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Offline rschaffr  
#1 Posted : 12 November 2005 23:23:07(UTC)
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Ok. Here is an overiview of my main Era IV-V layout.

First the Stadt:
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Closeup of the town square:
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And at night:
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Now the Hauptbahnhof:
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The valley at the north end (including the famous "earthquake road":
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And the current status of the "West River" which is my current project:
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More can be seen at my site linked below.

Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:06:55(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline steventrain  
#2 Posted : 12 November 2005 23:26:08(UTC)
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Wow,I like the Town.Smile
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Offline franciscohg  
#3 Posted : 12 November 2005 23:43:18(UTC)
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Town an station are just GREAT
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Offline rschaffr  
#4 Posted : 12 November 2005 23:50:05(UTC)
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Thanks, Steven & Francisco. I'm pleased with the way it came out. I actually have extended the hintergrund on West River and done mor of the road, but it's not recorded yet. I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
-Ron
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Offline rschaffr  
#5 Posted : 16 November 2005 04:39:11(UTC)
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Update on West River. Just finished this work tonight.

Looking back to the corner, the hill and tunnel are in place and the road is done except for the shoulders.
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Looking back toward the station:
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Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:08:26(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline stephenbb  
#6 Posted : 16 November 2005 04:52:48(UTC)
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Ron! when are you having an open house Mark and I are ready to visit your layout.
Stephen(USA)
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Offline Guus  
#7 Posted : 16 November 2005 06:57:51(UTC)
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Oh yes, great pictures of a great layout [:p]

Kind regards
Guus
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Offline Alberto Pedrini  
#8 Posted : 16 November 2005 08:29:59(UTC)
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Very good work Ron, great Station, lights and road.Smile
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Offline RayF  
#9 Posted : 16 November 2005 08:44:20(UTC)
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Very nice. I like the night time shots.

I'm a bit worried about those cows. They might stray onto that busy road!

Ray
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Offline ulf999  
#10 Posted : 16 November 2005 09:48:57(UTC)
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very good night pictures! Love the 'Hauptbahnhof'
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Offline Eiger  
#11 Posted : 16 November 2005 09:52:50(UTC)
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Awesome station. Some more inspiration for mine. Smile
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Offline Tony  
#12 Posted : 16 November 2005 10:19:55(UTC)
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Hi Ron, your Hauptbahnhof makes such a great picture. Well done!!!
Regards Tony
Offline rschaffr  
#13 Posted : 16 November 2005 13:59:57(UTC)
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Ray: The cows are on temporary loan to the owner of that house. They will be permanently relocated to a hillside in Switzerland when I get around to that extension of the layout. Just have to find some tiny bells for them. Smile Thanks for caring, though.
-Ron
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Offline franciscohg  
#14 Posted : 16 November 2005 15:03:28(UTC)
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Ron:
your layout is growing to be a really great one!!!!
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Offline rschaffr  
#15 Posted : 16 November 2005 16:17:32(UTC)
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Francisco: Wish I had more time to spend on it. I really should have the West River done by now, but I have had a number of distractions lately that have been cutting into my train time. I haven't run my trains in several weeks, partly because I had the main line masked over for this work, and partly due to time constraints. I can't wait to start my industrial area which is the next expansion, but I decided that I must finish the West River first. I will post the plans of this expension tonight in the plans section.
-Ron
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Offline Gregor  
#16 Posted : 19 November 2005 16:35:04(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by rschaffr
<br />..., but I have had a number of distractions lately that have been cutting into my train time....


It's terrible indeed, the amount of MRR-hours we have to sacrifice in favour of non-relevant things like family, work, feeding and sleep.

Gregor
Offline steventrain  
#17 Posted : 20 November 2005 15:08:45(UTC)
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Are there all K track?,Keep up the good progress.
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Offline rschaffr  
#18 Posted : 20 November 2005 15:32:17(UTC)
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Steven: Yes, this layout is all K track. My Epoch III layout is C-track.
-Ron
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Offline rschaffr  
#19 Posted : 27 December 2005 23:39:43(UTC)
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Had a famous visitor to my layout today! A book and movie star!

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My grandson is over and he brought him with him.

Actually, this lok runs better in digital than in analog. Must be the pulse duration/frequency that it likes.

Edited by user 29 September 2010 19:21:57(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline HueyCE  
#20 Posted : 28 December 2005 01:29:02(UTC)
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It's always nice to have a special visitor on the layout. Your layout is progressing nicely even if you think it's going to slow.
Ira
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Offline franciscohg  
#21 Posted : 28 December 2005 03:54:39(UTC)
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Nice visitor!!!!!!!!!
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Offline rugauger  
#22 Posted : 28 December 2005 15:34:02(UTC)
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Very nice new road, Ron. Looks as if the earthquake was thankfully confined to a very small area... wink
Richard
Offline Guus  
#23 Posted : 28 December 2005 15:55:41(UTC)
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I bet your Grandson was delighted to see his famous engine run on your beautiful layout.

Kind regards
Guus
Kind regards,
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Offline rschaffr  
#24 Posted : 28 December 2005 17:09:17(UTC)
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Guus: Yes..he was very excited. Especially when it came out of the tunnel.
-Ron
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Offline Timaximus  
#25 Posted : 28 December 2005 17:45:12(UTC)
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Clever work with images on the wall.
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Offline rschaffr  
#26 Posted : 28 December 2005 22:53:52(UTC)
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Thanks, Timaximus. Now that Christmas is over, and I have dischared another of other responsibilities, I will have all evening Thursday and all day Friday to work on the layout! Hope to finish the "West River" and get started on my expansion.
-Ron
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Offline Timaximus  
#27 Posted : 28 December 2005 23:13:21(UTC)
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Hello Ron,

Can you tell me which images you have used on the Station background?
(The picture from large buildings)

I like your station (Haupt Bahnhof) area.
All FALLER I see, first I did not recognise the Platform extension 120203.

Timaximus
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Offline rschaffr  
#28 Posted : 28 December 2005 23:34:26(UTC)
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Yes, the station is entirely Faller. The city backdrop was called "Altstadt", but I don't recall who made it. I can't seem to find it now on any of the manufacturers.

On the station, I added some small "grain of wheat" type lightbulbs in the top of the covered stairwells at the end of the station to provide light for my Preiserlings.
-Ron
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Offline rschaffr  
#29 Posted : 04 January 2006 02:30:41(UTC)
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Update on West River: I have finished the "North End" of the road. Here is a picture:

UserPostedImage

Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:09:25(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline HueyCE  
#30 Posted : 04 January 2006 02:59:15(UTC)
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Very nice Ron.
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Offline foumaro  
#31 Posted : 04 January 2006 07:43:08(UTC)
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Offline rschaffr  
#32 Posted : 04 January 2006 13:43:53(UTC)
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My server is down. Have to go check it.

Added: It's going to stay down for a few hours until we can find the problem. Pictures should be back in 3-4 hours.

Added: Ok. We're back...hope it stays back! We installed a new server on New Year's Eve (fun project) and have been having problems ever since. I think it was a heat problem on one of the drives. We relocated the drives and installed a new fan. Hope it works!
-Ron
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Offline john black  
#33 Posted : 04 January 2006 23:30:05(UTC)
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Great job, Ron - congratulations [:p] !!!
I hope no one visits a poor Southener's layout in Brooklyn. Intruders beware of Gators.
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#34 Posted : 04 January 2006 23:33:05(UTC)
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Pictures are back. Thanks Ron.
I hope your semi-trailer has brakes !
Nice layout.
Pierre.
Offline rschaffr  
#35 Posted : 05 January 2006 22:06:11(UTC)
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For those of you who like catenary pictures, here are a few of the "South" end of my Hbf going into "West River"

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UserPostedImage

Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:09:59(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline john black  
#36 Posted : 05 January 2006 22:48:12(UTC)
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Great job, Ron [:p] - love those wires as long I don't have to fiddle with a loco under it ... [:I]
I hope no one visits a poor Southener's layout in Brooklyn. Intruders beware of Gators.
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Offline rschaffr  
#37 Posted : 06 January 2006 14:41:40(UTC)
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Yes, John, that is a problem. When I designed the track plan at this end of the station I didn't realize how complex it made the catenary. I also included the tensioners for realism which added to the complexity.
-Ron
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Offline steventrain  
#38 Posted : 06 January 2006 21:48:55(UTC)
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Great job,look promise Ron.Smile
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Offline rschaffr  
#39 Posted : 19 January 2006 04:11:29(UTC)
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West River is finally done! I can now move on to the expansion project ath the north end of the Valley!

Here are a few pictures of the south end of West River:

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UserPostedImage

UserPostedImage

Edited by user 09 January 2010 15:10:28(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

-Ron
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Offline foumaro  
#40 Posted : 19 January 2006 06:52:58(UTC)
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Very nice work.What material did you use for the roads?biggrinconfused
Offline HueyCE  
#41 Posted : 19 January 2006 11:23:16(UTC)
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Very nice.
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Offline laalves  
#42 Posted : 19 January 2006 11:56:44(UTC)
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Yeah, very nice indeed.... I just wonder how many years will it take for me to get to a similar development stage......[:(]

I particularly like the station (the station photo looks very realistic with a sort of dusk setting in), and the town square. Looks indeed quite central europe.

It's gonna a lot of very enjoyable years for me, though!

Luis
Offline john black  
#43 Posted : 19 January 2006 12:31:17(UTC)
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Congratulations, Ron - great job [:p][:p][:p] !!!
I hope no one visits a poor Southener's layout in Brooklyn. Intruders beware of Gators.
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Offline rschaffr  
#44 Posted : 19 January 2006 15:36:50(UTC)
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Foumaro: I used the Woodland's Scenic road system. It has thin foam tape to set the sides, then you spread a flexible plaster material between them. The paint is Woodland's Asphalt topcoat, and I striped it with an automotive pinstriping tool and an Acrylic white paint I bought at an art store. See my site at http://www.sem-co.com/~r...westriver/westriver.html
-Ron
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Offline Sam  
#45 Posted : 20 January 2006 04:28:49(UTC)
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Ron, it's breath taking, I am totally open mouthed at the realism of your layout.. it gives me a target to aim for in my long term goal of a prototypical layout.
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Offline rschaffr  
#46 Posted : 20 January 2006 04:40:55(UTC)
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Thanks, Sam. Now that I have finished that section, I plan to just play for a week or two, then start on my industrial expansion.
-Ron
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Offline steventrain  
#47 Posted : 20 January 2006 23:28:10(UTC)
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Look great,well done Ron.
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Offline HueyCE  
#48 Posted : 21 January 2006 06:38:46(UTC)
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Playing with the layout is just as important as working on it.
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Offline Trainingtime  
#49 Posted : 23 January 2006 20:18:35(UTC)
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Keep the pictures comming as you make progress!
Offline rschaffr  
#50 Posted : 24 January 2006 13:58:17(UTC)
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Jim(Trainingtime): It will be a little while. I have a LOT of deferred work to do on loks and wagons. Converting my lighted wagons to RTS couplers, installing decoders, etc. Probably won't start on the industrial expansion for a few weeks. I will keep you all posted once construction begins again.
-Ron
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