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Erik W

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A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« on: February 11, 2008, 11:12:03 AM »
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Take a look at Tom Johnson's layout.  I think his layout shows the possibilities that can be achieved with a flat, narrow space in a shelf type layout.  Jim Six shot these photos.

http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b337/jsix/?action=view&current=DSCF35261024.jpg

Check out his photo album.  He nailed the look of the area he is modeling as well.

http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b337/jsix/

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Re: A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 11:52:26 AM »
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Holy crap! I read that article in GMR and didn't even realize it was his! *****!

I have been a Jim Six fan for a long time. In fact, I credit his articles on building the Cresson Helper Pool with partially getting me back into Conrail modeling.

That stuff looks REALLY good.

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Re: A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 11:57:30 AM »
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That is NICE. I really like some of the close to ground level shots of the grain elevator complex on the first page there. Excellent models and excellent photography & presentation.

Here's one of the shelves at my model railroad club. This area is no more than one foot deep; the entire width at the crossing is shown in this shot:


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Re: A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 12:56:16 PM »
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Hmmm....the GMR article says the layout is Tom johnsons not Jim six. I think J six must've just visited the the layout.

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Re: A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 01:00:57 PM »
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Jim Six and Tom Johnson are close friends, they live not too far from each other in northern Indiana.  Jim authored the GMR article and shot the photos.  The ones in GMR are only ~10% of the total number of exposures, he shared some of his 'reject' images over on the Atlas forum back in early December and they were gorgeous.


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Re: A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008, 03:43:26 PM »
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Nice Stuff... I'm about to start building a shelf layout in my workroom. This is inspirational!
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Re: A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008, 05:42:02 PM »
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There are some really neat shelf layouts out there right now. Almost wants me to change to HO... :P
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Re: A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 08:44:07 PM »
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That is NICE. I really like some of the close to ground level shots of the grain elevator complex on the first page there. Excellent models and excellent photography & presentation.

Here's one of the shelves at my model railroad club. This area is no more than one foot deep; the entire width at the crossing is shown in this shot:



This would look great in N Scale, I think this is me!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: A successful shelf RR in HO scale
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 11:45:52 AM »
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I'm a big believer in shelf layouts, in fact the one I'm (ahem) building is a shelf layout.

Without having to google or surf his gallery this can anyone tell how big this layout is?