The "Original" Kittom Lumber Company. Part #2

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Doctor G, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Circlips for lifting tongs!! Brilliant!! :)
  2. Doctor G

    Doctor G Active Member

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    Here is a short video of the operating steam donkey loading logs at the landing on the mini layout.



    Hope you like it. Doc Tom
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  3. Doctor G

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    Putting the finishing touches on the mini logging layout.
    I painted the river and stream bottoms and their shorelines using acrylic paints.[​IMG]
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    Using an interesting product Dave Frary liked called “ModPodge” I applied the river and stream surface using a fan brush.[​IMG]
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    Following are pictures of the completed streams and river.[​IMG]
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    I would appreciate your comments on this product / technique and if you have ever used it to create river and stream scenes.

    Thanks for looking. Doc Tom
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  4. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    It looks very nice! I always found Modpodge to remail a bit soft and slightly sticky ( used it over decals and images on board or woodworks). I always used a casting resin in 3 layers minimum, tinting each layer from dark to light with a hint of green and blue, up to a clear top coat... Adds a great deal of depth but is messy and takes a long time, as well as a risk that it will warp from the heat produced and pull your layout apart. As far as your technique, apart from the lack of visual depth ( judging by the pix here), the effect is virtually the same with a great deal less work or mess!!
  5. Doctor G

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    Yes, it is not so messy. Particularly with the water effect at the very edge of the mini layout I elected to hold off on the casting resin. I have like you successfully use the casting resin in the past. Doc Tom
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