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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1605 on: October 18, 2020, 05:50:13 PM »
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1606 on: October 24, 2020, 08:31:02 AM »
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Making slow progress with scenery detailing.  I planted more "wild daffodils" into this scene this week:



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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1607 on: October 24, 2020, 02:33:18 PM »
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Didn’t know Better Homes & Gardens did railroad right of ways.  :D

Now need to grunge it up some.  ;)


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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1608 on: October 24, 2020, 03:36:14 PM »
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Didn’t know Better Homes & Gardens did railroad right of ways.  :D

Now need to grunge it up some.  ;)

I have to agree. If there is anything to fault here, it's that the scene is too idyllic. Real life is rarely this beautiful out on a random spot along some railroad mainline...

But... if that's your goal, then please ignore!

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1609 on: October 24, 2020, 03:41:01 PM »
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I have to agree. If there is anything to fault here, it's that the scene is too idyllic. Real life is rarely this beautiful out on a random spot along some railroad mainline...

But... if that's your goal, then please ignore!

If he adds y’all grass he will actually have nailed it. There’s wildflowers all over the place down here. Little brown and pale green mixed in with green and it’ll be good
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1610 on: October 24, 2020, 06:08:26 PM »
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The layout's general location is just a few miles from Pinehurst where the tracks are surrounded on both sides by golf courses.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1611 on: October 24, 2020, 06:28:33 PM »
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Dave, that's looking great!

I always find myself surprised how lush it can be in spring, especially after a fresh rain followed by some sun and mild temperatures. Maybe it's shock after a long winter ;) I'd consider Sawyer's suggestion from his first-hand experience but I do like the scene quite a bit as it is.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1612 on: October 24, 2020, 07:40:33 PM »
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Well, if you don’t like my springtime flora, you’re going to hate the dogwood and cherry trees that I plan to plant along the street in Aberdeen.   ;)



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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1613 on: October 25, 2020, 05:36:39 PM »
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I'm a'liking it!
Reminds be of the early spring times in Eastern NC
Even the drainage ditches along the roadway in front of the houses
had blooms of wild flowers.
And, the trees (while none of those species near where I lived)
would bloom right around Easter each year (remembering them
from Duke Campus and Sarah Duke Gardens).
Fine work!


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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1614 on: October 25, 2020, 06:38:31 PM »
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Thanks, Gary!  And I should have left well enough alone, because I f***ed it all up today while trying to add some slightly less green/taller static grass.  My glue mixture apparently wasn’t watered down enough, and the adhesive dried crusty and opaque.  Despite trying to fix that with multiple applications of static grass and ground foam, I’m really disappointed.  I’ve spent most of the day just trying to make it presentable.  Stay tuned.  :x

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1615 on: October 25, 2020, 10:46:57 PM »
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I have a nagging question that I've hesitated to ask because you have done such wonderful work,but here goes.The Kudzu that you have modeled seems to be near mid summer growth for here in TN., at least two months after the dogwoods and daffodils.Does it mature earlier closer to the coast ? I seriously don't know but here it would still be a brown tangle of vines that early in the spring.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1616 on: October 25, 2020, 11:00:29 PM »
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I have a nagging question that I've hesitated to ask because you have done such wonderful work,but here goes.The Kudzu that you have modeled seems to be near mid summer growth for here in TN., at least two months after the dogwoods and daffodils.Does it mature earlier closer to the coast ? I seriously don't know but here it would still be a brown tangle of vines that early in the spring.

It *seems* to be the case, I occasionally ride NJT and theres an area along the ROW in upper Monmouth county NJ close to the water that's overrun by Kudzu even as far as what Dave has modelled around late April early May.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1617 on: October 28, 2020, 01:55:14 PM »
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I have a nagging question that I've hesitated to ask because you have done such wonderful work,but here goes.The Kudzu that you have modeled seems to be near mid summer growth for here in TN., at least two months after the dogwoods and daffodils.Does it mature earlier closer to the coast ? I seriously don't know but here it would still be a brown tangle of vines that early in the spring.

As best as I can recall from my years living around Winston-Salem years ago, kudzu greened up long before mid-summer.  Is it as early as the daffodils or dogwoods?  Maybe not, but I don't want to model a brown tangle of vines, and I do want springtime foliage.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1618 on: October 28, 2020, 02:03:17 PM »
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I put together fifteen more trees last night, and when I was digging through the SuperTrees boxes this weekend, I was noticing that it seemed like the quality of the product was lacking as compared to what I had when I last built SuperTrees several years ago.  I just wasn't getting the number and quality of workable armatures to use for the trees from these two boxes.

Then, I found the two boxes that I actually bought since I started this HO layout, which I thought I had been working from the last two weekends.  Turns out that I was sorting through the leftovers of the two boxes that I bought years ago and used to build the trees on my former N scale layout.  Embarrassing, but problem solved.  Nothing to see here; move along!  :facepalm:

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #1619 on: October 28, 2020, 03:51:35 PM »
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So what you're saying is the N scale trees you built all those years ago are smaller than the HO scale trees you need now?  Well there's a mystery! :facepalm:

Really digging how this is coming along.
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