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Southern New England Railway
« on: January 15, 2015, 02:15:28 PM »
A thread on my HO scale home layout....
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 02:17:42 PM »
Don't forget.....we love pictures!  ;D
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 02:18:29 PM »
First, an overall view of one end of the layout (from a stepladder!) - mostly an effort to remember how to imbed photos.
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 02:19:01 PM »
Don't forget.....we love pictures!  ;D
working out the process....(see below!) ::)
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2015, 02:22:41 PM »
Okay, that seems to work. By way of background (if you want a LOT of background on the theme/inspiration for the layout see Model Railroad Planning 2000 - a previous layout (similar) theme - was the cover story in that issue.
Basically, it's a combination of "might have been" - if the fabled "Titanic Railroad" between Palmer, Mass. and Providence RI had been completed and several prototype-based scenes from various points on the Central Vermont Railway. Setting it "late steam era" - essentially the mid-1950s but I fudge those dates a fair bit from time to time - and the season is "fall."
 
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2015, 02:39:36 PM »
Most of my "runner" steam locomotives are RTR plastic engines - mostly Bachmann and Broadway Limited. They've been repainted and weathered and decaled with my custom "SNE" lettering - which from a distance looks a lot like CN/CV/GT/ et al. lettering.
Trees are Supertrees flocked with a variety of Noch and Scenic Express leaf flocking. Grass is a mixture of static grass. The ROW fences and telgraph poles are made from witches brooms.

 
 
 
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2015, 02:41:42 PM »
A quiet view of a bridge - most of my railfan shots are like this - I always seem to be waiting for the train...

 
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2015, 02:44:07 PM »
I've posted most of these photos on other blogs and forums, but wanted to have a thread on this forum as well. Here's a view of a caboose crossing a country road - the road in the distance is a photo I took very near Camp David in Maryland last fall.
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015, 02:46:31 PM »
I model a north-south railroad. One thing I thought would be kind of neat would be to recreate the differences in fall scenery between the "south end" of the railroad - where the trees really haven't peaked, through the "peak" colors (the section of the layout I've been showing thus far in this thread) - and finally through the "past peak colors" and even, if I go far enough north, mostly bare trees.
Here's a view of a grove of oaks that represents the start of the "past peak" section

 
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 03:14:07 PM »
You're off to a great start Marty, thanks for sharing.  8)


Love the fall look to the layout.
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2015, 04:00:24 PM »
Marty,
 
This is fantastic and I really like the differences in the trees. Beautiful layout as well.
 
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 04:50:23 PM »
That is some great scenery Marty. I can't wait to see more.
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2015, 04:51:30 PM »
Only thing I see missing is the dogs. Raymo

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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2015, 06:19:48 PM »
Only thing I see missing is the dogs. Raymo
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Re: Southern New England Railway
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2015, 06:20:37 PM »
Thanks for the kind words to all,
Will keep plugging away at it and post more pictures as I go.
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