Underpass - A new HO layout

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Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Thu May 21, 2020 8:34 pm

Well hello!

It looks like it has been nearly two years since I was last here!

In that time I've changed job, got older, but not wiser, and completed two narrow gauge layouts and sold them, and now I'm back to my first love, North American railroads.

Set in the mid to late 70's, Underpass is a grimy, seedy place, somewhere in LA. A yard, hidden under a busy overpass, is out of sight, out of mind.

5'8 by 14 inches, built with MDF and pine. Track is Peco code 83 and DCC.

This is very much a work in progress at the moment.

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And I particularly like this shot.

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I hope you enjoy.

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby glencairn » Thu May 21, 2020 8:44 pm

Welcome back SR/ScR.

An interesting idea and looking good.

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:15 am

Thank you Glencairn, it's been a fun journey so far.

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby Michaelaface » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:00 pm

those buildings look really nice, are they kits or scratch builds?

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby pete12345 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:18 pm

Looking great so far- I like a good US layout. What's happening on the right with the ghostly 3rd track after the level crossing? A disused siding?
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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:17 pm

Michaelaface wrote:those buildings look really nice, are they kits or scratch builds?


They are kitbashes of Walthers Cornerstone buildings, 4 different kits in total.

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:17 pm

pete12345 wrote:Looking great so far- I like a good US layout. What's happening on the right with the ghostly 3rd track after the level crossing? A disused siding?


That was the original track plan that I had printed out before I made a few changes.

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby joshv8 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:59 am

This is very cool, the first train set I ever got was American so always have a soft spot for them. Have you had a chance to pursue the layout any further?
Lovely work on the kitbashing!
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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:10 am

Thank you Josh.

I'm sorry I haven't been around much for a while now, but work has continued on the layout.

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:12 pm

A view of the track plan and the intended viewing position.

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby Stainsacre » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:23 pm

SR/ScR Fan wrote:the intended viewing position


I much prefer Trackside views rather than helicopter shots
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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:28 pm

The overhead shot was to show the track plan. The top will eventually be boxed in so you can only view it from the front at track level. I'm much the same as you, viewing the world from the trackside.

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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby Chops » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:02 am

Remarkable achievement. Point-to-point not often done in North America, as well. Appears that might be cardstock? Also
something that has not caught on over here, and done masterfully over there.
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Re: Underpass - A new HO layout

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:43 am

Thank you for the kind words Chops.

Although I'm not sure which bit you are referring to about the card stock?


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