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Vince P

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2019, 09:13:05 PM »
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Really digging this always like Narrow Gauge.

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2019, 10:12:28 AM »
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I love it! It reminds me of Dr. Hotballs's layout. Which is a big compliment.

What I REALLY love is the way that you've avoided the standard narrow gauge cliches.

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2019, 12:24:41 PM »
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Really starting to come together, looks great.

Can't believe you have 120 trees in that one area and it looks like you still put more in without over doing it.  I'm can see I'm going to have to invest in one of those wire tree making machines.

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2019, 06:33:45 PM »
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 Thank you all for the compliments !  Ed , as much as I would like to do mtns. and tunnels I felt that a layout this size that would be too Furlowish , so I tried the more typical .  Scott my secret to the trees is Moose Creek trees . I haven't found anything like them . Think they are a furnace filter based tree.... mike

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2019, 07:53:50 PM »
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Liking this a lot, so much in a small space.
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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2019, 07:17:09 PM »
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 Haven't done too much in the past few months , but I did add some more tall grass around the station .




  About 6 weeks ago I bought a Westside C-25 2-8-0 Good runner but it had an issue .


The boiler / cab sat way too far above the frame . So last weekend I got the courage to take a dremel to it and chopped dowm the cylinder saddle , a support under the center of the boiler and the rear frame . Lots of work but it's running again .  I also added a Tsunami 2 decoder ( the newest versions have a much better cylinder cock sound and rod clank is much better ) and their 13 x 18 cube speaker .

First photo shows how much closer the frame is to the running boards compaired to ...https://brasstrains.sirv.com/products/039122/DSC01366.jpg?scale.option=fill&scale.width=1200&quality=60





 The cab is still too tall , but I'm not quite ready to go that far yet ......Mike
« Last Edit: August 27, 2019, 07:19:53 PM by Mike C »

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2019, 07:23:01 PM »
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I like how the photos are improving along with the look of the layout.

What are you shooting your pictures with?  Looks like focus and lighting are still giving you a little bit of trouble...

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2019, 11:18:15 AM »
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Mike,

The layout is looking real good and the new engine looks great.  Are both the decoder and speaker in the tender?

Scott
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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2019, 06:53:11 PM »
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   Lee , its just a Moto G4 phone camera .  One of these days I need to get out the old Nikon and try to remember how to use it  :oops:

   Scott , yes their both in the tender , I used a Tsunami 2200 and a Soundtraxx 13 x 18 speaker .  Just no room in the boiler for a decent sized speaker unless you really hack the weight .....Mike

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2019, 04:44:19 PM »
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  Winter is coming ! K 27 456 get her snowplow mounted .



Unidentified engineer smashed the frame but it makes a nice storage shed . Those two better be on lunch !

This an old Tomalco kit I built about 40 years ago , weathered with a black wash .



The weeds keep growing ! Section foreman needs to get someone out there with the DDT .




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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2019, 09:51:21 PM »
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  Winter is coming ! K 27 456 get her snowplow mounted .



Unidentified engineer smashed the frame but it makes a nice storage shed . Those two better be on lunch !

This an old Tomalco kit I built about 40 years ago , weathered with a black wash .





Mike,  the scenery is coming along great.  I really like the shot of the Mudhen on the overgrown embankment, especially the grass overhanging the fascia.  It adds a nice touch of realism.

Scott
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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2019, 06:29:49 PM »
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 Thank You Scott !

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Re: HOn3 D&RGW ish
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2019, 06:33:19 PM »
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 Since it's fall I decided to replace the green Aspens that I wasn't real happy with . New ones are still Supertrees , but i tried to go a bit easier on the leaves to try to get a more see through look .