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Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« on: June 06, 2014, 07:26:03 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 09:52:14 PM »
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Something wrong about a tipple area that clean and green.  :D
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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 10:34:25 PM »
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Got some cork down for Penn Station River City.



I picked up some caulk today, and with a little solder time, the throat should be ready to go in.
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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 12:04:35 AM »
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I've spent the past few weeks working on this, my railfanning blog.
http://railfanning.kapuscinski.net

It took me forever to enter stuff going all the way back to 2008.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 12:58:59 AM »
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It's been a busy week modelling wise. 

I started by replacing the lighting above the Castlegar deck.  The previous fluorescents were too yellow so I bumped the colour up from 2700K to 4300K and added a couple of strings of 12V white LED lights.  Still a tad warm/yellow but much better overall!





I prepared and planted a few hundred trees about equally split between Heki pine trees (for background trees), WS generic evergreens and Supertrees (for foreground deciduous trees and plants).  All types are visible in this shot...



Also visible is the swamp at West Robson.  I wanted to match the colour and atmosphere of a local pond which is a 10 minutes walk from where we live ... the kids and I visit it frequently.



...and after preparing and painting the swamp bottom I poured tinted Envirotex.  This was the first time I used this product and I am happy with its mechanical properties and application.  The colour turned out a tad orange but I am getting used to it.  It is certainly distinctive! Perhaps some full spectrum florescents might take the orange edge off a bit more? I used lots and lots of Silfor  tufts for water reeds.





I now have fewer and fewer reasons not to start that pulp mill complex! Have a great weekend...

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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 01:41:46 AM »
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Mark, that looks fantastic!
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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 02:04:52 AM »
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I finally added some vegetation to the nineteenth century pike, aside from the grass that was laid early on.  I even brought a season to it:  late fall.

That is an Atlas eight wheeler backing the B-mann coal gondola  up the spur to the coal yard.

The mogul that is pulling the D&RG passenger train is also Atlas; the cars, Athearn.

Please ignore the 2005 dates on the photographs.  Both computer and camera are acting funny.  I changed the date on the back of the camera, but it did not take, for some reason.  The computer would not let me edit the photographs once I imported them from card to computer.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2014, 02:07:06 AM by brokemoto »

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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 03:21:41 AM »
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An excellent job capturing the feel of the swamp, Mark. You nailed it perfectly.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2014, 10:31:25 AM »
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Mark, I love the swamp. Well to be precise, I love all of it, and with each new scene, you take it up a notch :o
Keep 'me coming!
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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 10:33:21 AM »
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Ummm, damn spell checker, that was meant to say "keep 'em coming"....
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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2014, 11:02:41 AM »
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My first ever N scale turnout:

More here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=33072.0

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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2014, 11:05:08 AM »
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Had no brass wire for handrails, had a better idea....started with 1/4 hardware cloth, wire dia is 0.023





Spacing scales to about 42"

This looks about right....
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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2014, 11:27:09 AM »
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Excellent work Mark. Any low-angle shots of the lower scenes?

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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2014, 11:47:45 AM »
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Ummm, damn spell checker, that was meant to say "keep 'em coming"....
Otto

LOL Otto!  You could easily just edit and correct your last post...
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Re: Weekend Update 6/8/2014
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2014, 12:04:06 PM »
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I assembled 20 pairs of Micro-Trains #1015 couplers and put them on 20 Trainworx 100 ton hoppers this week. I'm just finishing up the last few cars in the batch. Only 22 cars more to put couplers on.


Hmm... Kiz ought to be
able to do that in the
next 10 minutes...


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The cricket jumps across the room onto the other pad.
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