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added: March 28, 2018  /  updated: February 9, 2019 (Part 2)

New Indian Valley
in Z Scale (1:220) by Patrik Siegfried
The name "Indian Valley" is a homage of the red indians which have been pushed into reservations from the white man.
New layout under contruction - Part 1 (2015-2017), Part 2 (2018)

 for bigger size photos you may click on the 4-digit number under each photo

Part 1: Pictures from 2015 to 2017 show the construction of his new layout
6/06/2015 it was started on a bare table - 2006 6/06/2015 - 2007
8/25/16 - 9104 8/25/16 - 9102
9/06/16 elevated track bed was done - 9276 9/06/16 - 9274
9/25/16 whole elevated part is done - 9395 10/11/16 tracks need ballast - 9606
10/19/16 insulation foam was used . . . - 9634 10/19/16 . . . for the rock formations - 9637
10/24/16 afterwards, cutting is to shape - 9684 10/24/16 - 9688
10/28/16 next step is painting the foundation - 9777 10/28/16 - 9773
12/04/16 adding gray paint to give structure - 7874 12/24/16 adding some yellow/red mixture - 8134
12/24/16 sand was added - 8136 12/31/16 test run around the rock formations - 8249
4/26/17 test run with a long unit train - 0052 5/06/17 another test run with a manifest - 0110
6/19/17 roadbed is finished - 8047 6/19/17 again, insulation foam was applied - 8049
7/16/17 a long bridge was mounted - 8334 7/16/17 - 8341
5/21/17 landscaping makes the difference - 0356 11/06/17 test run over the bridge - 8316
9/29/17 gray paint was applied - 7875 9/30/17 and another test run was made - 7907
12/29/17 Arizona style colors - 8697 12/29/17 three test units make their round - 8705

 updated: February 9, 2019

Part 2: Pictures from 2018 show the continued construction of his new layout
1/14/18 Here is the construction of roads. I was checking a few examples on Google to get an idea. - 8772 1/15/18 home made template for the RR Crossings - 8782
1/20/18 all roads are made of cardboard - 8843 1/20/18 everything was hand painted - 8845
2/18/18 overview w/rock formations in the middle - 9151 3/02/18 construction of new small bridge - 9275
3/06/18 construction of the wooden tunnel - 9323 3/07/18 portal and retainig walls are painted - 9345
3/09/18 new small bridge (scratch built) - 9355 3/13/18 new bridge was mounted after the tunnel - 9394
3/16/18 setting up my big wooden trestle . . .  - 9416 3/19/18 . . . which was on my old layout. - 9440
4/18/18 construction of two modules. - 9809 4/18/18 overview of new corner module - 9812
4/25/18 laying pebbles and sands for the "desert" scenery - 9918 4/26/18 different size gravel and sand to get realistic look - 9954
5/05/18 Following construction of the two modules with sculpture of the rocks with a dremel tool. - 0024 5/05/18 ready to apply first coat of paint. - 0038
5/21/18 setting up the decor with grass and rock. - 7905 5/23/18 landscaping on the right side is done. - 7938
6/08/18 construction of the road bridge. - 8131 6/08/18 bridge is loaded with weight until glue is dry - 8134
6/23/18 fresh insulation foam was applied. - 8306 6/26/18 rock formations are finished - 8360
7/01/18 last module seen from above. - 8468 7/25/18 construction of the upper part of the metal bridge with wood and cardboard. - 8802
7/29/18 following the metal bridge for the last module. - 8919 8/01/18 the metal bridge is painted - 8949
8/14/18 construction of the last module. - 9138 8/22/18 the upper steel bridge is mounted - 9288
8/28/18 aalmost finished module. - 9418 8/29/18 UP power on test run over both bridges - 9501
9/04/18 construction of the two removable parts . . . - 9579 9/07/18 . . . to join the two modules. - 9620
10/06/18 upper part of the last module. Before the foam could be applied I mounted a thin wire net to protect the tracks below. - 9928 10/06/18 afterwards I mounted wooden rods to retain the foam so that it does not collapse on the existing decor. - 9933
11/06/18 correction of curved tracks in the separation of modules on copper plate. - 0141 11/06/18 new wiring of the curved track connection. - 0147
11/20/18 correction of curved tracks in the separation of modules on copper plate, and correction of the pillars of the metal bridge. - 0256 11/20/18 I realized a little late that they were not right, so I preferred to redo ... it did not show too much, but as soon as I saw the mistake ... I could not leave it that way. - 0257
11/23/18 landscaping has started - 0283 11/24/18 vegetation was added - 0298
12/15/18 site of the collapsed tunnel - 0391 12/15/18 abandoned old tunnel w/buried gondola - 0393
12/30/18 Amtrak by Märklin on test run - 0551 12/30/18 Amtrak train is leaving upper tunnel - 0576
Below are 3 short Videos of this Layout  
Video: Z Scale Amtrak West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TCIHByPpH4
Video: Z Scale UP Heritage 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZeLra5N8Pg
Video: Z Scale UP Heritage 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB4R3TUiX2A

Photos copyright by Patrik Siegfried (Switzerland)

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