Building of The RK&M: The Cement Distributor

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    The old stone arch bridge was re-colored.
    Colors:
    • Folk Art Amish Blue
    • Folk Art Huckleberry
    • Folk Art Burnt Umber
    • Folk Art Wrought Iron
    • Folk Art Charcoal Gray
    • Folk Art Light Gray Wash

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    The colors were applied with the cosmetic sponge and it was gone over with the Light Gray wash.

    I also painted “under” the stone arch bridge with Folk Art Licorice.

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    I knew a bit of color on them there rocks would make it pop out :thumb:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Wow Tom, that looks really good.:thumb: :thumb:

    Keep up the great work:thumb: :thumb:
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks!

    Now I painted the ground. For this I used Folk Art Honeycomb

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    (Sorry about the quality of the photos. Since I started the next step I can’t retake them.)

    Next step is adding talus.
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    Looks great Tom would you be able to post some overall pics of the layout I'm interested in how your doing your elevation differences and how there coming together ?:wave:
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    That is an excellant journal of you work.
    Thanks for showing it.
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks!

    I added some talus around the rock face, in the stream bed, and a few other places. I colored the talus to match the rock face. I also began weathering the rail and ties.

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    That looks great with the talus added .
    Just curious Tom how do you make your talus would you throw a hand full of big plaster in a sock and beat it down :oops:
    Great pic too you wanna watch when your standing on that track a choo choo is liable to round the bend
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    Thanks Lynn!

    The Talus comes from Woodland Scenics. They have different colors from natural (white) to dark gray. They also have different sizes from fine to extra coarse. I use the natural color since I am going to color it. I take several different sizes and pour them into a cup. I then shake the cup up to mix them and then pour them where I need the talus. I do place some of the bigger stones where I think they need to be.
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I finished ballasting about 90% of the track. The areas I did not finish are in the area of the turnouts. I am waiting for some ground throws I ordered to arrive. I also did not do where the building goes and the track bumpers.

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    I assembled the track bumpers and then placed them on the tracks. They still need to be painted.

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    Now I placed the building.

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    Looks Great Tom ...ah you planning on finishing this layout this weekend cuz your sure moving at a good pace :wave:
    That talus really blends in well with the roadbed :thumb:
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Fantastic Work Tom. Looks Great.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks guys!

    The track bumpers are painted. I used Folk Art Aspaltum.

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    Looks great Tom has the ballast bin soaked in water/glue mixture it looks kinda loose which is great if it has had the glued applied:wave: