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Michael M
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Posted - 11/19/2020 :  6:28:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote




Michael M

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Michael M
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Posted - 11/25/2020 :  7:18:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



This barn is located at Bodie and used to store several wagons.


Michael M

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Edited by - Michael M on 11/25/2020 7:19:58 PM

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Michael M
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Posted - 12/13/2020 :  2:43:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


The is the NI&E's "Tanque Gordo" (fat tank) #401 fuel car.

This is loosely based (very loosely) on a Brazilian railways #400 "Tanque Charuto" (cigar tank).



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BigLars
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Posted - 12/13/2020 :  6:49:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice small layout concept. I have some 1/35 2 foot models waiting for me to get to them. I will look you for inspiration.


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Michael M
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  12:20:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, it's not so small now. It started that way and just kind of grew.




Now it is a 'U' shaped layout about 8' x 16'. Please excuse the mess...things just seem to accumulate.

On the left the layout will expand to the town of Sundance (where the white cover is). Eventually I'll have a removable bridge spanning the man door and build out into the back yard.

I've never used any real plans; maybe a few sketches and an idea in my head.


Michael M

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Michael M
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  01:08:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


here is a water tank car loosely based (again very loosely) on West Side Lumber's coffin cars.


The NI&E has several water cars on its roster since it is located out in the western Nevada desert.


Michael M

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Michael M
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Posted - 12/27/2020 :  09:25:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Manly Siding. The Morrison Borax tipple is straight ahead with the office to the left. To the far left is Scotty's Salt and the donkey-powered tramway.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/27/2020 :  10:33:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, nice water car!


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Michael M
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Posted - 12/27/2020 :  11:21:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tyson,


That water car, T5, is loosely based (very loosely) on West Side Lumber's coffin tank cars. Shortened quite a bit, and it has a steam pump at one end.

Water cars on the NI&E are painted blue to minimize that chance of water and fuel getting mixed up.


Michael M

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/28/2020 :  08:40:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michael,

Im enjoying the photos of your layout. Youve combined a heavy dose of imagination with reality. I was intrigued seeing the overall view of your layout and had to look up where you lived.

Keep em coming!

Mike



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Michael M
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Posted - 12/28/2020 :  5:53:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Thank you. I do try mix in a little reality with my modeled world.

I've collected a number of books on the general Death valley area dealing with prospecting, mining, and general lore. I collect postcards, brochures, and miscellaneous on the area to get an idea on how it all once looked like.

It's still good to have boots-on-the-ground. Thankfully, I'm only about 3 hours away from Death Valley so if I'm ever overcome with a desperate need for wide open spaces I don't have too far to go.


Michael M

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Coaltrain
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Posted - 12/30/2020 :  06:27:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think it is amazing that you live where you can have a layout outside! it looks good and it must be fun to be out in the fresh air.


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Michael M
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Posted - 12/31/2020 :  3:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It can be fun. But, also it can be hot, or cold and windy (like today).


Instead of plaster I use mortar, and real dirt and sand for scenery.


If I spill something I can just wash down the patio floor and the wife will never know. Really can't do that with a layout that's inside.


Now, if you drop something small it's probably gone for good.


Even though the layout is under a covered patio I do have future plans to extend it out into the wild and the great outdoors.


Michael M

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Michael M
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  09:00:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote




Here is a mail/baggage car under construction. About 18 scale feet long.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/07/2021 :  09:11:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Progressing nicely!


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