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5mph Track
« on: October 01, 2007, 04:34:03 PM »
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 05:36:30 PM »
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Ed, that looks great!!!
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 05:45:36 PM »
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can almost smell the diesel and creosote
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 07:09:48 PM »
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Looks very nice . Are you going to add any right of way rusted odds lying in the ballast and ends ,or garbage and junk ?

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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 09:37:33 PM »
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Looks very nice . Are you going to add any right of way rusted odds lying in the ballast and ends ,or garbage and junk ?

he already added the GP30....
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2007, 09:48:25 PM »
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Looks very nice . Are you going to add any right of way rusted odds lying in the ballast and ends ,or garbage and junk ?

Yeah, good call.  Trash, rusted stuff, etc would really round out the scene.

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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007, 09:51:54 PM »
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One thing we could use in N scale are shopping carts, especially if they were reasonably priced. Any chances of seeing those, Craig?
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 10:08:00 PM »
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One thing we could use in N scale are shopping carts, especially if they were reasonably priced. Any chances of seeing those, Craig?


Ah yes, the shopping cart, also known as the North Philly RV....
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 10:33:07 PM »
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2007, 12:45:40 AM »
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The rails need to be kinked and wavy....at least that's the way the South Kansas and Oklahoma(SKO) has let their former 50mph Santa Fe line get embargoed down to 5mph. Oh, and you need some missing and broken ties....you've got the weedy roadbed down and the lack of usable ballast...maybe you need some winos and "huffers" taking a nap between the rails, waiting to have their heads and feet cut off. This happened on the BNSF a couple of months ago in Tulsa. :P I'm just yanking your chain...it looks great.

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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2007, 03:49:50 AM »
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Looks good to me. I love worn down looking tracks, even if you don't run trains on them. There is always that one last siding that they for whatever reason have forgot to tear up.

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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2007, 07:55:37 AM »
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Sweet Eddie!

Seanie-poo, Gold Metal Models already makes some etched shopping carts...
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2007, 08:01:52 AM »
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Looks good to me. I love worn down looking tracks, even if you don't run trains on them. There is always that one last siding that they for whatever reason have forgot to tear up.

That's a magnet for me, that's for sure.



Ed, nice job. Second pick is really fine. Definitely need some rusting junk, tho.
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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2007, 08:44:05 AM »
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Here are the CSX tracks behind my house:

Eventually they disappear into the weeds and stop with no bumper at all.


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Re: 5mph Track
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2007, 08:52:53 AM »
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That looks fine on a diorama .. but from operational standpoint .. shiny rail tops with weeds growing all over ... and how would you clean the track without screwing up the scenery ..