1. GimpLizard

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    My set wasn't an over & under. It was a simple loop, about 30" x 18", with two sidings inside the loop. One to a transfer/warehouse, the other to a non-powered turntable/roundhouse. there was a crude bridge over a river and an ever cruder "tunnel" through the cruse mountain. Everything, including the buildings where vacuum formed plastic. Even the layout "base" was vacuum formed.

    It was fun for about 7 minutes. Mostly 'cause the rail, which was the same thing used in Aurora's HO slot car track, kept coming up out of the base. Derailment city.

    Mike
     
  2. Keith

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    Eric,
    Not really, I just cleared most of the junk from the desk before taking the pic! [​IMG]
    My desk is the bedroom "catch all". Not sure where to put it, throw it on the desk! :rolleyes:

    Geeky,
    The same day you saw the chair, was the same day I bought it! Since then, sat in the garage until this past weekend, when I finally got the diamond plate base and got it bolted on.

    Now, I just need a larger computer monitor, or TV, my old computer from the basement, and the RailDriver train control, and I've got my own train simulator!! Even better would be to use part of an actual locomotive cab, while running trains!! :D

    Have MS Train Sim and Trainz as well!! If all works, I'm thinking of bringing this eventual set up to the Rocky Mountain N Scale meet next year, IF it takes place again.
     
  3. atsf_arizona

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    Mdrzycimski, that's a great looking bridge!
     
  4. Charlie Vlk

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    quote:
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    Originally posted by Mike:
    My set wasn't an over & under. It was a simple loop.....

    Could be the same set.....mine was as you describe with the turntable, etc... after all, I haven't laid eyes on one since 1979....
    although I still have some of the original cars. Somebody was advertising the cars for sale in the classifieds in MR for years..... and they still show up at flea markets.
    Charlie Vlk
     
  5. mdrzycimski

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    Thanks John.
     
  6. Dan Crowley

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    With the new WS train engineers coming out, I decided I needed to detail an interior for one of these guys to sit down in.

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  7. atsf_arizona

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    Dan, that's a great cab interior. Did you build it from scratch or is there some kit that does that?
     
  8. r_i_straw

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    Those seat cushions look nice and soft. But then, your track work is too smooth to put them to good use. [​IMG]
     
  9. Dan Crowley

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    Thanks John

    This was a scratchbuild filler. A nice easy project that can be done in less then an hour. The pedestals are truck pins. The seats are styrene. The bulkheads between the seats are just styrene blocks as well. The throttle control was made out of styrene tube with the handle fashioned out of bent wire. The whole thing was then painted green. The seat cushions are made by cutting squares out of black hockey tape. The engineer came from the new WS "engineers"

    Once the cab is installed you can't really see much of it anymore. I may try and fit a light in the cab to highlight the details
     
  10. Dan Crowley

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    I added an LED interior light and installed the cab .

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  11. OC Engineer JD

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    I agree... Coolness! [​IMG]
     
  13. William Cowie

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    Wow! Great job, Dan!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. NorsemanJack

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    Wrong forum! This is only for N scale models... ;) [​IMG] ;)
     
  15. satokuma

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    :D :D :D awsome...and wow...and cool...and Nscale rocks..and :cool: :cool: :cool: how do the rest of those WS Engineers look???
     
  16. Brett C. Cammack

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    Did you have to sacrifice any weight to detail the cab like that? That's pretty amazing work to my failing eyes. Great job!
     
  17. r_i_straw

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    The engine appears to be an Arnold Alco S-2. They have a metal body for weight and nothing inside the plastic cab. The Life Like switcher would sacrifice a lot of weight if you detailed the cab like that.
     
  18. SecretWeapon

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    SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  19. GimpLizard

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    That is just way cool. (Does anybody say "way cool" anymore?)

    And more on the "Red Ball Express"...

    I got fed up with mine after about 49 seconds. So I went to the LHS and bought some Atlas track to run the trains on. My idea was to pull up the RBE's "ribbon" rail and lay the Atlas down over the top of it.

    Best laid plans of mice & men...

    Turns out the wheels on the cars was not gauged for real N-scale track. Back to the LHS for some "real" rolling stock.

    "Hey, the couplers are different. Well that means I'll need to buy a 'real' engine also. That Bachmann Amtrak F9 looks cool." (K.I.M. I was a newbie at the time.)

    "Aw heck, I'll need a power pack too."

    To make a long story short, I wound up cutting up the RBE's scenery base and using it as terrain forms on the new playwood base I made. Same dimensions as the RBE with the same track layout. though I did need to adjust the sidings a bit, as the Atlas turnouts are not even close to the same number as the RBE's.

    I then covered the plastic terrain forms with paper towels and diluted white glue. Back to the LHS for some ground cover, trees, buildings, etc. I was now a full fledged model railroader. A terminal ailment, it turns out.

    After a couple years I got bored with initial layout and expanded it to about twice the size. Put in a tunnel (BTW, chucks of tree bark, properly colored, make very nice & light shale rock cliffs), a mine, a junk yard and a small engine facility.

    Other than the fact it was missing a yard, it was a pretty nifty little layout. But I threw it out years ago and started a bigger one. See what I mean? It's a sickness. [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  20. Stourbridge Lion

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    Showing our age are we? [​IMG]

    Opps, if I know that I must be too. [​IMG]
     

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