New Layout - Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource
Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource

Go Back   Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource > Model Train Multimedia > Model Train Photo Gallery
Forgotten your password?

Model Train Photo Gallery Post model train pics in here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2016, 11:20 AM   #1
lyrics 51
Gang Labourer
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 68
Scales Modeled: HO
New Layout

My wife told me to get a hobby so this is it! It's an HO layout 12 feet long and up to 4 1/2 feet wide. As you will see I am taking it very slowly. But it has been a lot of fun. This is the first layout I've built since I was in high school and that was an 027 system.
image001.jpg

image002.jpg

image004.jpg

image006.jpg

image010.jpg

image014.jpg

image021.jpg
lyrics 51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-20-2016, 03:19 PM   #2
Gramps
Dispatcher
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Coastal Carolina
Posts: 1,505
Scales Modeled: HO then G back to HO
Shaping up very nicely. Looking forward to more photos.
Gramps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2016, 05:19 PM   #3
jlc41
Engineer
 
jlc41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 984
Scales Modeled: HO
Images: 20
Very nice, the lake effect is very realistic good job.
jlc41 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-20-2016, 10:10 PM   #4
lyrics 51
Gang Labourer
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 68
Scales Modeled: HO
Here is the finished lake. I have added another layer of resin.
image017.jpg
lyrics 51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2016, 11:08 PM   #5
Magic
Dispatcher
 
Magic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Reno Nv.
Posts: 1,915
Scales Modeled: HO 1950s Southern Pacific in So. California.
The lake looks great as dose the rest of the layout.
Very nice workmanship.

Magic
__________________
The Magic RR build thread.
New layout starts at page 7.
https://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=22525
Magic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2016, 08:22 AM   #6
jlc41
Engineer
 
jlc41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 984
Scales Modeled: HO
Images: 20
How does adding another layer of resin effect the looks of the lake?? It looks great.
jlc41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2016, 09:04 AM   #7
lyrics 51
Gang Labourer
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 68
Scales Modeled: HO
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlc41 View Post
How does adding another layer of resin effect the looks of the lake?? It looks great.
In this case the raft was to high off the water. So I added more resin to make it look closer. It also gave the shore line a more rounded look.
Thanks for the comments! This is a great site!
lyrics 51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2016, 09:54 AM   #8
jlc41
Engineer
 
jlc41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 984
Scales Modeled: HO
Images: 20
Well it sure looks great. When I was a kid we had a swimming hole very similar to what you depict, raft and all, good times. Thanks for bring that memory back.
jlc41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2016, 08:12 AM   #9
mopac
Station Master
 
mopac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,425
Scales Modeled: HO mainly, N, S, O, G
Great job on your layout. Very impressive !!! You have a talent. Your lake water
looks as good as I have seen. The changing depth of the lake really shows. When
you say resin, are you talking resin that goes over fiberglass cloth?
mopac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2016, 02:45 PM   #10
lyrics 51
Gang Labourer
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 68
Scales Modeled: HO
Quote:
Originally Posted by mopac View Post
Great job on your layout. Very impressive !!! You have a talent. Your lake water
looks as good as I have seen. The changing depth of the lake really shows. When
you say resin, are you talking resin that goes over fiberglass cloth?
Its an epoxy resin called Glaze Coat. You can get it at hobby stores or at Home Depot or Lowes in bigger sizes I think there are different varieties and the stuff I got was called "Crystal Clear." It takes some time to mix, but it comes out really nicely. There are some sites and maybe this forum where you can find out how to do ripples and waves, but I was too lazy to do that.
lyrics 51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


» Visit These Sites:
LGB World

Or Our European Train Website ModelRailForum




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.