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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.  (Read 15923 times)

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #300 on: June 12, 2017, 07:55:53 pm »
Hi Dats

Your ribbon is similar to the toile I mentioned.  I managed to get mine from Hobby Lobby in Washington State a couple of years ago.  It is so fine you can barely see the holes in the material, but you know it's there!  You'll perhaps know it best as the fence between my maintenance depot and the Morning Harvest plant on my layout.

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #301 on: June 27, 2017, 11:03:51 pm »
Hi guys

I've been slowly working on my extension.
I had to realign a curve and now my Tunnel motors can negotiate the curve.




I also built two handmade billboards.
These are the backside of billboards.



I'm planning to use them something like this.


Recently I had a chance to visit my brother in law's layout. (He has a wonderful big layout.)
I wanted to bring my train to run on it.
So I made a homemade carrying case for it.
Also I realized that a lunch bag can be a great
Carrying case for N.
Anyway I'll report back to you if I have something new.

Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #302 on: June 29, 2017, 10:26:58 pm »
It's always great when your locos can get over a piece of track every time, where before they used to derail.  Result!!!

I like the advertisement hordings as well Dats, nice work!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #303 on: June 30, 2017, 05:59:01 pm »
I really like the "vanishing" road effect on your background..
Gerard

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #304 on: July 10, 2017, 03:41:32 pm »
Hi guys

Thank you very much for your comments Andy and keerout.


A little modelling.
I added water drainages on the road.


And I scratch built a lumber dealer shed.
Wrapped lumber is just temporary. I originally made it for my centerbeam car.
I will eventually make lumber stacks... Somehow.


Dats



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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #305 on: July 10, 2017, 06:12:09 pm »
Looks great Dats!

Simple way to redo those lumber stacks would be to print out the labels again and glue them to a suitable piece of styrene.  If the building's in the background, put the stacks towards the back of the building and it will look fine, I think!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #306 on: July 11, 2017, 12:39:25 am »
Looks good Dats

I'll be needing a shed like yours too. Nice work. And the road drain and manhole are great additions.

Webbo


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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #307 on: July 12, 2017, 01:00:17 pm »
I will eventually make lumber stacks... Somehow.

Coffee stirrers are a very useful source of thinly cut timber and (sort of) free ....

Mike

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #308 on: July 19, 2017, 03:12:58 pm »
Hi guys

Andy, Webbo and Mike thank you very much for your reply.

Mike, you are genius. 
Thank you for the information.
I made some lumber stacks from Coffee stirrers as you mentioned and yes it was free at cafe.
I need to make a lot more.
I probably use cutout photo on the inside wall of the shed.

Ground cover is working in progress.

Dats

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« Reply #309 on: July 19, 2017, 04:05:19 pm »
I probably use cutout photo on the inside wall of the shed.

Thanks Dats. Maybe use the mirror you experimented with previously at the back of the shed?

Mike

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #310 on: July 19, 2017, 04:11:19 pm »
Oh yes Dats, those coffee stirrers work a treat!  I think you should make a load more, especially since they are free!  You could still put the mirror or the printed out photo, which you were going to use, and you can use the stirrers as well!

I'm tempted to use the same sort of industry on my new layout!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #311 on: July 29, 2017, 06:38:36 pm »
Hi everyone

Finally! I've been doing this for two weeks!
My homemade fence is taking its shape.
First attempt came out really bad.


Second attempt Came out a little bit better.


Mike, I'm still experimenting with a mirror. Most likely it doesn't work. Because the depth of structure isn't deep enough.
I can see the track inside of shed.
And I don't know how to cut a mirror to the size.
(I'm scare of cutting my fingers!!)
Do you use a mirror on your layout?

Andy, thank you for your comment.
I almost gave up fence construction but your video helped me going again.
I used thin wires from an electrical wire on first fence but I haven't using them on second one yet.
I'm debating myself that I rather leave it out or not.

Dats


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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #312 on: July 29, 2017, 07:51:01 pm »
Dats, the second fence is a vast improvement on the first one.  You should stick with that one.  Start putting some ballast and grass down in the area now, and you'll see how great this looks!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #313 on: July 30, 2017, 02:35:15 am »
Dats, both fences look very good.

The first go looks very dilapidated and not all unrealistic. Certainly, the second fence looks much better maintained.

Robert Frost is supposed to have said that "good fences make good neighbors" not that we might want to have a wood products depot as a neighbour. But then, why not? One is not likely to be bothered by wild parties at 1 am.

Webbo


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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #314 on: July 30, 2017, 10:56:18 am »
Nicely done, dats 😎

I agree the second looks in much better condition, and the first looks just great for a run down ramshackle thing, as Webbo said.
I'm guessing that a railroad yard would prefer the second, but your battered boxcar looks right at home with the first!
Thanks for sharing.
Donald

 

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