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chuck geiger

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Signs of a pulse...
« on: January 27, 2011, 11:19:38 PM »
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Thanks to DKS, DFF, Ed and Lee, Jason and Bryan for their RW a$$-istance.
We are starting to get an idea where the SD&AE is going. A couple of test
shots with temp lighting and camera settings adjusted. I am real happy
with the early progress. This is the New River trestle near Seeley, CA
which isn't on a curve and the trestle on the proto has bents under a
deck truss. I need to make a few more modifications. You can get a better
idea of the paint, dirt, shop-vac and paint again scenery technique. Once
vegetation and some other sand and dirt are added with some airbrushing
of the contour - The test area will be complete. Thanks to The Railwire
Crew for all the feedback.




I have learned, do not use the WS foam cutter. Maybe to shape - Take the files,
knifes and surform plane to it.
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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 12:01:24 AM »
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Looking good so far.   Any chance of maybe adding a few inches to the front, esp at the base of the trestle?   That might help open up some additional photo angles.

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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 12:22:39 AM »
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Glad to have helped deliver another "baby" into the MRR world.
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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 12:49:57 AM »
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Good idea Ed I can do that...that whole area will have sand, some water
because it's a running river and arid vegetation on the perimeter and
thicker and darker green along the waterway.

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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 07:27:47 AM »
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The extension could be as simple as a removable solid block of foam that clamps onto the edge of the layout.
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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 07:47:36 AM »
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Chuck,

Since you haven't yet installed a fascia, you could build a curved fascia (secured to the corners of the door and bowed out near the ravine) and fill in the void with foam.

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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 08:24:32 AM »
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... and a wye track... you'll be astounded how useful that can be on a small layout.
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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 01:12:44 PM »
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Also, in that first photo, I can definitely still see the styrofoam layer seam. I think another pass of the rasp and then some more groundcover will fix it.

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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 01:31:57 PM »
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Ed now works for Baltimore CSI - Good eye. Yeah it's test
site so no harm, no foul.
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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 01:38:37 PM »
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Also, in that first photo, I can definitely still see the styrofoam layer seam. I think another pass of the rasp and then some more groundcover will fix it.

I'm also trying to cut down on the traditional "Let's just sprinkle WS products all over"
way of modeling. This is the desert and N scale. Real sand and dirt are way out of scale
unless sifted to super fine. The idea of painting dirt goes back to Zip Texturing with
Bill McCallahan. Well not really after reading more of the original book it's more than
that. But model railroading didn't have scenery products available at hobby shops like
today. Real dirt rocks.
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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 02:37:11 PM »
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I think if any of those guys back then had access to Scenic Express they would have really done some out of this world work. I wonder what the Clinchfiled would have looked like if Gordy had been able to use Silfor.. 
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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 02:42:14 PM »
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If real dirt rocks, what do real rocks do?
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Re: Signs of a pulse...
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 02:54:24 PM »
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Art - great point - What would The G&D look like?
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