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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1845 on: April 06, 2024, 11:48:14 PM »
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Thanks for the link to the videos. One thing while watching them: have you ever thought about darkening the shiny wheels on locos? the steamers, actually. Maybe not the drivers, but the lead and trailing truck wheels? Or would that ruin the nostalgia? I think it might look pretty good, myself.

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1846 on: April 07, 2024, 02:23:43 AM »
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It would look better, but would also ruin the nostalgia.  That's the way things looked 50 years ago!
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1847 on: April 07, 2024, 12:35:23 PM »
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It would look better, but would also ruin the nostalgia.  That's the way things looked 50 years ago!

Already been done by using Unitrack.
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1848 on: April 07, 2024, 11:56:37 PM »
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True, but Unitrack doesn't look that different from neatly ballasted track from the early days.  The rail and ties are about the same, but the ballast is neater than most modelers managed.
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1849 on: April 10, 2024, 09:23:23 AM »
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Already been done by u[sing Unitrack.

I used Unitrak on the yard, which is designed to also work with my TTrak modules, thus requiring the Kato products.  Form follows function in this case.



Here's the ballasted transition between the Atlas snap track and the Unitrack at lower left near the girder plate bridge.  The color is a bit off, but once the scenery goes in around it I think it will be fine, especially once the rails are painted and some weathering is applied.

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1850 on: April 11, 2024, 02:00:25 AM »
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You could also say that it represents recently built, repaired, or reballasted track, which is why it's a different color, and looks neater.  Not all track in a town, prototype or model, has to be the same age.
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1851 on: April 15, 2024, 10:53:57 AM »
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Precious little work on the layout, but the Crew Lounge continues to blossom.


I used a faux stainless paint to convert the $15 dishwasher from white.  It's remarkably effective stuff.  The butcher block countertop is stained, and the cabinetry is set.  I just have to put the finish on the countertop and screw it down, color correct the white receptacles, and make the plumbing connections, then it's Martini Time!

I did run some trains across the room while I was tinkering... just to keep the update on topic...




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