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WoundedBear
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« on: October 03, 2007, 12:10:14 PM »

Here's a few new shots from around the layout.

First up....my first attempt at trestle construction. I still need to work out the design of the center bents.....I crossed the lower track at too shallow of an angle.




Here's a start on the Lucas Mill. I pre-stained all the stock before cutting anything. I will be adding ground cover before fixing the foundation to the base. The log carriage track is at the front/left....the log ramp at rear/left....a small workshop is attached at rear right.




And lastly....a start on the yard office......this is a JL Innovative design kit....a nice simple build, and the real metal corrugated roofing is a nice touch. The water tanker in the scene is a Woodland Scenics Diamond T kit.

Enjoy!

Sid

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 12:20:25 PM »

Really nice work.
What scale is this?

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WoundedBear
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 12:51:05 AM »

All HO scale......and thank you.

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 08:36:22 PM »

Great job! Keep, em coming!

...if only I could scratch build like that Cheesy.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 08:30:22 PM »

sweet work, Sid. r both the trestles the same? ie progress pics?
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 08:58:42 PM »

Great work!! I love how you did the scenery and stuff, very realistic. I wish I could get a layout like that going. What era is this, it looks like the mid 1900s.
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 01:35:36 PM »

Thanks again for the positive comments, guys.

Yes, Kyle....those are indeed progress shots....here's the final product. I know there are major engineering flaws, but it works, and I've learned a lot for the next one I build.

Dusten....I am shooting for around 1915-1930ish.....heavy on the ish....lol. I've also included a few more shops of the scenery and a shot of the Climax shop on the hill.

All of my scenery is plaster cloth covered with Poly-Filla....I cast all the rocks with Woodland Scenics rock moulds and Poly brand plaster of paris. I paint everything but the rocks with a cheapo tan latex from Home Depot, then stain the rocks and the tan latex with acrylics from Micheals. (I use yellow ocher, burnt umber and raw umber a lot). Everything then gets a final wash of 99 percent alky with a bit of india ink...(non waterproof)...mixed in.

I then brush on a fairly thick mix of watered down Elmer's white glue (only where you want foam to stick) and start sprinkling the foam on. I then soak the foam with 99 percent alky and dribble on the homemade scenic cement to lock it all down. Next day I come back and clean the track then give a final vacuum to pick up all the loose bits.

And I must say....after years and years of nothing but building automotive replicas, I am having a blast with all the learning regarding the different materials and media involved in model railroading.

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2007, 02:50:57 PM »

I like it a lot.  The bridge is my favorite.  I'm gonna try to copy it in N scale.
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