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The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:28:41 PM »
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I still maintain that a cornfield is one of the most difficult things to model on a model railroad layout.  Since my Midwestern UPRR Geneva Sub layout needs lots of cornfields I did the next best thing.  I put the cornfields on the backdrop.  More info on the UPRR Geneva Sub blog  http://genevasub.blogspot.com









Video to follow.

Daryl
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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 12:31:49 AM »
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Here's the video.


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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 05:38:48 AM »
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Great work


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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 08:33:36 AM »
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Simply outstanding, Daryl.

From your blog, I learned that you actually produced the backdrops from photographs that you took.  When I first looked at the pictures, I wondered how you happened to find a cornfield backdrop that exactly suited your needs.  Never again will I doubt the old saying that when you want something done, you have to do it yourself. (!)

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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 09:48:12 AM »
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Great work.  Looks just like the tollway between Davenport and Chicago!

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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 10:14:14 AM »
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Great work.  Looks just like the tollway between Davenport and Chicago!

  Frank

Yep, the photos were taken less than a mile from the tollway. Its pretty much how things look along the Geneva Sub.

Daryl

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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 10:32:47 AM »
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Sweeeeeet Daryl.
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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 01:13:42 PM »
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Hey Daryl,

As it happens, we're working on that particular problem. We should have some pics to post sometime in November.

Craig
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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 01:32:11 PM »
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Hey Daryl,

As it happens, we're working on that particular problem. We should have some pics to post sometime in November.

Craig
www.bluford-shops.com

I wish you the best and that they turn out great. But I'm doubting I will buy any.  I hope I am wrong as the foreground side of the mainline could use a few fields.

Daryl

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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2013, 02:13:25 PM »
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Daryl,

The backdrop looks nice, the perspective works really well, and the 2D corn blends nicely into the 3D scenery.  But, in a few places, the picture edge of the cutout is glaringly obvious.  I would suggest trying to trim that as close to the horizon as you can, which will hide that edge.

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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013, 04:08:44 PM »
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MMR Pat Lana had an article in his NMRA.org N-sights column about how he does N scale cornfields in Iowa.
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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2013, 04:28:57 PM »
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I do think it's difficult to make a convincing cornfield in N-scale but the one I did see this summer on the Cumberland Valley System of the Reids did look very convincing for me. They used the Alkem brass cornfield. It has been quite painful (literally) to install, but the result is excellent.

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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2013, 05:05:13 PM »
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Hey Daryl,

As it happens, we're working on that particular problem. We should have some pics to post sometime in November.

Craig
www.bluford-shops.com

I thought this was an inside joke from a mfrs. breakfast or something like that. You guys are serious, evidently. You certainly have access to prototype, that's for sure.

Now the question is... are you going to do 2013 corn, or 1970 corn, or 1930 corn? Big difference in stalk density!  :trollface:
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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2013, 05:33:39 PM »
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I thought this was an inside joke from a mfrs. breakfast or something like that. You guys are serious, evidently. You certainly have access to prototype, that's for sure.

Now the question is... are you going to do 2013 corn, or 1970 corn, or 1930 corn? Big difference in stalk density!  :trollface:
Daryl, Oh ye of little faith... :)

Mike, 30" row spacing, 15" between stalks in a row but the latter will be modeler-adjustable.

See, I've already said more than I should have!

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Re: The only way I know how to do plausible cornfields.
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2013, 06:44:40 PM »
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Hey Daryl,

As it happens, we're working on that particular problem. We should have some pics to post sometime in November.

Craig
www.bluford-shops.com

I anxiously await your solution, please may it be efficient and cost effective to plant!