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rogergperkins

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Cemetery and Church project
« on: February 15, 2013, 08:15:52 AM »
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After installing some spike tipped wrought iron fence elsewhere on my layout, I have decided to replace the
stone wall with the same type of fence. Plan still on drawing board.

Share your church/cemeteries with us.

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 08:34:06 AM »
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I've been "dying" for a good set of head stones and "praying" for a nice 1700th century stone church kit......oh stop; someone had to use the bad joke......  :facepalm:
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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 08:42:15 AM »
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I got a neat set of lasercut wood headstones ( which in N scale make out well for granite after a couple of india ink washes) from one of the laser cutting kit vendors at Timonium a year or so ago (Paws of a Bear as I recall).  I don't think he sells them, but was giving them away as a demonstrator of his cutting technology.  A few weeds, some tumble down fencing, and it's almost done as a relict Civil War cemetary.
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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 08:48:20 AM »
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W/S has a set of grave stones which I have purchased in duplicate.
The cemetery in my project already has graves.
http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/Item/A2164/page/1
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 08:53:55 AM by rogergperkins »

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 09:09:50 AM »
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American Archetype just released a set of cemetery details that look pretty neat. 

http://www.model160.com/n-scale-news-blog/american-archetype-cemetery-set/

I've got a cemetery scene to model on my Powerton corner, where the Milwaukee Road curves in a cut separating two cemeteries, so this was a welcome announcement for me.
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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 10:11:12 AM »
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http://www.americanarchetypemodels.com
Will try this link.  Products look nice.  Hope they do not charge half the price to ship;
shipping and handling is "killing me."  ;)

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 10:14:42 AM »
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A long-forgotten, sadly-neglected little cemetery (in Z scale)--

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 10:23:11 AM »
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Folks,

I've been accumulating scenic materials to build a model cemetery for my new layout.

Purchasing them on the "lay-away plan."

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 10:26:46 AM »
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I ordered the American Archetype set which is 96 pieces. Should take care of that detail with stone already in
the inventory.

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 10:40:12 AM »
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I've been "dying" for a good set of head stones and "praying" for a nice 1700th century stone church kit......oh stop; someone had to use the bad joke......  :facepalm:

"NOBODY dies on my layout!!  NOBODY!  You hear me?  That's an ORDER!"

Heck, there aren't even any people on my layout yet.   But there IS a church.  In fact there are 2 churches!  As a matter of fact, one of them was suggested by Roger Perkins himself! :D

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 10:59:11 AM »
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American Archetype just released a set of cemetery details that look pretty neat. 

http://www.model160.com/n-scale-news-blog/american-archetype-cemetery-set/

I've got a cemetery scene to model on my Powerton corner, where the Milwaukee Road curves in a cut separating two cemeteries, so this was a welcome announcement for me.

Get to work!

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 11:52:07 AM »
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A long-forgotten, sadly-neglected little cemetery (in Z scale)--



I can laser engrave your family's names on the tombstones, well maybe only the ones you don't like :) But seriously, see the writing on David's headstones? I can have them read what you want them to say, within size allowances of course.

Roger, shipping is a fact of life....... or in this case death  :facepalm:

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 04:46:10 PM »
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Many church cemeteries had iron fences on top of walls surrounding the cemetery area , I guess that is for the shielding of the crying eyes . However I have never seen anybody buried in a church cemetery , and the dates on the tombstones were always from the 1800's or so . Maybe only knock down the wall forward of the church mid-point and make that just iron fence , and leave the rear stone wall with or without iron fence on top . It would imply a change over the years .

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 05:02:26 PM »
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My layout is set in the 1940s.  Thus current 2013 standards and customs are not applicable.
I like the looks of the fence and have adequate fence to enclose the cemetery with a nice, ornate gate.
The 7 n-scale foot fence will be mounted on a 1 n-scale foot wall.
If I ever get the knack of installing lighting, this church would look great with interior lights; it is or was
Hallmark Christmas decoration intended to have a light installed.

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Re: Cemetery and Church project
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 08:20:20 PM »
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Paul,

What did you do to remove the "Snow" on the church roof?

Jon