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hminky
Fireman

1175 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2018 :  10:41:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have resurrected the old On30 layout. It has been expanded to 5x8. Am impressed by how much six inches improves the space. We are going to use Kato HO Unitrack. The benchwork is one piece this time, no sagging. Just added five foot cross members to the old side pieces. Using foam to create the creek below level.

Originally I was going to do the layout in 55n3 using Kato Unitrack. Then I discovered that I could get three inch cl to cl with the Unitrack. The 55n3 effort will probably move to modules.





The Kato Unitrack allows the track to be weathered at the workbench. That was one of the reasons I haven't built a layout. Too old to climb all over the benchwork to do the track.





Found that a "dirt" ballast berm could be developed using Sculptamold mixed with latex paint. Here for our HOn30 project.



The new layout page is at:

https://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/new_layout/

Boy, do those new Bachmann Moguls sound great.

Thank you if you visit
Harold

Edited by - hminky on 11/06/2018 10:45:48 AM

Rick
Administrator

USA
22277 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2018 :  10:57:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Harold, welcome back.
I'll enjoy filling along as you make progress.

As you think, so will you be.
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
17428 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2018 :  11:00:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to your progress Harold.
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Flatlander
New Hire

USA
22 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2018 :  11:10:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad to hear you are at it again!
I also have enjoyed your Scale 55 very much!!!
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mabloodhound
Fireman

USA
6652 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2018 :  11:23:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great to see you back at this scale.

Dave Mason
D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”~Benjamin Franklin
The 2nd Amendment, America’s 1st Homeland Security
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hminky
Fireman

1175 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2018 :  6:50:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Flatlander

Glad to hear you are at it again!
I also have enjoyed your Scale 55 very much!!!


Thanks for reading my posts on Scale55.

Harold

Edited by - hminky on 11/07/2018 6:52:19 PM
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hminky
Fireman

1175 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2018 :  11:20:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Got out some of my old faux fur "pelts" and found that the faux fur could be butted up against the track to make an effective edge.





Engineer Bill is happy.

Harold

Edited by - hminky on 11/08/2018 11:32:17 PM
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Neil M
Fireman

Australia
2475 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2018 :  03:24:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Harold. Are you going for a similar concept as your previous layout or taking a different direction?


Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia
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hminky
Fireman

1175 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2018 :  10:37:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Are you going for a similar concept as your previous layout or taking a different direction?

Same theme and concept just an upgraded version.

HO Engineer Bill likes the look on this N-scale Unitrack test piece with the faux fur grass berm for our HOn30 project.



The other berm attempts were Sculptamold mixed with my base earth color latex paint. Really messy and time consuming.

Harold

Edited by - hminky on 11/09/2018 10:37:44 AM
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11228 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2018 :  5:47:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see you back at it Harold.

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