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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Mar 17, 2004.
How did you do the backdrop artwork? It looks teriffic.
Jon: since I can't see any more trees of any significant size, I have to agree that the forest has been truly "done". Now pull up the track and move on to the next room.
Great work Jon, How do you get that long grass hanging look?
Pete my backdrops come from
Backdrop Warehouse They don't have what I wanted in N gauge size so I saved the photos then printed them out and glued them in place.
Thanks Robin, again.
It's a woodland scenics product whose name escapes me. It's looks like a green mess of curly hair with some ground foam mixed in. After trying to do the same with painting stretched out furnace filters and failing at that, I realized this was available. I take the product, and stretch it out real thin, then hang it where I like. I spray it down with 50/50 glue/water and then blow on some other colors of ground foam. A bag of this stuff, used the way I use it, would cover the average 1:1 house roof in my neighborhood
Jon, it looks like poly fiber #178? FRED
That sounds right, Fred, thanks... It's pack up now, so I can't easily look. Hmmm, maybe I better go the the LHS and see exactly what it is (any excuse will do)
Thanks for the how to info Jon.
Worked on my building some more. Added rails, ladder, and a vent. Also had to brace up the tower because it was leaning. FRED
Looking good Fred!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
I like the brace. Just like real life.
Wow! Really great work everybody! I've made some progress but haven't taken pics yet. I'm making a barge to rail operation for gravel and coal. I decided to make a storage bin using Atlas plate girder bridge spans as walls. Its about a foot and a half long and five inches wide. I plan to create piles of grey gravel inside the bin out of foam covered with painted sand. I scavenged some parts from the original structure I had there to make an unloader that drops an auger into the barge and moves the gravel along a conveyor so it drops into the bin or can be directed into a waiting gondola along side. As for the rest of the oirginal structure shown on page one of this thread, I painted it grey and found a way to integrate it into my large cement plant on the other side of the layout. Pictures wil be coming soon I hope!
It's an unwelcome benefit from living in a poor part of the country. Poor people have poor ways.
Nice progress Fred.
Ralph, can't wait to see photos of the barge and loader
Poor in some ways, rich in others. You live in a wonderful land! Great modelin'!
So i soldered up a waterpipe and valve assembly to go to the mixer and put in some control cables for the workers to turn it on and off from the floor. The pipe's made from copper tube, brass tube, and copper wire. Got a new camera and found it can take some close closeups with a macro switch. FRED
Oh that's Neat Dash !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Great job Fred!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: The detail work looks terrific!
I have added the stove pipe, painted the base, finished weathering the station and sealed it with Dullcoat. Here are the next round of progress photos.
I also began working on the diorama base. The station is shown in its approximate final postion. I am planning on having a creek run in front of the station. I also plan a retaining wall along the creek to "hold up" the tracks. The big pile of foam to the right of the station is for the road and trolley line that will cross the tracks and the creek.
Looking Good Tom! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
That's super lookin' detailing Fred and Tom.
Thanks all for the comments, and that stations gonna be great on the bank of the river Tom. Can't wait to see it done. How about some pixs from the rest of you all? FRED