O scale 2 rail exhibition layout
Thanks Lutz, I really appreciate this. Smile
Look what turned up in the mail from my O scale supplier, Mr. Dickie!

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Which immediately went into the paint shop, and now looks like this:

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Interestingly, #100 was the first RS3 built for the L&N by Alco, way back in... November 1951. No idea what became of her in the end, but on Piedmont Blues she still lives! Or she will do, when I've finished weathering her up. Smile
Here she is after further application of Pan Pastels. Almost unrecognisable from her B&M origins.

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More work coming as and when I get the chance. Big Grin
Not much of an update this week, as I've been relaxing and playing xbox, as well as hitting the gym to try and get in better shape for a Tough Mudder event at the end of July.

I've done a little more work on L&N #100, trying to get the model to look more like the prototype photographs I'm working from.

Still a loooooong way to go, so be kind! Smile

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Please ignore the blu-tac covering the headlamps, I'm trying to keep paint/powders off them.

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Only a quick update for today. I had an hour this afternoon and managed to fit - and do the initial testing of - an ESU Loksound L V4 in my GP35. I need to build a speaker baffle to better fit the speaker into the fuel tank on the bottom of the loco, which will be a project for another day.

The decoder fitting was surprisingly simple. I do still need to wire in the headlights for the loco though, but again - project for another day! Big Grin

I'm happy - it works:

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Inspired by suggestions from a user on another forum, I've had a go at a second draft of the proposed track plan. Much more interesting, I think. Smile

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Still a ways to go, but it's already less of a stark contrast as it was before. I noticed when assembling it that one of the handrails is broken, so I'm going to scratchbuild a replacement post and use wire to fashion the replacement handrail. Shouldn't take too much work. Smile

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