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St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« on: June 06, 2019, 04:14:28 PM »
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As a distraction from my other projects I have decided to convert a old layout which I started over 10 years ago which was to be a British diesel depot. Having started collecting some Milwaukee Road diesels this sounded like a good idea to build my first AmericaN Scale layout.


Below are some images of the progress which started last December;



Here was the starting point, a Peco diesel engine shed and a cassette off scene area.



After selecting St Paul as a prototype I set to work converting the Peco shed to look like the building in this link -  http://www.railpictures.net/photo/162702/



Next an overpass and concrete footings for the shed were added.



Tremendous Earth powder was used for ballast and weathered down using MIG powders.



Add a cut down Walthers car shed as a back drop.



And a good friend had my design for a surround laser cut from 3mm plywood.

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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 04:23:14 PM »
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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 04:29:20 PM »
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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 04:45:26 PM »
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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 05:09:41 PM »
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Ok, now this I must take issue with. The barbed wire posts should be pointing the other way!

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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 05:24:09 PM »
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They're obviously trying to keep that smokin' hawt locomotive from wandering off the property... ;)
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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 06:08:50 PM »
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Choice!

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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 08:53:38 PM »
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Milwaukee Road and Saint Paul? Nice :drool: Hope to see more!

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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 01:33:03 AM »
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Thank you all for the warm welcome, I've added some more recent shots below after adding some more recent details and weathering.

Ed, I know what you mean about the fence. As there was no fence on the prototype there I was struggling to decide which way it should face due to it being in the middle of the yard.
















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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 09:50:09 AM »
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Pig's Eye Yard then?  would the overpass be Warner Road?

This is some nice work 

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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 05:47:23 PM »
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Bingo! Got it in one :)

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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2019, 10:58:54 AM »
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No modelling progress to report recently due to a moving house, but I've dusted it off and have been playing with lighting and camera work.






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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2019, 11:55:19 AM »
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This is an off topic question, but is there a “pinhole” camera option for digital photography that will have full depth of field in focus?

I know nothing about picture taking.

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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2019, 02:00:31 AM »
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Possibly,

I tend to stand further back and crop the image when taking photos like that in N Scale.

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Re: St Paul - N Scale Milwaukee Road
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2019, 08:58:06 PM »
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Thanks. That might help.