The Saratoga Railroad Company, On30

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The Saratoga Railroad Company, On30

Postby dr5euss » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:52 pm

Hi,

I've been thinking about a layout for Warley next year, and I'm going for a German Feldbahn.

I'm going to learn how to lay points, but for the moment I'm concentrating on easy stuff. Then I'll make wagons and locos from brass.

Here's what I did with some balsa on Xmas Day (pretty poor):

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That was OO gauge, this is 28mm (O gauge is 32mm):

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The pins do hold the track (code 100) in place, but I'm replacing them with half staples now, it looks better :)
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Postby bunji » Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:09 pm

Excellent start there, George! :D I'm looking forward to seeing progress on it. :D

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Postby Tazskool » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:49 pm

looks good... dont give up.. what i have found out is that errors are the best teacher of all lessons :)

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Postby suchahampal » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:47 pm

Looks great george! :D What you going to do with your other 'Warley' layout.

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Postby dr5euss » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:05 pm

suchahampal wrote:What you going to do with your other 'Warley' layout.


I dunno...it might go to an exhibition in July, but I might throw it away. Either way it's alright on top of my wardroe for the moment :)

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Postby ClikC » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:27 pm

dr5euss wrote:
suchahampal wrote:What you going to do with your other 'Warley' layout.


I dunno...it might go to an exhibition in July, but I might throw it away. Either way it's alright on top of my wardroe for the moment :)


Sell it, most exhibition layouts find a good home.

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Postby dr5euss » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:37 pm

Nah it's not that good :)

I'll salvage the point motors, and the brazier though :)

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Postby bunji » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:42 pm

I've already offered to buy his old one. :) I could stick it in a box and one day my grandchildren will peer in and I'll say "Ah! Medford POLR! The first layout I ever operated at an exhibition." No doubt I'll be holding a pipe and a glass of whisky at the time.

Am I planning too far ahead? :oops:

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Postby dr5euss » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:28 pm

Added the surrounding scenery:

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I think the sleepers blend it in better than dark plasticky ones :)

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Postby bunji » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:50 pm

That looks unbelievably realistic! :shock: How did you do it? If the rest of the model is as good a quality as this, it'll be a real crowd drawerer at Warley! :D Keep up the excellent work! :D

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Postby Honeywell » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:18 am

Hey Doc, nice work mate.

Any ideas on track plans forming in that head of yorus yet?

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:24 am

Not yet, no. Well...no...kinda...I have a couple of thought is the answer I guess :)

I want to keep it simple (mainly because how to lay a point is a little ahead of me at the moment), so I'm thinking some kind of agricultural storage building - the railway will haul rocks, peat, apples, logs, lederhosen etc.

There's a bloke called Marcel Ankel around and he does amazing work but I don't want mine to be a copy of his, I'd like to get my own style so I'm trying different techniques at the moment.

I don't want to go any bigger than a 6ft scenic section seeing as everything will have to be scratchbuilt (maybe even the locos :shock: )

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Postby Raider » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:28 am

Sounds like an ambitious project there George. I'm not brave enough to try hand-laid track (haven't even tried flexitrack yet) - good luck with the points.

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Postby Infrontcat » Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:22 am

Great stuff again George :wink:
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Postby Pete » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:05 am

George

Excellent stuff, you'll have to leave instructions as to how it's to be watered when you go on holiday.

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