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  • Wonderful scene.

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    • Gregg

      Fantastic panoramas. Keep 'em coming.

      Peter

      BCT

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        Originally posted by wvrr


        Fantastic, Gregg!

        Chuck


        Thanks Chuck!! Here is another shot to enjoy.
        Gregg


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        • Absolutely fabulous! I like most of all that it looks as if the landscape was there before houses and roads... often not the case in model railroads...
          Troels Kirk

          Näsum, Sweden

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            Originally posted by Carrie Creek


            Just fantastic, Gregg, can I get you to come and finish mine?. ...

            Phil


            Thanks Phil. I am already on my way, but already lost!! Can't find your layout anywhere. Too bad, I was going to build you one of these scenes.
            Gregg


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              Originally posted by Frederic Testard


              Wonderful scene.


              Thanks Frederic. This is a fun area, with scenes everywhere.
              Gregg


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                Originally posted by Peterpools


                Gregg

                Fantastic panoramas. Keep 'em coming.

                Peter

                BCT


                Hi Peter. Yes, I like those panoramas too. Here is an interesting shot, showing the Kendall's to Houligan's Alley transition. Still much detailing to be done and I may change out a structure or two, but I like the general feel and look.
                Gregg


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                • Hi Gregg,

                  The above shot is one I had not seen before, as I am sure that there are many future transition shots to come. I presume that the other side of Houligan's Alley adopts the 'flat earth' theorey and drops off to the floor? I like the mostly scenic orientation of the transitions (i.e. grass, rocks and trees) between major building areas. It allows you to sort of catch your breath between so many great photographs. I too like the feel and look of your layout. I especially like what you have done with the Wilikers location - a great structure, too fine a model not to be included on the layout. It does cry out for a more gentle slope to the rear of the building, but that is one of the sacrifices of space one has to make.

                  It will be interesting to see what models you replace and with what structures. They should be unique and add to the over all excellence that you have already achieved. Just as an aside, when will you start on the mining, logging and yard portions of the layout? The detailing already displayed will be hard to beat, but I guess one could spend a lifetime adding details without detracting from the overall look and feel of the layout.

                  Again, great work.

                  Trent Mulkern

                  Mechanicsville, MD

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                  • Gregg

                    I'm always blown away by each successive post. You have been working so hard pulling it all together. It is a real achievement to have a vision and then build it!

                    Looking forward to the next installment.

                    Kathy
                    www.kathymillatt.co.uk

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                      Originally posted by rfmicro


                      Hi Gregg,

                      The above shot is one I had not seen before, ... I presume that the other side of Houligan's Alley adopts the 'flat earth' theorey and drops off to the floor? I like the mostly scenic orientation of the transitions (i.e. grass, rocks and trees) between major building areas. It allows you to sort of catch your breath between so many great photographs. I too like the feel and look of your layout. I especially like what you have done with the Wilikers location - a great structure, too fine a model not to be included on the layout. It does cry out for a more gentle slope to the rear of the building, but that is one of the sacrifices of space one has to make.

                      It will be interesting to see what models you replace and with what structures. They should be unique and add to the over all excellence that you have already achieved. Just as an aside, when will you start on the mining, logging and yard portions of the layout? The detailing already displayed will be hard to beat, but I guess one could spend a lifetime adding details without detracting from the overall look and feel of the layout.

                      Again, great work.

                      Trent Mulkern

                      Mechanicsville, MD


                      Hi Trent. Yes, I have not yet shown much of this Kendall's to Houligans Alley transition, but it is slowly coming together. I do like the openness as you drive by the hotel, with the curving track and road.



                      The other side of Houligan's does not drop to the floor, but slopes down to Thorndyke and Wrisley's.




                      The drop to the floor is on the top side of Houligan's Alley.




                      Yes, I too wish I had another 4-6" to work with behind the G.Wilikers structure, but this was the compromise required. I thought about placing several small structures in this location, but decided to stick with Wilikers, at least for now. I will be adding more trees and shrubs around the structure to soften the transitions.




                      I am not yet sold on the two buildings across from Decker's, thinking the scene may look better with three single/two story buildings. I will keep trying different ones until I find what looks best.




                      I want to finish this foothill/Diablo Falls area, the road work in the harbor town of Grants Landing, the railyard and this Redwood River Canyon before I dive into the logging and mining areas.



                      This view is going to look wonderful when all is done.

                      Gregg

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                      • Gregg, Gregg, the directions are real simple (see if I get this right) fly towards the morning star and turn left and don't forget the fairy dust.

                        I will have to figure out how to build some dikes out over the edge of the world and fill in with something to get you some real estate before you could build anyway.

                        Keep up the awesome work. Phil
                        Phil Z

                        POR (press on regardless)

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                        • Gregg,

                          Did you say logging and mining areas????? Not to put any undo pressure on you... but given the huge success you've had with everything so far, I can't wait to see what you do with that! I'm a big logging fan, and don't see nearly enough forests and funky logging equipment.

                          Stan

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                            Originally posted by kirk


                            Absolutely fabulous! I like most of all that it looks as if the landscape was there before houses and roads... often not the case in model railroads...


                            Yes Troels. The hills were here long before we people started moving dirt and building structures. That's exactly the look I was striving to create. Thanks!!
                            Gregg


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                              Originally posted by kathymillatt


                              Gregg

                              I'm always blown away by each successive post. You have been working so hard pulling it all together. It is a real achievement to have a vision and then build it!

                              Looking forward to the next installment.

                              Kathy


                              Hi Kathy. Thank you, but I have not been working so hard at this. Just plugging along at an enjoyable pace, creating here and there where ever my interests take me. But, I am making progress. Yes, it is very satisfying to have an idea, draw it up, then build it and see it come to life. Much fun!!
                              Gregg


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                                Originally posted by Steam Donkey


                                Gregg,

                                Did you say logging and mining areas????? Not to put any undo pressure on you... but given the huge success you've had with everything so far, I can't wait to see what you do with that! I'm a big logging fan, and don't see nearly enough forests and funky logging equipment.

                                Stan


                                Stan,
                                The sawmill sits behind the harbor town of Grant's Landing, on the right side of the Redwood River Canyon, with logging and mining found on the left side of the river.




                                Here is a test shot of the sawmill area, just to give you a rough idea of how it will look.




                                Lumber is shipped via dual gauge across the high bridge,




                                and by ship, where the lumber schooners are loaded via a cable hoist.






                                Anyway, that gives you an idea of what is coming.

                                Gregg

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