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Weekend Update 4/15/12
« on: April 13, 2012, 07:43:46 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 08:37:41 PM »
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Well this week I finished the first snowshed.  Some snaps (for any of you playing along at home :) )













Have a great weekend!

md
Youtube Videos of the N Scale Columbia & Western at: markdance63
Photos and track plan of of the N Scale Columbia & Western at:
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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 08:45:15 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 09:17:47 PM »
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Mark, an absolutely superb model. I love to just sit and stare at it.

Me, I finished a diorama that will be raffled off at the Z Scale National Convention in Denver next month.







Lots more images in the blog post.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 10:12:03 PM »
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Holy Crapazoid...that is amazing David...amazing.  Cannot wait to see it in person.  Thanks again for doing this for us...amazing

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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 11:32:40 PM »
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Mark that shed is so over the top .

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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 09:06:15 AM »
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Never in my life have I been so glad that I have nothing to offer.....the bar is way, way high this week... Mark that is art man, pure art, Michael; I am really likin that foundation and I won't even comment on David's work; don't have the correct superlatives....tip of the engineers cap gent !
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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 09:35:33 AM »
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Posted elsewhere already, but reposted here...  I'll be tinkering a little more this weekend to see what else we can do with this scene...


Great stuff so far.  David, I'd love to see the 5&10, or at least the sign, in N scale.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 09:55:07 AM »
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I weathered 21 cars last night in a marathon weathering session. Now to go run them at timonium...

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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2012, 10:08:24 AM »
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Great stuff so far this weekend.... :o

I got some water poured on my photo diorama/test track, and took it outside...

Somewhere in Vermont......





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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2012, 10:29:34 AM »
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Posted elsewhere already, but reposted here...  I'll be tinkering a little more this weekend to see what else we can do with this scene...


Great stuff so far.  David, I'd love to see the 5&10, or at least the sign, in N scale.

Lee

Lee, this was my reference when I asked about peter fonda ;)


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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2012, 11:46:42 AM »
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Coos, where did you have your decals done? I finally made it to St Johnsbury a few weeks ago, but 20 years too late. No Modeling for me this week as I was riding passenger service on Ontario Northland.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2012, 01:14:43 PM »
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I really like the Pinsly railroads, some Claremont & Concord decals in N would change my whole modeling trejectory.....see the first three pics shown here.......

http://photos.nerail.org/show/?order=byrail&page=15&key=Claremont%20Concord


I used the smaller sublettering that comes on the HO Concord Car Shops Pinsly decals. They can sometimes be found on that bay site. The lettering is a little too big, and most of it was letter by letter. Actually, that whole decal set is a little too large,but there was a set available from Concord Junction Decals that was scaled correctly, and I know those would work better. Here is an HO Athearn SW-9 I did for my foobie road(when I was 15), using the correct size decals....The photo also shows where my forum name comes from.......



I also managed to squeeze this out of the same set used on the RS-3.....



Hope this helped you...


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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 03:09:43 PM »
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Excellent Update so far.  Mark, the shed turned out great!  My only comment is that the roof looks a bit too pristine given the surroundings.  I would be inclined to add more detritus to it (rocks, logs, timbers..) to better match the extent of the slide below the shed.  And maybe a bit of ravaged shrubbery where the roof meets the hill.  I have these (imperfect) comparisons in mind:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=378388&nseq=3
http://www.flickr.com/photos/msdwilkie/5365833606/

Of course I'm picking nits here - the scene 'rocks'!

In case y'all missed it in the Z thread, you should be sure to check out how small David's diorama really is:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=25903.msg260538#msg260538

:o

I don't have much to report.  I'm nearing completion of the upper deck benchwork & roadbed, with track-laying soon to follow.  But work is getting in the way... Here is a shot of the latest section, which will feature 4 short tunnels in a ~12' stretch:



The tunnel portals here are samples courtesy of Ed Nadolski.  I'm going to use the master he loaned me to cast proto-specific ones for this scene.  Can't wait to get to that stage!

Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Weekend Update 4/15/12
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 03:47:21 PM »
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Ignore the structure in the background, but here's my attempt at building a cement plant inspired by this. Looking at the pics, there’s a lot more to do besides the silos…
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1441381
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=96370

I'm going to encase the heads of the silos, because after many mitre box cuts, they're still sloping >.< The blue building is made of pikestuff kits; easy to cut and build. They're probably my favorite modular system, and they aren't even modules.
Also been doing some scenery


Finally, an overview

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