Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

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Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Ironduke » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:50 pm

So anyway,
My current layout is a 2.4mx1.0m table-top layout using Kato Unitrack. It's a little town called Picnic Creek, set somewhere in Kansas USA maybe. I don't spend as much time working on it as I ought to but here's some pics more or less charting the progress. I'm not sure how these links work with ImgBB. Let me know if they are any trouble.
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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Halsted » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:13 am

Great layout. I'm following your topic with interest. The "photo links" work fine for me.

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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby actonnorth » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:46 pm

Hi there.

Another N gauge US themed modeller here, good to see another on this site so will be watching with interest at how you progress.

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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby glencairn » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:24 pm

As actonnorth says, a 'US themed modeller here, good to see another on this site'. Looking good as well. Well done.

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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Chops » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:27 pm

Fabulous set up. Embodies a real sense of Kansas.
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Postby Ironduke » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:48 pm

Thanks guys!
I added some cars with lights. These could become addictive.

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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Firefly16 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:08 am

Great! I liked the street view and the tower in the picture with the silver diesel - is it scratchbuilt or a kit?

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Postby Ironduke » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:53 am

Firefly16 wrote:Great! I liked the street view and the tower in the picture with the silver diesel - is it scratchbuilt or a kit?

Thanks!
You mean this?
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It was an Atlas kit.
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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Firefly16 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:26 pm

Hi!
Yes, an interesting structure. Always worth seeing stuff with an across-the-pond theme.
Looking forward to seeing further developments!

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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Chops » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:43 pm

Very nice work, and the lighted cars are quite beauties. Certainly
you have captured a bygone era of small town USA with the charming
boulevard and cruising classic automobiles.

Kansas enjoyed the glow of being a very pacific corn and wheat region, with
little crime...until the Holcomb massacre. That rather withered everyone's
sentiments.
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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Ironduke » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:48 pm

Chops wrote:Kansas enjoyed the glow of being a very pacific corn and wheat region, with
little crime...until the Holcomb massacre. That rather withered everyone's
sentiments.


Hm.. just read up on it. Sad. There must be few places that don't have similarly withered sentiments by now.

But on with the show..
Here's that last house I was designing for the 3d printer
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All finished with lighting
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And this is a 3D printed model of the house I live in
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I've only lit the back because that's basically where we live in the evening.
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And I put some lights in the church.
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And some very good friends of mine told me I need a pie shop. One of them even made me the sign.
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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby DonB » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:55 am

One doesn't (seem to) see many US-themed layouts on here, more's the pity...
There is some rather impressive modelling here; ranging from those buildings, to the main boulevard, to those wonderful lighted classic automobiles!

One to watch, methinks... Bookmarked.
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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Chops » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:20 pm

Great church and pie shop, well done. The stained glass
particularly well done.
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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Ironduke » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:40 pm

Chops wrote:The stained glass particularly well done.


Thanks :) but I can't really take credit for that, it came with the kit.

Some parking
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Re: Picnic Creek - An US N gauge train set

Postby Chops » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:36 am

Great parking lines. I've never been able to do that. Looks like Kansas!
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