waterfront industry

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  1. Art67

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    Here is a recent update on my B&O switching layout. Folks familiar with this area will notice the city pier on the backdrop. It is the modern day home of the Moran tugboat fleet in Fells point, MD. It is a computer print out from a photo I have taken from across the harbor at the Dominos sugar plant in locust point. Once again I have used Photoshop to add some temporary water to disguise the front of the layout until I add the "water" as time permits.

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    Acouple more shots from the lumber company

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  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That lumber company/ grain elevator scene has such a great industrial railroady look! I think your computer pic is real effective in that shot with the tug half hidden behind the silos.
    Ralph
  4. webmaster

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    It looks very lived in. :)
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    Yep...

    ... Looks good- just don't trapse around too much lookin' for photos after 5PM.

    Mark
  6. Gary Pfeil

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    All fantastic shots, in the one with the front of the tug behind the silos, in addition to the backdrop working out very well as Ralph said, what really stands out are the individual weeds. Spaced about randomly and lightly, not bunched, nice height variations. Care to tell how you went about planting it?
  7. doctorwayne

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    All nice looking shots, but I agree with Gary: those weeds really caught my eye. They really look "right". Please tell us how you did them.

    Wayne
  8. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Another set of great pictures!
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Yes, very, very nice. You could have entered any one of these shots in last month's "is it real or a model" contest and fooled a bunch of people. :thumb: :thumb:
  10. Art67

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    The weeds are bristles from a cheap artists paint brush. The bristles are natural colored, kind of stiff to begin with, I use watercolors to stain the bristles to the desired color. The bristles are kind of thick for an artist paint brush {it was a cheapie], and I had used it quite a bit before I started cutting the bristles. The nice thing is, I take 2 or 3 bristles, add a drop of superglue and "plant them" into the scenery. After this, I trim them if needed. It sure beats trying to hold those woodland scenic grass fibers together-I have used that before and what a mess it made. They do look pretty good in the photos, but in person the bristles appear a bit stiff...I am working on that part as I keep squishing them with my thumb trying to get them to look a bit more natural. Take care all. Stuart.