My work in progress!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by CPRSD40-2, May 22, 2003.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    a second one...

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    and the last one.

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    SD90:
    I've been using that contact cement to glue layers of foam together for scenery and I'm planning to use it for some tracklaying.
    What do you use for (a) a brush and (b) to clean the brush?
    Thanks.
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    I'm almost ready to start doing my scenery, and I was going to try that stuff for bonding the foam, I guess it does work! For the track, I just brushed the contact cement on with a cheap brush, sparingly, if you put too much on, it drips through the ties onto the track, and makes a mess! To clean the brush, I just run it under hot water, you can only get a few washes out of them before they get to hard to use, that's why I get the cheapest ones I can find.
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    Here is a picture of my latest SD40-2 paint and detailing project. The first picture is the real locomotive taken a couple of days ago in Calgary, and the second is the model I painted. I'm going to have a picture of the real locomotive, for every model locomotive on my layout. I wonder is anyone has ever done that before?

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    Oh yeah, I can only post one picture at a time! Here is the second one! As you can see, I still have to weather the model, it's much too clean!

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    I have decided to go with foam board for my mountain. I just got the general shape done last night, now I just have to wait for the glue to dry, and I can form it.

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    From a different angle...

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    And the last one...

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    Can you speed it up a little, I can't wait to see some scenic vistas! :D Outstanding layout even without the scenery though.
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    Those are going to be some serious mountains aren't they.
    looks good.
  12. SD90

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    I'm trying, I'm trying!
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    This layout is going to be out of this world when finished, not that it isn't damn good already!!! :cool:

    Just one question though, is a basement of this size typical in your area, or are you just fortunate to have a decent amount of space ?


    Simon
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    carving

    SD 90 What do you plan on using to carve your mountains I have a foam cutter shaped like a U but that seems to limit the angles I can work at? Pat
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Looking forward to seeing how these massive mountains develop Mike. Should be awesome, just like the real ones are.
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    -Simon, I think this size basement is common around here, some people develop them, and put rec rooms, and bedrooms in the basement, I'm just fortunate to not need the room right now!
    -I'm going to use a hot wire cutter made from a soldering gun, with a piece of 12 gauge wire on it, that way, I can shape the wire to what ever I need, and a knife.
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    Thanks for clearing that up SD90, I've a vested interest in knowing where has good "train suitable areas" ;) , as I'm hoping to move out to Canada next year..depending on finding a job etc.

    Simon
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    If you are going to move out here, make sure you find a house with an unfinished basement, then there will be lots of room for trains!
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    I did a bit of base scenery last night, just shaped some hills west of Calgary, I have to glue them to the plywood once I'm sure they look ok, what do you think so far?

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    Here is another one...

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