My layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by hemiadda2d, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    With the great help of Gavin Miller's Academy thread, my backdrop looks pretty nice, but not quite to Gavin's caliber...
    Here's the latest, fresh outta the train room:
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    Here's a few shots of my space, my track plan, and a shot of the backdrop.

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  3. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Looks right fine to me!!
    :D :D

    just needs a touch'a dullcote to take away that gloss...
  4. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Yeah, I realize that. I need to get a can of flat clear to spray on, or use a roller, and a can of flat clear varnish.
  5. Strthoky

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    Man that looks great... I dunno what I would do with myself if I had space for a layout like that... I know I would be completely broke :) turning in pop bottles to buy the next piece of track LOL
  6. Tyson Rayles

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    Looking good to me too! Welcome to the Gauge! :)
  7. brakie

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    Looking good there! Nice looking layout!
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    Love it, looks great. Try using Grumbacher's Damar Retough Varnish. It comes in a spray can and can be found at an art supply or craft store. Go to where the oil paints are.
  9. Sir_Prize

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    Hmmm....
    An idea struck me. Ouch!;)
    Anyways...
    If you put a river (or other body of water) and left it glossy...
    With a spot set to it it could look like sun/moon reflecting off the
    water; but it would move with the viewer, like real light on the
    water. It was a thought.... :rolleyes:

    Bet you got better ideas anyways...
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    I used Krylon Low Odour Clear Matte finish 47120 and it worked well. The can has gone amazingly far. I sprayed about 65 feet of backdrop with varying heights, but up to 4 feet high, and I still have some Matte Finish left.
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    Great layout. Looking at the thickness of the foam, I'm left to ponder in a puddle of my own drool the hills and toolies you'll get to carve in that.
  12. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    I should get a can of that, but it's tight till payday, so it'll have to wait.

    As for the 4" of foam, that's the plan! I am modeling BN's Funnel line from Athol, ID to Spokane, WA. The Athol/Granite Lake area will have a huge cut and an equally huge fill, as on the prototype!
    Northern Pacific built the fill/cut as a 1964 line change to eliminate a bridge, sharp curvature, and heavy grades.
  13. shaygetz

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    Aye yes, the spacious skies and purple mountain's majesty that you can model in N scale.