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narrowsteam
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Posted - 09/23/2012 :  01:58:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
RR name change,
Its not a toy, Its my art that moves.

Black Valley RR
Brett (sydney, Australia)

Edited by - narrowsteam on 05/23/2013 09:30:05 AM

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narrowsteam
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Posted - 09/23/2012 :  02:02:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I received my hand made skeleton switches from the US of A. as seen here.
He did a great job in making them for me on the fast track jigs and are nice and smooth. Still tossing up to hand lay the whole track or to use Micro Engineering flex. Hmmm Jury still out.

I have also put together the backdrop of the logging area and put that up. Pretty pleased with it, hope it blends into the scene nicely.

Time for some picies.




Background for logging area going on





Its not a toy, Its my art that moves.

Black Valley RR
Brett (sydney, Australia)

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narrowsteam
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Posted - 09/23/2012 :  02:06:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Switches being laid



Bottom loop being completed, this side will have a cliff face up the higher level


Running my one and only train :D

Close up of it, just cause I can


Its not a toy, Its my art that moves.

Black Valley RR
Brett (sydney, Australia)

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kirk
Fireman



Posted - 09/23/2012 :  02:50:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice start!!

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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Dustymalaymann
Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/23/2012 :  02:55:02 AM  Show Profile  Send Dustymalaymann a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wow impressive start and ambitous. Do you have a plan you can let us see?

Keith Miller



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kirtleypete
Engine Wiper



Posted - 09/23/2012 :  03:16:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit kirtleypete's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I really like that backscene - where did that come from?

Peter



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narrowsteam
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Posted - 09/23/2012 :  04:35:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Nice start!!


Thanks

quote:
Originally posted by Dustymalaymann

Wow impressive start and ambitous. Do you have a plan you can let us see?

Keith Miller


Yeah the plan is all done, not sure if I should ad a staging area to allow me to run more trains or not. Ill post the design soon.

quote:
Originally posted by kirtleypete

I really like that backscene - where did that come from?

Peter


The background scene is one I made from a "background for a computer", Im actually a professional photographer and also a photocopier technician. (how convenient :) ) So I made the background on my computer with photoshop by cutting out trees and pasting them on a hill, then mirror imaging some trees and sticking them on. I then took that to work and printed it on a machine in our workshop we use to test parts on. I have to do another one for the other side with a bit more distant mountains in it. Hopefully I can blend the scene and trees into the backdrop and make it look good. Im pretty happy with it. Im also learning lots on the way and having fun.






Its not a toy, Its my art that moves.

Black Valley RR
Brett (sydney, Australia)

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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 09/23/2012 :  06:30:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
and having fun


Well that's the best part of the hobby, made a great start here Brett. Looking forward to further development..



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Rick
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Posted - 09/23/2012 :  10:00:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A nice start indeed.
I'll have fun too watching quietly as you continue your build.



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ChiloquinRuss
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Posted - 09/23/2012 :  12:39:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit ChiloquinRuss's Homepage  Reply with Quote
fun
noun
1. something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun.
2. enjoyment or playfulness: She's full of fun.

It LOOKS and sounds like what you are building falls into that category. The MOST important part of building your own railroad is to remember it is YOUR railroad. Build what YOU want and above all have FUN! Great start. Russ



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narrowsteam
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Posted - 09/24/2012 :  06:35:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok so here is the layout I came up with after alot of thought
Hopefully its not a bad layout for a first effort and will allow me to run trains and not get bored.

I really like setting the trains running and watching them run. With this layout I can run 2 trains on 2 loops and watch em go. Or run between the levels as logging to the dump, or supplies from the wharf to camp/coal/water and run it more as a small operation.



Its not a toy, Its my art that moves.

Black Valley RR
Brett (sydney, Australia)

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narrowsteam
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Posted - 12/26/2012 :  07:48:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok so I thought id try my hand at scratch building an engine shed, Going for an old used shed, still have a little more work to go but here it is so far.






Its not a toy, Its my art that moves.

Black Valley RR
Brett (sydney, Australia)

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R.BOUDREAUX
Fireman



Posted - 12/26/2012 :  08:16:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Engine Shed has some interesting lines.

Rusty roof looks good, too.

Good job.

Rich



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djdutch
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Posted - 12/26/2012 :  09:01:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit djdutch's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yeah and I like the collor of the shed :)

DJ

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Tommatthews
Engineer

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Posted - 12/26/2012 :  09:59:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great engine shed. What colors did you use on the roof?

Tom M.

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elwoodblues
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Posted - 12/26/2012 :  11:16:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Brett,

Nice start on the layout, really like the backdrop, I'm assuming that the foreground scenery will be built up to the backdrop. Engine shed looks great too, will be fun following along.


Ron Newby
General Manager
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
http://cvry.ca

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