Building the RK&M II: Hillside & Grain Elevator Extension

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    The next part of the RK&M will involve connecting the railroad to the Grain Elevator Diorama and extending the main line past the grain elevator. I have begun to lay out the track configuration as seen in the next photos. In the photos the main line will be on the side of a hill/mountain. On the left side at the bottom there will be a stream/river. On the right will be the other side of the mountain. Eventually on top of the mountain the town will rest.

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    Here is another view looking the other way.

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Tom...

    Nice work. I like the way the track is not "arrow straight". Gives a real branchline feeling to the whole thing.

    That grain elevator is also very nice... :D

    Andrew
  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks Andrew!

    I have finally gotten the road bed attached after several abortive attempts to do it. I had to glue down the foam base several times before I could attach the road bed.

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  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Nice work Tom:thumb: :thumb:
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks!

    I have now carved the base for the hillside.

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    Looking good!
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    This is a nice "how to" for using foam Tom. I think a lot of people will appreciate following along. By the way, that grain elevator looks great!
    Ralph
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    Ralph is right. I welcome a good "how to" on building scenerey. Please go on, Tom.
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks guys! Hopefully I can deliver something for you.

    I glued down some more foam to help space the hillside. I also added the Hunting Cabin. Well at least the approximate spot where it will go.

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    And here is where the Passenger Station Diorama will tie in.
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  10. gottaBreal

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    Very nice work yet again.....Good work
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    Hello Tom, Great thread!! I admire a man who is not afraid to carve a little foam. Nicely done, I'm diggin' the progress. Great work.

    Johnny
  12. viperman

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    Any progress lately?
  13. gottaBreal

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    ya man whats going on......your updates are great to get us all going:thumb:
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    Gtreat looking town
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    Nice work and good pictures. Those buildings in town look pretty good too!
  16. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I have been working on the caboose/office for the Cement Distributor lately. Last night I finally began weathering the track and ties. Hopefully pictures will be posted by the end of the weekend.
  17. gottaBreal

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    ya thats what I would really like to see how you made your track look so good.

    keep up the good work
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I began weathering the track.

    First I brush paint the sides of the rails and the ties with unthinned (straight from the bottle) Folk Art Asphaltum. It will take two coats to cover everything correctly. I slop it on pretty thick. Whatever gets on the top of the rail i remove with either my finger or a paper towel.

    Here are a coupl of progress shots when I was halfway through the first coat.
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    Here is where the track blends into the Passenger Station Diorama

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  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Great Tom. Keep them pictures coming. :D :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: announce1 LOL
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks!

    I have now finished weathering the rails and ties with a second coat of Folk Art Asphaltum.

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