My newest progress pictures.......

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by trainsteve2435, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. trainsteve2435

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    Hello everyone, been a while since i posted progress pictures, but here are a few of what ive been up to latley. Any comments or suggestions are welcome, and also, the Kato SD40-2 in the picture is for sale, she's brand new with a decoder already installed, so let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!:wave:

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    And a couple more.........:wave:

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    trainsteve2435 Member

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    Cmon everyone, 12 views and no respone, i need you all:cry:
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    Steve---it's looking real good. I like where you put the turnouts and I'm waiting to see what the bridge will look like. Keep up the good work!------John R
  5. Russ Bellinis

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    It looks like a good start Steve. The only thing I noticed is that the blue that you painted on the backdrop for sky is a lot darker than the color of the sky in the commercial backdrops. I think sometimes getting the right color for the sky is one of the most difficult things to do. We usually tend to want to make it darker than it really is. I think also that if you can't match the sky in a commercial backdrop or you use different commercial backdrops and the sky doesn't match from one to the next, the best thing to do is carefully cut the sky out of the back drop before mounting it, and then establish your sky color and paint your backdrop with the sky color and then glue the building pictures from your commercial backdrop to the blue sky you painted.
  6. Glen Haasdyk

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    I like the futre bridge section, and the city section. the trackwork and scenery are really coming along. I'd agree with Russ though, the sky's a little dark or is that just blue colored posterboard? I think I see a seam in the curve.
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    Your curved section is turning out nice. I like how your industries ended up. I am go to watch your bridge section with interest, I want to build one of those. How are you going to attach the backdrops to your skyboards?
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    Nice pictures and work! I like the yard area. Your roads look good...did you use a kit or was that drywall compound?
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    Love that ditch/canyon in the first pic of post 2. Looks great! I'd say you've been doing good
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    Thanks everyone for your kind words, they mean a lot to someone like me trying to get something done. As for the river, i will take more pictures as i progress. And for the backdrop color being too dark, i agree, so im going to re paint it a more natural ligther blue and just cut out the back scenes i have. Please keep the comments comeing, they really help. Thanks!:wave:
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Lookin' good Steve! I like the industrial area and your effective use of the backdrop.
    Ralph
  12. hooknlad

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    I like it , I like it !!!! i want one now.
  13. cnw1961

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    Very good job :thumb:. The mountains and the bridge section are looking very promising – please post more pics of your progress :wave: .
  14. zachary

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    hi trainsteve how much do you want for the loco and i take it is ho scale thanks zacharyf
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    Thanks everyone, ill post some more pictures tomorrow. zachary, yes the loco is HO and im asking $135.00 and it includes the decoder already installed. Thanks!:wave:
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    Mountains are looking good. You will have to show me how you make them that way with out plaster.
  17. Kanawha

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    I like your turnouts. Who made them?
  18. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    You've also got to remember that a lot of people just surf this site without registering. Therefore, you get a view count but they can't and won't post a comment!