The Logan Valley

montanan Apr 1, 2013

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It's quite enjoyable listening to an ALCo. Just need the belch of smoke to go along with it. :)
     
  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    It sure can get overwhelming cant it? I sure enjoyed seeing the video, I always seem to learn something.
     
  3. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    If I ever make this kind of video again, I think I'll have someone else operate the camera. Didn't think it would be this difficult.
     
  4. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Enjoyed it also great to see such a detailed layout something I am aiming for
     
  5. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    I have been busy since May doing major remodeling to our home and haven't had any time at all to work on the layout, but I do have a few photos of what was done during last winter which I neglected to post.

    I had been working on the last town on my layout, which contains a yard and an engine facility. Streets were finally put down and some scenery has been started. A lot more details have to be added yet so hopefully a lot of progress can be made over the winter months.

    Here are some photos of what progress has been made. First, a couple of before and after shots.

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    Now some pictures of the town. A lot more detail has to be added. I plan on lighting some of the buildings and installing street lights in the upcoming months and a lot of fugures and other details will be added.

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    Hopefully more photos will be added as progress is made.
     
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  6. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow! Wonderful! I really envy all your road vehicles. I have just acquired a few for my 1970's era but need many more, including motorcycles. Your towns are awash with cars, trucks, etc! Also of course, love your trees.
     
  7. montanan

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    Thanks Alan. Vehicles for the '70 are a bit more difficult to find. The transition era is the most popular to model from what I have seen in various polls and I guess that's why more are available for that period. I have been collecting vehicles for this period for over 25 years, when I first started the layout. Here a link to a site that I have found that his some more modern vehicles, but they are a bit pricey. - https://www.american-excellence.com/v2/?p=list&scale=87

    The trees are easy for me to make because sage brush is quite common up here.
     
  8. John Smith

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    Wow! Great progress! Really like the old houses! JMS
     
  9. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the link, excellent range. Have bookmarked the site in case I win the lottery! ;). There a quite a few vehicles there I could use. Luckily my streets are not as extensive as yours :)
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A lot of progress. Quite a difference, from bare wood to scenery.
     
  11. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    Update

    I didn't get anything done on the layout last summer because we were busy doing major renovations to our house last summer. A new Kitchen, gutted and rebuild 2 bathrooms, new flooring throughout the house and on and on.

    I finally had some time ad started to detail my last town, Logan. Buildings were in place, but no signs as to what the businesses were. Here's looking down Main street before any signs were added.

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    Finally got some signage added. Here is the local eatery which is right across from the train station.

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    Here's the Sears Catalog store. We still have a catagog store where I lives as we are apparently not a large enough area to support a full size Sears store.

    This is named after a Montana owned company which was around for years. I just back dated Vanns.

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    Bungalow Drugs is right next door, another local business that really existed until recently. Finally got signs up on this Merchants Row 4 from Walthers.

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    The Dining car will be a fine food restaurant located behind these buildings that is in a B&O dining car which was purchased and brought up here. I have no idea where I picked up this dining car. I do like heavy weight cars and have always liked the B&O colors, but how did I get it, no idea, but couldn't pass up using it. I'll have to scratchbuild a small building for customers to enter the car by the passenger station.

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    I also have finally got to work detailing the engine servicing area. Here are some of my custom painted Alcos which were bought some time in the 80's when Atlas first brought them out. They are all still running like a Swiss watch after all these years.

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    The last photo shows the sand towers that I finally put together. They haven't been permanently put into place yet. The one sand tower next to the coal tower will probably be moved to the center platform to the right of the coal tower.

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    Now that all of the structures are in place, detail work will get started. Lots of figures to paint and add and more ground cover to be added.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. Look at the traffic. Busy place! The residents sure do drive classy cars!
     
  13. Kevin Anderson

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    Looking good
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. What a difference the signage makes!
     
  15. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just love those Logan Valley Alcos your tempting me to acquire an ALCO for the river belt line :)
     
  16. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You could have an Alco lettered for one of your industries Paul
     
  17. StickyMonk

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    Everyone needs at least ONE ALCO

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  18. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    ...preferably more.....
     
  19. Kevin Anderson

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    I will have 10 Alcos when I am finished.

    3 RS3's
    4 RSD 4/5's
    1 RSD 12
    2 RSD 15's
     
  20. StickyMonk

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    How are you making your RSD-12? I have been thinking of making one for a while using a couple of RS-11 shells and a scratch built chassis

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