Boy Scout Module Project

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by upguy, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    This module project started out to be my son's module. It was started for the purpose of helping him get his Boy Scout railroading merit badge, but once he met his merit badge requirements most of the work ended up being mine.

    Work has progressed enough that I can post some pictures. This is an early picture which shows the plywood base and styrofoam mountains painted in brown.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Some of the scenery has been added and a Walther's bridge has been test fitted in the proper place in the module.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Once I determined where the river would be flowing, (by pouring a wash of paint down the riverbed) I started placing rocks along the bank and I painted the riverbed with appropriate colors for deep pools and shallows.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    After painting some areas of the riverbed white to represent rapids, it was time to pour the Envirotex.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Today, I painted some additional white water rapids on top of the Envirotex, laid the track, and placed some more green in the area that will be part of the Boy Scout camp.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    This is a shot taken looking up the river from the edge of the module. Sorry there isn't more depth of field to the picture, but it does still show some of the detail quite well.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    This is the last picture until I get another chance to work some more on the module. It shows the upper falls and the pool below it (the lower falls is the one that drops off the module) .

    I like the effect that it presents, but I'll need to work some more on the falls itself to make it look more realistic for these really close angles. (The falls is actually quite some distance from view and partially concealed behind a ridge, so it may be passable as it is.);)

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    From brown to green!

    It's great to see scenery in formation, the way it changes from the dull brown and becomes full of life with the green. The river is very well modelled and seems very realistic. Keep up the good work, and keep posting some pictures :)
  9. Wyomingite

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    Hi Upguy,

    Thats a great job your doing there. Sure gave me some ideas
    for my up coming logging addition to my layout. Please keep
    posting pictures of your progress. Ron
    :thumb: :thumb:
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    YEAHHHH upguy,
    You,ve got a great headstart on that sir! It lends itself to a lot of permutations of scenery.
    I'm personally visualising it with dozens of conifer trees with a small (oldish) township on the left.
    I suggest you look at this link to see how easily one can make dozens of beautiful conifers quickly and inexpensively:-

    http://www.trevinocircle.com/sippin/index.html

    Keep us posted on your progress friend.

    Errol
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Very nice Upguy. Your river is excellent
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's good work! Glad to hear that there is a Model Railroading merit badge! Neat! The falls looks good to me!
    Ralph
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    Nice work! It looks like you really thought that riverbed through. It looks very realistic. I also like the way you have the water running off the edge!
  14. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I was able to get one quick picture of the module tonight before my camera battery went dead. If I had been able to take more pictures, I may have gotten a better shot. This will have to do for now. This picture shows that some campers have set up tents to take advantage of the scenic location along the river.

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