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Title: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 30, 2013, 02:56:33 PM
Yes It's 1/32! shocking, no it just makes Marc mad LOL
I have struggled with a scale and gauge for a long time, and after a lot of thought and work installing and ripping out my On30 track I had laid; I am now ready to begin my layout! It's Modular and each section is 2' x 5' and sectional in its track work. It currently is not intended to mate with any other layout, it's just modular in case I ever move or want to show it at an event. I do belong to my local NMRA chapter, but as far as they are concerned I am the man from the moon. I can confidently say that there are no 3/8" modelers within 1000 miles of me!
The five sections are assembled and standing in a room 13' x 14' forming a "U" shape and  point to point track work with a brick manufacturing theme intended. One end will be the factory and the other the clay collection site and in between a great big bridge. My thought is that each scene will stand on its own and other modules can be inserted into them some day when I get more room.
I will post the bench work pictures next, but here is a sample of my track work" its 1/32 n 2' 3/4" gauge and its code 70 rail on PC board ties. I found a catalog for a rail manufacture and they offered flat steel sleepers with rail braces that look almost like the  San Juan Car Co. "O" scale detail parts and FHMW Fish plates, this is my attempt to model portable track. I made a simple jig to center the rail and hold the ties in place while I soldered them, there is a .020 spacer under the x 1/8 flat piece of aluminum so the rail stays in gauge and then I applied the styrene pieces, next is paint and then installation. There is one small detail not clearly visible; there will be no electrical conductivity! Look Ma no wires!  Its planned to be a dead rail layout.
More to come and also Marc get off my back I posted something
MPH



Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 30, 2013, 02:58:09 PM
All the pictures didn't make it  ???
here they are
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 30, 2013, 03:02:04 PM
One more picture
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Chuck Doan on May 30, 2013, 03:09:45 PM
Nice to see something new Gil!


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 30, 2013, 03:21:53 PM
As I was enjoying On30 and making plans and starting projects, I decided I wanted something different, more detail, using real bricks, thanks Nick and better details thanks Marc and Ken and everyone else here, oh you too Chuck
So lets see how much trouble I can get into. I just got my new Ruston the other day so I have motive power. I like having to scratch build everything or knowing that there are a lot of 1/35 or 1/32 parts and bitts around
thanks
Gil


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: lab-dad on May 30, 2013, 03:46:41 PM
Congratulations!
And welcome to the forum!  ;)
What you have sounds great.
Looking forward to more.
Marty


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on May 30, 2013, 05:57:52 PM
Christ!....I nearly had a coronary! you actually posed something!.....and you decided on a gauge! Armageddon must be in the wings.  ;D ;D ;D

I am truly sppechless at the moment......must....get...drink, so I can fully come to terms with all this.

For now.....fantastic!. Great to see you posting your work.

Marc...dazed and confused.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 30, 2013, 06:08:28 PM
Wow :o :o :o :o
I accomplished two things today ;D
One I made you drink  ;D
and the other:I made you fall off your chair before you got drunk ::) ::)
Woo Hoo
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: danpickard on May 30, 2013, 06:37:46 PM
Ha!

Nice work Gil...with both the layout plans, and Marc's sore butt  ;)
The concept sounds cool, and the portable track looks to be a good start.  You know you could have done "real bricks" in 1/48 as well, but can appreciate the fun you'll have in 1/32.  Will be looking forward to seeing it all unfold.

Cheers,
Dan


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: finescalerr on May 31, 2013, 01:48:08 AM
Gil, I thought you were the only one on the forum who builds less than I do. I am very disappointed because now I'm back at the end of the line .... -- Russ


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Younger on May 31, 2013, 08:21:12 AM
Let's see a shot of the modules, Gil. Are they like the ones we started back before the beginning of time? (I have a picture of Marc working on one)
-Younger


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 31, 2013, 11:24:23 AM
This should be a cool project!  Do you have any reference photos for the style of track work?  The plates securing the rail look odd to me ... but quite likely cuz I dunno what I'm looking at ...  ???  Cheers, Dallas


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on June 30, 2013, 11:00:20 PM
here is what I have been up to.
I took a drawing of a turn out from Roy Links book and blew it up to be 3/4" gauge and I attempted to make a turnout freehand with just the diagram to guide me, it worked but I still have to make the points, it seamed to sharp of a radius. I then took another drawing and from it I had a friend CNC out a simple template ale Fast tracks, its' made of MDF. It came out great! I just have to decide what to use as the throwbar, What you see is two turnouts and one short length of track about 18 scale feet, the dump car is sitting on a 36" length of track with soldered PC ties, it is not flexible track, the rail is code 70 and the PC ties about .060 or just under 2 scale inches thick. Yes they are all soldered together with no electrical gaps, I plan to run Dead rail.
So far I am pleased, My goal is to have about 30 lineal feet of track and four turnouts installed by the end of summer.
Gil


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on July 01, 2013, 12:49:27 AM
Both turnouts are nicely done....but I really like the character and look of the short one.....very much evocative of these types of operation.

Nice jugs too.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: lab-dad on July 01, 2013, 06:03:33 AM
The template looks GREAT!
The turnouts turned out equally as great!
My heart skipped a beat when I saw the 3/4"  ;D ;D
It's good to have friends!
Would he consider making a template in 3/4" scale?................................
-Marty


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 01, 2013, 02:01:47 PM
Mr. Wizard ???
I could have one made for you ::) ::) ::) ::)
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 01, 2013, 10:37:05 PM
Nice jugs too.


You had me scrolling back through the thread to see what I'd missed, before I realized that was a typo!



Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 02, 2013, 06:55:39 AM
yea at first I thought I missed something too and it's my thread!
maybe he's talking about my Man Boobs?
sorry, move along nothing to see here
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: 1-32 on July 05, 2013, 01:32:33 AM
hi gil
nice looking turnouts ,i have tried but have always lost it when i have to check out the rails for the point blades.what gauge are you using?
kind regards kim


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 05, 2013, 07:28:57 AM
I honor of MR 1-32 ;D
I am using 3/4" gauge
3/8n2
Or as Marc calls it Bastard Gauge ::) ::)
On3 wheel sets and track gauges
code 70 rail
I have been robbing mechanisms from On3 locomotives to build a 2-6-0-T Baldwin WWI trench locomotive and a 0-4-0 Porter , and I just got the Ruston that's next on the work bench
Thanks for the nice comment on the turnouts, I worked hard on making them correct, I like the way they came out, I just found some cool ground throws at a local show, so I can continue with my "LOOK MA no wires" theme
More to come
Gil


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: 1-32 on July 05, 2013, 03:59:52 PM
hey gil
i dont know what your theme is for this project but i will post some photoes that may help.generally if you can build all the bits yourself do it ,with the ground throws there are some great examples around are great fun to build yourself i have never found the commercial ones useable.this series of photoes come from a disused armery that had a extensive system of 2 foot railway.
kind regards kim
(http://images55.fotki.com/v1618/photos/3/1816483/12222073/IMG_1869-vi.jpg).

(http://images60.fotki.com/v778/photos/3/1816483/12222073/IMG_1872-vi.jpg).

(http://images12.fotki.com/v531/photos/3/1816483/12222073/IMG_1895-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 05, 2013, 04:40:30 PM
your first picture is the standard by which I wanted my track and turnout to be like and look like. That's amazing that you chose that picture!
I knew that I could not make corrugated ties or sleepers that could be soldered, so I went with flat PC ties that are very thin, .060 so about 2 inches thick. I wanted the wide spacing to give the portable track feel. It's a brick/clay line with a South American feel or at least set in the early sixties. A line showing a lifetime of use with old and some new machines. One leg 2x10 feet will be clay beds and the portable track and excavators to remove and process it. A big bridge between county and city and a 2x10 feet scene of river crossing and city scene of the brick manufacture with raw clay going in and finished bricks coming out. There will be city tracks in the cobble stone street, and plenty of brick buildings.
I just have to figure out the RC power so I can keep making track and turnouts.
more to come
Gil 


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Malachi Constant on July 06, 2013, 03:42:55 PM
Great photos, Kim -- thanks for sharing those!  -- Dallas


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 06, 2013, 04:06:52 PM
Gil,

Take my advice, contact Bernard in Australia , for your RC needs, he will sort you out with chassis, neat little motors and great RC gear.

I tried sorting it out myself and learned the hard way  that it was a real pain to get all the separate bits and the costs savings between me doing it and figuring it all out and getting Bernard to supply a ready to run package really was neglible!

Usual disclaimer, no connection just a satisfied customer.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: 1-32 on July 06, 2013, 04:35:30 PM
hi all.
ground throws,i like the german,french and all the other varieties around the world.they can be fiddle to get them working i usually end up designing my own.bernard used to have a etch in 1-35 scale of a european variety that could be made to work,i have 4 more photoes that could be of use in one photo there is 2 examples of ground throws,same place.
kind regards kim.

(http://images55.fotki.com/v1603/photos/3/1816483/12222073/IMG_1886-vi.jpg).
(http://images108.fotki.com/v191/photos/3/1816483/12222073/IMG_1884-vi.jpg).
(http://images59.fotki.com/v419/photos/3/1816483/12222073/IMG_1889_1-vi.jpg).
(http://images60.fotki.com/v361/photos/3/1816483/12222073/IMG_1891-vi.jpg).


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 06, 2013, 05:11:42 PM
thanks Kim and Gordon
I have a few ideas I am working on for ground throws, this new one is very close to prototypical
I was just looking at Bernard's Website last night.
I am not worried about RC, it's moving at revolutionary pace! It will be what I want soon.
thanks for the pictures, they help a lot!
Now about him building me a Decauville Loco, now that's another story, I am afraid to ask how much they cost?
More soon
Gil


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: shropshire lad on July 07, 2013, 01:19:54 AM
thanks Kim and Gordon
I have a few ideas I am working on for ground throws, this new one is very close to prototypical
I was just looking at Bernard's Website last night.
I am not worried about RC, it's moving at revolutionary pace! It will be what I want soon.
thanks for the pictures, they help a lot!
Now about him building me a Decauville Loco, now that's another story, I am afraid to ask how much they cost?
More soon
Gil

  Decauville ?  Get to the back of a very long queue ! And they will be more than you would want to afford .


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: shropshire lad on July 07, 2013, 02:22:13 AM
Here are a couple of turnouts Bernard built for me . The first is the old design intended for old fashioned people who still power their rails .


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: shropshire lad on July 07, 2013, 02:26:14 AM
The second is for hip and happening people ( like me ) who don't want all the faff of powering their turnouts in the traditional way . These are just operated with a 1.5v battery .

   That means any layout I might build only needs power for lighting . Much simpler for me to get my head around .

  Nick


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Design-HSB on July 07, 2013, 04:13:25 AM
Hi Gil,

Thanks for the suggestion.
Since I have made ​​but also immediately got to work and started the construction of a piece of light railway track in 1:22.5.
A 5 m 600-mm field of railway track sleepers with grooves and S10 track profile it should be.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 28, 2013, 05:40:21 PM
I was shocked to read that Kim would take a hammer to his diorama :o
Well from it ashes mine will rise up: as I continue, as always with me, I'm always starting new projects before I finish with one. Yes I am still building turnouts, but as part of my proposed downtown scene I need bricks and cobble stones, window ledgers and curbs, manhole covers, and drains and covers. I bought one of each of Diorama's Debris molds for 1/35 stones and bricks. I was enamored with the brick columns mold, but as of yet I can't get them out of the mold without braking them. I was not able to buy the correct hard plaster and I am adding glue to my Hydrocal in an attempt to make it stronger. Here are some results, How many bricks did Nick use? I can only mold 124 at a time, I'll be doing this for a while,..........
Gil   


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Lawton Maner on July 28, 2013, 08:15:03 PM
Why not use dental plaster?  You can get a 25 lb. box on eBay fairly cheap.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 28, 2013, 09:17:07 PM
that was my next avenue, the single bricks and cobblestones are no problem, but the grates and brick columns are. I'll have to go looking for some, any ideas? My dentist? he's a great guy! anywhere else
Gil


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: artizen on July 28, 2013, 11:09:36 PM
I use casting plaster. Not sure of its strength but it has been working well casting bricks for the last three years. Your best bet for stronger materials are the building or mining industries.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: lab-dad on July 29, 2013, 05:59:14 AM
I have been using the regular plaster of paris from Home Depo in the large bag.
I dont find it brittle at all, but then again I',m working in a slightly bigger size.
-Mj


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: finescalerr on July 29, 2013, 12:03:13 PM
Does it have to be plaster at all? Remember that article by Jerry Kitts in one of my rags about using white modeling clay? -- Russ


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on July 29, 2013, 12:30:53 PM
I used resin for casting the DD gratings, if you have some iron powder you could mix that in with the resin .... When set drop into some salty water over night and real rust appears.

Although I used standard  polyurethane resin as I had some , you could use the standard two part epoxy glue or some polyester car filler  ........ Resins will shorten the life of those DD moulds but doubt if you will be casting 100's


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 29, 2013, 03:50:25 PM
Thanks everyone, Ian, MJ, Unc, and Gordo:
first I have found a place to buy cheep Dental Plaster, it says up to 2000PSI! It drys in 10-12 minuets. but it does need vibration.
Yea Gordo, I plan only a few, Resin is the answer for these very delicate molds, they are very detailed!
Unc, no I do not remember this Elder (Jerry Kitts) article on white modeling clay? I'll have to look for it????
On to building walls and streets!
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: 1-32 on July 29, 2013, 05:39:36 PM
mate
for this project you need a few brickies labours.great bricks.
kind regards kim


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 29, 2013, 07:03:19 PM
I was just playing around with them, the heck with the laborers
I need my brain examined!  :'( :'(
How set the bar this high?
Damn Nick >:(
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: shropshire lad on July 30, 2013, 01:33:30 AM
Thanks everyone, Ian, MJ, Unc, and Gordo:
first I have found a place to buy cheep Dental Plaster, it says up to 2000PSI! It drys in 10-12 minuets. but it does need vibration.
Yea Gordo, I plan only a few, Resin is the answer for these very delicate molds, they are very detailed!
Unc, no I do not remember this Elder (Jerry Kitts) article on white modeling clay? I'll have to look for it????
On to building walls and streets!
MPH

  MPH ,

  I use casting plaster that is 9000psi , which is what is needed when casting Spanish barrel roof tile and pantiles , but as you are not doing those then what you have should be good enough . You will find out when you start casting the brick strips . It should be perfectly possible to get them all out whole , if you are careful .

   You don't need great sacks of plaster . You would be better buying 1kg of top quality casting plaster than a whole sack of cheapo stuff . 

  I have successfully cast manhole covers using casting plaster . I haven't tried the drain grates yet . If you have resin then use that .

  Make sure you have read all they say on their website as it has lots of useful information .


  Yeah , and I love you too , Gil !

  Nick



Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 30, 2013, 09:03:53 AM
Thanks for the love!
I spoke to my son last night who's a Dentist, and he is sending me some samples, before I buy 38 pounds (10-12 kilos)
I have no problem with the stones curbs and single bricks, it's rows of bricks that I can't get out with out breaking, I've just been using regular Hydroacal from scenery express I got from my LHS. I'll try something harder and see what happens, as far as the grates go yes resin in the answer
Thanks
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on July 31, 2013, 05:19:26 AM
Does it have to be plaster at all? Remember that article by Jerry Kitts in one of my rags about using white modeling clay? -- Russ

Russ,

I doubt that the DAS will work, and likely a good chance you will damage the mold or deform the bricks, trying to get the stuff into the corners of the individual bricks. The other issue with the DAS (or sim PaperClay or Celuclay type products) is that they have a very definite fierous texture...maybe less when pressed afainst a smooth mold surface. I can see that it works well for JK's rock molds, because you can flex press and manipulate those a lot, working the softened clay into the details....not so much with the small brick sized openings at 1/32 scale. :)  ....the other issue is trimming the exposed surface of the DAS....unlike with plaster, one can't easily scrape across the mold with a spaula or slick, to remocve the excess...because the DAS is Fiberous, and the way it dries, you pretty much have to cut it, and doing so you likely risk damaging the mold.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on July 31, 2013, 04:51:10 PM
If Unc was referring to DAS than yes it would not work well with these molds.  I have used it with more flexible and shallower molds  and they come out great, but the way these are designed, pouring in would work better. I will have my dental plaster soon and see how it works.
Nick says 9000psi Woo
we'll see
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on July 31, 2013, 06:13:21 PM
Nick is thick as brick....pay him no mind. ;D ;D


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: shropshire lad on August 01, 2013, 12:18:19 AM
Nick is thick as brick....pay him no mind. ;D ;D

  Fair enough . I'll leave you to it .


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: kneighbarger on August 16, 2013, 09:55:30 AM
I really like the direction this is headed Gil, nice job on the track and turnouts...
Looking forward to the next set of photos.......

Ken


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: chester on August 16, 2013, 06:17:24 PM
Perhaps a bit expensive but have you thought about two part Bondo? certainly strong enough, perhaps even a good color using the red activator.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: lab-dad on December 21, 2013, 11:38:12 AM
Yea really!
Whats up?
Even I am back at the bench.
You arecertainly not outside!
Mj


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mobilgas on January 28, 2014, 04:22:20 PM
Any-updates.. ;D


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on January 28, 2014, 07:09:05 PM
Hey thanks for asking!
yes even though there's not much to look at I have been working pretty hard at times to get things accomplished to get this Rube Goldberg layout off the ground!
Just to refresh your memory or mine,......
it's a U shaped- five legged (meaning there are five 5 foot X 2 foot modules, in a U shape around a bedrooms three walls) lay-Orama, not to be confused with a layout or a diorama, I call it Lay-Orama, because it's a five dioramas with trains running through it, it's all "Dead Rail" and most of the turnouts will be hand thrown, or hand actuated.
Now after all the legalese:
 Going from right to left, looking at the center section
Section one: all the roadbed and sub-roadbed is in, the foam contours, are complete and 1/3 of the track work is complete but not installed.
Section two: Half of the blue 2" thick Styrofoam is secured in place and I am designing a structure for the spur that runs through.
Center section : There's a five foot long bridge about 12" high with five hand carved stone piers,  and abutments on either side. I am scratch building the Plate girder bridge, which will have two different heights for the two different spans.  I have a bridge mock up in place and the piers secure, and some of the blue foam in, I'm ready to start filling in the rest of the land forms.
Section Four: There's a curved track to connect 4 to 5 and 4 to 3 , that's all that I have done, but it might have to be redone ?
Section Five: This will be a city scene: I've layouted some lines and made track templates , but other than that, my main emphasizes has been the bridge because it determines all the track heights and road bed.
I am casting my own custom tie strips from resin
I will take some pictures so you can put words to pictures.
It's hard to get all these things done, and so many different things to do, but I am trying to stay on top of it.
My Neighbor and only close train buddy Darryl Huffman, has been building  his new layout and he has had great progress, so it's kind of like a transcontinental race of sorts, so his progress fuels mine
Again thanks for asking and more to come and pictures too
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on January 29, 2014, 01:59:42 AM
I think it's easier to see pictures of the aliens at Area 51, than pics of this layout :) :P :P


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mobilgas on January 29, 2014, 11:40:25 AM
I agree with Marc... ??? :P :-\ :o


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on January 29, 2014, 12:53:08 PM
Whoa  :o :o
be careful when you start agreeing with Marc ??? ??? ???
That's a slippery slope,....................................
If the administrator of this forum would allow larger pictures and I wouldn't have to resize them to fit,.....................
remember it's better to have faith, than to have to see, in order to believe,..........
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on January 29, 2014, 12:56:46 PM
Here's Section One my excavating section for my brick Works, and a mock up of an O&K bucket endless chain excavator. The mock up has tracks, I'll build mine on a 6' gauge track.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on January 29, 2014, 01:11:41 PM
Here's the rest of the bridge: It's in the middle section, or section "C" for those without cognitive visualization (Marc) it's five feet long, 12 inches high, that's about in scale 30 feet high and about 120-150 feet long. The piers are solid plaster and carved on all sides, there's a 3/8" threaded stud inside each pier and it's bolted under a 3/4" piece of multi ply plywood. I wanted it to be strong in case I ever took it to a meet or show.
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: finescalerr on January 29, 2014, 01:27:53 PM
That's going to be nice. -- Russ


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on January 29, 2014, 02:18:29 PM
Thanks Unc!
I have help now, Darryl Huffman lives down the street and around the block, so it's a lot easier to bounce stuff off him and he's a wealth of knowledge too. Plus he's got a reference library that any major city would be envious of, extra cool bonus for me. And then there's my nemesis: You know that guy that never sleeps at normal intervals, post's messages on lunar timetables, he calls himself the administrator, he's got a scary looking Avatar, I can always just hear him snickering in the background,............
He keeps me on my toes, so hopefully I can get some more done soon. Thanks to him for not having visualization skills and making me post pictures. And thanks to You, Unc, for hosting the forum, I love the forum!
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mobilgas on January 29, 2014, 03:07:09 PM
Gill,  No faith....I want the Pictures....so you have been doing some modeling ;D... Got my interest up, keep posting them pictures as you get more done. Is Darryl helping you build the layout?


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: shropshire lad on January 29, 2014, 03:29:40 PM
MPH ,

Time to ditch your horrid looking skips and get yourself some of these :

http://heskethscalemodels.com/ourshop/cat_797868-Skip-Wagons.html


 Nick


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on January 29, 2014, 09:16:18 PM
Craig
Thanks, No Darryl is not physically helping, he's mentally giving his advise and experience, he's built like 47 layouts, plus his vast experience and wisdom. Here is another picture of my resin cast track strip, it's 1/32 inspired and pre-drilled to accept code 70 tie plates with four spikes per plate, it has embossed wood grain and is flexible, The master was from Jerry Kitts. I've cast about 15 of them, their 10" long and I need about 10-15 more but I've got enough now to complete what is ready to lay.

Nick
I did put my name on the Model Co list for those skips, but I was never contacted, and the buckets are beautiful, but their gauged for O16.5 , and my track is 3/4" 2 foot gauge. I keep thinking I'll get them anyway and use the buckets, or just figure out a way to etch my own??? More projects,............how log do I have to finish this Lay-Orama ???
Jerry Kitts has that actual skip in front of his house, every time I visit, I wonder if I can't somehow get it in the back of my truck without him knowing,..........shushhhhhhhhh
Now what about that Decauville loco...... how long is the line, is there any line attrition ? who do I bribe to get closer to the front?
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: lab-dad on January 30, 2014, 07:00:00 AM
WOW
Everything looks really good!
You have been busy!
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to post some pictures.

I dont know why Marc needs to see pictures? I'm sure he has some third world with long range satellite imagery of what your doing................

Mj


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on January 30, 2014, 10:29:37 AM
You know Dr. Strangelove!
He's never there but always watchin,....................................
I actually miss Marc, I missed him at the NNGC in Pasadena, I was going to go , but my niece got married on that weekend and you know it' didn't go so well when I asked for a hall pass,............................Douh!
You know it's always fun to poke the bear, but over the inter-web, it just looses a little something,.................
So hopefully I will get a chance to See Dr. Strangelove and maybe go out to lunch to his private Seinfeld Armenian restaurant
But thanks for looking at my photos, as compressed as they are,.............
MPH
Inverted and cold in Boise, Where's Punxsutawney Phil when you need him?


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Lawton Maner on January 30, 2014, 06:41:18 PM
One of the 19th century English canals was dug using a dredge like the one you've mocked up.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on January 30, 2014, 08:13:38 PM
Pictures are simply meant for cross checking and verifying my other sources here at "Man Behind The Curtain", we like to be thorough.
Sorry too we didn't get a chance to get together...next time. Not Armenian...Lebanese!..."No Hummus for you!"  ;D

....and my apologies for not being here often...but my bench has for the most part been mothballed, and I have been busy other endeavors (studying groundwork)....but I do look in to check my facts and manipulate the strings when I can.  :)

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Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: 1-32 on January 30, 2014, 08:44:25 PM
solid plaster piers with  rod inside -i,like them a lot.those skiff look great keep posting
kind regards kim


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on January 30, 2014, 09:00:11 PM
Dr. Strangelove
You seem to spend more time off the bike and in the ER than on the bike?????????????
At what point do you say, maybe I am a better modeler and internet watchdog, than cyclist,...................
Some times someone needs to say the truth :-[ Hey your baby's ugly :o
Be careful out there,.................... you'll need them hands and arms later in life to find the straw to eat from
OK Lebanese, Armenian,,......................so it's been a while,......................
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on January 30, 2014, 11:51:44 PM
some stuff that I pulled out of the air for you......


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on January 30, 2014, 11:53:01 PM
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Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on January 30, 2014, 11:54:48 PM
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Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on January 30, 2014, 11:55:47 PM
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Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: marc_reusser on January 31, 2014, 02:35:26 AM
These are too large for what you are doing...but I thought they had a cool look to them.


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mr Potato Head on February 10, 2014, 01:38:11 PM
Marc
Thanks for those pictures, the first is perfect, I had intended to build something similar.
Here's what this weekends snow and ice storm has brought us. Because of the beautiful weather I worked on Section "ONE" the excavation section, it was roughed out in Blue 2" foam as previously shown. I was not sure about using plaster soaked towels to cover the land form, because of the weight and cracking the mess, so I tried D.A.S. Air clay, I took out my pasta maker, that was all the rage in the 80's and have only used twice to make pasta, so I ran the clay through successive passes, the adjustment knob is from 1-6, I settled on #4 which is about 1/16 of an inch, very thin but still a workable thickness, they are 5" wide and over 20" long and I placed them over a glued surface, I used a straight edge so that the seams would line up, after a little manipulation and some sanding there were very few cracks and very little shrinkage. Because of the thickness it dried overnight, It's a very dry here, the low humidity makes for great powdery snow. Here are pictures of the progress, it's white clay so it's a little hard to take a good picture. I've found an acrylic paint color that matches my red-ish soil I collected, I've started  to paint it and when I post again, it will be dirt-ed in, Lots to do, thanks for watchin.
MPH


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: detail_stymied on October 12, 2016, 08:20:21 AM
i found this thread in a saved folder from looong ago. has there been any progress? how did the clay over foam scenery work out? thanks


Title: Re: My new 1/32 layout
Post by: Mobilgas on December 30, 2016, 09:10:48 AM
Any updates????