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legostudios34

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HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:55:18 PM »
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So after lurking for too darn long, I finally decided to start posting. Heres a pretty quick video overview of my FEC Panhandle Sub West end, a fictional line between Tallahassee and Pensacola, Florida. I have NS run-throughs because NS has too many interesting locomotives to not model it, but FEC always comes first. 10x12, basic oval with multiple sidings, a yard, and eventually staging behind everything else. I'll try to get a plan up later this week.

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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 07:26:39 PM »
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Nice start! I'm curious as to why FEC - that's SCL/SBD/CSX country, and there are plenty of short lines to model as well.
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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 07:41:29 PM »
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I chose FEC because I love the operations and locomotives of it (and had plenty of it's equipment when I started the layout) , I just took a little creative license with the location so I would not be expected to perfectly match any location along the real FEC.

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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 08:35:38 PM »
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I'm a Seaboard System guy, but the FEC is cool.  I've always admired its motive power over the years.  Ed K.'s a fan, too.  Glad you have quit lurking, and keep those updates coming.

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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 09:27:13 PM »
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Very nice. I've always been a fan of the speedway paint scheme.


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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 09:38:52 PM »
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The FEC is one of my (not so) secret loves.

I dig it.

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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 04:44:57 PM »
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First we see FEC 220 rolling down the street running Cottondale, where it will terminate at the yard. It is taking the siding, and 131 will meet it shortly.

Today's 220 was an interesting train. It was assigned the two SD70s but the only freight was the one boxcar that is seen on the head end. 25 minutes before it was scheduled to leave Jacksonville, NS rolled into Bowden with a grain train for the Cottondale elevator, which would have become train 242. Instead of running two trains, FEC decided to put the grain cars onto the back of 220, and they departed Jacksonville 30 minutes late and headed west. The NS power, 2 C44-9Ws, was sent back to NS in Jacksonville.

FEC 131 was also interesting today. A mistake was made when loading 129, and a trailer was forgotten, so a refund was given to the customer and the trailer was loaded and put on FEC 131 for Jacksonville so it would not have to wait until tomorrow's 129.

And here are the Legos -
High Point, GA by lego-studios34, on Flickr

Lego 8101 by lego-studios34, on Flickr

"Oh Monongahela!" by lego-studios34, on Flickr

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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 09:18:09 PM »
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The ballast train was in Cottondale today. by lego-studios34, on Flickr

The ballast train was in Cottondale today.

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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 09:43:35 PM »
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I know this is my layout update, but since I'm too lazy to make another topic, here's an update on my model of NS 6920 tonight.

Making Progress. by lego-studios34, on Flickr

Quick progress shot on NS 6920 tonight. All the decals on the engineers side are done, with the exception of Micro-Solling them.

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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2014, 07:32:51 PM »
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FEC 104 Cottondale by lego-studios34, on Flickr

FEC decided to only run one train tonight, 141, by combining trains 119 and 143. This led to an awesome FEC - FEC - NS - CofG consist. Downtown Cottondale, FL exiting the yard.

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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
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Re: HO Scale FEC/NS layout
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2015, 05:46:11 PM »
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The layout is still going - I just haven't posted here in a while. Today I've been working on scenery just east of downtown Cottondale.

FEC 714 Train 119 East Cottondale by lego-studios34, on Flickr

The blue backdrop is just temporary, needed something to make it where I wouldn't have the brown walls of the train room in the picture.