Finally starting my layout

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Got the ladder out and climbed up to try and get a airial shot I need a little drone. But not bad . Wow I can't believe how far it's come. also had some time to fill lanother portion of retaining wall. also got the last bridge installed. also added more stone.
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Got the ladder out and climbed up to try and get a airial shot I need a little drone. But not bad . Wow I can't believe how far it's come. also had some time to fill lanother portion of retaining wall. also got the last bridge installed. also added more stone.View attachment 239510View attachment 239509View attachment 239508
In a couple of years when all those Trees have filled out a little you will have a superb vista. Great little line with some Operation potential, perhaps another siding or two flr Wagon Destinations by Car Cards if that is your thing.
 
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Got the ladder out and climbed up to try and get a airial shot I need a little drone. But not bad . Wow I can't believe how far it's come. also had some time to fill lanother portion of retaining wall. also got the last bridge installed. also added more stone.View attachment 239510View attachment 239509View attachment 239508
Jack, very nice layout in a small area has the illusion of being much larger, really like the hidden areas. Is the upper loop connected to the lower bigger loop? Good job on the Ocala forest and fire tower just like driving on sr 40. Sure is funny seeing rail that is shinny on the sides.
 
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In a couple of years when all those Trees have filled out a little you will have a superb vista. Great little line with some Operation potential, perhaps another siding or two flr Wagon Destinations by Car Cards if that is your thing.
Thanks for the comments. I am excited to see them this time next year.
 
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Jack, very nice layout in a small area has the illusion of being much larger, really like the hidden areas. Is the upper loop connected to the lower bigger loop? Good job on the Ocala forest and fire tower just like driving on sr 40. Sure is funny seeing rail that is shinny on the sides.
Thanks no the small loop is not connected. Wish it was but maybe down the road. I'm getting more action going on around the line now with sidings and pick up points.
 
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In a couple of years when all those Trees have filled out a little you will have a superb vista. Great little line with some Operation potential, perhaps another siding or two flr Wagon Destinations by Car Cards if that is your thing.
I like the idea of setting up a schedule for the trains.
 
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I like the idea of setting up a schedule for the trains.
Have a look at my linked build below where I have details of the way that I run my line, something similar but perhaps not so ambitious may work for you?
 
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Dunnyrail didn't see your link. I'm interested in seeing it. Thanks.
 
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Been on vacation and decided to stay home this time. Took some pictures I thought I would share cut up some logs and hammered them in to simulate trees that have been cut and added people and windows to the tower but now the lizards can't get in lol.
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Working on the fence today on the old homestead
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My wife said she wanted a gramma style house with wraparound porch, yellow with white trim, so I redid this piko house that was falling apart, railings missing window panes, and all walls disconnected, so I built her this and told her I had her house done but she might have to lose a little weight to get into it, she didn't seem to be amused but I started too see her point as some as the swelling went down, LOL
 

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My wife said she wanted a gramma style house with wraparound porch, yellow with white trim, so I redid this piko house that was falling apart, railings missing window panes, and all walls disconnected, so I built her this and told her I had her house done but she might have to lose a little weight to get into it, she didn't seem to be amused but I started too see her point as some as the swelling went down, LOL
Really like the house. All the cars and trucks are 1:24 . We will see how long before a critter comes along and decides to mess it up.
 
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Got one of the sidings detailed with a scene of the guys unloading the flat car onto the truck to take them off.
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The railroad is progressing. Built one of the tunnel portholes today.
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I found some stain that makes the wood look weathered. and added a creek .
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