Wife: "That Ain't our layout..."

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by hemiadda2d, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Well, it is...
    Progress on the BN High Prairie Sub!!

    Here's an overall shot of the false backdrop:
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    Here's what the top of it looks like:
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    Here's a tight closeup, almost full size of the end detail:
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    Here's a head-on shot broadside of the backdrop:
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    And another of the same:
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    Lastly, what it looks like from a railfan's perspective:
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  2. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    Nice work! I can't wait to get started on my scenery! I hope it looks half as good!
  3. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    BTW, what are you using for ballast?
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    I was wondering the same myself. It kinda looks like the colored sand for sand painting (which I was considering trying out for my ballast in N....).

    Was I even close?

    Michael
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Good lookin' trees hemiadda2d
    Nice background
  7. jawatkins

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    Looks great. I especially love those tall trees. How did you make them? I'm kind of getting to be a tree freak.

    Can't wait to see the rest:cool:
  8. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    All woodland scenics.
    Trees, ballast, ground foam and lichen.
    As for the ballast, I took 2 bags of fine gray, a bag of brown, a few tablespoons of iron ore all mixed up. The trees are the 42-pine tree kit in the bag. I think some trees need more foliage glued on. Whaddaya think?
    Thanks for all the compliments. It really does look deep, although the section I just worked on is about 1.5" deep. Including the 1/2" foam backdrop!
    How did I make 'em?
    Bend the tree armature to how youlike it, I generally twisted mine with pliers. I then brushed on cheapo elmer's Rubber Cement, dipped the still-wet armature into a bag of deep green coarse ground foam. When dried, I sprayed on a thick mist of water/glue mix to fix it all permanently. I then poked a hole intot he hard shell plaster cloth, and added a drop of white glue, to fix the tree in place. Teh tree was then inserted into the hole. Simple. I added some WS deadfall, and stumps to make it look logged-out for the line relocation.
  9. SD90

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    Excellent work! Keep the pictures coming!
  10. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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  11. redracer

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    Nice pix, but I cannot see how you managed to get more than 1 photo per message ???
  12. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Thanks, Redracer!
    I think the secret is using the vB code, the stuff in the click boxes in the area above the reply screen.
    You have to use a tag for every image, url, etc. And not just one tag, a tag before and after each pic, url, etc.
    HTH!
  13. SD90

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    Are those GM units ever clean!
  14. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    They're still clean, but BN took good care of their stuff.
    Eventually, they'll get some dirt on 'em.
    In the meantime, I have more pics in my Rail Images album to show off!
    The new switching area, and yard are mostly in--and crammed with traffic!
    The link below will get you there!
    Here's a sneak peek:

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  15. rcwatkins

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    What you have shown us is really cool! :D

    Hemi-Don't worry about the rain, weather channel doesn't usually get it right.
  16. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Lately, progress on the HPS has ground to a halt. Railfan weather has been awesome, till late this week. And well, you know, I HAD to get the last good shots of the year! The following pics and MANY more are on my Rail Images album below.
    Here's a shot fromt he new camera, of my pride & joy, BN 6772, a Kato kitbashed snoot chop:
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    And a closeup shot of a stock Atlas GN ext. vision caboose:
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    A great meet shot on Sherman Hill on UP:
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  17. rguyett

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    Looking good keep the pics coming
  18. rcwatkins

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    I'll second that. :)