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sn3forme
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Posted - 06/25/2009 :  12:51:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wanted to display my
ON30 models and I hope that I'm not repeating
what someone else has done, but I haven't
seen this on the forum before.
You can get them at WalMart around the toys.
I just used diluted white glue and water,
dried used tea leaves and a few bits of gravel
from the yard and hand layed track.







http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/sn3forme/200962503718_DisplayBase3.jpg[/ing]




Sorry this should be the first pic.
the display does not come with track


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 06/25/2009 :  06:54:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Makes a nice display! I could probably build a N scale layout in that thing!


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Geezer
Engineer



Posted - 06/25/2009 :  08:24:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pretty kool!!! Neat idea......



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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/25/2009 :  09:00:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, that's a great looking quick and easy way to put out a display for sure. I like it!


Louis
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Dashman
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Posted - 06/25/2009 :  10:23:33 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Dashman's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Yep- works pretty slick! I got 2 different size of these display cases at Hobby Lobby- I think $10 a piece- and used a length of Bachmann EasyTrack. I just painted the edge of the "ballast" and the rest of the display stand- sprinkled on some ground cover while it was wet, and PRESTO- nice little display!

Both WalMart, Hobby Lobby, and probably others (plus MicroMark) have these, and there are different sizes available.

I really like the Porter and the tool car- great conversation piece. Nice work!


Mike

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BigLars
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Posted - 06/25/2009 :  12:04:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,
Great little display, I picked on of these up at Hobby Lobby as well (a little longer).

If you watch Hobby Lobbys sale adds these are often listed as 40% off or you can use one of their on line coupons for get 40% off. They are on sale this week for 50% off.

Here is the 40% off coupon you can use for something else. http://www.hobbylobby.com/weekly/weekly.cfm?page=2


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

Edited by - BigLars on 06/25/2009 12:18:25 PM

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LLIAXTEP
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Posted - 06/25/2009 :  11:08:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea, looks good too

alex


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wesleybeks
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Posted - 06/26/2009 :  3:11:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats a cool idea


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Peterpools
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Posted - 06/26/2009 :  6:00:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great idea and a nice way to display your collection - both protecting them from dust and enquiring fingers.
Peter
BCT



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kewlbrew
Crew Chief



Posted - 06/26/2009 :  8:33:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I did something similar with a memento box from Michael's.






-John

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sn3forme
Engine Wiper



Posted - 06/26/2009 :  9:52:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John that is a great looking
truck, who makes that model?
Thanks for all the feedback, I never saw any
of those display bases at Michael's or Hobby Lobby I'll have to keep a sharp eye out for them.



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kewlbrew
Crew Chief



Posted - 06/27/2009 :  12:07:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That railtruck is from Backwoods Miniatures.



-John

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