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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #135 on: March 02, 2021, 09:10:06 PM »
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His trees aren't shabby either FWIW.

Ed appears to have ignored your dig. :o
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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #136 on: March 03, 2021, 09:12:00 AM »
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His trees aren't shabby either FWIW.

Ed appears to have ignored your dig. :o

I noticed that too.   ;)  Plus, I have been making two per night... :trollface:

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #137 on: March 03, 2021, 09:51:55 AM »
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I noticed that too.   ;)  Plus, I have been making two per night... :trollface:

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #138 on: March 03, 2021, 07:55:46 PM »
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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #139 on: March 10, 2021, 10:39:29 AM »
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I was able to do a little more terra-forming, add a base layer of ground cover, plant some more trees, and get some pavement started in the Canaan, CT portion of my layout last weekend.  I still need to add a lot of details, weather the asphalt, build "Collin's Diner" for the paved area next to the Canaan Union Station, etc.  The tree line along the backdrop is to screen the continuous running track.  It is still accessible for cleaning and rerailing, if needed.  Still a long way to go, but progress is progress.  I am open to all recommendations and suggestions for improvement.





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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #140 on: March 10, 2021, 11:04:31 AM »
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Eric, one thing I would say... I think you should check out Super Trees. Your layout it gorgeous, but I think it could go to the next level with bigger, taller, prettier trees. I know @Dave V mentioned that they were game changing on his old PRR layout.

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #141 on: March 10, 2021, 11:15:02 AM »
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Eric, one thing I would say... I think you should check out Super Trees. Your layout it gorgeous, but I think it could go to the next level with bigger, taller, prettier trees.

Ed, I agree 100%.  That is an excellent suggestion.  I have 3 of the mega-boxes of those ready and waiting for when I have some more time.  They will be the foreground trees and also placed in featured scenes.  My goal right now is to get the layout looking like a layout, as it sat for years as nothing but track on a sea of blue foam due to work obligations and raising kids.  I finally have the track tuned up nicely and everything is electrically reliable. 

All of the trees are either Architrees for the evergreens, or the cheap Ebay Chinese neon green trees, shaped and flocked with better color ground foam.  They will be fine for filler and background trees.  Everything there is easily removable and will be when I go back, as I need to add deadfall, leaves, undergrowth, etc at some point.  I just didn't want to take a lot of time making detailed trees right now.  I could make one really nice tree per night  ;), but I was able to make 1,800 trees in one weekend, by using the Ebay cheapos and dipping them in matte medium and ground foam.  My goal is to get the visual impact initially and then go back for the detail work.

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #142 on: March 10, 2021, 11:37:09 AM »
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Glad to hear it!
Just make sure you plan enough space for them because they ARE bigger than the fill-ins. That's one of the nice things about them, you generally need fewer because they are larger.

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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #143 on: March 10, 2021, 11:42:09 AM »
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Glad to hear it!
Just make sure you plan enough space for them because they ARE bigger than the fill-ins. That's one of the nice things about them, you generally need fewer because they are larger.

Excellent advice.  Thank you.


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Re: The Housatonic Railroad in N Scale
« Reply #144 on: March 10, 2021, 05:35:16 PM »
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Looks great Eric.  Your large industries make the most of one of N scale's advantages.  Love to see that.
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