On30 Diorama

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  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    This is a little On30 diorama I'm building to get some practice working in this scale before I attempt to build a layout...Got a little bit of scenery on it yesterday...

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Hey Drew, that's neat. As usual, your trees are something to admire.:thumb::thumb:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That's sweet Drew. I bet you have got juices flowing now to build the layout. Nice modelling
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    That looks great Drew!!! I did a diorama for practice before I started my layout too. Yours is fantastic!

    Val
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Drew,
    Very nice! Welcome to On30! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

    Pete,

    I appreciate that…this is a whole new world for me!

    I’ve done a little more work since the last post…

    Originally, in order to disguise the fact that I was using regular HO code 100 track, I buried the ties with Sculptamold, covered with dirt, to represent a seldom used spur track, with just rails sticking up out of the ground…Well, this didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped, so in one of those late-night fits of inspiration, I tore up the track, & replaced it with some more HO track…this time removing about half the ties to make it look a little more “narrow gaugy”…

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    I’ve also started a scratchbuilt line side shed…This is the first time I’ve built anything in O scale, & I’m also a newbie at working with real wood…after a failed attempt to frame t5he structure with square balsa stock, I resorted to building a sub-wall assembly out of heavy cardstock, painted black…

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    I’m now in the process of glueing basswood planks to the cardstock sub-wall…

    I traded some of my N scale stuff to my friend Ken, for this little Porter, & some other On30 stuff…

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    I removed the PRR lettering on the side of the tank, painted those pretty little red window frames engine black, dirtied everything up quite a bit, & re-lettered the engine for the Ky Rock & Asphalt Co (Ky R&A)

    I left the original road #1...

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    Here’s the other side of the little Porter…

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    Well, that’s all for now…

  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Wow that little sweetie loco looks right at home on that track Drew. Great modelling friend.
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    :wave: Ah-hi, that's my boy. Looks super great Drew! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Great Drew :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Beautiful weathering job Drew!!! Looks great!!! :thumb:

    Val
  13. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Just Goes To Show...

    ...that your talent is obviously not restricted to N scale. That's beautiful work, Drew. :thumb: