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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2013, 04:19:15 PM »
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This is what he was working on when he died.  He was going for the exact kind of bridge I'm planning.  I guess this whole project is a bit of an homage to the old boy...



Here's his old radio cabinet rig.


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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2013, 04:32:00 PM »
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Shame to hear that he has passed away...
His PRR A5 looks smashingly good and I was wondering what he used for the shell...


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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2013, 06:03:25 PM »
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Oh man, I forgot about Gregg's last project. That layout was really shaping up to be cool too.

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2013, 11:33:44 AM »
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I'm wondering what he used for the marsh grass...  That's pretty good looking...
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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 11:43:24 AM »
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This is what he was working on when he died.  He was going for the exact kind of bridge I'm planning.  I guess this whole project is a bit of an homage to the old boy...


Looks like flattened pot topper to me.
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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2013, 12:33:01 PM »
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I agree with Phil.I have some of that on the home layout and it looks just like that.To bad the rest of my layout doesn't look that good.
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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2013, 05:34:58 PM »
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With the help of DKS and input from the BWI a$$hat crew, we've come up with this track plan:



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That is a really interesting plan Lee. I'm tempted to go out and get another HCD and create a version of that layout, with a couple of modifications.

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2013, 08:51:28 PM »
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I really like the concept and the scenic possibilities with the plan.

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2013, 01:07:35 PM »
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This project should cover your topic needs for the next couple magazine columns.

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2013, 02:17:20 PM »
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Actually Blazeman, I'm going for the full tamale... a feature article!  I can only dream of achieving the accolades of Dr. Vollmer...  Hopefully MR will begin publishing an annual called "Pretty good, or maybe Fair to Middlin' Model Railroads"...  Then I might have a shot at it!

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2013, 03:50:37 PM »
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Nice idea!
I don't quite understand how the junction is going to be operated. Are the tracks that end at the edges of the layout a suggestion of the world beyond, or are they supposed to act as staging?

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2013, 05:17:44 PM »
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That end of the plan will be tucked into the cabinet, so they're only a suggestion of the world beyond.
I'm sure at some point this will drive me absolutely mad, but a man's got to know his (and his space's) limitations!

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2013, 07:43:12 PM »
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I gotta say that's a pretty good trackplan!  :)

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2013, 01:17:31 PM »
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Well... the best laid plans of mice and men...  Came in to work the other day to find that my crew sold the cabinet out of from under me...  Sticking with the track plan, though. 

I'm sure another cabinet will come through the store soon enough.

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Re: Laurel Valley Oxford Branch - Layout in a Cabinet
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2013, 03:27:31 PM »
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Get going on it .. and write an article for Nscale .. they need some content ..  :( ..