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Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« on: April 28, 2017, 10:28:50 AM »

Throw Back Thursday -

I moved this thread from the A&S RR thread as I felt it didn't really fit. I don't like the fact I can't resize some of the pictures. I'm still on the investigative side of that issue for but for now you'll just have to click on the picture to bring it to the correct size. I apologize for the inconvenience.

I thought it would be a neat idea to show old photos of some of my old layouts.

You can see the George Sellios influence in the next few photos of the harbor scene.

The viaduct was built using one block at a time. I think I had over 6,000 blocks. It was detailed on both sides as well as under the  arch.







More in a few.


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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 10:32:22 AM »

I never finished this area of the old layout.




The three stall roundhouse was scratch built and had full interior walls. the turntable was an old SS Limited turntable. The pit was scratch build also.





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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 10:46:48 AM »



If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 10:47:28 AM »



If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 10:48:35 AM »
Yes, I know today is Friday. These were supposed to be uploaded yesterday. My bad.

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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
Great beginning.....it will be fun seeing your old layouts.  8)
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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 05:00:53 PM »
Awesome modeling.  Who manufactured the roundhouse?
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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 05:09:06 PM »
The Roundhouse still lives.  I used Tom's as a pattern and scratch built my 4 stall Roundhouse.

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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 05:49:03 PM »
Great beginning.....it will be fun seeing your old layouts.  8)


Greg,

Thanks for following along. It was fun going through the old layout photos. Hard to believe that layout was 25 years ago.

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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2017, 05:57:24 PM »
Awesome modeling.  Who manufactured the roundhouse?


Curt,

I appreciate you following along as well. This particular roundhouse was scratch built. However, I patterned it after the old Suydam Models kit.

Jim Miller, above, used my pattern to scratch build his four stall roundhouse.

When I was redoing the old, old layout, I dropped mine and it landed in a pile of a couple thousand pieces of strip wood.

The windows are Grandt Line roundhouse arched windows. I put scotch tape on the windows and the dust collected naturally to look like dirty windows. 8)

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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 05:58:44 PM »
The Roundhouse still lives.  I used Tom's as a pattern and scratch built my 4 stall Roundhouse.

Jim


Jim,

That sure is one great looking roundhouse. You even have it painted in the A&S RR colors.

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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 07:03:53 PM »
In the early 90's I needed to build a trestle and double track bridge.

Micro Engineering sold the deck girder kit for around $16.00 for four deck girder sides and some additional parts. I figured I would need 46 of the deck girder sides. To buy them all would have cost over $200.00. I made a RTV mold and mass produced the additional 42 sides in resin. I reduced the price to around 12 cents each.

They were painted silver along with the trestle supports.

The span measured around 6-7 feet in length.

The double track Warren Truss Bridge was kit bashed from two Central Valley bridge kits. Now, Central Valley makes a double track bridge. Mine was a marvel kit bash back in the early 90's.

Enough babbling - here are a few Throw Back Thursday pictures.



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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 07:04:28 PM »



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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
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Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
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If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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