Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby LukeB » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:11 pm

I used the Woodland Scenics stuff on my US shunting layout and am really pleased with how it turned out.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:30 pm

That looks awesome, nice work. I have seen many excellent layouts that have used WS.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:29 pm

So....we have had an interesting development.

The layout needs to be ready by the 20th June, as it is be exhibited at the Trent Vallet North American Modellers show in Armitage, Staffs.

Best get a move on...

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:58 pm

Latest pictorial update:

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The board has been topped with thick art card, track position finalised, and building and road positions sketched onto the board.

I've decided not to attempted a traverser, instead I am building a double Peco lift. Much easier!

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby whynot » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:21 pm

"...a double Peco lift. Much easier!" Indeed it is, yet somehow not as satisfying as a slider!

Keep 'em coming, can't wait to see more!
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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby Emettman » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:42 am

SR/ScR Fan wrote:Latest pictorial update:

I've decided not to attempted a traverser, instead I am building a double Peco lift. Much easier!


In that case, why not a slidable cassette? With no lifting, it may be simpler still, Alignment would be a doddle with only two positions.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:43 am

Thanks Dave, yes not as satisfying, but considering I have only 6 months to get it ready with very little free time and a budget of zero, I went for it. Love a deadline!

Last night I started to super detail my star loco, the Alco RS-2.

I have painted the zebra stripe on the lower section, multiple unit and brake pipes added.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:48 am

Yes that may be an option Chris. I will do some researching into it.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby skyblue » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:44 pm

The loco looks good, and your painting is very neat.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:17 pm

Thank you Skyblue :).

Track has been secured to the board, and everything has been wired. After a good clean, everything works!

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby THE CHIEF » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:00 pm

A new micro, with snow to boot :) I do like these small layouts you build. Are you using code 83 again?

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:44 am

Thanks Chief :). Yes I fancied a change of scenery, and I haven't done snow yet, so here goes! No, it's code 100 this time, as most of it will be hidden under snow and asphalt. It was track I had lying around.

My first attempt at inlaid rails, using Scalescenes paper.

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Bit rough round the edges, but I can tidy that up.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby LukeB » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:42 pm

Looks good to me. Your chevrons are perfect, I really struggle with them.

Also, I like your truck. But mainly because I also have one.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:33 pm

Thanks Luke. The stripes are transfers from Microscale.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby THE CHIEF » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:18 pm

The scalescene's stuff is rather good I must admit. The AC units you had on your last micro were great. The road looks really good as well. You wouldn't really think it was paper from the pictures. The colouring really does it wonders.


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