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Summertrainz


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« on: July 15, 2007, 09:40:50 PM »

Heh Train lovers  Roll Eyes
i made another post that said "grass effects?"
and id like to ask more people
for dirt effects
would i take top soil and grill it as they say for organisms?
and another question
i want to make a farm field how would i do that?
with the dirt?
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 11:26:19 PM »

I think paint works better than dirt.
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Summertrainz


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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 07:33:55 PM »

yea i considered paint
i don't know if it would look as good as real dirt
you have it on your layout?
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 09:22:16 AM »

Our friend, Harold Minkwitz has an answer.

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/fur_grass/
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fieromike


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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007, 09:33:09 AM »

Heh Train lovers  Roll Eyes
i made another post that said "grass effects?"
and id like to ask more people
for dirt effects
would i take top soil and grill it as they say for organisms?
and another question
i want to make a farm field how would i do that?
with the dirt?

I seem to remember an article that used wide wale corduroy as a base for a plowed field.  The writer used brown fabric, painted it with lighter shades of brown, and used finely sifted (and sterilized) soil over that.  Looked pretty decent.

Mike
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hminky
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 09:36:02 AM »

For dirt I just paint the plaster for texture I stipple on a mixture of gravel and latex earth paint:



Visit:

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/scenery/stippling/

I use paver sand for flat areas:



Visit:

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/gravel/

Most ground areas are covered with vegatation

Thank you if you visit
Harold

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Jim Banner

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 01:47:31 PM »

I use dirt from the garden, sterilized, dried and sieved.  Saturating it with denatured alcohol sterilizes it quickly and helps it dry faster.
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