GN Spokane Division

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GN Spokane Division

Post by brianc » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:17 pm

The GN Spokane Division lives in my garage during the summer months, but packed away during the winter so that the car can go in the garage! The layout is movable but not portable, being made this way due to frequent moves of house when working. Layout is approx 17' x 10' and set in the Pacific Northwest. The main location is Spokane which gives a wide variety of roads available. Other stations are from the general area. The time period in the mid 1950's which allows me to run a variety of steam/electric/diesel but with considerable licence. Currently trying to improve the operations side with more industry spurs. The basic plan dates back approx 30 years and I have stuck to it (wonder of wonders) but with improvements. Layout now runs on Digitrax DCC.

You can see some pictures here http://www.flickr.com/photos/gn_spokane_division
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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by BrianMoore » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:05 pm

Dear 114272 (or may I call you 114?)

Great work, and I really like the pictures.

Can I humbly suggest that you change your identity so that we get to find out who you actually are?

Happy days.

Brian
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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by brianc » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:43 pm

Ooops

Sorry about that, I forgot to change the details, but have now done so.

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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by antonyjq » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:45 pm

Great work Brian. Particularly like the electrics.
I do like the Hill lines - and the range of fallen flags that are represented.
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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by igadget » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:49 pm

Very nice Brian, and like Ant, quite taken by the OHLE and locos....

Please take some more photos!
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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by brianc » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:20 am

Hello All

As requested, I have posted a few more pictures.

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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by brianc » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:36 pm

Recent work has involved rebuilding a portion of the layout known as Tacoma. Here are some photos so far:-

As originally was
ImageTacoma rebuild 1 by GN Spokane Division, on Flickr

New baseboards in place:-
ImageTacoma rebuild 3 by GN Spokane Division, on Flickr

Still some work to do though,see next post for more pics.

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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by brianc » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:01 pm

More pics from the rebuild

Some basic scenery in place
ImageTacoma Rebuild 5 by GN Spokane Division, on Flickr

and another view
ImageTacoma Rebuild 6 by GN Spokane Division, on Flickr

Way to go though

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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by brianc » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:21 pm

As it is too cold to work on the layout which lives in the garage, Management have been working on the 4 cars recently purchased. Did not really need these but they were a good price. First to be completed is a UP 50' Automobile box car. This has been weathered using Carr's Weathering Powders and I am quite pleased with the result although the picture perhaps does not show this to best advantage. I have not oversprayed the weathering as I find that this can blow the powder away and see that Carr's do not recommend this anyway. Possibly I need to experiment more.

Brian Clark

Here's the pic:-
ImageUP Boxcar 161216 by GN Spokane Division, on Flickr

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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by brianc » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:02 pm

Here is my first attempt at video, please enjoy and thankyou for watching.



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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by BrianMoore » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:18 pm

Well done!
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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by Gloriousnse » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:44 pm

Great. :)

Particularly like the choice of font on the title, classy touch! :)
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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by Mike_R » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:14 pm

A great start for your first video. It is in focus, many people don't manage that even after several videos.
I wait for more!
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Re: GN Spokane Division

Post by brianc » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:06 pm

Here's my next attempt at video, slightly longer this time. Please enjoy and thank-you for watching.



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