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Re: Essex branch HO v4
« Reply #195 on: April 22, 2019, 06:26:16 PM »
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On the semi sexy front I got fascia installed on the left side, as well as installing my recessed switch mounts.
Yesterday I managed to move the peninsula packdrop back 1.5” which makes the depth for the river scene look a little better. Worth the effort with the minor bit of reframing. It is easy to draw up a plan and get close but need to tweak things as it comes together. On the not so fun side I finished installing the track and accessory busses for the left side and peninsula.
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Re: Essex branch HO v4
« Reply #196 on: April 23, 2019, 01:37:15 PM »
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Got my old backdrop pieces cut down to size and installed over lunch. Hope to get through the backmost frame.

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Re: Essex branch HO v4
« Reply #197 on: April 23, 2019, 04:42:36 PM »
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Cut the last piece of backdrop that I’m going to touch for now. The remainder toward the yard is on hold until the frame is built there. Certainly more pleasing to see a generic blue sky backdrop than the wall or miscellaneous stuff in the room. Got a coat of paint on the fascia, and need to wire up the switch machines that I have installed thus far. Track that is down is wired and perhaps this week will be a maiden electrical voyage. Update shows some of the key scenes to get a better feel for how the backdrop makes the narrowness of the scenes apparent. However I think careful use of photo backdrop will make this seem larger than it is, that’s the goal atleast. Scouting local scenes that will be good to photograph for key locations on the backdrop. I included a photo of the expanded river scene. Hm and my pictures now post upside down! Modifying...
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Re: Essex branch HO v4
« Reply #198 on: April 24, 2019, 12:18:05 PM »
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During lunch I laid out and skim coated the grade crossing for South Canal St. also cut the fascia for the canal.
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Re: Essex branch HO v4
« Reply #199 on: April 25, 2019, 12:18:57 PM »
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Very nice.

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Re: Essex branch HO v4
« Reply #200 on: April 26, 2019, 12:16:23 PM »
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Thanks Ed.

Here I am roughing in some of the canal features. I backed the rock wall with ply, and will cap the top with anchoring cement to represent the abutments/ repair for the bridges above the rock wall. The canal wall coloring will be based off a local one in Lawrence. I plan to take the backdrop photo from one of these similar bridges over this canal.

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