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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #405 on: April 02, 2021, 12:58:19 AM »
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healing be with you...


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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #406 on: April 02, 2021, 12:59:19 AM »
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So, what you're saying is that there was collateral damage.

This is why TRW has upvoting ;)

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #407 on: July 11, 2021, 08:35:40 PM »
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Just in case you'd forgotten...the Colorado Midland 2.0 in N scale is still alive!

I made a big push this weekend.  Didn't meet all my objectives but nevertheless I'm happy with the progress.  This was mainly about finishing the fascia, building a controller shelf (temporarily screwed in but will eventually be removable with bolts and wing nuts), and finishing the scenery along the layout edge (necessary before painting the fascia).  I still need to tie all the feeder drops from the upper level into their own bus wires and I also need to finish installing the big steel trestle before trains will be running on the upper level.  The good news is that after I accomplish those two items, all the rest of the work remaining is cosmetic (scenery is my favorite task!).







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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #408 on: July 11, 2021, 08:48:38 PM »
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Dang man! You need to do Nn3 next  :D

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #409 on: July 11, 2021, 11:02:50 PM »
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Wow, that rocks! I mean, it really does; your rock building is second to none. And I sure see the joy in the simple ‘loopy’ track plan.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #410 on: July 12, 2021, 09:36:17 AM »
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #411 on: July 12, 2021, 02:42:38 PM »
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What a hatchet job!  Or did you use an ads on those bridge timbers?

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #412 on: July 15, 2021, 10:44:08 AM »
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I finished tweaking and installing the “big red trestle"--a bridge based off of several Colorado Midland bridges, but more specifically Hop Gulch Bridge at Buena Vista--on my N scale Colorado Midland layout.  It's a heavily modified Micro Engineering steel viaduct kit, with the diagonal beam bracing all replaced with music wire to represent the tension rods on the prototype.  The scenery behind it and the river below it are obviously far from finished.





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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #413 on: July 15, 2021, 11:34:56 AM »
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Hot damn, I love good modeling.  Outstanding!

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #414 on: July 15, 2021, 01:29:01 PM »
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Hot damn, I love good modeling.  Outstanding!

DFF

I was wondering if I could still work effectively in N scale.  So far I'm pretty happy with how things are coming along.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #415 on: July 15, 2021, 02:22:51 PM »
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I was wondering if I could still work effectively in N scale.  So far I'm pretty happy with how things are coming along.

It's as if you never even took a day off from N scale.  ;)

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #416 on: July 15, 2021, 02:32:25 PM »
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It’s funny, though, because I’ve often heard or read the statement that HOn3 and N scale standard gauge are about the same size.  Um…no?

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #417 on: July 15, 2021, 08:29:36 PM »
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Yes, funny, the perceptions people have…
I spend a lot of my train time working on a large HO layout with other, mostly HO modelers, and they seem all convinced that “N gauge” is about half the size of HO “scale” :facepalm:
Gauge maybe, but by 3D volume, we’re only about 16% of 1/87, which becomes painfully obvious when an HO scale object, like a mountain, is more than SIX TIMES larger than its 1/160 equivalent🙀
I love both of your railroads, Dave, each has its pleasures, but I’m glad you didn’t abandon N altogether.
Very nice modeling, regardless of scale.
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #418 on: July 15, 2021, 09:34:45 PM »
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It’s funny, though, because I’ve often heard or read the statement that HOn3 and N scale standard gauge are about the same size.  Um…no?

The couplers are about the same size!  :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:

In all seriousness I think working in HO has improved your craftsmanship no matter the scale!

That steel bridge is pure filth!   :drool:
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #419 on: July 16, 2021, 11:41:05 PM »
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