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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2010, 04:35:50 PM »
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One time Jim Elster at Scenic Express told me the "dirt" they sell comes from the field behind their shop in NJ.


I think they're in western PA, but your point is well taken.

I know the stuff looks good and seems to work well.

BTW, I just received some of your N-scale corn rows.  Very nice!  Wish you would come out with some other N scale goodies! ;)

Agreed.  I would love to have some of those great conveyors you used for the paper mill module.  I need a ton of these for the Specialty Minerals complex on my Housatonic RR.  ;)

Eric


I can still get the conveyors if you want them. They cost $18.95 per set. I have to order in batches of 6. The orders were so sparse that I just dropped them. If you order 3 or more, I'll send in an order for a batch and keep the extras for folks that ask.

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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #76 on: March 19, 2010, 04:57:26 PM »
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Bernie.  Count me in for four sets.  I will send you a PM with contact information.

Eric

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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #77 on: March 20, 2010, 10:47:12 AM »
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Bernie,
How long are the conveyors in question?  That will determine whether I need one or two.
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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2010, 04:03:05 PM »
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Bernie,
How long are the conveyors in question?  That will determine whether I need one or two.

About 7 inches per set.

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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #79 on: March 20, 2010, 09:05:34 PM »
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Bernie,
How long are the conveyors in question?  That will determine whether I need one or two.

About 7 inches per set.

Then I'll take one - so five of the six in your order are accounted for.
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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #80 on: March 20, 2010, 09:09:23 PM »
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About 7 inches per set.


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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2010, 04:14:50 PM »
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Bernie,
How long are the conveyors in question?  That will determine whether I need one or two.

About 7 inches per set.

Then I'll take one - so five of the six in your order are accounted for.

With this renewed interest I wonder if it might be time to revise the artwork?

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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2010, 10:07:52 AM »
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Bernie,
How long are the conveyors in question?  That will determine whether I need one or two.

About 7 inches per set.

Then I'll take one - so five of the six in your order are accounted for.

With this renewed interest I wonder if it might be time to revise the artwork?


Bernie, I need at least 32" total of conveyors, so make my order 5 sets.   Revised artwork sounds good too.  8)

Do you have any of your industrial stair towers still available?

Eric

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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #83 on: May 04, 2010, 07:51:34 PM »
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I've been adding a bunch of real dirt to my layout and I thought I'd add to this thread offering a picture of the progress...



I've applied the dirt to much of the area you see in the photo.  On the right I was able to smooth it out quite a bit, while on the left it is much more textured.  That's one advantage of using real dirt as opposed to textured paints... You can manipulate the dirt quite a bit to vary its texture.  It does not have to be "gritty" looking unless you desire that look.

I've been very pleased with it.  One nice advantage is that I don't have to tint it.  The color is a dead ringer.

And to keep it from getting dark and appearing forever "wet" looking, use matte medium as opposed to white glue.  I tested both, and white glue dried much darker.

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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #84 on: May 04, 2010, 08:13:09 PM »
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I use dirt from my yard all the time .. once a year I cook about 3-4 Woodland Scenics shakers full .. put ground foam on top, and you have good looking dirt :)

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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #85 on: May 04, 2010, 10:34:11 PM »
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It's iced tea season at my house, so I'm taking the spent teabags and busting them open and drying out the leaves...  I guess I should bake them to make them a little less organic...  I'll probably fill a WS shaker bottle by the end of the month.

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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #86 on: May 05, 2010, 08:16:41 AM »
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All that talk of tea makes me wonder if I should be baking my coffee grounds instead of composting them - though my flowers do stand up better as a result!
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Re: Changing Scenery - what would you suggest?
« Reply #87 on: May 05, 2010, 09:16:24 AM »
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I got a batch of conveyors in. If you want some, please PM me or email info@alkemscalemodels.com. Cost is $18.95 per set plus shipping.

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BCK