River Harbor Belt Line

Colonel Dec 1, 2013

  1. John Smith

    John Smith TrainBoard Member

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    Also, I saw this years ago at an open house. The guy took some old boxcars and cut them in half. He then used the halves (painted to look like different cars) and glued them at the end of the track. He put dummy couplers on the cars so a real car would not get coupled to it. If you did that to the first two or three tracks... it should be enough to cover the rear tracks... so one would not be able to see them just end at the backdrop. Just food for thought. JMS
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes. This was done on the original V&O quite effectively. (Wish I could have seen it in person!) Photos show it was an interchange yard, and built at an angle. Thus also avoiding the straight on appearance.
     
  3. RGW

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    Perhaps a combination of the two, the mirror would reflect the back half of the car making it look as though the line runs on...
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Visual trickery..... ;)
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Exactly! Mastery of illusion. Just like the late, great John Allen.
     
  6. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    today I sanded and painted the roadway, it is a little rough in places but I will weather etc to cover the bad spots

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  7. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Freshly scenic as you can tell by the wet roads

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  8. bremner

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    Really like the wet road look, something never modeled
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is that wetness a permanent effect? We always see dry roadways, so this would be unique ....
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmmm..... could add some puddles to my yards and road.... ;)
     
  11. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Todays Progress
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  12. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  13. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Beginning to look like a model railroad! Good progress :)
     
  14. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It really looks great! Seems to go so quickly.
     
  15. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is only the base scenery my intention is to detail every area eventually :)
     
  16. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The biggest, fastest change is when basic scenery is laid. Detailing can be done at leisure.
     
  17. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    It's moments like these you wonder if a small layout isn't the best way to go. Great work. M
     
  18. gjslsffan

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    Thats is some really good work Paul, I enjoy the colors of materials you have chosen to model with very nice work.


    I agree Michael, I had the most fun with a layout in a small room, I ran the wheels off stuff, it was a blast. This outfit I am building is waaay too big for one guy to build or operate.
    Next time (if there is one) it will be smaller and less complicated for me.

     
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  19. Colonel

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    Today I finished some ballasting, then laid the roadway and assembled the food plant

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  20. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tested a few scenes for future modelling

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