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Old 06-12-2015, 12:10 AM   #1
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Pics of my layout

Link to some pics I took Thursday night. Don't get a chance to work on it much but it's finally getting there. Been a long haul. Just some detailing things to go now. Have a steam engine and some "people cars" that I put on from time to time, just didn't have them on right now. Be going away from home for the next 8 weeks to work in sunny FL so won't get anything else done before mid to late August.

N Scale, started out as a 3' x 6'-8 hollow core door layout but ended up adding 3 1/2" all around (long story why) so now 3'-7 x 7'-3.

http://sknappshots.smugmug.com/SK-Mo...yout-06112015/

A bit of a background on the town name "Dimentia Springs" (and yes I know dementia is spelled with an "e" instead of an "i"). I work part time at Walt Disney World and wanted to add Mickey ears to my tower like the Earful Tower at Hollywood Studios. Found the Disney font online and added the Disney "D" to the tower. Told my wife now I had to name my town something starting with "D". Disney had just announced that they were changing the name of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs and my town was from the 30's, 40's, 50's era, I told her I was going to call it "Dimentia Springs - the town that time forgot. Just stuck with that.

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Old 06-12-2015, 01:17 AM   #2
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Nice layout there, full but not cluttered, nice balance.
Very nice planing and workmanship. Looks like fun.

Magic

PS See you in 8 weeks. Don't you have it backwards. Florida in winter Indiana in summer.
Oh wait Dimentia Springs, I get it now.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:37 AM   #3
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Nice. Shoulda kept it at 3 x 6...would have saved alot of money on trees.
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Nice. Shoulda kept it at 3 x 6...would have saved alot of money on trees.
I'm sure that your are joking. The border of trees is what makes the layout -- just a small railroad town nestled in the foothills. Nice job.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the nice words. Pretty happy with the way it has turned out so far.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:23 PM   #6
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Looks great, I love the water tower!
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I'm sure that your are joking.
What gave me away...the smiley?..lighten up francis.
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Thanks for the nice words. Pretty happy with the way it has turned out so far.
What did you use to make your electrical wires so that they droop realistically between telephone poles?
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:48 PM   #9
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What did you use to make your electrical wires so that they droop realistically between telephone poles?
Actually just some soft, twisted thread (or yarn), big ball, that I got a Hobby Lobby in the fabric department. Looked to see if it had a label on it but guess I threw that away. A little large in scale but the I didn't think the smaller diameter would droop or hold up as well if it was bumped accidentally. Drop of thin CA at each post connection working with a long length of the thread.
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Nice little layout. You did a great job.
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