2ND Gauge Layout party

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Well, I tried a trio of "bottle-brush" type trees, following this article here.

    I think my wire was a little too thin, and I haven't the spray paint or 3M type photomount spray glue to continue, but here are a few of the "step one" stage trees. They are quite fiddly to do alone, but an extra pair of hands would make really short work of this project.

    Here is a picture...Keep in mind that the highly visible masking tape "trunks" in these pictures are eliminated with painting and additional foliage.

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  2. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    ...And a view from the dock...

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  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Well I did do a little work on the diorama base. I added some more foam pieces to help shape the embankment. Next I am hoping to make the forms for the abutment and wing wall for the trolley line and roadway bridges. Here a few photos of my latest progress.

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    I am thinking of making the highway bridge a thru girder bridge. Many of the longer span bridges in this area that were built in the early part of the 20th century were thru girders. This is especially true of bridges that were built by the railroads. Another aspect of these bridges is many were constructed with stone masonry abutments and wing walls. I will most likely have to scratchbuild the girders for this bridge. One question that I have is how do I make rivets?
  4. Skunk Valley

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    Weekly Progress Report.

    The track is weathered and ballasted on one of the FoamRail Modules. Backdrops have been scenicked a bit. Stuck in a few trees for effect, and it looks like this....

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  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Steve and Jack you are making nice progress!

    I just had a diaster. I was puring the PoP for the abutment when suddenly one of the forms shifted. Now there is PoP all over the place. I fixed what I could, turned out the light and came upstairs to look over the forums and whistle a happy tune. We will see what a few hours bring.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Great work you guys :) :)

    Tom - I hope you straighten that out!! :) :)
  7. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Sorry to hear about the plaster of paris fiasco, Tom. However, from what I've seen of your abilities, you'll turn it into a masterpiece. :thumb:
  8. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Well as I posted before, I had some troubles with the abutment. As I was pouring the PoP one of the forms shifted and PoP spilled out in several locations. I quickly tried to fix the situation. I had PoP everywhere. After a few hours I finished the pour. The next I removed the forms and relieved a not perfect wall but a useable one. I did have to remove quite bit of extra PoP in places. I then went over the wall with a soupy PoP mix and added texture to the PoP. Next I carved the wall. I am not sure yet how I am going to do the cap. I have seen some that use stone and others that have a concrete cap poured.

    Here are some pictures that show the abutment wall.

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    A couple of close-ups

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    Next is the wing wall. You can see some of the area where one of the spills occured. Sorry about the lighting but that was the best I could do for it.

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    Now a few of the top:

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    And lastly here is one with the creek wall in the foreground.

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  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Looks Good from here Tom!! :D :D :D
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    You carve a good looking wall Tom! Glad you were able to save it despite the PoP incident.

    Here's a picture of my new Allied Bulk Commodaties Transfer Co. (ABCT) which is based roughly on the equipment at Duquesne Warf (see my post on the first page of this thread for the link).
    The scheme is tat a barge full of sand, gravel, etc. is off-loaded by a conveyor/auger system and then materials are dropped in a hopper straddling the tracks for a waiting gondola. The bin the conveyor sits in provides storage.

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  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's a pic of the hopper on the other side of the bin loading up a Pennsey gondola...

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  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    A pair of PC geeps pull the gon off the industry spur....

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  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    ...and passes under the old reliable Model Power traveling crane that will unload a barge of coal once empty hoppers are dropped off.
    Ralph

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  14. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks folks!

    Ralph

    That is one good looking scene.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Is the load in the gondola permanent, removable, or a live load?
  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Wow! Quick reply Tom! The load in the gondola is removable..its the factory load but it does come out. I plan to make other loads for more cars.

    Here's a picture of the operation with the tug spotting the barge.

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  16. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    The other thing I wanted to do for the Layout Party was to repaint and relocate the old ABCT structure that was too big for the front of the layout. I ended up making it part of my Hudson Cement Co. as shown below. Participating in this thread really helped motivate me to get these projects finished. Great idea!
    Ralph

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  17. Fred_M

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    It looks like Jack,Ralph, and Tom have been busy since I left. Good work guys. dash
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A very interesting group of photos Ralph. I sure like the way you did the pilings along the warf and the water looks great.
    A bad week for me as I didn't do much at all other than cleaning up my workshop for a change.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I almost forgot to post what I've done - Mostly Building a few supports for the coaling station & painting a "fence" for the misssile site.

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  20. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Second One... This is a "warning beacon for the missile site

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