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  • Bill Black Sn3__D -and- RG- Visit

    Had a visit to Bill Black's layout Yesterday.

    A group of us regularly get together, including Forum Members, Mario Rapinett, Paul Dundas, Barry Pate, as well as about eight others there. We had good sessions running trains, a BBQ, and Mario did a couple of workshops on scenery, including Frocks. Always good value

    A great day was had by all. Bill's layout just gets better every time I visit. Several hundred trees have been added, as well as a nice creek section.

    Regards Rob





















    more photo's to come.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

  • #2
    Very nice..I like the way the ceiling is painted to match the backdrop sky. :up:

    A unusual touch.

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    • #3
      Beautiful scenery and some wonderful rock work.

      Peter

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      • #4
        Robert, thanks for sharing your photos of Bill's layout. Besides the excellent quality of the modelling, one of the things I prefer with this layout is the concept. You'll seldom find a modeller who accepts to 'lose' feet and feet of layout just having some track winding in the middle of the mountain. But the result is fabulous, and really conveys the mood of these Colorado lines, with their giant scenery and dwarved locos. I'm sure a latin guy like Mario must appreciate this snaking love story between the river and the track...

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        • #5
          Bill is doing a brilliant job on this layout. It will be a masterpiece.

          Very enjoyable day had by all.

          Frederic... there's a love story in everything in life.. .[:-love]

          Bill has agreed to do a few tutorials regarding some of his modeling...

          examples..tree making. spray painting, etc.

          These I'ii capture on video and produce onto You Tube....

          Robert..thanks for posting the photos....

          Mario

          PS. Did you bring the special biscuits..
          " Stay Motivated in Life "

          http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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          • #6
            Thank Gents. Yes Frederic, Bill has used all available space. The layout is 30' x 18', but as there are mountains and view blocks you can't see it all at once. When running/following a train it gives a great sense of distance, not being able to see it all, plus those backdrops provide alot of depth, and of course all locos have sound. There is still room for passing other operators. We had three trains going, plus a couple of people helping with switching the points.

            Yes Mario, I bought the biscuits, very nice weren't they.

            Here's some more pics.
















            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

            https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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            • #7
              Great pictures from a great layout. Thanks for sharing.
              Chuck Faist

              Burlington, Ontario

              Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!

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              • #8
                Robert, thanks for posting more pictures. The curved trestle is a very nice piece of engineering.

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                • #9
                  I have just joined the NMRA - Australasia Branch, and so went along to a meeting at good friend Bill Black's place. About 30 people attended and a good day was had by all. Here are some photo's of the newest section he has completed on his D & RG Sn3 layout. The scenery was completed in just two months. It's based on Vance Junction.

                  Regards Rob [^]













                  That's Bill on the left.








                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

                  https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                  • #10
                    It was a good day again at Bill's place. Amazing how he completed the Vance Junction section in a short time.... The structures are beautifully built. Congratulations to the manufacturers who make these kits available.

                    "Colorado Magic" in the mountains of Australia..[^]
                    " Stay Motivated in Life "

                    http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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                    • #11
                      Superlative!

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                      • #12
                        Beautiful scenery!
                        Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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                        • #13
                          Beautiful layout! Thanks for posting the photos.

                          Eric
                          Modeling BN in the Palouse

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                          • #14
                            Thank you for sharing more pics of Bill's layout, Robert. Vance Junction is very nicely rendered. It's one of the most beautiful places in this extraordinary line that was the RGS, IMO.

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                            • #15
                              Frederic. Vance Junction area is magic.

                              I'm sure you have seen this before. Hope you enjoyed the music also...

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ubex...eature=related

                              cheers mate
                              " Stay Motivated in Life "

                              http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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