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TMatt253

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #300 on: April 04, 2020, 12:20:29 PM »
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This looks amazing!

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #301 on: April 04, 2020, 06:36:32 PM »
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Looks really great!  How wide is the shelf here?  How close is the track to backdrop?  I'm thinking there appears to be a lot more depth than what there actually is. 

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #302 on: April 04, 2020, 07:33:40 PM »
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About 13” facia to back drop.....track center line about 6” from back drop....

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #303 on: April 10, 2020, 02:11:42 PM »
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started working on the scenery behind the coal loader.....


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #304 on: April 10, 2020, 02:15:33 PM »
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Started detailing an RS3....these grabs are tricky the way they curve around the corner of the hood. Working through the railings is a challenge as well, so I didn't attempt a drop-step style. They don't look great up close....but painted and weathered from the normal viewing distance of a foot or so I think they'll be fine. Without them, their absence draws the eye...



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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #305 on: April 13, 2020, 08:15:02 AM »
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progress...…..


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #306 on: April 17, 2020, 09:33:46 AM »
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I finally got around to making car-card holders…



I wanted to attach temporarily so I can remove to paint the facia, so I used binder clips….



Then it occurred to me the wire handle could be used to hold another car card temporarily while switching…..



Then I thought did I even need them in the first place?


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #307 on: April 17, 2020, 03:26:46 PM »
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I think you should keep the box.  Just the clip would work fine if you were going to have only one or two cards at each switching location, but if you're going to have several cards I think the box would work better.  I do like the idea of the clip to hold the card for the car you are currently working with.

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #308 on: April 17, 2020, 03:32:08 PM »
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I had small 1” x +/- 2’ long shelves attached to the fascia that had a small lip where the operator could prop up and spread all the cards out while switching in town.
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #309 on: April 17, 2020, 08:40:01 PM »
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Certainly keeping the boxes, already made 16 singles, plus 1 double for the interchange and 1 triple for the yard

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #310 on: April 20, 2020, 10:06:26 AM »
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as time passed and the overall scene developed, the feed mill (on page 6) started to not look right. it over powered the other building (general store is across the road).
so I took it off the layout and replaced it with (progress pic on p19) this …




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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #311 on: April 20, 2020, 10:13:58 AM »
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I have 5 Atlas pulp wood flat, very nice models but very light...only 2.3 ounces w/o the load. I added lead and raised the empty weight to 4-oz., which is the NMRA recommended weight. My layout standard is 1-ounce / inch which would be 6-ounces for these cars, but this will have to do for the empties.

The load adds an ounce, so that's 5-oz. instead of the standard 6-oz.


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #312 on: April 30, 2020, 02:16:41 PM »
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making progress on scenery heading east...it's about 6 feet to the deck bridge....that's the truck ramp to the coal loader in the lower left foreground


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #313 on: May 17, 2020, 07:21:12 PM »
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Coal tipple on page 8 never looked right....so I removed it and replaced with this truck-dump/loader....






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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #314 on: May 20, 2020, 02:02:55 PM »
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