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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2020, 02:38:35 PM »
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Some new pics.

C-25 at the engine house.




K-27 filling water.






The town of Holy Cross.


The mining company presidents residence.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #76 on: May 08, 2020, 02:46:23 PM »
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Michael,

Almost like looking at colorized period photographs, Bravo.

Scott
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If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2020, 04:54:38 PM »
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Michael,

Almost like looking at colorized period photographs, Bravo.

Scott

Thanks!  :D
Installed lights in some of the buildings today.


The General store.



The Pool hall.


The Bordello.



It is great with LED lights.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2020, 05:26:49 PM »
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I installed lights in more of the buildings and connected them on the layout.
















Now I'll have to see what else needs lights.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2020, 06:42:48 PM »
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Don't you need red for the cathouse?  ;)

Scott
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If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #80 on: May 10, 2020, 08:11:22 PM »
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Stunning work, Graffen.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #81 on: May 10, 2020, 08:19:02 PM »
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Cue @DKS to make animated HO scale crabs for the bordello...  Nice work!  I love that kit...I need to track one down.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #82 on: May 10, 2020, 09:35:18 PM »
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Nice job of setting the buildings into the ground like the foundations are real. I hate to see buildings just set on the layout.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #83 on: May 12, 2020, 12:09:23 PM »
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Thanks!  :D
I installed the new lights over my layout today.
I use 6 W LED bulbs with 2 feet gaps in between them.

















It's a LOT brighter now!
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #84 on: May 14, 2020, 03:15:38 PM »
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Tested the new turnout control. I'm really satisfied.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2020, 01:42:24 PM »
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I made some utility poles today.
It's an Auhagen kit.



I installed them temporary on the layout.




I will add E-Z line later.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #86 on: May 16, 2020, 03:53:47 PM »
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I made a retaining wall out of Depron foam that I scribed with a pencil before painting it with gesso and some paint.


I glued it in place with hot glue.


I surrounded it with my homemade Sculptamold.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #87 on: May 16, 2020, 08:18:45 PM »
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Homemade sculptamold?  Tell us more!

  Frank

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2020, 06:11:53 AM »
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Homemade sculptamold?  Tell us more!

  Frank
Sure!
It's really, really cheap.
I use cellulose insulation material that they sell in sacks.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Greenfiber-Low-Dust-Cellulose-Blown-in-Insulation-30-lbs-Bag-INS515LD-E/301646615
I loosen and separate it, as it is very compactly packed as it's delivered.
In a can with lid, I mix it with dry plaster in a ratio of 4 parts cellulose to 1 part plaster.
Then shake the can vigorously to get the plaster mixed with the cellulose.
After that it's a simple affair to mix it with a little water to a good consistency.
My Sculptamold costs almost nothing in comparison with the ready made....
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR
« Reply #89 on: May 17, 2020, 11:21:19 AM »
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If you mix it with 50/50 water/latex paint (ground colored), you can put your texture material right over the top and it will adhere. Spray with wet water until the paint leaches through and it sets better.