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Jerry M
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Posted - 01/14/2007 :  8:14:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NICE! Love looking at these large layouts, very impressive..Jerry


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MarkF
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Posted - 01/15/2007 :  12:35:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit MarkF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, you've gotten a lot done over the past month and it looks great!!! Keep the pics coming.

Mark

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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 01/15/2007 :  04:06:30 AM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Its hard to beleive this is N scale, everything is looking terrific. I have a question about the city
scene in the corner. I noticed you raised it up by building up the benchwork. If I recall there was an
aricle at one time that talked about doing this. I am curious why you did that and how much did you raise it?
The track and ballast is very nice looking. Good work.



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Drew
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Posted - 01/15/2007 :  1:07:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,
This is one awesome layout!
You have done a fantastic job of capturing the urban RRenvironment!
You have also provided a great example of using N scale to its full potential! Using the small scale to do some really BIG railroading!

It's coming along great!
Can't wait to see more!



-Drew-

"Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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drs_rr
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/15/2007 :  2:52:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit drs_rr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tim,

The main reason it is raised is to conceal a Helix that goes down to a staging yard.
Another benefit is that it gives me a little more vertical scenery to a rather flat yard/city area. With the city being raised in the corner and the buildings growing from short to tall, helps take away from where the two walls meet. (I did not curve the backdrop, the backdrop is painted directly on the sheetrock walls of the room.)

The city is raised up about 2.25". Actually the base for the city is built on 1/4" masonite smooth both sides and has bracing underneath and two braces on the back two sides to keep its shape. The back two braces are hidden from view by structures and retaining walls. The whole city lifts up and slides out so if I ever have to do any major work on the Helix, I can remove it to get some extra room. For routine maintenance like cleaning track I can crawl under their sit up and hand clean the track.



Dave Salamon
Deep River Southern - N Scale
www.picturetrail.com/salamon

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jatravia
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Posted - 01/15/2007 :  2:59:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful! I look forward to seeing more of your layout.

N is a great scale!

Joe <><



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 01/15/2007 :  4:55:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking really nice, Dave. I keep forgetting that you are modelling in N. The eye gets fooled with so many tracks that you think that the benchwork must be very wide! At first I thought that it would be a very long reach to those industrial spurs in the back...but in N it's all there for you! Bravo on a wonderful job!

All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

Edited by - Mike Hamer on 01/15/2007 4:57:03 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/17/2007 :  10:02:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, the yard is really looking great.

I see the 'pegs' sticking out the front of the fascia. I assume that they control the turnouts, right?


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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drs_rr
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/17/2007 :  1:47:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit drs_rr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, they are turnout linkages. I followed the method that Bill Denton used, outlined on his web page listed under modeling tips:

http://members.aol.com/wdenton101/

Someday I'll put some type of knob or something on the ends, but for now they work just fine.


Dave Salamon
Deep River Southern - N Scale
www.picturetrail.com/salamon

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Tim Kerkhoff
Fireman



Posted - 01/17/2007 :  2:27:52 PM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, I have never modeled in N-scale but I can see a lot of advantages like the helix in a small space. Good idea.


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drs_rr
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/04/2007 :  10:09:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit drs_rr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This past week I built a stud wall in the main part of the room that will be used to divide the room and support both the upper and lower benchwork.



As you can see I still need to go back and install the valance over Beckton. I'll get back to that, I really want to extend the mainline past the next town of Green Valley.

Thanks for taking a look,


Dave Salamon
Deep River Southern - N Scale
www.picturetrail.com/salamon

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  11:10:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Mike

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/05/2007 :  07:08:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, good to see the update shots. Keep them coming.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Rick
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Posted - 02/05/2007 :  08:35:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking room.

As you think, so will you be.

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 02/05/2007 :  4:45:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, nice to see those newer "overall" pics of the layout room. You should consider posting a couple of your images in the thread about "overall images of your layout room". Keep those great updates rolling on in!

All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com

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