Layout Update...July 2004

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Chessie1973, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Chessie1973

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    Well I have made some major progress on the Layout this month and though i would share a bunch of pictures I just took of it.

    Please wait to post because I have a LOT of pictures to upload this time.
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    Picture #1 The Left side of the layout

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    #2 the right side of the layout

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    #3 the Dance Hall where all the LPB's like to party on Saturday Nights

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    #4 The Hardware store

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    #5 the Church

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    #6 The Crew Shack

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    #7 the view down Main street

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    #8 The woods in the back right corner of the Layout

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    #9 A close up of the moss I found in my yard that I made the ground cover in the woods out of.

    I have two shots one with an LPB in HO scale for a size reference

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    My next step in the layout is to paint the xposed wood of the layout a sort of medium to dark brown color and apply the ground cover on the rest of things I am still deciding what else to put on the layout before I do that however.

    I need a couple of industries or something to sapice things up a bit I was thinking of doing a backdrop with some industry fronts on it or something for the industrial part of the town.
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    Nice :thumb: :thumb:

    Keep them coming :wave: :wave: :wave:
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    Here is a couple more shots of the ground cover in my little section of woods in the corner. I dug out my old RCA digital camera that had a Macro mode to get this shot.

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    Well the mayor of my little town had to declare an evacuation today as it seems a severe flood came through of a strange white liquid mixture.

    Even the trains had to stop for a while due to this gluelike substance

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    Here is a clsoeup of an area that my mother thinks has too many bushes.

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    Here's the church with it's new shrubs. Seems they eed a bit of trimming

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    The ground cover I am using is a layering of ground up green florist foam for the light green color, Woodland scenics dark green fine truf for the dark color, and the fine yelow Turf from woodland scenics to add in a bit of dead looking yellow grass.

    The bushes are Woodland scenics foliage cluster foam.

    I applied the old ground cover with matte emdium and a brush. this new batch I am using white glue/water/dish soap in a spray bottle to first wet down the area then sprinkle on the foam and then a second application of the glue mix to tack it down and give a more coarse texture to the fine foam.
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    Couple more shots comin' 'atcha

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    And finally the entire Layout for the first time ever

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    Your layout is becoming very interesting Randall, please keep us updated, it's always nice to see work in progress photos!