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    Fine job on those industrial area details. I...

    Fine job on those industrial area details.

    I especially love the pic with the green truck and chain-link fence.
  2. I gather your referring to the little light green...

    I gather your referring to the little light green building (not the cement plant). I wanted to simulate the removal of graffiti from the walls so both industrial buildings have newer paint in some...
  3. Hmmmmm...upstairs...that's a good observation....

    Hmmmmm...upstairs...that's a good observation. http://www.nscale.net/forums/mysmiliesvb/mysmilie_1129.gif
    Well since it's a renovated building, upstairs serves as a staff and storage area for the...
  4. As I am on a roll, here are some more progress...

    As I am on a roll, here are some more progress photos.

    Yesterday and today I spent time painting and detailing some of the shops in my Summit area. The buildings are generic and not based on any...
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    That is some fantastic work on your layout. ...

    That is some fantastic work on your layout.


    Incase this is still an issue, I find that sanding the styrene surface with a fine sandpaper allows paint to better adhere to the surface and also...
  6. Joliet 'Slammers'.....now that gave me a good...

    Joliet 'Slammers'.....now that gave me a good laugh as I think back to the Blues Brothers :lol:

    I entertained the idea of Joliet prison on my layout in the early days but thought it was going a...
  7. Of course all this baseball talk is gibberish to...

    Of course all this baseball talk is gibberish to me as an Aussie!

    However I do have plans regarding stadiums in the area. I was hoping to scratchbuild the side wall of the stadium located near...
  8. Damn it....now you gone and got me thinking!...

    Damn it....now you gone and got me thinking! :head-wall:

    I looked underneath the benchwork tonight and think I can cut out some extra space using my dremel tool. It may be a pain, but I could...
  9. The clearance on the bridge is 'not enough'. When...

    The clearance on the bridge is 'not enough'. When I originally planned the benchwork in this area, I never measured the clearance correctly so it actually can't clear trucks unless they are flatbeds...
  10. Since you mentioned cesspools! Here is some...

    Since you mentioned cesspools!

    Here is some further progress on the Summit portion. Things move slowly as I am spending a bit too much time on detailing.

    The east portion of Summit represents...
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    Seeing all that 'green stuff' sure brings back...

    Seeing all that 'green stuff' sure brings back memories of my tabletop war-gaming days!

    Great work. Keep the pics coming :)
  12. However, I did notice that Joliet has a...

    However, I did notice that Joliet has a completely different style where houses and sidewalks tend to be unique depending on the neighborhood. I will be salvaging my originally attempt and placing it...
  13. That's some good info Ed. The configuration seems...

    That's some good info Ed. The configuration seems to be the same across Chicago but age has allowed each neighborhood to evolve in its own way. The Summit neighborhood sidewalks in street view look...
  14. Only one picture this time. I finally laid...

    Only one picture this time.

    I finally laid down all the track in my new yard (one siding remains that will need to be laid once scenery and buildings are determined)! As you can tell by the photo,...
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    Great work. It will end up being a great backdrop...

    Great work. It will end up being a great backdrop scene :thumbs-up:

    If it was me, I would probably take the shine off the Coke walls a bit more so they blend better with the grey walls. They look...
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    Great looking layout. The look and feel is...

    Great looking layout. The look and feel is fantastic.

    As others mentioned, the lighting work wonders in the photos but I also love the videos.

    Can I ask where you found the paper apartment...
  17. Thanks for the feedback CNW. Some of these...

    Thanks for the feedback CNW.

    Some of these points have been at the back of my mind which in itself causes procrastination on my part. Also, keep in mind is that I can only go off what I see in...
  18. Thanks for the kind words guys. I enjoy reading...

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I enjoy reading your tips and suggestions.



    I originally intended to include an alley at the rear but ran out of space. The main purpose of the houses is to hide...
  19. Progress continues on the new Clearing Yard with...

    Progress continues on the new Clearing Yard with the completion of the classification yard section. I have spent quite a lot of time over the past week getting all the track laid down according to...
  20. Yard Rework - Update 1

    So the easy part was pulling it out....the hard part is putting something new in it's place!

    After many late nights of editing in XTrackCAD, I have settled on a design I am happy with overall....
  21. Some good feedback guys. Thanks. That's a...

    Some good feedback guys. Thanks.


    That's a very good question indeed. For me Clearing Yard, and more importantly the BRC, is an interesting focal point for the following reasons:

    The variety...
  22. Clearing Yard is no more!!!!

    It was strange, one minute I was standing there admiring my yard, the next I was pulling up track and plywood!

    My love-hate relationship finally reached boiling point and I demolished (pulled...
  23. From what I could see, most HO was Australian...

    From what I could see, most HO was Australian prototype. However most of the N was US prototype.

    In saying that, almost all the layouts on display were of exceptional quality and well worth the...
  24. Here is my first day observations for those...

    Here is my first day observations for those interested. Keep in mind that my focus was on N scale items and more specifically US prototype. Others might be better informed on the HO and Australian...
  25. Must admit that is the first time I have seen the...

    Must admit that is the first time I have seen the inside of a grain silo!

    Thanks for the updates...love the progress on the scenery :thumbs-up:
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