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BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:54 pm
by antonyjq
My N Scale layout is set on the north Bank of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State. It is modern day BNSF along what was the ex-Spokane, Portland and Seatle (later merged into the Burlington Northern).
There is no such place as Horsethief Bridge. In real life, it is the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision and I model the locality around Horsethief National Park, hence the name.

Haven't had chance to do any modelling in ages but Kegworth (and this wonderful new forum) provided the inspiration to go in the shed, weather some freight cars and take a few photos with the IPhone.

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Re: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:06 pm
by BrianMoore
Most impressive ballasting, especially for N - please accept 25 points.

Brian

Re: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:13 am
by torikoos
You've done a great job there on the scenery and right of way, textures and colours are great.
Particularly for N scale , it is sometimes hard to find the right textures for groundfoam etc (at least it was when I was an N scaler back in the '80's).

Well done!

Re: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:06 am
by igadget
That's excellent work Antony - Prior to reading the text I saw the first photo and honestly thought it was the real thing....

Won't touch N with a bargepole as too small for me, but have the greatest respect for those that do!

Re: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:18 am
by torikoos
Hi Anthony, clicking on your photo brought me to your Flickr page, and I have been browsing through your photo's a little bit.

I like the way you made the slide detector fences , and dug a channel for foundation etc. I think you should post in the scenery construction section of this forum, how you made those fences, and the channel (and why you made that foundation channel in particular), as it looks great!

great work , Koos

Re: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:06 pm
by Mike_R
I double checked that your layout was N!
Very impressed.

Mike Ruby

Re: BNSF Horsethief Bridge N Scale

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:07 pm
by antonyjq
Thanks for the kind words guys.
Koos, yes - I might do an article for Roundhouse.
Ant