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LIRR

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #735 on: April 23, 2020, 03:44:15 PM »
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not to nit-pick, but the road isn't 'closed'. it ends...……..the actual road part is 'open'.

well done either way.

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #736 on: April 25, 2020, 12:11:28 PM »
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Its a matter of perspective, I 'spose. I was forced to work with what I had "in stock".

In the meantime, I got some grassing done around the foundry.











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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #737 on: April 25, 2020, 12:27:33 PM »
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Its a matter of perspective, I 'spose. I was forced to work with what I had "in stock". ...

Don't worry it. Both are correct. Locally, we have a nearly identical road-cut-by-the-RR situation (recently removed crossing), and its signs are "Road Closed". I'd run out for a pic for you, but the "out" part is a consideration these days.  :|
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #738 on: April 25, 2020, 04:31:39 PM »
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Thanks. I feel better about my sign now.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #739 on: April 26, 2020, 11:38:55 AM »
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Some other areas on the layout could use some work too. I never did finish up the road's shoulders here:






And this area could use some grass, parking lots, and a picture from the shores of lake Winnebago (although I may have to wait until the summer train show trip for that).


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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #740 on: April 27, 2020, 11:45:35 AM »
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I like the silos on the backdrop...

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #741 on: April 28, 2020, 08:04:04 AM »
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Things are looking good!  Glad to see you've been inspired.

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #742 on: October 16, 2020, 12:19:47 AM »
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My version of Dale. The elevator is so wrong, but eh, it gives the right effect I rekon. It also helps to hide a seam in the sky here.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #743 on: October 16, 2020, 07:26:48 PM »
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W. Neal Glad to see you back working on this layout. This last scene sure has a lot of potential! ;)
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #744 on: October 17, 2020, 12:08:26 AM »
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In looking at pictures of Dale Wisconsin in Soo Line days, my representation is wrong. But if you study pictures of it circa the 1990s, it more closely matches the facility during that time. And since I'm simulating it during the WC era, its not too terrible. Well, thats what I comfort myself by thinking...
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #745 on: October 17, 2020, 12:45:55 PM »
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I don’t know @w neal - Soo Line F’s in from of a red wood clad elevator screams Midwest to me.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #746 on: October 17, 2020, 06:11:47 PM »
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Glad to see your layout again. Keep plugging away!

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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #747 on: October 23, 2020, 01:31:25 PM »
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Happy to report the first major progress in neigh what seems like a decade. The lower level has been track and boards, and still is, for all that time. As well as 2 other layout projects, I have made progress on the WC layout as well. What looks like a very brown sky here is in fact the "sub-roadbed" for what will be blue sky behind this scene. I have installed something like 128 feet of this stuff. It feels really good to not be looking at bare studs and otherwise backdropless (is that a word?) scenes anymore. Baby steps. Next, some material to paint the sky onto. Pictured is a bridge in the Rocky Run area near Stephens Point. It'll be fun to watch these scenes come to life.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #748 on: October 24, 2020, 07:50:24 AM »
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You know what they say, Rome was not built over night. Glad to hear your making progress.
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Re: Wisconsin Central - Heritage Division
« Reply #749 on: November 02, 2020, 02:24:22 PM »
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Trying out some new lighting for the lower level before I paint the sky. My sky has some ripples in it's material and I wanted to see how bad the ripples show up. My sky has a shinny surface prior to painting, matte finish afterwards. I think between the direct lighting and the flat paint, perhaps the "ripples" won't be too terrible maybe. I hope.

The color temps are a bit off as well: 4100 for the top and closer to 5000 for the lower (thats just an estimate). I was worried about the contrast, but it doesn't seem too awful. I think the "pinkness" in the lower level is due to that naked foam.
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