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#1 SavaTheAggie

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:29 AM

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Welcome to the Piney Woods of East Texas, home to the Texas State Railroad at Palestine, TX!

This is the full 10'x10' (T-shaped) layout of the TSRR Park at Palestine Texas, home to one end of the TSRR's line (the other end is in Rusk, TX).  This will be on display in two weeks at Brick Fiesta, as well as potentially future TexLUG events (room permitting).  

The official name of it is "The Piney Woods Layout".  

Featuring:
The Palestine Depot
The Palestine Engine Shed
The Palestine Wye

Locomotives:
1
201
22
300
400
500
610
7
8
and
The TSRR Motor Car

Passenger Coaches
42 & 44

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Edited by SavaTheAggie, 25 June 2012 - 04:33 AM.

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#2 harnbak

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:45 AM

Your models and layouts are of unmatched high quality.
Seeing it displayed like this together is almost intimidating...
I especially adore the colour scheme used for this coal tender
http://www.flickr.co...gie/7437291188/

Is your wye fully functional? I mean are the tracks only
mechanically connected or also electronically functional?

Edited by harnbak, 25 June 2012 - 08:10 AM.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

Beautiful Tony - I'm loving that station and water tower but the entire display is stunning.  Front-paged! :thumbup:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

AWESOME and beautiful :wub:  at the same time 'Sava'.....congrats on being front paged too ! :sweet:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:22 PM

Dang, Now I REALLY wish I could have made it to Brick Fiesta. Awesome layout

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:57 PM

Unreal work as usual Tony!  :thumbup:
Your gorgeous layouts are simply the best!  :wub:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

Mate that is stunning, top notch job.
I'm especially loving the water tower :thumbup:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:00 PM

Beautiful layout. The station build is terrific and I love the engine house, very prototypical. Outstanding work!!
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

View Postharnbak, on 25 June 2012 - 06:45 AM, said:

Your models and layouts are of unmatched high quality.
Seeing it displayed like this together is almost intimidating...
I especially adore the colour scheme used for this coal tender
http://www.flickr.co...gie/7437291188/

Is your wye fully functional? I mean are the tracks only
mechanically connected or also electronically functional?
Thanks!  No, the wye is only mechanically functional.  If I owned one more pair of 9v switches, and I used some form of tape to electrically block off the different sections I could.  A triangular setup like this would short out a 9v system otherwise.  As it is a pair of PF switches keeps the arms of the wye electrically segregated.  

View PostTheBrickster, on 25 June 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

Beautiful Tony - I'm loving that station and water tower but the entire display is stunning.  Front-paged! :thumbup:
Thanks much!  I posted the station and water tower here a while ago, I plan to post pictures of the engine shed by itself in the near future.

View Postlightningtiger, on 25 June 2012 - 02:03 PM, said:

AWESOME and beautiful :wub:  at the same time 'Sava'.....congrats on being front paged too ! :sweet:
Thanks!  

View PostSeanM, on 25 June 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

Dang, Now I REALLY wish I could have made it to Brick Fiesta. Awesome layout
Thanks!  I'm going to have a lot of fun with it at Brick Fiesta.  I plan to take some video of a few of my steamers going through the wye.

View PostLEGO Train 12 Volts, on 25 June 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

Unreal work as usual Tony!  :thumbup:
Your gorgeous layouts are simply the best!  :wub:
Thanks!  Though to be fair this is my first true layout, and even then it's more of a diorama than anything else.  I've never had a layout of my own before (and this is far too big to fit in my house!)

View Postjuzo, on 25 June 2012 - 10:20 PM, said:

Mate that is stunning, top notch job.
I'm especially loving the water tower :thumbup:
Thanks much!

View Post22kane, on 26 June 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:

Beautiful layout. The station build is terrific and I love the engine house, very prototypical. Outstanding work!!
Thanks!  I did a lot of study on the real buildings, while I had to make certain sacrifices I still feel I captured their spirit.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

I have been browsing the net for pictures from this apparently
famous Palestine Wye from the Texas State Railroad.
I easily recognise the engines and the settings - very lovely!

Do you have more detailed close-ups of you carriages?
I could not find them on your flickr.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:51 PM

The layout looks absolutely beautiful! It's probably even better in person  :thumbup:  A few more closeups would be great.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

I really love your creations and layouts
A pleasure to watch

And they continue to amaze me

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#13 SavaTheAggie

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:52 AM

View Postharnbak, on 28 June 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

I have been browsing the net for pictures from this apparently
famous Palestine Wye from the Texas State Railroad.
I easily recognise the engines and the settings - very lovely!

Do you have more detailed close-ups of you carriages?
I could not find them on your flickr.
Thanks much!  I've tried my best to capture the spirit of the engines and the park in my MOCs, I'd like to think I succeeded.

I linked to a picture to coaches #42 & #44 in the original post, which is also in this folder:

<iframe align="center" src="http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?user_id=savatheaggie&set_id=72157624602626636/with/4969652411" frameBorder="0" width="500" height="500"></iframe>


View PostCamaroHR, on 28 June 2012 - 02:51 PM, said:

The layout looks absolutely beautiful! It's probably even better in person  :thumbup:  A few more closeups would be great.
Thanks much!  Closeups of what exactly?  I've taken very close and detailed shots of everything, linked to in the original post, except the wye itself and the Engine shed (which I haven't quite finished just yet).

View Postpatje, on 28 June 2012 - 07:17 PM, said:

I really love your creations and layouts
A pleasure to watch

And they continue to amaze me

:thumbup:  :wub:
Thanks!  I appreciate it.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:11 AM

Engine #500 demonstrates the wye at Brick Fiesta 2012:



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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:59 AM

Awesome creation. I love your layout! :sweet:



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