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My small HO layout from Norway

Thought I'd share some pic's from my small and slow progress layout.
The track plan is a copy of DF's cactus valley from way back, and I started this build some 8 years ago, and I intended to build a frame work type of thing, but then the raisers from Woodland came and made things a bit easier for a beginner .
But still I have yet to complete it due to kids and a bunch of other hobby's(like photo, rc heli / tanks , biking etc) anyway, enjoy and comment if you like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv42yxBqEO0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC_1vZIilsU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR56tYA4Q3g


Edit: How do I get the pic's to show in the tread?
 

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Looks like that's going to be a real nice layout. As far as getting the pics to show I don't know, I've wondered the same thing.
 

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This worked deserved to be shown in the thread... how long did this take you... it looks amazing so far


to make the image show up in the thread, right click on the image and copy image location... then either click on the insert photo button at the top of your reply or just simply put the location between
 

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Thanks for the help/comments.

Well as mentioned this railroad thing is an on and off thing beside my other modeling hobby's. But I and a friend have started to have 'builders evenings' at my place to get some work done, so the mining buildings I would say a week or so, they are not complex, the most time consuming part is to get all the Woodland stuff up from the basement and lay it out and start modeling, and then take it all down again later in the evening, so the kids don't mess it up.. hehe

Ok stay tuned..
 

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I saw you are using the Woodland Scenic risers... I just purchased mine... I was planning on not covering it and making it look like a man made incline within my layout, but you are giving me some great ideas... thanks for keeping us updated and keep up the good work
 

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MaxM,

Great looking layout-in-progress! (I'm a bit biased, because I have a similar fig-8-within-oval loop layout on my HO setup!)

Is that spray-type expanding insulation foam you're using for your mountain surface (3rd pic down) ???

Thanks for sharing!

TJ
 

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Great looking layout-in-progress! (I'm a bit biased, because I have a similar fig-8-within-oval loop layout on my HO setup!)

Is that spray-type expanding insulation foam you're using for your mountain surface (3rd pic down) ???

Thanks for sharing!

TJ[/QUOTE]

Yep, it's foam. When I started this hobby, I had to find out by myself how to make things work, and look as good as I could make it, so I'm not overly happy with the shape of it, maybe it will get a second workabout later on.




 

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wow... this is top of the line work... nice job.

also, in the below pic, is the mountain on the right the one made of expanding foam? I personally think it looks great if so.
 

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Max,

I think the natural contours of the expanding foam looks great ... and just that ... "natural" ... VERY realistic!

What's your "green goo"? Elmers glue mixed with some water and tint or acrylic paint?

TJ
 

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Max,

I think the natural contours of the expanding foam looks great ... and just that ... "natural" ... VERY realistic!

What's your "green goo"? Elmers glue mixed with some water and tint or acrylic paint?

TJ
Hmm, maybe it looks ok then, hehe. It's so many years since I made them,
but I quess when I get arround to cover up the ground some more it will look better.Maybe add some more rock molds.

Bradi, I built the tunnel and then masked off the track , and just covered the whole lot with foam, and 2 day's later I just
took out my carpet knife and had a go at it,trying to make the best out of it.(pic 3 in the first post)



That green 'stuff' is my try to make moss(?)
I read this :
http://www.migproductionsforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3449&start=15

 

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some quality work you have going on... I cannot wait to see this "finished"

I put finished in quotes because, are they ever really finished :)
 

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That's my friend building a model. We come togheter now and then to build, so I have a 1/35 tiger 1 ,and a 1/48 king tiger and a big titanic I'm modelling beside the layout.I Also have a 1/16 rc tiger 1 I'm building, so there's a lot to do.
 

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Ok folks, need a little help now. Not sure how 'lay out' the buildings in the layout.
Have a look at the pic's and see if you can figure something out.

How would you guy's do it.

I'm thinking of removing the middle track as it leads nowhere but right under the bridge. If you look here:





 

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