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I thought I would post some photos of my current progress. My track plan is a dog bone with one end hidden for staging track.

The first photo is the hidden area.
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Next a lon narrow run to get by my weight machine. Eventually this will be a Syracuse skyline.
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Next we turn into what represents the Dewitt yard.
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That’s the little switcher that won’t cross turnouts. Newbie lesson learned - classification tracks need power drops past a switch!

Next a long curve heading to the Hudson Valley.

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It doesnt look anything like the Hudson River, but I am happy with a first scenery effort.

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Finally, my reverse dog lop back.

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I think your water looks great. Nice work elsewhere too.
 

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Nice build.
The Hudson river?
Somewhere I have a picture of the Hudson way up at it's start in the Adirondacks. The part I took the picture it was only around 10' wide.
Your Hudson could look like that.
All depends on where you are at.

Smaller then this one I found on the internet,

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True! But I don’t know if there are any mainline crossings that far north. In any case, I’m not freelancing, but more ‘inspired’ by the prototype.

thanks, Dave
 

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True! But I don’t know if there are any mainline crossings that far north. In any case, I’m not freelancing, but more ‘inspired’ by the prototype.

thanks, Dave
There is RR history up there. And the river is so small up there I would think somewhere they crossed it.
There is more then just this, Our History | Adirondack Railroad

But anyway, OK.
 

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There is RR history up there. And the river is so small up there I would think somewhere they crossed it.
There is more then just this, Our History | Adirondack Railroad

But anyway, OK.
Thanks for the link. I’ve been camping many times in the Adirondack region when I was young. It looks like I may be able to work in a scenic train ride to go down memory lane!
 

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Evocative. Is that the 44 toner that is giving you trouble? Are those card stock low relief buildings?
How are they working out for you?
 

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Evocative. Is that the 44 toner that is giving you trouble? Are those card stock low relief buildings?
How are they working out for you?
That is the troublemaker!

I mostly did the card stock as a quick trial. I think with high resolution printing and more care they could look ok, especially mixed with some higher quality structures. I printed some on regular paper and then glued on card stock. Those didn’t come out as well as the ones printed directly on card stock. Then I printed some on my wife’s artist card stock. Those came out the best.
 
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