Todays Progress on the ACTRR

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Gus , Model Mount has 3 types of plaster and is slow cure (over night) and has texture mixed in with vermiculite and has sort of a brown grey color to it already (as opposed to stark White) . If I was using hydrocal I would try to mix in some sand and powder or liquid tinting , while mixing.
    Mike
  2. wickman

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    Really nice work Mike.:thumb:
  3. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Your layout looks sweet Mike. Thanks for sharing and keep with the updates.
  4. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks to all of you guys as well , there are some fine looking HO layouts there as well!

    Mike
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    Thanks for the heads-up on the plaster... :thumb: I'll look into powders that can be mixed in with it to give it a "primary" color....
  6. Pitchwife

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    Thanks for the info on the Model Mount. I've added it to the Detailing Page of my model links, with credit given to you. Just my little bit to help others in the hobby.
  7. fifer

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    Thanks Clark , Warren seems to be reluctant to sell nationwide, but I think it is a worthy product. I have used it exclusively on every one of my 20 or so layouts and I don't know what I will ever do if I am unable to get it.
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    Mike
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    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    Make him an offer on the SECRET FORMULA. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  9. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Actually there were several of us who used to mix it when the model RR club used to sell it. The gentleman who created it passed away and the formula was given to Warren (if I remember correctly) and he was just making it for those of us left. I understand he is having it mixed for him now by someone local up in Albuquerque. I just can't remember the mix.
    Mike
  10. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Trailers

    Here are 4 new structures awaiting placement in Valle Rojo on the ACTRR.

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    Mike
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    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    Looks like trailer trash to me. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  12. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Yep , There goes the neigborhood!

    Mike sign1
  13. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Been Sick But

    Robin and I have been sick with the flu for the last four days but on day two I was able to sit up at the bench and transform two Faller (houses under construction) into two buildings for the ghost town that will be where the old mine is in the center loop. The shed os done from cardboard and is about 3/4" tall.

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    Mike
  14. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

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    Gasp! The flu? I had that a fwe weeks ago, it's a big bummer...

    Anyways, nice going there on those structures. I like the first one :)
  15. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Yes , This flu beat me down like a dog. I guess I may have to start thinking flu shots at 56 years old. I felt like Dracula going out to the post office today!
    Thanks , Mike

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  16. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

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    Oh no problem, I had the flu, and couldn't go to school. It affected my grades, but I got'em back up. It also lagged me in my models :/

    Anyways, I hope to see more progress from this. First Train model/ something about Trains, I've been inteerested in. I've always wanted to see your guys' techniques...
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    I'm convinced the flu shot is a conspiracy by the medical field to make money. Once you take it, you'll have to take it every year or you are guaranteed to get the flu.
  18. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    The claim here was that all the flu shots were the wrong strain and that everyone is getting sick from a different strain.
    Oh Well , i'm back to about 60% Wooo Whoooo
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    Mike,

    Your buildings look good and used!
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    fifer Active Member

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    Here is one more in the ghost town series I plan to plant. Done with wood cardboard and masking tape.

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    Mike