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Grumpy468

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« Reply #120 on: February 02, 2021, 11:05:11 PM »

Got my landscape flowers last week, so i started to slowly place them. They really add details to the layout, subtle but they catch your eye.






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« Reply #121 on: February 12, 2021, 09:55:39 PM »

Well i got out of my slump today and got back into creating on the layout. i did an 18" section of grid road today with fence. Started to add flowers and fence pieces around the layout today as well.  A little bit at a time.















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jonathan


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« Reply #122 on: February 12, 2021, 10:55:08 PM »

Noice!

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Jonathan
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Grumpy468

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« Reply #123 on: February 13, 2021, 12:47:53 AM »

Thanks Jonathan. I still need to detail the gravel road once everything dries. I am going to try pastel chalk i bought. Will turn it into a powder then brush it on?
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jward


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« Reply #124 on: February 13, 2021, 07:37:36 AM »

Looking at your work I am amazed that it's mostly Atlas snap track. You've done a really great job ballasting the track and blending it into its surroundings. Sid taught you well.
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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Grumpy468

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« Reply #125 on: February 13, 2021, 11:25:48 AM »

Thank you. I really Miss Sid. Cry Cry  He was a fountain of knowledge.
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Grumpy468

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« Reply #126 on: February 15, 2021, 12:00:59 PM »

Picked away at all weekend, and i have it close to where i want it now. I am struggling to get my gravel roads to look right? Any suggestions would be welcome.




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« Reply #127 on: February 15, 2021, 12:10:00 PM »

You've got them looking pretty good. The only thing I see missing are the potholes. SO many people seem to use ballast for gravel roads but it's really way too big. What ever you used was fine enough to get the packed dirt look where the wheels travel, and the loose gravel off to the sides and in the center.
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« Reply #128 on: February 15, 2021, 01:36:45 PM »

Your gravel roads look better than anything I've attempted. Gravel roads are surprisingly hard to model.

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Jonathan
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Grumpy468

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« Reply #129 on: February 15, 2021, 07:26:17 PM »

Thank you. I use a combination of Woodland scenics, and real gravel. I bought and made some strainers to sift and get different sizes of road material and landscaping materials. I also use real twigs and dried leaves.  I bought 2 different colour pallets of pastel chalk. I use a fine saw blade and scrape the pastel into a powder, then use that on the roads etc buildings.











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Grumpy468

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« Reply #130 on: February 17, 2021, 12:00:14 PM »

Well i need to sit at the bench and get the last of the big kits started, will take a bit of a break from landscaping . I have the Walthers, United Petroleum refinery kit for my layout. I was going over the instructions and looking at the kit. There is going to be at least a 3 month build time here. Should take me right to the May long weekend, when i plant all my flowers and get the yard going.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #131 on: February 17, 2021, 05:04:39 PM »

It's all coming together nicely Sheldon,  Now I guess I get to play "catch up".

Thanks for all the pics.

Ken
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« Reply #132 on: February 17, 2021, 09:09:44 PM »

You've discovered one way to keep things fresh. If you have numerous projects to work on, you can vary what you work on so you don't burn out on any one thing.
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« Reply #133 on: February 17, 2021, 09:59:17 PM »

It's all coming together nicely Sheldon,  Now I guess I get to play "catch up".

Thanks for all the pics.

Ken


Thanks Ken. Sid would send me pics all the time, That is where i got a lot of ideas from. I think it is important to share ideas and pictures in this hobby. That is one good thing about the internet.
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Grumpy468

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« Reply #134 on: February 17, 2021, 10:10:41 PM »

You've discovered one way to keep things fresh. If you have numerous projects to work on, you can vary what you work on so you don't burn out on any one thing.


Well i build model cars as well, and i did 6 of those in a row, and got burnt out on that. So i am taking a break from that room and model bench. lol I find the Trains more open and free, the rules are less restrictive.

I am into home audio as well as reptiles. i have 7 snakes so they keep me entertained as well. This is Jonesy my texas rat snake, he is a sweetheart.



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