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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 11:47:46 PM »
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I was inspired by all this and here were my results...


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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 10:24:02 AM »
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I learn so much on this forum. When something doesn't look right, BOOM - It get's redone. I
also notice flaws on close up photos. I try to fix those when they pop up. Not happy with the
Blair Line N Scale crossbucks. Want to get the Tichy Train ones. I don't think Pikestuff makes
theirs any longer. The Blair are too small and the lettering smears and cutting them out is a pain.

https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Portals/0/CVStoreImages/2622_250.jpg
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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2016, 11:06:48 AM »
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I have some of the Tichy ones. I really like em.

Not the best photo, but here's one: http://conrail1285.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-02-08-16.07.47.jpg

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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2016, 11:13:38 AM »
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Hmm... looks like New
Orleans streets...


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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2016, 04:42:52 PM »
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Miss Dee, they look just like he modeled Michigan streets too. :D
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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2016, 05:50:50 PM »
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Much too good for Winnipeg streets, and what are these.... lines... painted on the road  :facepalm: :trollface:
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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2016, 09:33:35 PM »
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...Much better
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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2016, 11:05:07 PM »
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very nice!  8)

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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2016, 12:41:19 PM »
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...Much better

Yep.

If you want to create "cracks" and "tar-lines" I use a sharp-pointed pencil and a fine-tipped Sharpie.

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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2016, 10:28:16 PM »
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Please show Mike. I have to figure out the lines. When I use the modeling masking
tape, it pulls up the paint. I can't free hand it. I have colored watercolor pencils and
they don't look right. I am going to have to "lighten" the road with either a wash of
gray or pastel chalks, gray and white.
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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2016, 11:02:24 PM »
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Please show Mike. I have to figure out the lines. When I use the modeling masking
tape, it pulls up the paint. I can't free hand it. I have colored watercolor pencils and
they don't look right. I am going to have to "lighten" the road with either a wash of
gray or pastel chalks, gray and white.

Here are a couple examples...



The roadway is styrene and it was painted using Testor's Flat Dark Gray Aircraft Paint.

The cracks were made using a fine-point pencil and the tar-lines were made using a fine-point Sharpie.

The filled pot-holes– Well I just varied the color of the paint I was using to vary the age of the pot-hole was filled.



The roadway is bass-wood (I needed a roadway that could be lifted because I have staging tracks underneath) that was painted with Testor's Flat Light Aircraft paint.

This road shows much more rehab over the years (water-line breaks and such) with one area being patched over twice.

Also the lining on this road is all RC cars racing stripes... Don't remember the width but very, very narrow.   My problem with using colored pencils is that you can not get the width of the lines as narrow as these stripes.

If you didn't pick up on it, I luv Testor's Aircraft gray's for simulating asphalt. 
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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2016, 06:41:58 AM »
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I picked up so of the drydex after seeing this thread.  One thing I've noticed is even when dry it is very soft.

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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2016, 08:04:19 AM »
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I picked up so of the drydex after seeing this thread.  One thing I've noticed is even when dry it is very soft.

I don't know what Woodland Scenics is using for their road-making material, but I've used that in a few places and that works darned well.  When complete the surface is smooth & hard.

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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2016, 10:34:44 AM »
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There stuff (WS) is great, but I only have Hobby Lobby here. No "smooth it". The
DRYDEX does dry hard after a while.
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Re: Simple Grade Crossing
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2016, 11:42:26 AM »
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