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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 10:49:36 AM »
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Pretty wild.  How soon until trains will run?

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 11:01:56 AM »
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Whenever that's finished... it'll be a joy to run trains on!

Beautiful benchwork!

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008, 11:47:51 AM »
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John, really looking good.  Can you tell us a little more about the railroad, prototype?, area modelled?, trackplan? size?. 

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 01:05:31 PM »
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That's some nice progress there. Amazing how a getting that simple blue backdrop makes everything look exponentially better.

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 01:08:59 PM »
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That's some nice progress there. Amazing how a getting that simple blue backdrop makes everything look exponentially better.

Yea, I coulnd't believe it either .. Lesson learned here .. backdrops are scenery ..

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 01:10:22 PM »
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John, really looking good.  Can you tell us a little more about the railroad, prototype?, area modelled?, trackplan? size?. 

CSX / WM influence .. Appalachian protolance .. room is L shaped .. 35' on the long end .. 12 wide on the top of the L, and 15 wide on the bottom ..

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 01:11:05 PM »
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Pretty wild.  How soon until trains will run?

They ran this weekend .. as long as I moved junk out of the way :)

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 01:39:36 PM »
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How much of it is scenicked?

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008, 02:49:26 PM »
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John, really looking good.  Can you tell us a little more about the railroad, prototype?, area modelled?, trackplan? size?. 

CSX / WM influence .. Appalachian protolance .. room is L shaped .. 35' on the long end .. 12 wide on the top of the L, and 15 wide on the bottom ..

The Appalachians make for compelling modelling and railfanning.

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Re: Some Progress
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008, 04:38:55 PM »
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That's some nice progress there. Amazing how a getting that simple blue backdrop makes everything look exponentially better.

Yea, I coulnd't believe it either .. Lesson learned here .. backdrops are scenery ..

Noticed it too working on some scenery at the club.

plain Blue backdrop.
Basic styrofoam scenery shapes.
Plaster covering over foam
Paint plaster earth colour
Add some ground foam.
Add some ballast.

It was amazing how much better everything looked after each individual simple step. And the area still needs some longer grass, bushes/trees, backdrop painting, structures....