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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 04, 2018, 08:28:11 pm »
As promised, here are some photos of the trees I have made for Cascade.  For some reason again, the photos are sideways on, so I apologise.  They are the right way around on my desktop!




This photo shows the little bit of hawthorn which makes the tree armature.  The WS green poly fibers are stuck to this, and then spray varnish sprayed onto the fibers and hawthorn and WS fine turf sprinkled over the top.




An individual finished tree.




A group of trees installed on the layout.  These will make up a wooded hillside.

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #91 on: March 04, 2018, 11:31:08 pm »
Hi Andy

They are fantastic scratch built trees!!
N size trees are often oversized looking but the fiber material made it so fine looking.
From normal point of view, they are looking so natural, Andy!!
Two thumbs up!!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #92 on: April 03, 2018, 08:47:16 pm »
I've been gifted a display cabinet, but unfortunately three of the glass shelves are missing.  I am making some new ones out of wood, and will cover them in green baize to match the back of the cabinet.

It will hold thirty of my fleet, which is just under a third.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #93 on: April 03, 2018, 09:50:59 pm »
Fantastic!
That's a great idea.
I don't think wood shelves would disturb the elegance of cabinet appearance.

One problem though, it can hold only thirty locos out of your a hundred loco collection.
It'll be hard to choose which gets on the display!!!

I just got an idea.  :idea:
It looks like it is wide enough shelves.
Is it hard to make two levels on each shelves?
Front side is as is. And back side is an elevated shelve.
Total of sixty locos?
That will be an awesome view!!  :camera:
Well, just a thought.  :-[

Can I see it with all filled up with locos in the future, Andy?

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #94 on: April 03, 2018, 10:20:50 pm »
I've managed to find a local supplier who will make up three perspex shelves for me, for £23.88 including delivery.  I think that a display cabinet for less than £24 is still a bargain. 

I like your idea of the double shelves for more of my locos Dats, but I think the cabinet will look too full if I did that.  I will just rotate the locos round from time to time, as and when I want to roster one of the locos from the display case.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #95 on: April 05, 2018, 06:17:30 pm »
Hi Andy, A very nice display case and a very nice gift. I have a feeling all of your Heritage Units will find their way into the display case, when they are not being used  :D
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #96 on: April 05, 2018, 09:21:35 pm »
You know something Rich?  I have a feeling that most of them will be in there before long....

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #97 on: April 07, 2018, 09:59:54 pm »
You know something Rich?  I have a feeling that most of them will be in there before long....

Andy
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 :thumbsup:
Cheers,
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #98 on: April 07, 2018, 10:13:19 pm »
Here's what's in there today..... Notice I've replaced the wooden shelves I made with the perspex ones now.  They look much better.

Also I found a new place from which to view trains in Blue Haven yard this morning!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #99 on: April 07, 2018, 10:18:14 pm »
I spent much of this afternoon replacing two switches in Blue Haven yard today.  It was meant to be one switch, but ended up being two when I broke the second one, relaying the trackwork after the first!  Still, it meant I was able to make the trackwork better overall.

Notice in my photo above of the Seaboard System loco in the yard that the tracks across the yard look good, in my opinion.  I don't weather track, I just let them weather naturally.  I always think that track looks better if allowed to weather by themselves.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #100 on: April 07, 2018, 10:22:17 pm »
Here's what's in there today..... Notice I've replaced the wooden shelves I made with the perspex ones now.  They look much better.





Hi Andy, The display case looks very nice. I agree, the new shelves look great  :thumbsup:
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #101 on: April 15, 2018, 06:27:40 pm »
Hi guys

I haven't been up to a lot on the layout recently, although I have put a new video on Youtube for people to enjoy.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

My latest Youtube video is now available to watch. Montrose and Highland Railroad 42 is live!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLlQNMjRhHk&feature=youtu.be

Hope you enjoy it!

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 12, 2018, 11:40:40 am »
Hi Andy
I see more time has passed again since your last update here!

Hope all is well and that your railroad hasn’t ‘cascaded’ to the floor!

That a powerful collection of motive power you have on show on your wall. Impressive stuff.

Cheer’s

Donald

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #103 on: August 14, 2018, 07:55:28 pm »
Hi Donald

Yes, I'm afraid we are in a dry period on the railroad right now.  I do have an ongoing project where I'm painting a UP SD70ACe into Montrose and Highland Railroad livery.  It's going quite well, and I will post pictures as soon as it's ready.

Thankyou for your interest!

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #104 on: November 03, 2018, 09:44:35 am »
So after an extremely long lay off (!) there is now a new Montrose and Highland Railroad video to watch!  It has a brief layout update and film from my visit to Horseshoe Curve in September.

Let me know what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJVKHdaNtdo&t=0s

Andy
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