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  • New logging/mining layout

    Hi!

    After a pause of 6 years in modelling, i decided to start over again.
    This time i have in mind a 1400mm x 600mm layout.
    On30 gauge, logging or mining scene.
    What do you think about it?


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    Hey. That looks like a nice track plan with plenty of room for scenery
    and details. Good luck and have fun.
    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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    • #3
      Looks fine!
      Philip

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      • #4
        It looks to have plenty of potential for operation and scenery. What do you have planned for the Spurs? I can see a small log dump on the one one the bottom right, a mine in the middle and a small engine shed on the left... I'm looking forward to see what you do with it.

        -Cody

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        • #5
          Can someone tell me what the length of an ho scale semi tractor and trailer is in inches??


          Mark

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          • #6
            I measure one at 6.25". Of course it also depends on the length of the trailer and if the tractor is a double axle or single. The California tractors are extra long due to bridge loading. So if you need a more specific length we'll need to know more info on what the real real tractor trailer looks like.

            Bernd
            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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            • #7
              The first turnout (the one leading to the logging site has been built):

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              • #8
                Nice work on that turnout.

                Bernd
                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                • #9
                  Quick spray paint:

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                  • #10
                    First attempt at making a tree:

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                    • #11
                      Nice looking turnout; that's one part of the hobby that I've never even attempted. The tree looks
                      pretty good for your first attempt. Now I am by no means any sort of expert, but when I made that
                      type of tree I applied about four coats of liquid latex to cover the wire; it's the same stuff used to make
                      latex molds. When painted and highlighted it make a good looking base tree.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • #12
                        David,

                        I like your small layout. Nice switch work! Good first attempt at a tree. I have not made one myself yet, but It looks like the leafy areas are too thick and clumpy.
                        If you placed smaller clumps in and around the big ones might the tree look more natural?

                        Scott

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Berne for info on semis I was wondering where my post went?? Didn't mean to interrupt this blog sorry although I find it interesting
                          looking for logging pictures


                          Mark

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                          • #14
                            I just converted the mm to feet. 2 x 4 feet is a perfect size starter layout that can easily be added to later. When I first looked at the 1st photo I thought it was bigger. Did you make the switch by hand. It look great! I need a few of those for my layout.

                            I have always wanted to have old Knarly trees like that. I use balsa wood for the trunks and plastic fern from Hobby Lobby. Kind of like the following link.
                            Frederic Testard did some like your making. I can't locate the thread. It's here somewhere...perhaps one of the old hand can find it?

                            https://www.all-model-railroading.co.uk/amr/index.htm Look on the left margin for "Big Tree Making"

                            Good work!
                            Last edited by Philip; 12-30-2021, 09:59 AM.
                            Philip

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Philip View Post
                              I just converted the mm to feet. 2 x 4 feet is a perfect size starter layout that can easily be added to later. When I first looked at the 1st photo I thought it was bigger. Did you make the switch by hand. It look great! I need a few of those for my layout.

                              I have always wanted to have old Knarly trees like that. I use balsa wood for the trunks and plastic fern from Hobby Lobby. Kind of like the following link.
                              Frederic Testard did some like your making. I can't locate the thread. It's here somewhere...perhaps one of the old hand can find it?

                              https://www.all-model-railroading.co.uk/amr/index.htm Look on the left margin for "Big Tree Making"

                              Good work!

                              Yes, i am making the turnouts by hand, and also all the track. How many and what kind of switches you need?


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