Some layout pics

CN4008 Nov 15, 2005

  1. CN4008

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    This first photo is my Hawker-Siddeley caboose mentioned above:

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    Here are a couple of views of my RDC's:

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    All traffic signs visible in these shots are made by myself with my dry transfer making system. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here are a couple of trucks approacing a crossing:

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    and finally, a Mayflower van on hilly terrain:

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  2. verse2damax

    verse2damax TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wolfgang, very nice layouts.
     
  3. MLW

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    CN4008 I realy like the caboose. Both Pte St-Charle and Hawker-Siddeley. Who makes them? Are they costly$$$$ ?

    Your layout looks great.
     
  4. MLW

    MLW TrainBoard Member

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    How do you make the traffic sign? You mentionned you have a dry transfer method.

    They look terrific
     
  5. CN4008

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    The Pte St Charles cabooses were made by V-H models (Van Hobbies). I got these about 20 years ago but I still see them occasionally in hobby shops that deal in brass. They run about $250+ these days.

    I don't recall who made the Hawker-Siddeley caboose. I got it even before the Pte St Charles cabooses. I would imagine they are about the same price if you can locate one.


    Athabasca Scale models currently offers a Pte St Charles kit in brass but their website is down. Here's a hobby shop that has them though:

    http://cvrco.com/A339-Athabasca.htm

    Sylvan makes one in resin but their website says it is currently unavailable (but lots of Canadian hobby shops have them in stock):

    http://www.isp.on.ca/sylvan/ho-scaleproducts.htm
     
  6. CN4008

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    I make my dry transfers with a system called Chromatec. It involves making a photographic negative (graphic arts type) and then exposing specially prepared transfer film through it. It's quite a labour-intensive (and expensive) process. However, I can make transfers of any image I can make a negative for.

    Most of my locos and a lot of my CN cars are lettered with transfers I made myself. . .as well as most of my signs on structures.
     
  7. MLW

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    Brass? Wow! No wonder they look so good. Kinda out-of-my-league $$$. I never used/dealt with Resin before, so I'm not sure if I should give it a try. Please feel free to post more pics. I have bookmark this page for future reference
     
  8. MLW

    MLW TrainBoard Member

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    You are doing a fine job!!

    Do you have any samples or sets for sale?
     
  9. lexuscol

    lexuscol TrainBoard Member

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    Brilliant, well done.
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Could you post a close up of the chop-nose RS18 please. It looks great and very realistically weathered.

    Was it converted from an RS11?
     
  11. CN4008

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    :confused: [​IMG] I don't have any chop-nose RS18. My only low-nose Alcos are the C424's and C630's. Which picture are you referring to?
     
  12. MLW

    MLW TrainBoard Member

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    I would not mind seeing a C630
     
  13. N_S_L

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    Awesome...
     
  14. friscobob

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    The more pics I see of this layout, the more impressed I become. I'm not at all put off by the "stuff laying around"- that's just part of the layout construction process, and it's good to show some pics of the unfinished areas. Not too may model railroads are really finished.

    I'm not a big CN fan, but I like what you've done on your layout. I'm also impressed with that handlaid track- I did that on my very first HO model railroad (I "wussed out" and used ready-made turnouts). To me, building your own turnouts is definitely an art.
     
  15. CN4008

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    Basically, I handlaid my track and turnouts to save money. I was able to build each turnout for a couple of dollars as opposed to paying twenty or so for each ready-made one. That saved a few pennies considering there are about 40 turnouts across the system! Stay tuned for more photos. [​IMG]
     
  16. traingeekboy

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    CN4008
    My heart rate just went up a notch. Very nice looking layout. I have a weak spot for CN F7's. In my book that is one of the finest diesels and diesel paint jobs ever.

    I just looked at the pictures and didn't read the text on the posts so this may seem like a repeat question, but are you modelling mid seventies era? I noticed the engine types and the fact that you have passenger service.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  17. Alan

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    Sorry - of course it is not chop-nosed - must be too much red wine :rolleyes:

    This is the picture, also another RS18 in black, did you convert from RS11? (I see the DW&P RS18 looks more like an Alco, with notches in the hood corners.)

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  18. CN4008

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    Depending on which locos I'm running at the time, I model some time from the 70's or 80's. I'm not completely faithful when it comes to chronology. :rolleyes:

    In my world, VIA never came into being, hence, CN still runs passenger trains. It' sort of paying homage to my late father who was a CN conductor in passenger service back in the 70's. The passenger train and RDCs are modelled after his trains.
     
  19. CN4008

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    Sorry - of course it is not chop-nosed - must be too much red wine :rolleyes:

    This is the picture, also another RS18 in black, did you convert from RS11? (I see the DW&P RS18 looks more like an Alco, with notches in the hood corners.)
    </font>[/QUOTE]The RS18 between the two F7A's is an Atlas/Kato RS11/18 (whichever they made) as is the DW&P unit. The CN units had their corners filled to represent Canadian MLW units but the DW&P unit was left in the US Alco style.
     
  20. CN4008

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    OK, MLW, here are some C630 shots. Notice these units all ride on the correct Dofasco trucks:

    This is a Stewart Models (now Bowser) C630.

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    This is also a Stewart Models C630.

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    These next two are Tiger Valley Alco /MLW C630's. It appears to me that the cab sits a little too high on these models.

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    and finally, this is a resin kit of a CN wood boxcar. It is either the Sylvan kit or Kaslo shops kit. (I have some of both)

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