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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #375 on: March 18, 2015, 11:18:56 AM »
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Jamie,

Check out the Library of Congress's Historic American Buildings Survey.  There's plenty of exterior and interior shots of random mills and some drawings available (including interior) that helps to explain the piping.  It's basically the same as grain silos, where whole car grain shipments are received and stored (small shipments too, via truck and bagged product shipped via box car) and then mixed for farmers for pick up, either into bags or whole truck loads.  Some feed mills delivered too, in which case it would use its own trucks, including specialized rigs.
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #376 on: March 18, 2015, 04:10:03 PM »
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Thanks for the tips guys. Went ahead and built two more chutes leading to the main building second floor storage. Built the chutes with metal tubing, some scraps of brass etched ladder and EZ line.





Also mounted the whole base/silo/elevator into the module and will need to back fill, add some weeds and additional weathering and details next.

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #377 on: March 18, 2015, 05:45:27 PM »
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You know, except for those lights an' pipes an' things, in the back-ground, this would nearly look like the real thing. Why even the guy standing in the doorway looks real. Outstanding work.
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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #378 on: March 18, 2015, 10:26:08 PM »
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Great Work looks so real. Keep up the good work

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #379 on: March 19, 2015, 08:29:59 PM »
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Nice work....best looking n scale pond scum I've ever seen. I like the lumber shed too.  Mind if I copy it? What are the dimensions?

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #381 on: March 21, 2015, 04:17:14 PM »
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Added some mechanical detail to the elevator top:



Installed a 3D printed mailbox I ordered from Shapeways. Print was a bit rough, but otherwise it looks ok...





Continued "planting" weeds and working on the siding...









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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #382 on: March 21, 2015, 05:13:02 PM »
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Jamie, I've been meaning to ask: what do you use for the weeds on the lot? The small clumping looks incredibly realistic.

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #383 on: March 21, 2015, 06:38:58 PM »
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Looks like small bits of ground foam to me, and an air compressor.  :D

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #384 on: March 21, 2015, 07:23:38 PM »
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Yeah he said little dots of glue and ground foam.

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #385 on: March 23, 2015, 10:09:19 AM »
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That is some beautiful work.  The scenes with the mailbox look like the viewer is standing right there, in the 1:1 world.

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #386 on: March 23, 2015, 03:01:18 PM »
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Jamie, I've been meaning to ask: what do you use for the weeds on the lot? The small clumping looks incredibly realistic.

Thanks Ed. Like Chris pointed out, I pour a small amount of white glue on a paper towel and then dab a toothpick into the glue and carefully make dots or very small lines with the glue. It is tedious as you need to use small amounts of glue so you don't end up with big blobs. Plus you have to work quickly so the glue doesn't dry. So I work in 1" by 1" or 2" sections depending on how many little dots you put down. Then I sprinkle Woodland Scenics Green Blend fine turf (sometimes mixed with some burnt grass fine turf) on top of the glue. If I want a little bit denser clumps, I gently pat down the fine turf into the glue. If I want a lighter looking coat, I'll just sprinkle it on and see what sticks. Then I take  shop vac with a paper towel over the end and suck up the remainder and reuse. Then move onto the next section and repeat.

Once it is all dry, you can gently rub the weeds a little bit to knock down some of the clumpy bits (if they are there to start with). You can also press down the dried weeds with your fingers to make them flatter looking. If the coverage looks good, then move on. If it looks to sparse or needs more variation, then I add more to the same area.

I'll do a short video showing this if I get around to it. I do sections randomly as I have time or want to do something different. That way i don't lose my mind working on it for too long. :D

-jamie

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #387 on: March 23, 2015, 03:12:19 PM »
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Nice. I'm gonna be trying that. It looks really, really good.

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #388 on: March 24, 2015, 01:34:10 PM »
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Ok, quick and dirty video on the weeds. No hand model am I...    :troll face:


I recommend clicking on the you tube logo and loading up the high quality/HD version. Looks better that way.

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Re: Franksville Wisconsin N-scale modutrak module buildout
« Reply #389 on: March 24, 2015, 10:22:32 PM »
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Jamie for President in 2016



Notice that the tufts standing alone look like cactus or Yucca plants.
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