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I was playing with a design to use for my small locos and came up with this.



It's 18 x 40-inches. Might be kind of fun!

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Looks interesting.

What happen with the 3 level design.....:?

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That is still in the works, this was just another idea.

Bob

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I think its a great idea then you can do some experimenting with the turntable an perhaps rustic it up a bit. Lots of room there for detail.:wave:

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While watching the Dallas Cowboys blow their playoff chances, I was drawing an engine house for the Pine Creek on my laptop, then printing it on card stock and cutting it out. #1 (white roof) was too big. #2 (green roof) still looked too big. #3 (blue roof) was better but I didn’t like the side building. I traded the one from #2 and I think it came out all right.

 



 

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Ain't they grand??

I don't know Bob....that blue roof looks a little narrow to me....I would think you would want a tad more overhang on the eaves?

That's just me.

Sorry about the Cowboys......sorta. ;)

I like the looks of the buldings......is that a model power tank on your flat there?

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I agree about the overhang but I like the size and shape.

That is a model power tank. I started that after one that you did awhile back. It still needs weathering and dullcoat.

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Cool!

Those are great little tanks.:pimp:

You don't need to do too much more on it...the peeled paint effect looks great.:apl::mex:

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I started on a little turntable for Pine Creek. A 4-inch drain cap and a 4-inch round grate.





 



 
Manual operation.

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Cool I like the idea :wave:

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Looking Good, Bob.  :thumb:

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That IS cool!

Bob when you say manual....do you mean you will just turn it by hand or will you
be installing a control through the facia like a slider bar?

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Interesting.............Bob, what is the Total Length of your turntable?? (4" drain I know but does it total 5" completed? )

I take it this will handle Porters only? Maybe some speeders etc?

Its interesting because i have aprox 16" Depth i'll be dealing with for my Diorama's. Youve Included Quite a few buildings into this small area (albeit small buildings ;) )

Its going to be fun watching this one develop!! :)

And Leave your MOTHER Out of this one!!! :D :D :D

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Dave, right now I’m just going to move it by hand. The white piece is stationary. The drain was originally a snug fit. I worked on it for awhile and now it moves freely.

 

Todd, total width is about 4 ½-inches. It will only hold one piece of rolling stock, either an engine or a car. You can use the turntable to run around a car but you need two different engines to do that. Since the track plan is simple that makes it more interesting to operate.

 

My MOTHER is not the one we need to worry about, it’s my MOTHER-IN-LAW!!! Maybe I’ll name one of the buildings after her…

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I printed a full sized copy of the track plan to see how things were working out.



It looks pretty good.

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Bob,

Plan looking good.

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I worked a a few more buildings.





 

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Hey Trebor, nice looking little setup. The boxcars, are they kits or scratch? I built some that look almost identical to go with my porters using a bobber caboose frame.The turntable is great for a little backwoods outfit! Thanks for the pics.

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Bob,

Those mockups look great.

Looks like your ready to start construction.....:bg:

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Good stuff!

Looks as though that is going to be a busy little place!!!:thumb:

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If it doesn't rain or freeze today, I'll pick up some pink foam on the way home and get started.

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Trebor wrote: If it doesn't rain or freeze today, I'll pick up some pink foam on the way home and get started.
Well it's RAINING so I guess you want get started this weekend......:(.
 See you at work monday...

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What program are you using to draw your buildings and your layout plan?

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John,

I used xtrkcad to do the layout plan. I saved it as a bmp file and then I used Paint to color it in. I printed it full size on a plotter.

I did the buildings with an old CAD program I have called Drawing Board. It's just a basic CAD program.

Bob

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It took some time but I got the foam and track down,


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Looking Good Bob.:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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neat little setup

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The “PLAN” was to have all day to myself. That didn’t work out. But I did get a few things done.

 

I used Harold’s technique on the roundtable

 



 

 

And, I got started on a tank car.

 



 

 

 

 

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Hey Bob ain't that the way it always goes?

I have been playing with Harolds technique also...how do you like it?

My first try I did not shake the bottle of Rit and got a purple color..oops...just a shake and went back over and it was fine....i think it's very interesting.

The tanker is looking great! :thumb:

Is that a pipe fitting of some kind?

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Dave,

I like Harold's technique but the turntable still needs some work.

The tanker is a copper pipe fitting with some Grant line nuts and a piece from the casting box.

Bob

 

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A new tender for engine #1.



 My daughter said the two men in the back are Stanley and Mitchel.

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Tender looks good, bob. :thumb::thumb:

Who are Stanley and Mitchel.....?

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Beats me... that's what she named them!

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I shaped the front of the layout with a large wire wheel on an electric drill at a slow speed. It sliced throught the foam like butter but left a rough surface. Then I thinned some joint compound and brushed it on.



The nice thing about a small layout is that you can just take it outside to dry!

It was 66 degrees at noon today. Three days ago it was 16!

Bob

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Your micro is looking great Trebor, looking forward to see more progress.

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Thanks Nelsen. It's good to hear from you.

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Boy! I really like the way you sculpted the foam, looks like it won't take much to make it resemble creek, dry wash etc. Good work man!

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Robn30 wrote: Hey Trebor, nice looking little setup. The boxcars, are they kits or scratch? I built some that look almost identical to go with my porters using a bobber caboose frame.The turntable is great for a little backwoods outfit! Thanks for the pics.
I'm not sure I ever answered this. I scratch built the first boxcar and then made a mold and cast some more. It might have been just as easy to build them one by one.

Bob

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I built mine three at a time to make it a little easier, now if I can just figuere out how to post my pics I could show mine. :asm: Thanks for letting me know.

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Maybe this will help

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=462&forum_id=3

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Thanks for the line ,I'm attempting to post some pics to proto photos now.

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When I originally planned Pine Creek I didn’t think it would be anything other than flat but when I needed three inches of foam to accommodate the turntable base, I made it a little wider and carved out the front. I liked the way it came out so I decided to add some hills along the back.

There wasn’t much room so I figured I’d wrap the hill around the office and make it look like they dug out the hillside to build it.

I made a foam block the same size as the building and attached it to the layout.



Then I built the hills snug up against it.





I removed the block and contoured the hillside. I thinned out joint compound and covered the hills. The block fit perfectly.





 

 

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Looking Good , Bob..:thumb::thumb:

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#3 is pressed into passenger service.



 

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Good thinking using the foam to block the plaster...looks great Bob!

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I like that very much indeed Bob, nice work :thumb:

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Yesterday was a near perfect day here in north Texas. Temperature in the high 70’s and lots of sunshine. We know what that means… YARD WORK!  Yard work will be followed shortly by POOL TIME and TRAIN TIME will become even scarcer. So, before that happens I wanted to get a little more done on Pine Creek.

I textured any remaining flat spots and put the basic ground cover down. Nothing major, just a little work before BACK PAIN from YARD WORK set in.



 

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Bob I need to ask you to stop using all those objectionable four letter words on the forum.

Namely.... YARD WORK, BACK PAIN.

I don't care for those. :bg::bg::bg:

Looks great!!

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The micro is looking great Bob, looking forward to see some "greens" growing up there.

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Hi Nelson,

Actually while I was working in the yard yesterday, I collected a bucket full of stuff that will make it's way unto the layout.

Bob

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The yard is in order, the vegetables are planted and Spring Break is over. I should be getting some time on the layout this week.

Bob

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Very cool ,looks pretty simple and I bet very functional :wave:

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The main structures are done.



Now the fun begins...

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Woo hoo!


Stuff is going to start growin now.

Looks terrific altready Bob.

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Yea BUDDY!!!! :thumb:  

Thats a Fantastic little scene...........Lots of cool stuff in a compact area.

This is really getting  to be a fantastic looking Module Trebor and I know its only going to keep getting better and better. Youve really made a lot of progress in a short time:apl:

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I too am very impressed with that. There is plenty there and lots of oportunity for some super detailing of buildings, junk piles, etc.  Very nice indeed!!!

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Awesome Job :thumb:

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Did someone say... DETAILS



I added another building as well.

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I see in your future wait the haze is clearing, yes, i am beginning to see....Ahhhhh its a magnifying visor and a small paint brush...Ye its all very clear now...You going to be one very busy camper :moose:

Details.............BRILLIANT!!!!:thumb:

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This man is on a roll, just up and adds another building along with the detail parts.

This sure is a busy little micro.:Woohoo:

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He he he....Great stuff Bob.........you better get the crew in there to tend to that stuff...I can hear the whistle from the morning freight in the distance!!!

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AH! The shipment from the great white north has arrived. :glad: Better get the ice off before it gets everything wet! It all looks great, good job!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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A few more things.

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Looking Good!!!

This ones been fun to watch......Your Quick Trebor!!

Youve been Busy Busy Busy :thumb:

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Your doing a great job, will there be trees soon as well

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Yep, trees are coming. And bushes and grass and weeds and sticks and stones.

But I still have some undeveloped real estate. There's a BIG empty spot in the center. Hmmm?

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Looking Good Bob.....I thinking pond for that open area...

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You're close Dwyane, There will be water.

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Scrap pile



Reorganized scrap pile



Reorganized again




Here's that water I promised Dwyane



 

I think I'm done for the weekend.

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ROFL.........That was fun.....:)

Nice piece of Scrap Trebor:moose::thumb:

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Here's an overview of where I am.



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Sheesh Bob!

You have put me to shame!

You have just about completed a whole mini and I am still trudging along on one structure!!!

Great work!!  :moose::thumb::moose::thumb:

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The micro is looking great Bob, full without looking to crowded, don't forget to leave space for a few trees!

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Thanks for the compliments. I didn't have much time this week but I did work on the water tower some.



 

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I like that little tower Bob.:moose:

Is that a kit?

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Bob,

Good looking ...:thumb:

How you do the brick work on the water tower?

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The water tower is scratch built. I used the same material for the walls that I used for the Engine House. After I glued it together and cut out the door opening, I used joint  compound for the stucco effect. I applied it with a putty knife around the edges. When it was dry, I sanded it smooth. I sprayed it cement color and then painted the bricks. I finished it with a wash of India Ink and alcohol. The tank is made from PVC pipe.

You can't tell in the picture, but the door is a piece of metal mesh. Everything else is styrene.

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Great job! :bg::bg::bg::thumb:

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Cool!  :thumb::thumb:

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After about three weeks of not working on the layout, I thought I'd spend the whole day today catching up BUT after five years of indecision, my wife finally picked a color for the bedroom SO... I painted the bedroom instead of the other buildings.

Tomorrow I'll work on the layout UNLESS the weather is nice. Then I'll take my daughter to the pool!

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I know the feeling Bob...life happens and family come first always!!:bg:

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Trebor wrote: After Tomorrow I'll work on the layout UNLESS the weather is nice. Then I'll take my daughter to the pool!

I do not know if you had any nice weather today but it rain over here(15-20 miles east of frisco) most of the day. No modeling today but I did get the garage cleaned and somewhat organized...

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Wish it would rain

What kinda dance is it that you are doing

7 year drought here

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These days I have to measure success in small steps... I managed to get some paint on another building.



 

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Building looks good...Bob.

Is it my eyes or is the roof a little warped up on the ends...

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Trebor wrote: These days I have to measure success in small steps... I managed to get some paint on another building.



 

I hear you , nice small steps you've accomplished:) I've been working on tree making and planting myself the past few weeks when I can. :boohoo

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dwyaneward wrote: Building looks good...Bob.

Is it my eyes or is the roof a little warped up on the ends...

Its warped.

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Maybe you can turn it over and glue a couple of stiffener to it and straighten it.

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I haven't given up on Pine Creek. Here are some of the details I cast this morning.



 

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Wow...mass production...

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Wow...mass production...

I would agree.:shocked:

Those are some real nice castings.:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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Looks great.  Just goes to show what details can add to any space!

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I'm a little burnt out on Pine Creek so I'm taking a break until later in the summer.

Bob

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Wow ! Go away for a little while and you build a town, great looking piece! :apl::apl::apl: I'll  look forward to seeing it when you get a chance to work on it again. :cool:

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Well Bob, youve had a Month Off...............is that enuff??? :P

Can we start :rah::rah: Yet?? :Woohoo:

You know if you dont get back to it they'll start saying you a :slow:.....Just Like Me!!!:)

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And proud of it.

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Hi Trebor, I've discovered your Pine Creek layout thanks to Carl's Small Layout Scrapbook.  Very interesting layout, specially from an operating point of view.  But the track plan is not exactly the same as in this topic.  Furthermore, I don't think a car can be stored on track 2 as it has no other track opposite the turntable.  Is that correct that location #1 is on track 1 instead of track 2?  Can you provide more explanations on operating this magic layout?
Thanks and congratulations for your work.  Great!

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Good question but a car can actually end up on track #2. As it says, a car can be pushed or pulled into a location. The first step would be to move engine #2 or #3 onto track 2. Engine #1 would move a car onto the turntable. That car can then be pulled into track 2. The engine would be stuck behind the car until it is moved out.

 

The track plan is essentially the same. Tracks 2 and 4 got straightened out when I laid down the track.

 

 I hope that helps.

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I agree that a car can be pulled onto track 2.  But in this case, the pulling engine will be stucked onto that track.  Regarding the final goal (to locate the three cars to their randomly assigned location, engine #1 at the water tower and engines #2 and #3 to their origin location (engine house and track #1), stucking an engine on track #2 will fail the target.  That's why I assumed the goal as described in Carl Arendt's site (http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page66a/index.html) is not possible, except switching track #1 and #2 (engine #3 on track #2 and car location on track #1).
By the way, have you already tryied to operate this layout?  I wonder how you can uncouple your cars (with magnet, I assume), but are they located under the track on the turntable?
Thanks a lot

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You’re right. The engine would be stuck behind the car. I didn’t think of that when I came up with the operating scheme. It depends if a car is spotted to location 2. I usually put magnets in all my layouts but I didn’t on this one so I have to uncouple by hand (I’m not very good at it).

 

Bob

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Trebor wrote:I have to uncouple by hand (I’m not very good at it).
:P that's also my concern with the Kadee couplers.  Not specially easy to do by hand :bang:

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IT”S TIME !!!!

 

Time to get back to work on Pine Creek. Over the weekend I plan to get the layout set up, take inventory of what I have and decide what needs to be done.

 

Now that I’ve posted this, I’m committed so here I go...

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I got started.



 

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Cool..good to see it set back up..:rah:

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Heyyy..... Trebs got the fire back...cool!

Looks great Bob! Keep hammerin away.:rah:

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Dang....Somebody Dusted :)

Go to town Bob.......Pick a direction and "Engage" :thumb: ( musta been that Star Trek Movie I watched last night LOL):Doh:

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I actually registered so I could tell you how much I have enjoyed this thread and your lil layout.  I am just getting started in 0n30 and am building something fairly similar sized at 40" by 14".  Thanks for the inspiration.

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Thanks Mike, I’m always flattered when people like my work. Actually the reason I am getting back to this layout is that there have been almost 10,000 views of this thread and I feel a little obligated to complete it.

 

I’d like to see what you’re doing as well. How about a track plan and some photos? There are a lot of very good modelers here and they are always glad to offer help.

 

Bob

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I am doing something similar to the Peeks Pike on Carl Arend's website.  I really want to model something in the NM area or possibly the Southern San Jaun area but until I figure that out I am going to knock some rust off with something small.

I will post some pics when I have something to show other than a pile of parts. 

Mike

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I didn’t realize how far back I started this thread. There are a couple of other threads that detailed construction of some buildings and the three locos.
 

Engine #1

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=958&forum_id=4&page=1

 
Freight House

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=1175&forum_id=6

 
Yard Office

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=1171&forum_id=6&page=1

 
Engine #2

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=971&forum_id=6&page=1

 
Engine #3

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=972&forum_id=6&page=1




 

 

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I started on some trees. These are just the frames.



My plan is to work on some more between plays during the Super Bowl.

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I've had a major meltdown on my regular PC so I'm a little limited on what I can do but here's a progress shot.



More later...

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Looks great..Bob:thumb:

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I second what Dwayne said Bob...it does look great!

I am not a fan of the fiber tree stuff but you have done a great job with it!
:pimp:

Kudos my friend! :apl:

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Dave,

I don't disagree about poly fiber trees but they're quick and inexpensive (cheap).

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Very nice.

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Business is picking up at Pine Creek.

 



 

I’m trying to get a few more things done before Spring Break shuts me down for the rest of the March.

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I added a backdrop. It's actually a picture I took in Santa Fe, New Mexico last October.



 

 

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 like the backdrop, could you tell us how you did it.

Is it done in tiles then pasted on, or was it sent out to a commercial trade house and printed as one peice.

Don

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I did it on a plotter which is just a large Laserjet printer. It uses a 36-inch roll of paper. It's just regular paper, not photo paper or anything special. I printer it about 24-inches by 54-inches and clipped it to a piece of cardboard.

It was actually a bad picture. The foreground was too dark but it had a nice sky. I cropped it and tweaked it with Photoshop.

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Bob-
You sure did a nice job on the background- even if the photo wasn't the best!


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Actually it a inkjet .....but yours came out better than my try at it with the one in my old office...Looks Great Bob...


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I did it on a plotter which is just a large Laserjet printer.

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dwyaneward wrote: Actually it a inkjet .....


I realized that after I posted it.  Anyway it's a big printer.

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You need some of the photo qualilty paper we have back in my area...come by and check it out..

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Hey Bob
Pine Creek has turned out to be one of the nicest micros I have seen. Great work! Great photos! I'll be keeping them for inspiration.

Brian

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Yep Great job Robert!!!  :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:


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Absolutely !  It's a great job.  All these little details bring life and dimension to this micro layout.  Congratulations !

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Holy gozongas man you got a great micro goin, btw have you got a card game for it like them inglenook puzzles? every time is a great time to make one :D

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ytter_man wrote:  have you got a card game for it like them inglenook puzzles?
Sort of, if you go here: http://www.carendt.us/scrapbook/page66a/, the operation is detailed (way at the bottom). Also, there is some additional information on pages 10 and 11 of this topic.

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Geez, Bob-that is an excellent layout. I love the funkiness and the small lokies!  The details are excellent and  the work is top rate! You need to display it in upcoming shows. I'll bet the Texas Outlaws would love to talk to you about showing it. That group is changing direction from "the largest....." to "the best...."  Other modelers should see what you've done.

             Woodrow

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W C Greene wrote: Geez, Bob-that is an excellent layout. I love the funkiness and the small lokies!  The details are excellent and  the work is top rate! You need to display it in upcoming shows. I'll bet the Texas Outlaws would love to talk to you about showing it. That group is changing direction from "the largest....." to "the best...."  Other modelers should see what you've done.

             Woodrow

Woody,

We to get him to bring it to the Div 3 Meet...Everyone would love to see it..

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Thanks for all the compliments. This has been a fun project.

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Excellent Layout Bob, very similar to many in the UK - not concept BUT sizewise.:thumb:

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You had the fun doing it.

We had nearly as much fun watching.:c2:

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I was playing with Photoshop and came up with this.



 

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Looks good.  Could be just before dawn with a work light overhead.

Keep playing.

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I was trying out some new software for resizing photos.



 

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^A train like that must take some time to fiddle with on the Pine Creek no?

Also photobucket will do it for you automatically if you look in your settings a bit.

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ytter_man wrote: Also photobucket will do it for you automatically if you look in your settings a bit.

You're right. I forgot about that. Thanks.

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Trebor wrote: ytter_man wrote: Also photobucket will do it for you automatically if you look in your settings a bit.

You're right. I forgot about that. Thanks.



Yes it will....but....they stay the same size...huge...on your hard drive.

Just something to consider. :Hmm:

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I've always used this Freebie Dave:
http://www.xnview.com/
Does most things ( any size you like) BUT unfortunately won't compensate for Barrel effects.

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Gerry, I use ACDSee.

I am very familiar with it and can do just about whatever I need to with it.

Like I always say, use whatever works for you and makes you happy.:thumb:

Cheers!

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Crikey :-  So many different mini scences on the one micro layout, each picture evokes a different story.

You may Pass Go and collect your $200:thumb::thumb::glad::glad:

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^and dont build a jail, so you never have to get stuck there!

Very nice :)

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Hey Bob
Sorry for not replying to your posts sooner but I've had my second hard drive crash this year. The first in January was my external data drive and this one was the drive on my laptop. ARRGGH! Makes a fellow think about becoming a Luddite! Whatever happened to rotary dial phones anyways? How about "party lines"?

In any case, I've really appreciated your posts:

May 7 - have lots of fun with PhotoShop. Be careful, it's tremendously addictive!

May 10 & 14 - Great stuff on Pine Creek! I love it when little layouts are like the EverReady Bunny - they keep going and going....
May 15 - I checked Carl Arendt's Scrapbook and there you are with 2 layouts! Well done! Since he put my Tortuga & Pine Creek layout right after your Pine Creek I guess I can bask in your reflected glory!

There's a lot of good work going on in this Forum. I hope others will submit their efforts to Carl. He often comes back with great suggestions.

Cheers

Brian

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Hi Brian,

I know what you mean. I had a crash and a lightning bolt. Now I have a new computer with Vista.

You don’t need to bask in my glory. You’ve more than earned your own.

I’m always amazed at the response to Carl’s site. Pine Creek has had about 1500 hits in the three days after his mid-May update came out. He always has nice things to say.

Someday we’ll all have to make a field trip to Pittsburgh to meet him.
 

Bob

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I found a couple more pictures to post:



 





 

 

 

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Just noticed the grand little backdrop. The clouds are nice

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Bob, this is a very interesting little layout very nice detail and several little mini scenes that are done very well, I was hoping you could tell me how you printed such a large background in one piece?Thanks Pat

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Pat,

It was printed on a Plotter, which is a large inkjet printer that uses 36-inch rolls of paper. I would think any print shop would that capability.

Bob

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Bob or anyone else, could you tell me what would be the best settings on a camera to use to be able to print out such a large format? Thanks Pat

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Just guessing Pat, I would say to set it for as many megs as you are able.

The bigger the original image, the more you will be able to have the print enlarged before it starts to distort or pixelate.

Sounds right to me anyway. :mex:


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Sounds about right Dave , generally for best quality for editing or printing higher the meg a pixal less pictures , so if your getting one pic from the digi camera thats the best quality.

Amazing how much activity you've managed to get in the one little scene, well thought out indeed.

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Pat,

 

Dave and Lynn are right. Use the highest setting you have on your camera. I shot that picture with my older camera which is about 1.2 mega pixels.  It ended up being 2304 x 1075 pixels in size. I don’t think I could have enlarged it much more before the quality deteriorated.

 

Bob

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The printing industry ( Lithographic) looks for a minimum of 6 megs. prefer 8 megs plus. Ink jet production is not so demanding. As for backdrops remember you are viewing it from some distance which will help mask it.

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Guys, thanks for the input on the camera setting, Bob what can I expect to pay for something like this? And is there any other tips I should know before I let them print it? Finish type and any other questions they might ask when I take it to them? Thanks Pat

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I don't really know. I have access to one. I would tell them very specifically what you’re doing and what you want the final product to be. They should be able to help you. I just used regular paper, not photo paper or glossy material.

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OK fellow mini/micro layout builders, here's something from long ago which should inspire you to build a layout. This ain't for armchair modelers, Bob (Trebor) did a fantastic job and in a short time. I have left all the posts intact since they are part of the work shown. Check this out, it deserves to be seen again.

Woodie

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Bob (Trebor) was very active on FreeRails

We miss ya buddy!!!


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Bob's Pine Creek was a brilliant little layout and has influenced each of the mini/micro layouts I have built since the thread appeared in this Forum.

Thanks, Bob!

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Glad I clicked on this thread. Lots of good stuff here. Thanks for bringing it back to life, Woodie.

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I really like micro layouts, a good one like this shows how you can realistically fit a lot into a small space. What works on a micro layout (or module) can also work for a tight patch of "real estate" on a large layout.

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Great layout with lots going on, for a minimum space.

Rolling stock, buildings, scenery ... it's all there.


:bg:


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Damn P#$%^&*(BUCKKIT!!!

Outlaw Troublemaker

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I noticed that the photos for 'Pine Creek' seem to be all back in place ...

... shame about the logo from those nasty folk at 'Photobucket' ...

... oh well.  :P



Check out 'Pine Creek' if you haven't already ...

... a great lil' layout !  :bg:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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Si. wrote: ... shame about the logo from those nasty folk at 'Photobucket' ...

... oh well.  :P


Do they really mess up every picture with this crappy logo? 

From people who pay their outrageos fee? 

Or is there a way now to use PB for free again?


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" ... they really mess up every picture with this crap ... 

... their outrageos fee ... 

... is there a way now to use PB for free again? "


Hi Corv8


Im not sure if Im the official line around here

But my official line is tear up your Photobucket contract & make good use of it in the outhouse !


Even FREE crap isnt worth the outrageous time messing about with the super snail speed of using Photobucket !

Their software really is CRAP and as for the fees I wouldnt pay em a Dime for shit


Just my personal view you understand


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Eddie,

Fully agree.
I never have used it - used dropbox until they stopped their photo sharing feature.
Now I post my things at Flickr, however with the restriction to 1000 pics I will some day get a problem.
But at least this works ok, and the fee they ask for a pro account is reasonable.

I am more than furious at PB as they have nuked hundreds of good threads in various forums which are worthless now.
Hate their silly grinning cat that shows up everywhere.

Gerold


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Thanks for the heads-up that the photos are back.

I read this thread a while back but without pictures, well... it's hard to visualize someone else's creativity.

I have enough trouble visualizing my own.

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I found that right clicking on an image would give the option to open it in a new window/tab, without the PB graffiti.





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