New Layout Pictures

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    no, its not a putty knife. Its a trowel. you have to drage the flat end of the trowel toards you to scrape everything up. putty knifes are to small to go across the entire road.
  2. viperman

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    Thanks! Maybe I should paint it green before I apply the ground cover then? Like I said earlier, its going to be a grassy, bushy, tree filled layout, with a lake and a smallish village. No big operations, just some nice scenery. I do love how you are building the mine(s) though. I actually am a huge fan of rally racing, WRC style, and am thinking of putting a small dirt road off to the one corner which won't have tracks anywhere near it, and making it look like a rally car is ripping around on the dirt road
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    paint it then sprinkle fine ground foam while it is still wet (preferably immeadiately after wards). cover every spot, even if its not touching the wet paint. then mix some water with dish detergent, and use an eyedropper to drip it all through the ground foam. finally, apply Woodland Scenics Scenic cement.
  4. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    I dont see any new pics????
  5. viperman

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    It won't be for a while yet, but when I get there I will remember this. Is there a reason to put the dish detergent in with the water? Help it spread out?
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    O ok, I guess I have both of them then. I have a big 1 and a little 1.
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    That sounds like a pretty cool idea. I can't wait to see some progress. i just saw that you have a thread and I am going to go view it right now!!
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    AAHHH, well here's all I got for now

    It's the start of the mini creek that is on the layout. I have cut out the parts needed and arleady made the base where the creek will go (blue). And I painted the concrete culverts, and did the road and grade crossing:

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  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Nice looking rigs. It looks like a Freightlinner Century (Blue) and a Kenworth (Red)

    What scale are they??
  11. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    It says 1:87 right on the box, lol.
  12. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    *GASP*


    that creek won't look right with blue paint. trust me. You will need thicker layers to. All my magazines and articles reccomend dark blues ( almost black) towards the center, and let ti trun into browns and coastline colors as it nears the ends. light blue like that definitely won't look right when you have the "water" poured in. Its really late for me right now, but i'll detail all the right processes in the morning.
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Does it really???:oops:

    Ya for the cars and other stuff. It dosn't say for the 2 cabs though. They look like HO scale though.
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    The blue was just there to show were the water will go and it's only sharpie, do you really think I would leave it like that and pour water over it?? LOL. I no that I have to paint it differnt. But if you want, you can show me in tha morning, that would be great!! Thanks:)
  15. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    oh ok, lol. I suppose there is one exceptrion to the rule there though. Over here in NJ, there is a construction vehicle training ground (every crane and vehicle imagineable, lol) but there is a lake right there next to it, and it is totally blue. Its almost unatural, and its ironic considering that its next toe the NJ turnpike as well. you'd think dirt and stuff would get in there, lol.
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    That is weird???

    Can you tell me what to paint it tomarro morning? I no that there has to be browns and blues but how and where?? Thanks
  17. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    I will, but its 30 minutes to midnight here on the east coast, lol. past few nights i've been up until like 1, which is bad for me, lol.

    and water here is scary if you are used to blue water, lol.
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks,

    Ya I try not to stay up that late either. It's only 8:30 here but If I stay up past midnight, I tend to sleep all day. sign1 sign1
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    Looks like they've added to the model lince since I last looked for those cars. All I have is one Viper so far
  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I havn't been there forever. They also have the Norscot Construction Equipment there for dirt cheap as well, If I can remember, $6.99 as opposed to $20.99. I will have to go there and check it out. I could use some cars on my layout. I mean all I have is trucks and no cars.:oops: People have to get to work in those buildings right??sign1 sign1