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    Some time back when I said that my artifact hunting was suspended until fall (when the biting flies disappear) and that I was working on my model train layout, some of you expressed an interest in seeing it. Well, after 2 months of hard work for this grandmother and first time model railroader, here are some photos of work in progress. Keep in mind this is Z-scale or 1:220. Much of the painting, weathering, and some modeling I've done has been under a magnifying light. Except for the backdrop and wiring Hubby helped me with, I've done the rest by myself.
    Now when the news gets grim or ridiculous I disappear into my train room and the year 1938 (not that '38 was so hot but I wasn't around then. Lol!!). The train is the 1938 New York Central's Commodore Vanderbilt, the first steam streamliner. I fell in love with the engine and that resulted in all this. The backdrop is of the Southern Appalachians, which has nothing at all to do with a train that ran through NY State, but I couldn't find a NE backdrop I liked.
    The white strips across the back are strips of LEDs that flash with my Broadway Limited's Lightning and Thunder audio/visual setup. Makes a dandy thunderstorm!!
    Child of the tides

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    That's amazing Deb! Really great work! River looks like there may be some good fishing! Lol. Thanks for sharing!
    Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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    • Havenhunter
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      Thanks Josh. That water pour was my biggest concern. I did lots of sample test pours before getting up enough courage to pour it on my layout.

  • #3
    That is sweet, very nicely done. Now if we all could take a train ride!
    NW Indiana

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    • #4
      It's loosely based on the original first season of the Twilight Zone from an episode called "A Stop at Willoughby", where an unhappy & stressed ad executive yearns to escape the push-push-push rat race & find a gentler place & time.
      Child of the tides

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      • gregszybala
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        Oh, that's a twisted episode!

    • #5
      Nice job thanks for showing us.
      TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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      • Havenhunter
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        Thanks, Matt. Not exactly artifact hunting but those old steam trains return me to the past nevertheless.

    • #6
      Great job. When I was a kid, everyone had a train set.

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      • #7
        Yeah, it's a hobby dominated by seniors, myself included. But new electronic controls & features & sound cards are attracting a new generation of model Railroaders.
        Child of the tides

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        • #8
          Isn't that nice
          Gary

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          • #9
            Looks great thanks for showing!

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            • #10
              Bravo Deb.
              You are right Deb, we did ask for it.
              However small scale should not mean hard to see.
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              Thanks for sharing your private hideaway.
              Bruce
              In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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            • #11
              that is awesome, I have been waiting to see how it would turn out after seeing your first post earlier this year. I am suprised you held out this long, I would have had to share step by steps. Let me finish by saying Wow I am impressed. Thanks for sharing your imaginary model world brought to reality.

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              • Havenhunter
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                Thanks! It's a great escape from today's woes, most recently the violence in Charlottesville just 3 hrs from here. Thomas Jefferson must be rolling over in his grave.
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