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 Posted: Sun Oct 12th, 2008 12:47 am
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Greetings from Wisconsin:

 

My focus now turns to working on the MPD area and the tracks leading around the back.  These tracks lead to the station platforms and are indicated in yellow.  The MPD lead, service and storage tracks are blue-green.

 



If you compare this drawing with the one at the beginning of this thread you can see the orientation of the MPD.  These drawings are representational and not exact scale to actual dimensions.

As stated previously this area will be used to stage photos of my locomotives and the industrial buildings along the backside of the two lead tracks will act as back-drops. 

 
Ground level view of the tracks leading around the loco shed to the lead to the station platfroms.



The Walthers kit-bashed cold storage warehouse and another Walthers out-of-the-box kit.



Made this photo to see how they would look in B&W.



Another picture to see how the buildings can connect. 



Here I've set the collect in place to see how the buildings in the back ground would line up in a photo and if there is enough color separation.  I can tell that the this back scene area will take a lot of fiddling to get the look I want.



When I was thirteen years old my Dad brought home a copy of Model Railroader magazine and started me on my interest in HO scale modeling and I still have that magazine today.

The cartoon above appeared in that issue and is still relevant!

Until next time...regards, 

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 Posted: Sun Oct 12th, 2008 06:45 am
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I just love the look of those buildings! The B&W pic looks so relistic.;-)

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 Posted: Sun Oct 12th, 2008 06:58 am
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Great piccys Larry those walthers buildings are really great.

The old cartoon is very good it is probably as true today as it was back when it was published.

cheers Brian.W

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 Posted: Mon Oct 13th, 2008 09:00 pm
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Greetings from Wisconsin & Wells Branch SDJR-USA:

 

Well…got the cars and buses on the right side (left) of the street.  No longer will passengers alighting from the buses have to step into oncoming traffic.

 



 



Yes, I have owned right-hand drive cars....

My Bentley YP8041 pictured at my parents home outside of Chicago in 1965.  The model is a 3-litre “Red Label” Van den Plas short chassis speedster. That’s me at the age of 24 in the middle with the fuzzy coat.  Had a long time love affair with vintage British cars (and a few French ones).

Moving on to the MPD scene on my layout this week.  Track has been lightly affixed to this point, will permanently fasten and paint it in the next few weeks.

Still playing around with the back scene buildings, looking for the best arrangements viewed from four different angles.  

Regards to all, 

 


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 Posted: Mon Oct 13th, 2008 09:51 pm
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Larry will you be glueing the track in place? And will the tracks be embedded at all, say in asphalt or concrete? I need to do something similar and if you're planning to do that I'd like to see how you go about it, because I've never tackled it before.

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Greetings from Bristol (Wisconsin) & Wells Branch SDJR-USA:

 

Today is the first chance that I have had to get back to layout in over a month plus, global economy issues predominating over railway developments.

 

Later today I hope to post new developments.

 



 

Collect in front of new arrangement of back-drop buildings.  Later today I hope to post more developments.

 

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Great to have you back Larry and looking forward to more information.



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Welcome back Larry, that back drop looks terrific.
Is that a Walthers kit with the huge arched windows?



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Greetings again from Bristol (Wisconsin USA):

Taking a second look at the corner I’ve been working on, I found that the area was not quite what I was looking for.  

 



One of my favorite buildings is the long warehouse with loading dock, it offers an excellent back-drop for locomotive pictures.

 



This is a Walthers freight house (goods) building splicing the back wall to the front to create a longer facade.  I am using the same building for my goods yard at the station.

 



I like the canyon effect the bigger buildings offer, test photo to see how the approach might look from track level with these building across from the engine shed.

 



Two very old buildings that my dad built thirty years ago from plans he drafted on site. These buildings were built about 1830-1840 and are still in use today in Galena, Illinois.  I have moved the grey brewery to the front of this group.

 



This would be the view from the station towards the MPD area.  I like the shape these buildings take on in this corner. 

 

The brewery (Walthers kit) will be the corner stone for this area.  I will be experimenting with other structures and making photos with locos in front to determine if I can capture the look I am after.

 

Oh yes, that track is still not painted or ballasted.

 

Best regards to all,

 

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those buildings are certainly impressive, i do like the long one a great backdrop.

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Got to agree they are very impressive and imposing. They add so much.

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Larry the buildings are very impressive we dont seem to see buildings like that here in the UK which easily fit in with a Uk layout

I presume somebody imports these kits here but probably will be far more expensive than you pay for them in the US.

cheers Brian

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Carrying on from Brain's question, as I love the long warehouse do you know of a retailer that sells all the Walthers kits, and also would send them over to the UK, as the warehouse and a couple of others that I have seen are just what I am looking for as the buildings on our new HO project.

I might have missed this in an earlier post but you look as if you have a large room in which you are building the layout, which gives you the space that makes your photo's look real, mostly the black & white ones, but the layout is really coming on.

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Alan, re your question about obtaining Walther's Kits- get them direct .   http://www.walthers.com

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Walthers themselves will ship to the UK Alan. This link gives you their shipping charges.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/shopinfo/custserv@walthers.com

And this one starts the building kits.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?quick=building+kits&quicksrch_butt.x=30&quicksrch_butt.y=5

 
There are 2,499 of them.



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They look very reasonably priced but i bet you get mugged for VAT when the postman brings it so you need to expect to pay for that if you order any.

You used to able to order anything up till about 2002-3 and Vat did not even crop up but somebody obviously realised at customs and excise they were missing out on dosh with the internet sales.

It is a long time since i ordered abroad but i seem to remember there was another charge aswell as vat the postman charged you has anyone ordered abroad recently to know if its only vat you pay or is there another charge?

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i have only orderd from china but never been charged as yet, am waiting for some more goods so will let you know.

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I really sorry that I have to ask this question, but I have been looking at the Walthers site for a very long time without being able to find the LONG WHAREHOUSE, can you please give me the item number, so that I can order it from them.

Many thanks in advance

 

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Greetings from Bristol (Wisconsin) & Wells Branch SDJR-USA:

 

Thanks Owen69; MickC; Brian (henryparrot); Alan & Pete; Ron (Sol) and Bob for you posts.

 



Shifting elements of the landscape again, alternative plan number 3.



Dropping in another  building, alternative plan 4.



Plan 1 with Plan 3 elements plus small industrial building linking factory to warehouse.  I think that I am getting there!

Regarding Walthers products, check out E-Bay as there are regular sellers offering these kits at discounted prices.  As stated before, these kits make an excellent source for ready made walls and windows.  

Well back to moving things around!

 



 

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great building or I should say beautiful buildings !

As for VAT on imports it depends if you get unlucky ! I buy quite a bit from the US and have only had a demand for VAT once, having said that the parcel was all books so there is no VAT which customs and excise accepted when I explained.

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