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Chris333
Engine Wiper

266 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  4:08:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I model in N scale, but get the HOn30 bug every once in a while. I was messing with a couple chassis for locos and figured I needed a proper HOn30 layout to run them on

The layout is only 13.5" x 24" and just a basic twice around. Since I was gonna hand lay the track I cut out a 1/8" hard board road bed.

Then I painted it so scenery work wouldn't warp it.

This shows the basic scenery forms:


Them my PC tie order came in from Fast Tracks. It is c55 rail with a PC ties about every inch.

Here I am with a maiden test run:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4uEzh8sqcc

With that done I got busy with rockwork.


I'll keep posted as I progress.

Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
12711 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  5:23:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris all I'm getting is red x's, did you post the pics here or are they at a host site?

Mike
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Peterpools
Engineer

USA
12335 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  5:47:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Same here
Peter [:-kitty]
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Chris333
Engine Wiper

266 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  7:03:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They show for me, but Picassa has been acting up lately.

Let me see if I can figure it out.

Well now when I try to edit my first post the box is blank

Edited by - Chris333 on 10/10/2008 7:06:11 PM
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Chris333
Engine Wiper

266 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  7:10:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I'm lost so here are direct links to the photos, in the order as above:
http://picasaweb.google.com/ErieChris333/HOn30#5249003143274219106
http://picasaweb.google.com/ErieChris333/HOn30#5249003204651112450
http://picasaweb.google.com/ErieChris333/HOn30#5251369879715031330
http://picasaweb.google.com/ErieChris333/HOn30#5253745867926691762

Sorry guys.
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11191 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  7:31:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris,
Wow very nice mini you have started. Wonderful work on the track and the engine, please post more pictures.
Larry

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  7:44:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The shots of the layout are very interesting, but I found those of the brass engine wonderful.
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Peterpools
Engineer

USA
12335 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  8:35:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chris
What a fantastic start on your mini. Looking forward to all the construction photos are you progress.
Peter [:-kitty]
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
12711 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2008 :  9:38:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris there is a glitch in the forum software that prevents a first post from being edited. Your layout is looking great.

Mike
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acousticco
Fireman

Canada
1672 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2008 :  8:08:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chris,
That's such a great little layout! I'm very impressed with your Porter and Plymouth models as well, especially how well they run. Have you ever considered selling your etched parts? I bet there'd be a few takers.

I'll be looking forward to your next update!

-Cody
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