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    • July 12, 2017 8:40 AM EDT
    • Update of the morning
      Bonding of sleepers, cut-outs of the rails (they are not fixed)


    • July 10, 2017 10:39 AM EDT
    • Update of the day
      I upgraded three sides of module 6 of the bridge in order to be able to join the rocks.
      On module 7, I stuck the styrofoam and delineated the location of the tracks



    • July 3, 2017 12:32 PM EDT
    • Update;
      Following a few comments from French modelers, I took up the position of the engine house.
      I managed to fit it in line with the bridge, the only problem is that it will be riding on three modules.
      On the other hand, it allows me to install three small feeder tracks, one in line with the bridge and the feeder. The turnout will be used for the logger tracks on the modules 8, 9, 10.
      Two photos to illustrate the work



    • July 1, 2017 12:02 PM EDT
    • Thank you all for your comments.
      In order to clarify the photos I enclose a sketch of the layout of the tracks

    • June 30, 2017 8:28 AM EDT
    • Thank you for sharing.  Very nice work.  Please keep posting.

    • June 29, 2017 11:52 PM EDT
    • Ambitious project but it looks to be coming together very well.

      I can't imagine the difficulty in trying to model a subject that is so far removed from you in space as well as in time.

      Keep posting pictures, love to see your progress.



    • June 29, 2017 9:19 PM EDT
    • Not only do I like the RR pics but I also like the structure the RR resides in as it looks old to me!

    • June 29, 2017 7:00 PM EDT
    • just my style! go on!

    • June 29, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
    • Jean-Gilles

      I give it two thumbs up! Looking forward to more updates.

    • June 29, 2017 2:00 PM EDT
    • Hello to all.
      Here are several months when I did not post because I was occupied to the creation of buildings(ships) for my layout which I am going to present you today.
      The latter will consist of twelve modules, knockdown and transportable, I have at present three modules to be made to lock up.
      He stays in me some more of work to be executed, in particular in detail because I make quite myself.
      I deliver to your comments where I am there today.

      Module 1

      Module 2

      Module 3

      Module 4

      Module 5

      Module 6

      Module 7

      Module 11

      Module 12  futur pond

      I have the modules 8,9,10 which shall represent the slaughter of trees and their load

    • July 5, 2017 8:41 AM EDT
    • My shop vac has an exhaust port that could have a hose that goes outside, thus the fine stuff missed by the filter would go outdoors.

    • July 4, 2017 11:47 PM EDT
    • i use various things.

      feather duster on not sensible things, like mountains or roofs.

      soft brush on roling stock and figures.

      and every few years, when the layout looks too shabby, a combination of industrial vacuum cleaner (nylon stocking filter in the tube) plus an air compressor.

      a helper holds the vac high enough, not to suck up ballast and other things like bushes or figures, while i blast the dust into the air, from where it disturbes me.

    • July 4, 2017 2:33 PM EDT
    • In another life it was cans of compressed air and a big exhaust fan.

      A small painting booth in that room, brought in the fan.

      I'd put the dust back in the air and then change out the air.

      It was an On3 layout and everything was weathered and dirty and not really brushable.



    • July 4, 2017 1:48 PM EDT
    • Ken, try the makup/powder brush:



      You will find that the feather duster does ok on larger flat surfaces, but does nothing for nooks and crannies.



    • July 4, 2017 8:11 AM EDT
    • Hey Tom,

      Relocation?  We just completed the move in to the Duplex, we have been talking about for years.  If the indoor layout is in a clean room, you'll find the dust is minimal.  As far as the facial brush and small vacuum, its just like cleaning up in a mouth after grinding.  You'll need an assistant and a steady hand.    

    • July 4, 2017 4:37 AM EDT
    • A feather duster works pretty good, too.

    • July 3, 2017 10:24 PM EDT
    • Hey Tom,

      One really great thing to use on buildings and most trains (i do and most of my fellow modelers do) is a clean soft blush makeup brush. The soft bristles can sweep away the dust and will also get into the details and not harm the fragile stuff.

      Depending on the scenic materials that you use, a shop vac can be used. Our club layout gets a shop vac with the smaller round brush tip attachment. With a light sweeping motion it picks up and freshens up our layout pretty well.

      PLEASE NOTE: when using a shop vac on the layout be sure to put a filter in your vac. This helps catch any little stuff that you didnt mean to suck up and also helps keep all the material for use later.

    • July 3, 2017 9:28 PM EDT
    • Hi Gang,

           My model railroading experience is totally outdoors, first electric and now live steam.   As my wife and I consider relocating an indoor layout may be in my future.   i have seen many wonderful indoor railways on this site in magazines and on the internet and they all make me wonder.   How are they maintained (not the track, but the scenery) given the fine nature of buildings, land forms, trees and so forth.   Dirt, dust etc must be a problem and you can't just haul out the shop vac or can you?

      Please help me understand what indoor based modelers do in this regard.



    • June 13, 2017 7:41 AM EDT
    • I love it.  Ill take this over any large layout any day.  

    • June 12, 2017 2:06 PM EDT
    • Another video from the 2016 BTS in Ontario, showing the Hekawe and Angry Beaver layouts