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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.  (Read 60928 times)

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #870 on: June 28, 2019, 07:06:49 PM »
Well of course Rich!!!!  It made my day last weekend when I saw 1073 at Horseshoe Curve! 

By the way, the wife asked me if we win on the football pools this weekend, what are we spending the money on?  I had two answers :

1.  Get the bathroom and kitchen fixed (we have a toilet, a bathroom sink, a shower and a cooker which all don't work properly)
2.  Go to Horseshoe Curve again!  Seeing 1073 last weekend on the webcam made me long to be back there.

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #871 on: June 28, 2019, 08:40:56 PM »
Well of course Rich!!!!  It made my day last weekend when I saw 1073 at Horseshoe Curve! 

By the way, the wife asked me if we win on the football pools this weekend, what are we spending the money on?  I had two answers :

1.  Get the bathroom and kitchen fixed (we have a toilet, a bathroom sink, a shower and a cooker which all don't work properly)
2.  Go to Horseshoe Curve again!  Seeing 1073 last weekend on the webcam made me long to be back there.

Andy
UK

Andy, For you own personal safety, you better fix the bathroom and kitchen or you may find yourself living in the shed  :D
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #872 on: June 29, 2019, 05:33:40 PM »
Live in the shed?  That's OK Rich, the layout's in there!!!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #873 on: August 01, 2019, 02:01:35 AM »
 :dunce: Did somebody said bathroom?  :thumbsup:

Hello. I've been doing absolutely nothing!!
Last two months were during "Have fun what I made so far" campaign mode.
I had a guest running my layout though.


Hopefully I can resume some modelling projects soon.
My long working hours doesn't help at all on this situation.  :'(

Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #874 on: August 01, 2019, 08:25:18 AM »
Congratulations to Mr J and Miss V :  a great days' work!

Your layout is great Dats!  Always entertaining.  I would imagine the poop is nice and ripe, now it's July and August.  I'm glad I don't have to catch a bus at that bus stop right outside the industry!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #875 on: August 01, 2019, 08:41:52 AM »
Hey Dats - love this layout, especially the timber yard and biosolid facility, and the weathering of scenery and rolling stock. My layout's been in storage for a couple of months due to friends staying in our spare room, but am currently putting it back together.

Mike
My layout: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery, the Many Tricks Mine.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #876 on: August 01, 2019, 01:01:40 PM »
Hi Dats, A very nice video, thanks for sharing. I left some comments on your Youtube page. I didn't know your GP40-2 was sound equipped, very nice  :thumbsup:

Dats, do you have a link to Mr J's Crescent City layout videos or web page?

« Last Edit: August 01, 2019, 01:59:49 PM by Rich_S, Reason: Added Question »
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #877 on: August 02, 2019, 07:15:13 AM »
Another brilliant video, Dats   :claphappy:

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #878 on: August 02, 2019, 08:49:51 AM »
Hi Dats,

Very entertaining. Have dipped in and out in the past but will have to go back and read through from the start.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #879 on: August 13, 2019, 12:34:19 AM »
 :dunce: Hello?

Thank you very much for visiting a Low-Tech world.
I appreciate all of your comments and encouragement.

The Closet Branch is "Convey the era" campaign months now.
When I see my layout, I really don't know what era I'm modelling.
The era is supposedly1982.
Oh yes, 1982! Because...well, no reason. Just 1982.
You won't see Espee's speed lettering scheme on my layout.*
My Neanderthal brain tells me that easiest way to tell an era to everyone is Automobiles and street advertisements on the layout.
Therefore I bought some resin vehicle kits.
Four of them!! Yay!!
Those kits arrived today.

Right now I don't have a time to post them but I l'll upload some photos later.
I haven't bought any modelling stuff for a long long time so I'm proud of myself. :heart2:

If I can paint and assemble them well, it'll be telltales of my era.
And people would say "Oh, yeah! It's early 1980's alright!."
I'm 38% confidence on this one.

Dats
*The era might change without notice.
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #880 on: August 13, 2019, 11:39:40 AM »
I think you can still get away with 10-15 year old car models. I see them all the time these days, stuff from 2001-2004, so I doubt much has changed. Of course you'll get the one offs that are really old, those cars are either restored or rolling pieces of rust.

As for early 80s you'd still see a bunch of the big cars from the 1970s, I always think of the Chevrolet Monte Carlos, Oldsmobiles and the like. Mostly US stuff, I don't believe there were a ton of imports yet.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #881 on: August 13, 2019, 06:22:50 PM »
 :dunce: Hello?

Thank you, Jeff.
As I mentioned before, my layout is supposedly 1982 for absolutely no reason.
I really don't remember how ordenary streets were back in 1982. I don't even remember what I ate for a breakfast this morning.
On top of that, I'm too lazy to research about it.
So I conveniently figured out that most likely you saw late 70's automobiles and a few early 70's plus some newer '80-'81 vehicles.  :hmmm:

Therefore....
1970 Ford Galaxia 500


1973 Pontiac Grand Am


1975 Buick Regal


And 1977 Dodge Monaco


I bought them from Mr. Brian Fedoroff. (I don't know his actual model brand name.)
I saw him on YouTube DJ's train video that Rich* was featured.
The resin kits look wonderful. I can paint its interior too.
The instruction said clean the window area and glaze it myself.  :help:
I've been looking for N size 1970's US automobiles for a while and I tried shapeways before as well.
They have a bunch of stuff but their price were too high for my tiny hobby budget.
But I think I'll enjoy this resin kits.

If I can make it good or not is a totally different story.
My confidence level is dipping down to 29% sure for a successful painting result.  :scowl:

Dats
*Sidenote: Rich owes me his autograph. Please send me your autograph ASAP.
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #882 on: August 13, 2019, 10:43:52 PM »

 *Sidenote: Rich owes me his autograph. Please send me your autograph ASAP.





P.S.S Dats, I think Brian's company name is simply Brian Fedoroff  N scale resin vehicles.

A FYI for the folks in the UK and on the Continent. Brian mentioned he was working with a customer in the UK that only wanted 2 vehicles, Brian explained to the customer shipping would be the same price if the person order up to 10 vehicles (check with Brian for the exact number as my memory is a little fuzzy) as the current shipping prices is almost double the sale price of two N scale resin car kits. In other words, if you just need a couple vehicles but you have a few friends who are also looking for a few vehicles, combine your orders to save on shipping from the US to the UK. 
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #883 on: August 13, 2019, 11:14:15 PM »
Those cars look neat. Looking forward to the finished product. The cars from the late 70s into the 1980s made for some of my favorite stock car body styles. (even if I wasn't around to see it)



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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #884 on: August 14, 2019, 07:54:11 AM »
It's all good Dats!  And if the cars don't have a great paint job, put them near the back of the layout!!!!  Seriously, I think you'll do fine with them Mate.

Andy
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