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Vince P

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1290 on: June 29, 2020, 01:23:41 AM »
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How do go about making that territorial overtaking Kudzu

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1291 on: June 29, 2020, 09:38:54 AM »
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Generally, I can figure it out by deductive reasoning, but, when I get really stuck, I ask my wife or my daughter.  Yeah, that's right, I've been known to rely on an eight-year-old's eyes.  :facepalm:

Dude, I can barely see N scale with glasses on now.  I have to ask my eight year olds all the time to read small print on stuff for me.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1292 on: June 29, 2020, 03:53:28 PM »
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Sweet !  People other than myself watch/see my YT videos :D

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1293 on: June 29, 2020, 04:32:06 PM »
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How do go about making that territorial overtaking Kudzu

@Vince P,

Over top of a base layer of ground foam, I apply Poly Fiber, which I stretch and pull out as much as possible.  The ground foam is under there to give something to camouflage the foam substrate visible through the voids in the kudzu.  Once I tack the Poly Fiber in place with white glue, I sprinkle Super Leaf material over the Poly Fiber as kudzu leaves.  I set the leaves with diluted white glue.  Simple, but I like it.  It really becomes more realistic when I can make the kudzu climb over objects, e.g, the trestle, telephone poles, and trees.  That will happen when I get the base scenery finished in this area of the layout.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1294 on: June 29, 2020, 04:40:33 PM »
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Sweet !  People other than myself watch/see my YT videos :D


Probably before your time kid.    :D

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1295 on: June 29, 2020, 06:41:21 PM »
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Probably before your time kid.    :D


Probably just before my young eyes were allowed to see it.  Was born in 79. 

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1296 on: June 29, 2020, 07:18:25 PM »
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@Vince P,

Over top of a base layer of ground foam, I apply Poly Fiber, which I stretch and pull out as much as possible.  The ground foam is under there to give something to camouflage the foam substrate visible through the voids in the kudzu.  Once I tack the Poly Fiber in place with white glue, I sprinkle Super Leaf material over the Poly Fiber as kudzu leaves.  I set the leaves with diluted white glue.  Simple, but I like it.  It really becomes more realistic when I can make the kudzu climb over objects, e.g, the trestle, telephone poles, and trees.  That will happen when I get the base scenery finished in this area of the layout.

DFF

Thanks have to give it's try as I have a ton of vine material from an old dogs bed I recycled for scenery material on an older layout but never got to use.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1297 on: June 29, 2020, 07:23:59 PM »
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Probably before your time kid.    :D


When you could still understand what they were singing lol.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1298 on: June 29, 2020, 08:43:33 PM »
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Probably before your time kid.    :D

Summertime Girls, big-hair bands!  Sure brings back some memories.  So many fun videos!  Cherry Pie was another good one, and there are dozens of others.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1299 on: June 30, 2020, 02:05:24 AM »
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I was hoping someone would catch the Y&T reference due to Adam saying something about people watching YT videos.
It was the first thing that came to mind.  :trollface:
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1300 on: July 01, 2020, 07:49:41 PM »
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I was hoping someone would catch the Y&T reference due to Adam saying something about people watching YT videos.
It was the first thing that came to mind.  :trollface:

I figured there was some kind of connection I missed.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1301 on: Yesterday at 02:37:29 PM »
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This weekend’s project will be to frame out the three-track staging yard shelf for the Aberdeen & Rockfish.  It will be approximately 9” deep to keep sufficient room for an aisle.  I’m typically a lone wolf operator, so a minimum 24” aisle back behind the layout is not too tight.

This staging yard will not only add capacity to the layout, but it will also give the A&R somewhere to go other than the 30” stub siding that the train now has to back into or out of.  The A&R yard will have three double-ended tracks with a small stub at the far end sufficient to allow the power and a caboose to switch the yard and runaround the train.

The picture below shows a piece of 1”x3” that will be screwed to the wall at almost exactly that spot.  I’ll be sure to leave access to the sewer pipe clean out.  The A&R’s track will branch off the main layout where the A&R train with three pulpwood cars sits at the back right corner of the layout in the photo below.  I’ll have to realign it, but there is more than enough room for an 18” radius curve to make a complete 180-degree turn behind the copper supply line, over the water meter, and in front of the sewer pipe.



Unfortunately, a run to the LHS yesterday found a shortage of track, so the project won’t get that far this weekend. :(

Stay tuned,
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1302 on: Yesterday at 10:24:41 PM »
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The main portion of the A&R’s staging shelf is built and temporarily set into place.  The “leg” and 2” foam holding it up are only until I get the shelf screwed into the cinder block wall.  I managed to go to the home center and never gave it thought to buy a masonry drill bit to allow me to sink the Tapcon concrete anchors (they’re screws) into the block.  :facepalm:  I’ll get one tomorrow and hopefully finish the small bit of framing remaining over the water meter to connect the new shelf to the layout.  If necessary, the plan is to do angle braces under the shelf to add stability.



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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1303 on: Yesterday at 10:56:20 PM »
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Didn't I draw this up in N scale a while back. Lol  :D

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1304 on: Yesterday at 11:08:20 PM »
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Didn't I draw this up in N scale a while back. Lol  :D

Beats me.  This has been along the lines of my original brainstormed plan from the get-go, as reality has allowed things to fit.  I do recall that you did an edit to the Bedford Valley plan to include the Seaboard Central’s branch, rather than a switchback.  That has been the crux of this layout’s design.

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