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Title: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 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.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-270417172118.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-270417172147.jpeg)


More in a few.


Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on April 28, 2017, 10:32:22 AM

I never finished this area of the old layout.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-270417172700.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-270417172700.jpeg)


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.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-270417172724.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-270417172724.jpeg)


More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on April 28, 2017, 10:46:48 AM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280417103446.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280417103446.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280417103509.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280417103509.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on April 28, 2017, 10:47:28 AM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280417103527.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280417103551.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on April 28, 2017, 10:48:35 AM
Yes, I know today is Friday. These were supposed to be uploaded yesterday. My bad.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280417103648.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280417103648.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on April 28, 2017, 03:08:24 PM
Great beginning.....it will be fun seeing your old layouts.  8)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on April 28, 2017, 05:00:53 PM
Awesome modeling.  Who manufactured the roundhouse?
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: jimmillho 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.

Jim
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 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.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 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)

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 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.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 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.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517075829.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517075829.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517075847.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517075847.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 11, 2017, 07:04:28 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517075900.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517075924.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 11, 2017, 07:05:04 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517075940.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517080002.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 11, 2017, 07:05:40 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517080258.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517080317.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 11, 2017, 07:06:36 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517080334.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517080352.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-030517080405.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: S&S RR on May 11, 2017, 07:50:48 PM



Tom


I enjoyed the pictures of your old layout.  Was that at a different site or did you do a tear out where you are now?
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on May 11, 2017, 08:25:04 PM
Beautiful work Tom.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 12, 2017, 07:43:16 AM



Tom


I enjoyed the pictures of your old layout.  Was that at a different site or did you do a tear out where you are now?


John,

Glad you are enjoying the old layout pictures. The old layout is in the same location as the current one.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 12, 2017, 07:45:12 AM
Beautiful work Tom.


Curt,

Thanks, building the high trestle was a lot of fun. Hated to tear it out but needed to go in a different direction layout wise.

I have some very old videos of steamers on the high trestle I'll be sharing further in this thread.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: Donato on May 12, 2017, 12:25:19 PM
(https://img0.etsystatic.com/022/0/6364874/il_fullxfull.562514634_l8he.jpg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 13, 2017, 04:39:14 PM
(https://img0.etsystatic.com/022/0/6364874/il_fullxfull.562514634_l8he.jpg) (https://img0.etsystatic.com/022/0/6364874/il_fullxfull.562514634_l8he.jpg)


Donato,

Yes, and the layout as well. Thanks for checking in.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on May 13, 2017, 04:45:04 PM
Beautiful work Tom.


Curt,

Thanks, building the high trestle was a lot of fun. Hated to tear it out but needed to go in a different direction layout wise.

I have some very old videos of steamers on the high trestle I'll be sharing further in this thread.

Tom ;D





Old videos of steamers on a high bridge???      Well!, play that funky music white boy!  Thanx Thom...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 13, 2017, 05:08:36 PM
Beautiful work Tom.


Curt,

Thanks, building the high trestle was a lot of fun. Hated to tear it out but needed to go in a different direction layout wise.

I have some very old videos of steamers on the high trestle I'll be sharing further in this thread.

Tom ;D





Old videos of steamers on a high bridge???      Well!, play that funky music white boy!  Thanx Thom...


KPI,

Yes, sir. However, you'll have to wait as I want to show other areas of the old layout first. The videos will show is all in a few minutes.

Patience grasshopper, patience.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on May 14, 2017, 09:22:41 AM
I remember all that neat stuff.  :)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 19, 2017, 01:25:09 PM
I remember all that neat stuff.  :)


Greg,

I do as well. It was a wonderful layout but just not what I wanted. The new Atlantic and Southern RR represents the area and allows me to model something that looks where I grew up.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 19, 2017, 01:27:05 PM
Well, here it is another Friday and the second Thursday in a month I forgot to add to the Throwback Thursday Thread.

I could post some today but then it won't be a real Throwback Thursday.

See ya'll next Thursday, I hope, if I can remember.

Toim
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on May 19, 2017, 01:36:23 PM
Well, here it is another Friday and the second Thursday in a month I forgot to add to the Throwback Thursday Thread.

I could post some today but then it won't be a real Throwback Thursday.

See ya'll next Thursday, I hope, if I can remember.

Toim


KP II,
           Boy, you really do throw back Thursday huh! :-X See you next Thursday, if I don't forget either! KP out...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 03:11:45 PM
Today, Thursday, I remembered.

I'll post more pictures late this afternoon or this evening.

KPII ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 06:35:39 PM
After building the high trestle and double track Warren Truss bridge, I started work on the  mountain area, mainly building the tunnel portals.

I needed one for the upper track and one for the lower track. Due to the close proximity of each other I needed the tunnel portals to look as if they were built at the same time by the railroad.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144748.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144748.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144814.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144814.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 06:38:11 PM
I used .40" Evergreen Sheet Styrene for the tunnels.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144830.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144830.jpeg)

I won't spend all the time explaining the process as I believe the pictures tell the story just as well.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144936.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144936.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 06:38:51 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144949.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517144949.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145002.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145002.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 06:39:31 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145015.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145015.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145031.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145031.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 06:40:10 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145044.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145057.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 06:43:14 PM
When finished, I spray painted them with Floquil Aged Concrete. They appeared to yellow for me so I repainted them with Floquil Primer and used pastels to weather them.

Aged Concrete -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145112.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145112.jpeg)

Primer -

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145125.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145125.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 06:45:30 PM
I'm a little ahead of myself here but I wanted to show the weathering and scenery up to the portals.

You can also see the mountain scenery base built next to the portals.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145143.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145143.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145222.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145222.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on May 25, 2017, 06:46:19 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145235.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-250517145235.jpeg)


See ya'll next Thursday.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on May 25, 2017, 07:54:25 PM
Looked awesome!
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: Donato on May 26, 2017, 11:19:24 AM
You were "GOOD" even back then...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: S&S RR on May 26, 2017, 11:42:12 AM
Tom


Very nice. I only have a few pictures of my previous layout. I just didn't take pictures???? The film was to expense I guess.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 04:13:00 PM
Looked awesome!


Curt,

Thanks, it was a fun project. I think it took me a week to finish.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 04:13:54 PM
You were "GOOD" even back then...


Donato,

I'm not sure how good I was but it all looked good when finished. Thanks for the compliment.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 04:15:39 PM
Tom


Very nice. I only have a few pictures of my previous layout. I just didn't take pictures? ??? The film was to expense I guess.


John,

Thank you. I'm not sure when I started taking pictures of my layouts but I just wanted to be able to see my progress over the years. I did this years prior to JD starting his first forum.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 05:42:30 PM
After finishing the high trestle and scenery around it, I kept moving to the left.

I visited Howard Zane one Christmas week and he showed me how to use the cardboard strips for a scenery base.

The mountain in the next few photos was done with this method. Once the strips were hot glued together, they were covered with contractors paper and a coat of glue was applied. Once the glue dried, the paper was hard/stiff.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173536.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173536.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173549.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173549.jpeg)


More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 05:43:52 PM

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173613.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173613.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173549.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173549.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 05:44:52 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173640.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173640.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173625.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173625.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 05:45:39 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173652.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173652.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173602.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173602.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 05:46:24 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173727.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173727.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173739.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173739.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 01, 2017, 05:48:27 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173703.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173703.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173716.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-010617173716.jpeg)


Once the basic scenery base was in place the actual scenery was started.

That will be a good post for next Thursday.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on June 01, 2017, 07:08:05 PM
Looks like fun. I never thought to put down paper and glue it. I would save a lot of money on plaster cloth.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 08, 2017, 04:33:15 PM
Looks like fun. I never thought to put down paper and glue it. I would save a lot of money on plaster cloth.


Curt,

Thanks for checking in. It was fun and as I mentioned Howard Zane showed me how to do it. Not only is this faster than plaster cloth, it isn't as messy either.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 08, 2017, 04:37:53 PM
I didn't do a lot of scenery on the old, er, older layout.  I however, have enough to see the trains running at least through some scenery.

Here is where I started the scenery. I have more pictures of this area but can't locate them. When the thread has reached it's end, I'll find them.

This little garage was a freebie kit from FOS. It was the perfect size and fit for this little space on the layout.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617163019.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617163019.jpeg)


More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 08, 2017, 04:41:51 PM
This view of the double track mainline was taken from the cab of an ACL E7. The engineer was O.H. (Bill - The Judge) Eaton.

If Greg were the engineer, the photo were be nothing but a blurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

The photo is directly north of the small green garage.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617163005.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617163005.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 08, 2017, 04:45:27 PM
You can see the upper two track mainline in this view.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162951.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162951.jpeg)

This next view was taken from the roof of the power plant. The power plant will be shown later in the thread.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162937.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162937.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 08, 2017, 04:55:08 PM
My power plant is a kit bash from a Magnuson kit. The small sub structure on the left is from Magnuson's Burndout Warehouse.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162841.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162841.jpeg)


The retaining wall around the power plant is made of resin and cast from a FSM kit.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162857.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162857.jpeg)

The retaining wall in the back of the power plant supports the second level between the roadway underpass and the start of the high trestle on the right.

The stone retaining wall is made up of over 1,200 individual Hydrocal blocks. I sure hated to remove this portion of the layout. The individual blocks were glued to a plywood frame.

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 08, 2017, 05:01:23 PM
This area was directly south of the power plant. You can see the waste pipes in the retaining wall. These are 1/2" brass tubes.

The large retaining wall to the left was made of .40" Evergreen Styrene sheets and painted UP Gray. The expansion joint lines were weathered using a #2 pencil. The rest of the weathering was done with pastel chalks.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162925.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162925.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162909.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-080617162909.jpeg)


See ya'll next Thursday.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on June 08, 2017, 05:26:47 PM

If Greg were the engineer, the photo were be nothing but a blurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


I'm at a loss.....I thought faster was better than slower.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on June 08, 2017, 05:51:11 PM
Tom, all your work past and present is outstanding.  You definitely set the bar high.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 09, 2017, 02:12:52 PM

If Greg were the engineer, the photo were be nothing but a blurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


I'm at a loss.....I thought faster was better than slower.  ;D ;D ;D


In certain things yes, in others like running locos, NO.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 09, 2017, 02:14:58 PM
Tom, all your work past and present is outstanding.  You definitely set the bar high.


Curt,

You are too kind my friend. My old scenery and rock work was really very bad back then. You'll see for yourself in the next few Throw Backs.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on June 10, 2017, 09:17:40 AM

If Greg were the engineer, the photo were be nothing but a blurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


I'm at a loss.....I thought faster was better than slower.  ;D ;D ;D


In certain things yes, in others like running locos, NO.

Tom ;D


I stand corrected.....I'll give it a try today, see ya soon.  ;)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 11, 2017, 07:58:07 AM
Greg,

I give you credit for trying. You actually got the loco around one time at normal speed. And then what happened? You went from 20-25 MPH to flat out 40 MPH+ in nothing flat.

But as you said, "I'll give it a try."

You should proud of the 5 minutes at 25 mph on the throttle.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on June 11, 2017, 08:11:11 AM
I really tried.....but I could tell that the engine wanted wanted the throttle opened up.....kind of like Secretariat at the Belmont in '73.

After I got home yesterday I had had a Diet Pepsi and after a couple of hours the shakes I got, from running at 25 mph, subsided.  ::)

I'll have to give it a try again the next time I'm down.....well maybe the next time in a year or two!  ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: jimmillho on June 11, 2017, 11:34:32 AM
Suck it up Greg, I know you can do it. (some time)

Jim
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 15, 2017, 07:08:12 PM
My rock scenery back in 1995 was really very basic. The rock formations in the following pictures is a case in point. They were rock mold straight from WS. The actually scenery wasn't bad but the rocks look really out of place some 22+ years later.

I'm better at flat lander scenery than the mountainous type stuff.

This was the view coming around to the left of the high trestle area.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-150617190158.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-150617190211.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 15, 2017, 07:08:45 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-150617190239.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-150617190252.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 15, 2017, 07:09:22 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-150617190304.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-150617190319.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on June 15, 2017, 09:15:20 PM
Looks awesome. Most modelers would be in heaven with that scenery.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on June 16, 2017, 08:03:37 AM
Fun trip down memory lane..... ;)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 30, 2017, 06:04:39 PM
Looks awesome. Most modelers would be in heaven with that scenery.


Curt,

I appreciate the kind compliment. Hard to believe that scenery was done some 20 years ago.

I've learned a lot since then about modeling realistic scenery.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 30, 2017, 06:05:47 PM
Fun trip down memory lane..... ;)


Greg,

And, they, whomever they are, say you can never go home again.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on June 30, 2017, 06:07:15 PM
I'm placing this thread into suspended animation until the end or near the end of August 2017.

Thanks to the three people following. 8) 8)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on June 30, 2017, 06:37:42 PM
I'm placing this thread into suspended animation until the end or near the end of August 2017.

Thanks to the three people following. 8) 8)





Make that four!  I stop by time to time from the occasional house renovations.  KP-out...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on September 05, 2017, 07:44:04 PM
ACL 1504,
         I know you've been itchin to post on Thursdays again, me and the other three watchin, totally understand you'll be too busy to post this week, because you'll be stackin sandbags around your layout room!

Stack'em high & put plastic in front of the bags.  You, Mrs. P. and the rest of the Floridian forum members take care!   Thanx Thom...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: Janbouli on September 06, 2017, 03:23:44 AM
5 that is , and be safe Tom and all the other Floridians.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 06, 2017, 12:15:57 PM
I'll resume this thread either tomorrow or next Thursday. Now I have five followers.

Tom ;D


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-060917121514.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-060917121514.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 06, 2017, 05:26:34 PM
You know I'll be following.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: jbvb on September 06, 2017, 11:28:08 PM
I've looked in before, but I suppose I should wave at the maestro...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: Donato on September 07, 2017, 01:19:40 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyU3iZExAMotewScxd3C2sMx7vmIXJU1sp4UFMQjC_x7qAzNWFyA)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 21, 2017, 07:59:07 PM
Great, I'm up to about 10 followers now. ;D


I've tried to get all the photos to the same size but since they are from an old computer and off a stick, I was unable to change the size on many of the pictures. So, click on the picture to get what I call a normal viewing size.

I wanted a small farm on the layout and this was the only area I had for the farm. It was on the curve where a double track ran above and a single track ran below the farm.

Just to the left of the farm a curved #8 turnout was installed for a passing siding.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195427.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195427.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195410.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195410.jpeg)


More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 21, 2017, 08:02:20 PM
Here you can see where I've started the farm by adding dirt and scenery material next to the road. Under the sand is a piece of corrugated cardboard. I used the cardboard for my planting rows.

NOTE: I used this method long before it started showing up on Allen Keller videos.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195445.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195445.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195458.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195458.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 21, 2017, 08:05:28 PM
In this next photo you can see the scratch built farm/cracker house. This is the same farm house that is currently on the A&S RR layout.

By the way, the road is Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195541.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195541.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-190817172318.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-190817172318.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 21, 2017, 08:07:40 PM
Here you can see where I added the rows of cabbage. I used small tuffs of the Woodland Scenics turf for the cabbage. The windmill frame is a kit bash from the SS. Ltd. Farm windmill.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195558.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: LongHornCaddy on September 21, 2017, 08:13:30 PM
Wow, what a thread!   

Great pictures Tom!!
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on September 21, 2017, 08:35:02 PM
T~,
         I got a chuckle looking at this pic of this house. It looks like the house is on wheels. ha. T...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: RWL on September 22, 2017, 03:52:39 AM
Make it 11.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: Janbouli on September 22, 2017, 04:11:40 AM
Love the cabbage rows, great idea.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 22, 2017, 09:33:44 AM
Great modeling. I agree with Jan, the cabbage field was a excellent touch.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: jimmillho on September 22, 2017, 11:46:40 AM
Brings back memories.

Jim
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 05:17:18 PM
Wow, what a thread!   

Great pictures Tom!!


Leo,

Thank you and thanks for following along down memory lane.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 05:18:22 PM
T~,
         I got a chuckle looking at this pic of this house. It looks like the house is on wheels. ha. T...


Thom,

Dang, you gave the traveling cracker farm house away! Good eye, it does look like a house on wheels.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 05:19:11 PM
Make it 11.


Oh boy, the pressure is on now! Thanks for following along Bob.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 05:20:01 PM
Love the cabbage rows, great idea.


Jan,

It sure does save some time and also gets the row straight.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 05:21:17 PM
Great modeling. I agree with Jan, the cabbage field was a excellent touch.


Curt,

I appreciate you following along.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 05:22:06 PM
Brings back memories.

Jim


Jim,

Yes, it does. It was a fun layout to watch the trains run.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 05:22:51 PM
I have 8 or 9 new old photo to post. I'll get them up in about 90 minutes of less.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 06:49:11 PM
I got the house planted and the area around the front got some scenery.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171630.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171630.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171614.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171614.jpeg)

More in a few.

Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 06:53:11 PM
I added a small fence enclosure for the horses.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171553.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171553.jpeg)



(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171538.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171538.jpeg)

Oops, these two should have gone before the two photos above.

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 06:55:17 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171446.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171446.jpeg)


Oh, what the heck. Here is another one out of place. I need a Diet Pepsi or something.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171523.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171523.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 28, 2017, 07:01:07 PM
I think I'm back on track now. Here is the finished farm area. Notice the small shed next to the house. It is the same one I'm using on the new Perkins farm area.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171417.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171431.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-280917171504.jpeg)

See ya'll next Thursday.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 28, 2017, 07:28:14 PM
Great modeling.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on September 28, 2017, 07:48:28 PM
ACL 1504,
          Tom, thank you for the retro entertaining pictorial.  It's slightly sad to think this layout is not lying in waiting for viewers (like myself).  However having said that, It's really nice to sit down, take a break on reading up and see some really interesting quality modeling.  Thanx Thom...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 29, 2017, 09:47:36 AM
Great modeling.


Thank you. Hard to believe that layout was 20+ years ago.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on September 29, 2017, 09:49:00 AM
ACL 1504,
          Tom, thank you for the retro entertaining pictorial.  It's slightly sad to think this layout is not lying in waiting for viewers (like myself).  However having said that, It's really nice to sit down, take a break on reading up and see some really interesting quality modeling.  Thanx Thom...


Thom,

This layout was nice in some ways and not so good in many others. It needed to go and I'm very pleased with what I've done on the new layout.

Appreciate you stopping by.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on September 29, 2017, 11:30:08 AM
Tom did you change the layout due to operational issues?  Better scenery?  Just to start over?


Jeff
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 02:10:43 PM
Tom did you change the layout due to operational issues?  Better scenery?  Just to start over?


Jeff


Jeff,

Sorry for the late response to your question.

The layout was changed due to me adding an addition 14 feet to the north end of the room. At this point I was only thinking of more room and not operations or scenery.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 02:32:11 PM
As I mentioned to Jeff, I got permission from the City of Orlando, approving my permit, to enlarge the train room. I added  another 14 feet to the north end of the room.

I started removing the old, old layout sometime in February or march of 2009.

I removed all of the layout from Three Pine Junction and everything north of that location. This also included the farm area I just finished a few months prior to the old layout redo.

Three Pine Junction below.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141329.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141329.jpeg)

In the photo below, you can see the lower track heading to the left of the photo. This track is the track that ran in front of the farm area.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195541.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-210917195541.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on October 05, 2017, 02:38:23 PM
Tom,
        At the risk of sounding facetious, did that house on wheels finally roll onto the tracks above?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  KP-out...
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 02:42:56 PM
I had a lot of cork roadbed glued to the Homosote but not ballasted. After removing the track, I used a sharp 1" wide wood chisel to remove the cork. The chisel slid under the cork and it was as smooth to remove as pulling up masking tape.

Of course the cork roadbed had glue and Homosote glued to it.

At the time my Babe was spending an extended vacation in Baltimore. Yes, I was all by my lonesome. I had the brilliant idea of soaking the cork in the bath tub. After about 30 minutes I used a fingernail brush to remove the wet glue and Homosote.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142156.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142156.jpeg)

I then dried it all out in the sun. I figured I saved about two and a half boxes of cork. It was just as soft as if right out of the box new.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142210.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142210.jpeg)

I wouldn't try it if the Babe was in town. We got rid of the tub and only have showers now anyway.

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 02:44:30 PM
Tom,
        At the risk of sounding facetious, did that house on wheels finally roll onto the tracks above?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  KP-out...


Thom,

Facetious, do you want to start a patois?

In answer, yes, it rolled from old farm and settled at the new farm.

KPII ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on October 05, 2017, 02:49:15 PM
Ha, I'll stipulate! 

The last time I filled up my bathtub like that, I was testing how well my model war ships floated while in a bubble storm.  ???
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 02:49:32 PM
In this next photo you can see where I've removed a very big portion of the old mountain.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142250.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142250.jpeg)


The track in the lower portion of the photo was redirected from the two tracks that ran above the farm area.


Two tracks above the farm area redirected to the new location above.

img]http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-150617190304.jpeg

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 02:51:29 PM
Ha, I'll stipulate! 

The last time I filled up my bathtub like that, I was testing how well my model war ships floated while in a bubble storm.  ???


Thom,



I remember those days very well. Only I had yellow duckies. Oh wait, I had a red submarine that was powered with backing soda.

Tom
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: tct855 on October 05, 2017, 02:54:49 PM
Ha, yes I remember those, I think mine were either pressed into a pill form or we used alka seltzer.  ;)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 02:56:51 PM
In this next photo you can see where the lower track was redirected to run under the mountain. The turnout in the bottom of the  picture will be explained later. The track at the turnout was the old track running in front of the old farm area.

You can also see where I've started to renew the old mountain.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142354.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142354.jpeg)


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142250.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142250.jpeg)


More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 03:04:18 PM
From here on the pictures tell you what I was doing.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142304.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142318.jpeg)

More to follow.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on October 05, 2017, 03:07:02 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142330.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142330.jpeg)


The end of the elevated roadway was back from the edge of the layout  some 5 feet. So, I used an "N" scale portal for perspective.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142411.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142411.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142435.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017142435.jpeg)

That is all for today on this thread.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: S&S RR on December 16, 2017, 08:18:13 PM
Tom


I just got caught up on this thread - very interesting to see what you took out. I recently found a bunch of pictures of my old layout - I need to put a throw back Thursday thread on my to-do list. My pictures are the only fashion printed on photographic paper so I will have to scan them.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: bparrish on December 17, 2017, 12:05:33 AM
Tom ...

Iíll bite.  What is a patois????

See ya
Bob
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on December 17, 2017, 08:19:14 AM
Tom


I just got caught up on this thread - very interesting to see what you took out. I recently found a bunch of pictures of my old layout - I need to put a throw back Thursday thread on my to-do list. My pictures are the only fashion printed on photographic paper so I will have to scan them.


John,

Thanks for checking in. I forgot all  about this thread. I need to keep it going.

Its interesting to me as well to go back and see the old layout. It was nice but definitely needed to go.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on December 17, 2017, 08:35:50 AM
Tom ...

Iíll bite.  What is a patois? ???

See ya
Bob


Bob,

A patois is a dialect of common people of a certain region. As an example, we as railroad modelers, speak a form of patois. For a 2-10-0, the Pennsy called them Hogs while non Pennsy people called them Decapods.  We refer to 4-6-2 as Pacifics, etc. and etc.

The term Patois can best be described in language as slang or a dialect from a specific group of people.

An example would be like your closing of "See ya" is like a Jamaican saying, "Walk Good" or "Me soon come".

Now, aren't you glad you asked bredren, bread ran/brethren, (friend)?  ;D ;D ;D


Tom 8)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on December 17, 2017, 09:02:53 AM
Tom ...

Iíll bite.  What is a patois? ???

See ya
Bob


Bob,

A patois is a dialect of common people of a certain region. As an example, we as railroad modelers, speak a form of patois. For a 2-10-0, the Pennsy called them Hogs while none Pennsy people called them Decpods.  We refer to 4-6-2 as Pacifics, etc. and etc.

The term Patois can best be described in language as slang or a dialect from a specific group of people.

An example would be like your closing of "See ya" is like a Jamaican saying, "Walk Good" or "Me soon come".

Now, aren't you glad you asked bredren, bread ran, (friend)?  ;D ;D ;D


Tom 8)


Remember the CB'ers in the 70's.....they really had their own patois.....catch ya on the flip side good buddy. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on December 28, 2017, 10:50:54 AM
I haven't posted to this thread in quite some time but since I can't work on the layout I'll add a little more to this thread.

The pictures shown above are of the older version of the A&S RR. I learned the paper and white glue mountain siding from Howard Zane. On one of my visits he was using the paper and glue to form some of his terrain.

Here is a fast forward view of the mountain side with light scenery. I say light as I wanted to get scenery on the layout and then make it more dense later. I never finished the scenery on this portion of the old layout.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141342.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141342.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141358.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141358.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on December 28, 2017, 10:57:01 AM
In this next picture you can see in the distance the "N" scale roadway tunnel. I used the "N" scale portal to show some depth perception in the scene.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141410.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141410.jpeg)

The railroad tunnel in the next photo is "HO" scale.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141426.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141426.jpeg)


The next photo shows an "HO" scale railroad tunnel portal.

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on December 28, 2017, 10:59:25 AM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141444.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141444.jpeg)






(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141456.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141456.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on December 28, 2017, 11:01:10 AM
This is a view of the layout on the left of the elevated roadway.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141507.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-051017141507.jpeg)




See ya'll next Thursday.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: S&S RR on December 28, 2017, 11:30:24 AM
Tom


Very cool to see the pictures of your old layout. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: deemery on December 28, 2017, 11:55:17 AM
Speak in patois, I do!   :o


dave
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on December 28, 2017, 05:03:38 PM
Very nice modeling Tom.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 06:56:32 PM
Tom


Very cool to see the pictures of your old layout. Thanks for sharing them with us.


John,

Thanks for looking and you are welcome.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:04:31 PM
Speak in patois, I do!   :o


dave


Dave,

Patois as in you speak French or like Brad Pitt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnBupO_Kjto
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:06:02 PM
Very nice modeling Tom.


Curt,

Thank you my friend. I wish you could have seen the old layout and you'd really get the reason I wanted to change to a Florida style layout.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:09:03 PM
Here are several pictures of the small lubritorium area on the layout. This area is between the old roundhouse and the mountain cut.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112809.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112809.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112828.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112828.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:10:37 PM
This was my first attempt at adding a dirt road across the tracks including water puddles.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112843.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112843.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:11:33 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112858.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112858.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112941.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112941.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:13:02 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112917.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112917.jpeg)

Here is the back side of the lubritorium.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112957.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112957.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:13:48 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217113045.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217113045.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112929.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217112929.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:17:15 PM
This view of the double track mainline was taken from the road overpass.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217113013.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217113013.jpeg)

This view, looking in the opposite direction, was taken from the old FSM coaling tower.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217113029.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217113029.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:17:39 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217113102.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:18:03 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-281217113119.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 04, 2018, 07:19:29 PM
Next Thursday I'll show an old dirt road leading to the lower level siding where the helper service sat and got coal.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on January 05, 2018, 10:08:30 AM
All that straight track.....just made for Greg Speed.....although I seem to remember someone making me slow down on the mainline when passing the yards.  ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on January 05, 2018, 04:53:28 PM
Really nice modeling Tom.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: Janbouli on January 05, 2018, 04:59:44 PM
In time I will remember this thread when I am afraid to tear down my layout , if you could tear down this great layout then surely I will be able to do the same.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 11, 2018, 05:52:25 PM
All that straight track.....just made for Greg Speed.....although I seem to remember someone making me slow down on the mainline when passing the yards.  ;D


Greg,

You still try to sneak in some "Greg Speed" at times.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 11, 2018, 05:53:10 PM
Really nice modeling Tom.


Curt,

Thank you kind sir. Much appreciate you stopping by.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 11, 2018, 05:57:31 PM
In time I will remember this thread when I am afraid to tear down my layout , if you could tear down this great layout then surely I will be able to do the same.


Jan,

It was a long agonizing decision at first. I think the old layout was great for a double track mainline for running trains. I had upper and lower areas. The track to get from one to the other was hidden.

My main concern was it didn't afford me much room for all the structures I wanted to build. And, the mountain and hidden track took up a lot of space.

Hence the decision to redo.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 11, 2018, 06:00:24 PM
I ran out of time today to add to this post the pictures I planned for today.

However, here is the double track crossover. I called this crossover Mancuso Crossing. John Mancuso worried himself sick running a train over the diamonds.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-110118174921.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-110118174921.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: S&S RR on January 11, 2018, 06:28:17 PM
Tom


It looks like the crew in that yard tower kept busy.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on January 12, 2018, 08:18:54 AM
All that straight track.....just made for Greg Speed.....although I seem to remember someone making me slow down on the mainline when passing the yards.  ;D


Greg,

You still try to sneak in some "Greg Speed" at times.

Tom ;D


Tis true.....but there's always a cop around to catch me.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: Donato on January 12, 2018, 03:46:50 PM
Just Love your


(https://s3.amazonaws.com/kabbage-media-user/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/throwbackthursday1.jpg)

Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:22:39 PM
Tom


It looks like the crew in that yard tower kept busy.


John,

This was a busy crossing for sure. Lots of action occurred here. The tower had a full time staff off four.  ;D ;D


Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:23:41 PM
All that straight track.....just made for Greg Speed.....although I seem to remember someone making me slow down on the mainline when passing the yards.  ;D


Greg,

You still try to sneak in some "Greg Speed" at times.

Tom ;D


Tis true.....but there's always a cop around to catch me.  ;D ;D ;D


Greg,

Just remember, I'm everywhere you don't want me to be. In the train room that is.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:25:02 PM
Just Love your


(https://s3.amazonaws.com/kabbage-media-user/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/throwbackthursday1.jpg) (https://s3.amazonaws.com/kabbage-media-user/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/throwbackthursday1.jpg)


Doanto,

Our local paper has a throwback Thursday photo every Thursday. I got the idea from the paper which I never read.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:28:48 PM
I needed to have a road from the yard area to the lower level where I planned a coal dump.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170805.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170805.jpeg)

I used cork roadbed to get the basic slope for the road.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170820.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170820.jpeg)

I liked the look so I glued it in place. I then added some scenery paper and hand carved the rock side.

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:32:37 PM
I painted white glue on the cork and added Scenic Express dirt.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170842.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170842.jpeg)


I added some base scenery material and stained the rock side with A&I.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170856.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170856.jpeg)



More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:34:02 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170910.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170910.jpeg)

I'll fast forward here and you can see the scenery is now in place.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170950.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170950.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:35:58 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171007.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171007.jpeg)

Next to the dirt road is a drain pipe with a little water draining out.


(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171022.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171022.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:40:13 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171119.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171119.jpeg)

In the next photo you can see a second drain pipe with more water and a small puddle. The water is a piece of cellophane food wrap glued in place. I then covered it with Floquil Crystal Cote. Looks like water.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171059.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171059.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: PRR Modeler on January 18, 2018, 05:41:31 PM
Excellent Tom
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:42:50 PM
I then scratch built a coal ramp/dump for the helper loco on the lower level siding.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170544.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170544.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170559.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170559.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:45:09 PM
No need for a step by step here but you get the idea.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170625.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170625.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170640.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170640.jpeg)

More in a few.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:45:49 PM
(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170653.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170713.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:46:44 PM
Look at all the wasted coal.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170725.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170739.jpeg)
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:49:07 PM
I also made it removable so the track could be cleaned without chancing a break on the coal ramp.

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170751.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118170751.jpeg)

(http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171042.jpeg) (http://modelersforum.com/gallery/24-180118171042.jpeg)

I'll have something new to add next Thursday.
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 18, 2018, 05:50:38 PM
Excellent Tom


Curt,

Thank you for following along on this very old adventure, appreciate it.

Tom ;D
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: postalkarl on January 18, 2018, 06:58:08 PM
Hi Tom:

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karl
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: GPdemayo on January 18, 2018, 07:51:36 PM
All that straight track.....just made for Greg Speed.....although I seem to remember someone making me slow down on the mainline when passing the yards.  ;D


Greg,

You still try to sneak in some "Greg Speed" at times.

Tom ;D


Tis true.....but there's always a cop around to catch me.  ;D ;D ;D


Greg,


Just remember, I'm everywhere you don't want me to be. In the train room that is.

Tom ;D

I'll keep that in mind..... :o
Title: Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
Post by: ACL1504 on January 20, 2018, 06:00:57 PM
Hi Tom:

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karl


Karl,

Thank you my friend.

Tom ;D
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