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Graffen
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Posted - 05/18/2017 :  10:22:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi all. I'm currently renovating a room for my layout.
It's 22' x 16' and will have coved corners.
My layout will be a freelancer Colorado narrow gauge in HOn3.
I've drawn the track plans for it, and I can't wait to start building it.
To prepare, I've been doing some city planning for one of the towns, called Twin Peaks (work name, yet to be decided)
[url=https://flic.kr/p/UEMzsu][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UEMzsu]IMG_20170518_110214[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/graffas/]Michael Graff[/url], on Flickr
Main Street, the town will be 8' long.
The station will be regauged to HOn3.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/UEMzcj][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UEMzcj]IMG_20170518_110240[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/graffas/]Michael Graff[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/TCEA69][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/TCEA69]IMG_20170518_104830[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/graffas/]Michael Graff[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/UHv2Rg][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UHv2Rg]IMG_20170518_110137[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/graffas/]Michael Graff[/url], on Flickr
The street will go upwards in the back and turn into suburbs.
Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Graffen
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Posted - 05/18/2017 :  3:38:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote

The track plan for my new model railroad.
6.5 x 4.5 meters in size.



This is the inspiration for the city on my layout:


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Flatlander
New Hire

Posted - 06/29/2017 :  01:59:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a great layout! Especially if it is half as nice as your urban layout. The buildings look great!


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ed k
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Posted - 06/29/2017 :  6:52:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the layout and the TV show Twin Peaks.
ed



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brownbr
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Posted - 06/30/2017 :  06:12:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great design. Should be fun.

Bryan

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LynnB
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Posted - 06/30/2017 :  9:45:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the taller buildings you have staged, are they DPM?


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 07/01/2017 :  09:10:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Mike

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/01/2017 :  11:56:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Central City, Colorado, 1860. Original home of the Arapaho. Those are some really great looking buildings'...Going to be a fine looking layout'...



Ted

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fireman93514
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Posted - 07/02/2017 :  09:39:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is going to be a great looking town.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/02/2017 :  10:00:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Buildings, plan, and space: just add time and your modeling skills for the makings of a beautiful layout.

Mike


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otiscnj
Section Hand

Posted - 07/21/2017 :  06:38:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking town-not too shiney.


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Flatlander
New Hire

Posted - 10/14/2017 :  03:11:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any updates?
I love your work
You are inspiring me to finish my own 2x12 shelf layout!



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Graffen
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Posted - 02/20/2018 :  5:36:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Finally some progress!
I've finally managed to clear out the space for the layout.
The room as it looked...


Insulation and moisture barrier.

Sheetrock... We all love to do some sheetrock and mud and sanding, and mud and sanding....


I rounded two of the corners. I made a backing from two layers of 1/8" hardboard.


I used 1/4" sheetrock that I wetted and bent to shape in the corners.


The backdrop is now the next step (almost..)
I need to install the lighting first.
I painted a test piece just to see the colors and tonal values.


It needs to be toned down a bit though.
More like this test:


I've ordered the carpet and all the LED light fixtures, so it's finally getting there.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/20/2018 :  6:56:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Works for me. Nice remodeling job.


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David J Buchholz
Crew Chief

Posted - 02/21/2018 :  5:52:42 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I'm wondering what ship model that is in the background of the town photos? Since it has no place in the Rockies, why not sail it to the North Coast Railroad. They are in need of ships.(I am the superintendent of that Railroad)

Home of the North Coast Railroad.

Edited by - David J Buchholz on 02/21/2018 5:56:04 PM

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Graffen
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Posted - 02/21/2018 :  7:50:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's the SS Wapama. It has already sailed to more appropriate waters. To a member of this forum actually....

Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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