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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #165 on: January 31, 2019, 06:53:32 PM »
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Tried to go get hardboard. Actually found two 1x8 sheets in the garage, but they were stacked behind a bunch of 2x4's that were stacked behind the VW. Plus my hands were numb in seconds. Going to have to wait a few days.

Not to mention that you'll probably want to allow the hardboard to acclimate for a few days once you bring it in out of the cold.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #166 on: February 01, 2019, 06:27:36 PM »
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Just for fun... the narrow gauge that was down the street in some places is called the first 36" gauge railroad in the United States, but looking it up the D&RGW beat them by a few months. This was one of their first locos and it is identical to the first D&RGW loco.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #167 on: February 02, 2019, 04:37:25 AM »
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Got one side slapped up and Sculptamolded in.


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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #168 on: February 06, 2019, 04:28:03 AM »
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State of my Union.



Glued the bents in place  :scared:




And the flour mill will probably go here:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #169 on: February 08, 2019, 07:44:20 PM »
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This is some beautiful work.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #170 on: February 09, 2019, 07:13:17 PM »
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More playing with the mill area. I wanted to put a small quarry in here, but well it just don't fit. The background buildings are from Bar Mills and I guess they could be some sort of lumber related industry.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #171 on: February 10, 2019, 06:07:33 PM »
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Really nice work Chris333.
Particularity like the treatment on the trees.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #172 on: February 13, 2019, 10:11:23 PM »
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Refinement + addition

I was playing around with chopping the back corner off of the background buildings and I started moving the mill around. Turns out I could slide it forward a few inches and turn the siding into a branch line and a siding. Just add a turnout. More than likely the flour mill wouldn't have rail service, but it will on this layout. And with the new branch line behind it I can go to the quarry  :lol:

So behind the mill will be a small A-frame bridge over the creek. The line will sort of disappear behind some trees and come out at the quarry area.

Quarry. This is only about 10" wide and about 24" long.

Around the bend is the mill:


Behind the mill. Man I'm glad I modeled this wall  :P Still have to install the tall stone foundation for the mill.


And overhead of the small town.


I took a panoramic shot here, but they always look distorted.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #173 on: February 15, 2019, 05:32:47 AM »
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Mill foundation. It's just the Chooch sheet cut up and glued to basswood. I started making look like all the other "rock" on the layout, but the local mill's foundation is almost black (must be sandstone?). So I used a charcoal color and then wiped with spackle. I tried using flour, but it didn't work right. After the mortar I dry brushed more black on it. Shot it with a ink wash to tone down the bright white.





Luckily Google has a photo sphere on the deck of the mill right at the water fall.
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0666984,-80.6820919,3a,76.8y,321.24h,96.78t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipNxmJHNg2jwXn5iL_cqXJNOr3nMtxEuAAE9kMbs!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNxmJHNg2jwXn5iL_cqXJNOr3nMtxEuAAE9kMbs%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya273.1772-ro0-fo100!7i8704!8i4352

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #174 on: February 16, 2019, 01:00:24 AM »
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Foundation (and the building) look great, but I thought that sandstone would be light beige, not black.  It is basically compacted sand.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandstone
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #175 on: February 16, 2019, 01:11:27 AM »
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From your link  ;)
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Like uncemented sand, sandstone may be any color due to impurities within the minerals, but the most common colors are tan, brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, white, and black.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #176 on: February 16, 2019, 01:39:38 AM »
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From your link  ;)


Can confirm. 
Very large retired Sandstone quarry just Southeast of me here in SW Washington. 
Lots of black stone in it, but was mostly light tannish gray when in full production.
I don't know the history of the quarry but getting to the darker stione may have spelled its demise if it wasn't desirable.
I do know that one of the larger local quarries struck a spring, thus flooding the pit.
It's purported that there is a bunch of equipment that remains under water as there wasn't time to remove it.
The flooded pit is now a public pool.  Very cold and very, very dark water do its extreme depth.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #177 on: February 16, 2019, 06:20:11 AM »
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So I didn't know it was sandstone, but as it turns out I took these photos in the basement of the mill a couple years back.


As you can see inside the walls are a tan color so perhaps the black is natural weathering. But I did tan it up a little bit and added some green moss and lichen along the bottom.  :)

I even have video of the water wheel running in the basement. This isn't my video, but found it on Youtube. The background wall behind the water wheel is the same exact wall shown outside in the photo sphere I posted above.
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And photos of the inside here:
http://oldmills.scificincinnati.com/ohio_mills_mahoning_lantermans_waterwheel_page_2011.html

Anyways just didn't want anyone thinking I was smoking crack because I painted the blocks black.  :P

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #178 on: February 16, 2019, 08:55:00 AM »
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Anyways just didn't want anyone thinking I was smoking crack because I painted the blocks black.  :P

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #179 on: February 16, 2019, 10:37:08 AM »
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Pretty sure the porosity of sandstone in conjunction with mold and mildew and soot and grime over time will likely turn very dark, especially near water and lack of sunlight.