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Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Nazgul, Jan 31, 2006.
Steven and Dominic....
I edited the post...It's hard to please you "rivet counters"!....LOL
Ok, I've been lurking around in this thread since day 1 trying to sum it up, and now I have it...
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE THE SCENERY VERSION OF MICHELANGELO!
This layout is your FIRST?!
HOLY GUACAMOLE!! :thumb:
The best work I've seen in, a very very long time!
Your doing a fantastic job Steve , you must be getting tired of all thate plaster though sign1
Miles....I could only wish...but I thank you
Lynn...Thank you...and yes, I am all plastered out!
That's why I enjoyed painting the bridge today
I mixed a very dark gray hoping to simulate faded black. I had originally planned to weather it a little but I won't with my cheapo airbrush...I may do a little rust running onto the concrete later. But I'm happy with the way it looks now
After painting it I got so excited I laid the track on top and connected it to the layout track at one end. I just wanted to see what it will look like.
I wish this Sculptamold would hurry up and dry so I could finish this scene.:cry:
Anyway....A couple of pics of the paint job and track on top:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I hope each and every one of you and your loved ones has a very happy and healthy 2007 and beyond :thumb:
Wow Steve, that looks great! Can't wait for the SM to dry up, so you can paint.
Miles, great comment!
Daggum! The train crews & passengers must really love the view from that bridge! (I sure do). Yes, you've taken the plan far beyond my imaginings...well, at least in a direction that is uniquely yours, as it should be! Awesome, dude!
But one of the pictures above brings up this issue...fascia! Any thoughts yet, or just gonna git to it when you git there?
LOVE THE BRIDGE COLOR. Nice choice!!!! Makes me think twice about a bridge I am going to be building. Hmmmm
Galen, I can only hope I get the same praises from you when I start to progress on my layout
I can certainly understand why you were excited to get the track on the bridge. Have you ever considered using weathering chalks. I took a shot at using the Bragdon chalks on my bridge and I couldn't believe how nice they were to apply. Just curious are you DC or DCC ? I find with DCC I could never run an engine very well after I've been working on the layout for a period of time, I would have to clean the track all down first which is really easy enough I just connect 2-3 deisels to my track cleaning car filled with nail polish remover and let it rip. The deisels always find a live spot between themsign1
Galen...I have given thought to fascia...what I have decided to do is: right below where I'm "wrapping" my scenery around, I will have curtains acting as a skirt. That will leave me easy access to the storage underneath...If It doesn't enhance the look of the layout I will plan B it.
Lynn...very early on I was planning on using chalks along with paint....I did the paint first and liked the result so I kind of forgot about chalks. However I think in this case That would be an excellent idea...at least if (when) I screw it up...it can come right off. Thank you for the suggestion (your bridge by the way is truly awesome!:thumb: as is YOUR rock work:thumb: :thumb: and YOUR water:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: )
THE SCULPTAMOLD FINALLY DRIED!balloon6
So......Here are the pics:
This one's for Deano:thumb:
The three colors of paint took me approx: 6 or 7 hours:sleeping: to complete.
There is still a lot to do..I have to install the bridge and track, color the "concrete", and add sand and all the other little things...greenery as usual will wait
Must have a patient wife! The coloring looks on par with the rest of the layout! I'd say you blended in the new area just fine. Do you have any pictures that aren't zoomed in at all? I'd like to see a pic from more than a couple feet out, with a train crossing that bridge. These close-ups are nice, but I don't think we get the full effect of the scene
Not that it matters what I think but I will say anyways. :thumb:
YEA, Steve, I'm just not getting the full effect eithertooth1, could we get some MORE pics please.
FANTASTIC JOB!!!:thumb::thumb: the rock work AND bridge are SLAP AWESOME!:thumb: it really turned out even better then I imagined!!!:thumb:, and i have a good imagination! i cant wait to see what you come up with for the bottom:thumb:. OH, and Steve, THANKS!, FOR THE("This ones for Deano")PIC!!!! -Deano
Lookin' good, Steve!
Steve, it looks to me like you would have room to put a slide out shelf under the layout along the area where the bridge is close to the edge. Put a large soft foam block on the shelf and you have a locomotive catcher to protect them if the worst happens.
Rock work looks absolutely fantastic
Thanks Everybody:thumb: :thumb:
Steven...Right now I have the layout rolled away from the wall (I'm working all around it). In a day or two I'll be able to push it back and get the pic:thumb:
Combat...Thanks for the thumbs up!:thumb:
Deano...Thank you and you're welcome:thumb:
2-8-2...I appreciate the kind words!:thumb:
Russ...thank you for the timely input:thumb: . That seems to be the best way to play it. I really have to make sure the track is bullet-proof
Lynn...Thank you. It means a lot coming from you:thumb: . I realized I never answered your question about DC/DCC. I run DCC and I also have a problem running trains after all the plaster/paint work. Almost none of my track is ballasted so it doesn't take long to clean it. I will use your method, with your permission, when I get further along:thumb:
I Have the track all hooked up and actually ran some trains tonite. I tested the track especially around the rail joiners and so far so good I now have the bridge weighted down as the adhesive under the supports dries.
I painted the concrete and this is the result so far:
Take care All
You know, if that river ever breaks down that rock face over on to that bridge, what a mess and new bridge that will be. Looks good and painting the concrete really helps the look along.
OH CRIPES! that concrete REALLY DOES look like old concrete!!!:thumb: :thumb: once again, you have really pulled off a FANTASTIC scene!!!:thumb: i looked at the pics of your river countless times, and STILL marvel at it. YOU have really outdone yourself on this one Steve:thumb:, GREAT JOB!!!
Great Color Value and Technique...
WOW! Great Job on the Rock Work! Can you train us?? :thumb: