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Or Jordan, Mick & Simon if you want real names! :D ;)

 

There are times I regret making up a user name rather quickly & without much thought :blush: although F-Units are one of my all-time favourite loco designs. :D

 

You could do what I do, and put your forename in your signature file.

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Hi Jordan,

 

Yes, I like to know the real names  :D

 

Or Jordan, Mick & Simon if you want real names! :D ;)

There are times I regret making up a user name rather quickly & without much thought :blush: although F-Units are one of my all-time favourite loco designs. :D

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Hi all,

 

LVN GP10 8229 crooses the main road at Lakemont Yard. This road goes to the industrial park located behind the Yard.

 

 

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To be continued ...

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Seb. Great modelling, and your eye for scenery and track is outstandingly good. Love the photos of the layout so far. Like everyone else I am looking forward to more. Following this thread with great interest.

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Salut Sébastien !

 

I've just discovered your thread and layout a few minutes ago!

 

Fantastic and realistic!

 

Superbe !!!!!

 

I hope to see this layout in an exhibition.

 

 

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Hi,

 

 

andrew's trains, on 18 Jul 2018 - 13:36, said:snapback.png

Seb. Great modelling, and your eye for scenery and track is outstandingly good. Love the photos of the layout so far. Like everyone else I am looking forward to more. Following this thread with great interest.

 

 

JAMO, on 29 Jul 2018 - 23:24, said:snapback.png

Salut Sébastien !

 

I've just discovered your thread and layout a few minutes ago!

 

Fantastic and realistic!

 

Superbe !!!!!

 

I hope to see this layout in an exhibition.

 

Thanks Andew and Jack for your comments. :-)

Sorry Jack, I did not design the layout for exhibitions. That will be too much risk of damage on it. My purpose is to preserve this layout in perfect condition as much as possible. 

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Hi,

 

Two pictures taken yesterday during an operating session on the layout.

 

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I'm also working on a new engine to add to LVN's roster : SD40-2 in "Grey Ghost" scheme. A lot of work remains to do (and many detailing parts to add)!
 

 

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To be continued ...

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Outstanding work !

The scenery is exceptional.

Nev, in West Australia

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It's been a long time since I posted here ...

 

This photo was taken during an operating session some days ago.

 

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To be continued.

 

 

 

 

 

Just dropped onto this thread and something really prototypical is lurking in the long grass to the left.  

Yup old track.  How many times do we see that modelled ?

 

Excellent work and will be revisiting 

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Sebastien, I had received a 2019 Model Railroad Planning magazine(from Model Railroader) about 3 weeks ago or so. I had read your article and saw the nice pictures of your Lake Valley & Northern layout. You have built a nice, simple layout with only six turnouts. Congratulations on having your layout featured in Model Railroad Planning and keep up the good work!

 

Wendell

Idaho, USA

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On 04/03/2019 at 07:12, Wendell1976 said:

Sebastien, I had received a 2019 Model Railroad Planning magazine(from Model Railroader) about 3 weeks ago or so. I had read your article and saw the nice pictures of your Lake Valley & Northern layout. You have built a nice, simple layout with only six turnouts. Congratulations on having your layout featured in Model Railroad Planning and keep up the good work!

 

Wendell

Idaho, USA

 

Hi Wendell,

 

Thank you for the kind words. Much appreciated. :-)

 

It's been a while I have posted here. The layout is still alive and I'm working on several new projects.

A spreader truck has been recently added on the Grain Elevator complex. This area is still in progress. Grain bins and the bucket elevator are in place but a lot of detailing work is needed. The truck is from Athearn, the spreader is scratch built. West Coast mirrors are still missing and I have to apply more weathering and some mud. 

 

 

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This photo was taken during one of my last operating session. I Try to operate the layout almost every day. 

 

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Superb modelling and photos. I've just read your article in MRP 2019. Great work!

 

Mal

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Ok, I'm going to be the one to ask the Stupid Question.... :fool:

 

What is the Spreader Truck used for, in relation to grain operations?  It looks very much like the sort of truck (cab excepted) that gets used here in the UK to spread grit on the roads during the winter - a 'gritter lorry' in our terms. I doubt that's it's intended purpose here. :scratchhead::dontknow:

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Jordan - Not 100% certain but I think they are used to spread fertilizer across a wide area hence the balloon tires  - could also be used to throw grain seed similarly (the original meaning of "to broadcast") - Interested to know, too

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On 30/03/2019 at 07:44, Seb said:

This photo was taken during one of my last operating session. I Try to operate the layout almost every day. 

 

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Hi Seb,

 

views of Lakemont are always fantastic - your observational skills and how you translate them into model form are nothing short of inspired. As always, I'm in awe of the vegetation - the grass between and around the tracks and the tree growth at the rear. But what really strikes me in this view is the very slight difference in the level of the tracks, subtle and utterly convincing!

 

Do keep posting!

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

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Hello,

 

"LVN #151 & #149" pulling covered hoppers".

This area is not yet finished, I have a lot of detailing works to do around the warehouse.

 

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Yet another photo that is either wonderfully inspirational, or just makes me feel like giving up entirely.... :rolleyes: :no:

 

Fantastic stuff again, Seb. :good:

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Hi Sebastian, didn't realise you were on RMweb! We met on the Facebook HO Scale Shelf Layouts group, I was the guy who correctly identified your method for trees! Nice layout, I shall be following this thread.

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