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The Canyon Module
« on: July 16, 2017, 03:33:24 AM »
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@Philip H suggested that I start a thread on the build of my module. It's 12 feet long broken into three 4 foot sections. Each section is 30 inches deep and the entire length features a double track main with 3 sets of bridges and one tunnel. It is very loosely based off of the UP main line running along the Weber river east of Morgan, Utah by a town called Taggart.  Here's a map of the area.

https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m12!1m3!1d7854.168700540431!2d-111.59336659174163!3d41.05520164420884!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1500188780050

I started this a couple years ago, but I haven't spent to much time on it except before shows in the winter. I really don't have a place to keep it so it moves from place to place which makes it difficult to work on it regularly. My wife and I will be building a new home in the next few months and that will allow me somewhere to keep it and allow for a new thread on the small layout I'll have in the basement.

So here are a few photo's over the last while showing the slow progress.

This is one of the frames I built. All three are the same in dimension.

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This is when I started the landforms

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The module is quite a bit further along than in the pictures but I don't have any photo's on the pc yet. I did some rock work today and I've made a bunch of pine trees over the last few evenings, just not enough though. I think my next step is adding sifted dirt onto the hills and around the rock. after that it's time for ground foam.

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Jbub (Jason)
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Re: The Canyon Module
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 09:04:33 AM »
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Jason,
Nice work. You and @arbomambo share a love of similar scenery.

As to photos - I keep the Railwire page as an open tab in my web. Dissed on my iPhone. If you do that you can take phone pics and upload them directly.
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Re: The Canyon Module
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 02:06:08 AM »
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I found some more photo of the previous progress.

This picture was from January 2016. It's just a plywood forest but it was the first show it was in. That's me in the picture :D

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This picture was last November at the local NMRA show. I seriously had just finished putting the last plastered dryer sheet (I like them better than paper towels) maybe two nights previous. Like I said, I don't get to work on this thing very often. A lot of people really thought it was a winter scene.

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And this was the last show it was in back in January 2017. Really the only difference was adding a wash to the plaster and painting the skyboard and fascia.

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I'm going to do some more work and add some more pictures later this week.

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Re: The Canyon Module
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 11:27:37 AM »
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Reminds me of some of the Sun N Sand club modules in Phoenix.  Nice work!

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Re: The Canyon Module
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 06:13:19 PM »
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With a train show coming up in 2 weeks it's time to get done stuff done on this.
This is what it looked like this morning.
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And after about 1.5 hrs of work this is where it's at.
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I used cheap acrylic (buff and black) to wash all the plaster. I think the next step is applying some real dirt
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Re: The Canyon Module
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 02:39:25 PM »
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With it being a state holiday yesterday, and me being on call for work I decided to concentrate my efforts on one section of the module.

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And I had a special helper watching me do this. He was maybe 20 feet from me for a good hour maybe hour and a half.

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Re: The Canyon Module
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 04:23:27 PM »
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Looks good, and I heartily approve of the trains displayed on it! 😁

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Re: The Canyon Module
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 01:25:29 AM »
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So the Evanston Roundhouse Festival was a success. I wish I could have been there for more than an hour out of the 3 days it was running.
Here are a few pictures of how the module is looking, I was hoping to have all three sections with some greenery on it but I ran out of time.
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And here are some of the entire layout we had running.

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And this a video that a fellow club member made.

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