Author Topic: San Diego and Arizona Eastern (SP 9/86) El Centro to Coyote Wells, CA (pics)  (Read 2791 times)

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chuck geiger

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Installment 1:

Santa Wife is getting me the depots we need!

Am I only the one that gets the Walthers joke "Clarksville Station", the Last Train To Clarksville and I'll meet you at the station. The depot is named after the Monkeys song. I am going to use that depot for the El Centro Depot. Even though it looks nothing like it. Who cares, it's gone and it's a memory. I will paint it SP colors, yellow, walls and sides, green roof and brown trim.

Also on it's way is the Imex Small Town Depot, which does look amazingly like The SD&AE Depot. I just need to add the columns.

I am not happy with the way the backdrop turned out, so I'm printing the mountains out and redoing the backdrop. Also switching from 1/8" Masonite to 1/4" stuff. Going to add the fascia with a 6" by 4' run along the edges. I'm going to use the desert color paint for the fascia as well. Whole thing should blend in nicely.


The start 1/11


Layout track in El Centro


Painting track


Grandson Patrick and I laying track


Starting to take shape


New River - Seeley, CA


Trestle and scenery going in




Laying out El Centro side


El Centro - Imperial Valley Feed and Grain (actually closed SPMT freight house)



Coyote Wells scenery





« Last Edit: December 16, 2011, 12:56:40 PM by chuck geiger »
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Chuck, it looks like it is coming together well....NICE JOB!

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Thanks Bremm, also John thanks for the link.
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I really like the sand drifts over the track, very nicely done.
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I have rebuilt the SD&AE website. Here's a link to the building of this layout. https://impossiblerailroad.wordpress.com/the-layout/
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Great job, Chuck...can feel the heat and the grit...
Jeff
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Thanks Jeff. I am an armchair guy now, went back to old layout and page rebuild.
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