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  • #46
    WOW what a cool layout! You sure are gifted when it comes to modeling and details. Nice job!

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    • #47
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      Originally posted by Miles


      ...That roundhouse is a masterpiece, but the real star of the show has to be that yard storage/maintenence building with the shingled roof(s) and loading dock with the pillar crane. The detail is absoluetly stunning!

      That 2-4-4-2 is a great locomotive very representative of Northern California, an excellent choice.


      Miles,
      Building a layout is an excercise in compromises and all decisions are driven by available real estate. Knowing the space I had available and the look I wanted, I had to settle for a tighter than prefered radius, thus limiting my motive power to small and articulated engines. This 2-4-4-2 fits in nicely and photographs well. After I am a little farther along in building with less construction dust, I'll start photographing the roster and showing more trains in the pics.

      Oh, and here is another shot of that yard structure.

      Gregg


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      • #48
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        Originally posted by Frederic Testard


        I totally agree with Miles about the coaling tower being an extraordinary model, and the storage building being an even more extraordinary model. ...


        Frederic,
        Here is another view of that yard stucture. This is part of the FSM Sandhouse kit, which is one of George's most under appreciated kits. It photographs so well.

        Gregg


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        • #49
          This is an outstanding beauty, Gregg. These two new pictures show the fabulous modelling work you did on this structure.

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          • #50
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            Originally posted by Miles


            ...I had a vague Idea that there was some coal mined there, ... So that makes perfect sense. So what era are you modeling to accomodate this "coal boom" timeframe? (it looks like 1920-1935 to me) Also, how is the history of the C&D railroad coming? Do you have a route map? A logo?

            I like the mixed-fuel concept, that should add flexibility and obviously the benefit of being able to model both types of facilities.

            Thank you for the extra photographs of this majestic structure, your excellent craftsmanship is really evident here.


            Thanks again Miles. Your coal boom comment brought a smile to my face. One of the advantages of having a fictional railroad is that it is yours to make however you want. Besides, in my eyes a rail yard just seems naked without a coal tower. My C&DRR is modeled in the early 1930's and luckily there are many small and articulated engines available for that time period. I will post the history of the C&D soon.
            Regarding the logo, I am glad you brought that up. One of the things I did was start early on getting engines lettered for my road. Then a couple years ago, I designed a logo which was needed for the cabooses. Ron Roberts at Rail Graphics in South Elgin, IL (847)742-5404 makes great custom dry transfer packages. You send in your design and within a couple weeks he knocks them out. I need to photograph and post one.

            Regarding the track plan, I want to update my 3D-RR program first, then print and take a picture to post.

            Gregg


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            • #51
              Personally I can't wait to see the plan just to get it in perspective, it would help to understand how much realestate was needed for each area build up. I've gotten so many great ideas for 3 areas on my layout.

              More more more pics.

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              • #52
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                Originally posted by scotchpine


                Yet I can only make trees but You sir make : ART! a feast for the eye(s!)...

                Jos


                Jos,
                Sorry for the delayed response, but I missed your note tucked in with the others. Thanks so very much.

                Gregg


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                • #53
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                  Originally posted by pastor_t


                  Gregg,

                  I love looking at the photos of your layout - it's simply stunning. One of the things that stands out to me is that you seem to have planned the whole layout, rather than simply the placement of the track. It's this that helps to make the scenes so believable - they really belong together. Looking forward to seeing more. I only wish I wasn't so far away - I doubt I'll ever have the chance to see this "in the flesh."

                  Tony


                  Tony.
                  Thank you. I do not know if I did this any different than others. It is true that I roughed out the overall layout geography before I made a track plan. Then it was only the basic track loops, then detailed the specific areas, then did the track siding plans. Maybe that made a difference. But, this layout is far from complete and much work is still to be done.

                  Gregg


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                  • #54
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                    Originally posted by jonnyci


                    Gregg

                    Your layout is giving you exactly what you were setting out to accomplish. A great overall look, and lots and lots of photo ops of mini scenes. Tremendous work!!


                    Thanks. And I know there will be even more photo ops as I continue this build.
                    Gregg


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                    • #55
                      No problem Greg!

                      I am still a newby..

                      only hope you will stay posting some pictures each week !!

                      There is sooo much id="size4">to see/watch that it is so easy to overlook that there is no background and many "unfinished" parts on your layout..It doesn't disturb me at all!

                      I can hear the sea and the screaming seagulls..smelling the fish..

                      just great Sir!

                      Jos

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                      • #56
                        Gregg

                        Amazing work. How about sending some photos to Allen Keller, as your railroad would make a fantastic video.

                        Peter [:-kitty]

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                        • #57
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by Frederic Testard


                          This is an outstanding beauty, Gregg. These two new pictures show the fabulous modelling work you did on this structure.


                          Thanks Frederic.

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                          • #58
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by scotchpine


                            ...I can hear the sea and the screaming seagulls..smelling the fish..

                            just great Sir!

                            Jos


                            Thanks Jos. Me too.
                            Gregg


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                            • #59
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Peterpools


                              Gregg

                              Amazing work. How about sending some photos to Allen Keller, as your railroad would make a fantastic video.

                              Peter [:-kitty]


                              Peter,
                              Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I need to get something finished first before I am even comfortable having you all over, let alone something more serious. My layout is coming along, but nothing is finished, anywhere. I really need to get focused and finish a section. [:-bigeyes2] Oh well, I sure am enjoying this experience.[:-jump2]

                              Gregg


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                              • #60
                                Gregg

                                Just catching up on your latest postings. Wow - you continue to amaze and inspire me.

                                The Rail Yard is looking great even in its roughed out state. I'm looking forward to your next shots each day. You seem to get so much done compared to me!

                                Keep on posting

                                Kathy
                                www.kathymillatt.co.uk

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