Northern 2-8-0 (color shots)
    2)Santa Fe #3781 Northern 4-8-4 (Pictured in Black n White for a little nostalgic realism)

    To be Continued...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Update! Here is a nice little video of a completed lighted section of my son and I History of BNSF Layout. We call it,
    "Night Shift Rollout"

    Enjoy and more updates to come.

    Link (If you like it, feel free to re-share)


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  3. HemiAdda2d

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    Nice night scenes!
     
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    Completed Rail yard addition with only 5.75 added to the long end of our layout. Tight squeeze, but made it work thanks to model railroading layout software Anyrail![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Here is a glimpse of our overall progress of our 4x7 layout. Notice the images below:

    1) Top showing real layout over our original Anyrail software design and layout. This shows the progress from a up top view.
    We only have the far right thats still under construction. We have the water scene next.

    2) We began construction of bridge over water scene in a zoom in closeup.(This will take some time)

    3) A real cool timelapse collage of Day to Night scene of our layout.

    Not Done Yet... the W.I.P. continues with our limited space in the back of our Game Room.... Sorry pool table. Hobby over billiards right now. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    We added a nice little Yellow Tractor Crane with Claw. Not bad.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Looks like Father & Son are having lots of fun!
     
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    I dont think I shared our Crossing Signal Gate Setup with anyone?





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    Hello everyone! Its been a while since my last post. Here's something I think all model Railroading enthusiasts will like.

    Sounds of GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 2-8-2 Steamer on our History of BNSF Model Railroad my Son and I designed.
    Feel Free To Share! ENJOY!



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    We've also started a Model Railroad Fan site on Flickr

    Here's a link to start https://flic.kr/p/2gwMM13

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    Doc Brown's DeLorean
     
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    Yes Sir,... here it is
    https://flic.kr/p/2guD648

    88MPH with a little old fashion steam help.


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    Not sure how many followers there are left in the Model Railroad forums but here's a fun Eye Level View Model Railroad Rollby Video my son and I were playing around with. Enjoy!



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    Night Ops Service Crews and BNSF Switcher reverses into position.

    And on my Flickr sight.
    https://flic.kr/p/2h52oxV [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Hello All!
    It's been a while!...
    Anyone still left in the forum?
    Here's a late update my son and I posted on YouTube... it's called

    BNSF Night Run - Model Railroad


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    Lost track of your build for a while there, but it has come a long way. Looks like a great time is being had by you two! Great memories! My boys and I shared similar times that they still talk about occasionally, albeit in N. Had a portable layout we took to shows for fun times running trains around.

    Looks great!
     
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    And the Model Railroader said on to the..."Let There Be People on Thy Layout"
    And Behold! The Model Railroader was able to finally afford expensive People to work his model railroading hobby into shape! .... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Very nice. It's the littlest details that bring a layout to life.
     
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    Loads of cool action here!
     
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    Its been a while... We're all in Quarantine and here are a few updated shots around the layout.

    Enjoy...and stay well everyone[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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