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New here and just posting some pics of my layout so far " the dog river branch "

control system is d.c

consists of two 1'x4' modules with a 9.5" adaptor module in the middle which has had all its unitrack joiners modified to slide in and fit but it won't lock together ( too difficult to remove without breaking something ) . the first module contains 3 switching tracks and a team track siding . The second module has a long siding that is used by the local logging company to load logs and is also used as a departure track . when the two modules are connected , it forms a large Loco runaround before the switch yard which is very handy for operations .

each module is wired so I can run trains on either module individually or when connected with the other ones . the 25 led streetlights and 4 red track end lights are all running off a 2xaa battery pack with rechargeable batteries.

Scratchbuilt - I like scratchbuilding and I like saving money so most things people buy , I build . some items on my layout I've scratched : all buildings , all trees and scatter , grasses , ballast , all the mountains and rock formations , both bridges I made from aluminum scrap , some rollingstock ( I'm just now getting into this )
as with most layouts this is not complete and a work in progress, I will be updating this thread periodically so check back and feel free to ask any questions , thanks .
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Very nicely done.
Very nice indeed! I would love to eventually do something like this that's portable and make it tie into my layout that I need to finish first!
thanks , I need to finish too ! this little layout has a long way to go before it matches my vision but how it always goes . yes , portability/storage was one of my main goals . we live in our r.v fulltime while I'm building our cabin and space is at a premium but I still wanted a layout. this fits the bill perfectly . and like you said I planned on building this in a way that I could incorporate it in a future larger more permanent layout . it pays to plan ahead !
 

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Very nice and weathering the Unitrack makes it look realistic. I have never seen anyone do that. (y)
it looks rough though . only parts of the track have been weathered and the rest of it looks plastic and fake especially around the turnouts . I still have to ballast in between the track too . lots to do still , but thanks . I'm trying .
 

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Looks like it is a fun switching layout to operate. Don't forget the grain elevator!
The prototype is actually in Rouleau, Saskatchewan on the Canadian Pacific.
It was renamed for use in a Canadian television sitcom series.
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A cardstock model was available from Vanishing Sentinels, but, sadly, the owner of the company, Jim Pearson passed away a few years ago. Here's what his model looked like.
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Looks like it is a fun switching layout to operate. Don't forget the grain elevator!
The prototype is actually in Rouleau, Saskatchewan on the Canadian Pacific.
It was renamed for use in a Canadian television sitcom series. View attachment 583566
A cardstock model was available from Vanishing Sentinels, but, sadly, the owner of the company, Jim Pearson passed away a few years ago. Here's what his model looked like. View attachment 583565
thanks but it's the wrong dog river. the one I'm modeling is in Alabama .... dog river al.
 
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