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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2010, 06:45:48 PM »
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Very nice!  Now you need a loco.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2010, 09:47:56 AM »
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In the last photo it's starting to look like something!
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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2010, 10:18:07 AM »
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I think it's looking really good. My only concern is that the walls seem a bit smooth. Have you tried printing on some kind of textured paper, or doing something to the paper afterward to give it some irregularities?
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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2010, 10:35:03 AM »
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I think it's looking really good. My only concern is that the walls seem a bit smooth. Have you tried printing on some kind of textured paper, or doing something to the paper afterward to give it some irregularities?

I'm happy with the left wall...but I may place a fold where the cream brick is to give it a difference, even though it is not like that on the prototype.

The right wall is just a temp fill in...I plan to cut the windows out and fold the paper back to create more 3D texture.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2010, 10:48:00 AM »
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I think it is strange that when I think of Southern California, I don't think of brick buildings. I am sure there are plenty there, but it's not what my mental image brings up.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2010, 03:35:19 PM »
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I think it is strange that when I think of Southern California, I don't think of brick buildings. I am sure there are plenty there, but it's not what my mental image brings up.

Funny, I was thinking the same thing.

Also, Tom, you're doing a switching layout in Z scale? Are you a masochist? (Yes, I appreciate the irony that people said the same thing about N 20 years ago...)

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2010, 03:46:11 PM »
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Are you a masochist?
He did tell us the layout room door says "BDSM dungeon"  :P

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2010, 04:02:53 PM »
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I think it is strange that when I think of Southern California, I don't think of brick buildings. I am sure there are plenty there, but it's not what my mental image brings up.

Funny, I was thinking the same thing.

Also, Tom, you're doing a switching layout in Z scale? Are you a masochist? (Yes, I appreciate the irony that people said the same thing about N 20 years ago...)

Lol...

Ed, I don't see how I could do a switching layout that offers "switching operations" due to Z's size.  So, it will look like a switching layout, but have a secret run-around track to form a loop.  I want to run a track into a building and have it secretly loop around.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2010, 04:44:33 PM »
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I want to run a track into a building and have it secretly loop around.

Erm... it's not a secret any more...
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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2010, 06:17:31 PM »
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I think it is strange that when I think of Southern California, I don't think of brick buildings. I am sure there are plenty there, but it's not what my mental image brings up.

Me neither ... I imagine sand, and Pam Anderson in a red swimsuit ..

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2010, 10:47:43 PM »
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I think it is strange that when I think of Southern California, I don't think of brick buildings. I am sure there are plenty there, but it's not what my mental image brings up.

Funny, I was thinking the same thing.

Also, Tom, you're doing a switching layout in Z scale? Are you a masochist? (Yes, I appreciate the irony that people said the same thing about N 20 years ago...)

Lol...

Ed, I don't see how I could do a switching layout that offers "switching operations" due to Z's size.  So, it will look like a switching layout, but have a secret run-around track to form a loop.  I want to run a track into a building and have it secretly loop around.

Cool. Should be pretty excellent.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2010, 12:40:35 AM »
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Tom, I dont see why z scale small size precludes it from switching.  I switch my layout and so do others. What is the fun of running around and around with no purpose.  The purpose of any train is to pick up and drop off cars for profit. Here is a a example of a z scale switching layout.




I think it is strange that when I think of Southern California, I don't think of brick buildings. I am sure there are plenty there, but it's not what my mental image brings up.

Funny, I was thinking the same thing.

Also, Tom, you're doing a switching layout in Z scale? Are you a masochist? (Yes, I appreciate the irony that people said the same thing about N 20 years ago...)

Lol...

Ed, I don't see how I could do a switching layout that offers "switching operations" due to Z's size.  So, it will look like a switching layout, but have a secret run-around track to form a loop.  I want to run a track into a building and have it secretly loop around.
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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2010, 02:40:11 AM »
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Actually from what I've heard and seen MT diesels run pretty slow. Probably better than most N scale locos...

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2010, 07:36:22 AM »
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I switch my layout and so do others. What is the fun of running around and around with no purpose.  The purpose of any train is to pick up and drop off cars for profit.

Quote of the year!!!

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2010, 08:52:39 AM »
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Well, I had no idea Z scale locos are that smooth.  I had imagined jack rabbit starts that would prevent switching.