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LIRR

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #330 on: July 11, 2020, 07:59:03 AM »
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Tree trunk tape situation is only an issue in photos. On the layout, you watch the train going by, not the trees.
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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #331 on: July 12, 2020, 03:47:08 PM »
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Cold, foggy, with misty rain. Maybe add some puddles in the ditches.

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #332 on: July 21, 2020, 09:40:40 PM »
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Completed track work on the branch extension.....









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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #333 on: July 21, 2020, 10:29:20 PM »
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Looking Great

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #334 on: July 22, 2020, 12:00:21 PM »
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40 more pines under construction....


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #335 on: July 22, 2020, 01:00:17 PM »
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So that reminds me. I had a similar issue with a foggy lens. At least on the phone I had at the time you could replace them. That might be an option for you.

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #336 on: July 22, 2020, 05:06:29 PM »
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This pic is awesome. Just look at the dirt road to the left of the tracks in front of the downed tree. That is just fantastic looking.

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #337 on: August 28, 2020, 09:09:15 PM »
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Haven’t posted in awhile.....

A friend cleaned out his basement, gave me a box of his trains from his childhood, this house was in the box, thought I could work with it....




Turned it into this....




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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #338 on: August 28, 2020, 09:17:12 PM »
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Got lucky with this one....

Used joint compound for a road. I find aged asphalt one of the toughest colors to get right- aged concrete being the other. I had a small bottle of alcohol & Rit dye that used for coloring rock castings and weathering freight cars. I have no idea what portions of each I used in the mix over a year ago. There was very little left, I wasn’t sure I had enough to do the entire road so I added more alcohol, didn’t give any thought to how much, just poured it in. I was about to add more dye but then thought it might get to dark, I should try it now and could always make it darker later.

I think I nailed it.


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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #339 on: August 28, 2020, 10:00:40 PM »
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yes, you nailed it!
good modeling here...very good

sincerely
Gary

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #340 on: September 07, 2020, 10:03:30 AM »
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Mainline is closed for scenery work, so I’m making progress on weathering....



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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #341 on: September 07, 2020, 07:02:32 PM »
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Looking great.

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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #342 on: September 10, 2020, 08:40:41 PM »
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Continuing detail work on an RS3....crappy photo however...



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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #343 on: September 20, 2020, 07:58:02 PM »
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Installed the facia on the new branch into the adjacent room....




Latest weathering effort.....



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Re: HO somewhere in Appalachia.....
« Reply #344 on: September 20, 2020, 08:01:52 PM »
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Detailed a  Bachmann RS3...grab irons, air hose, cables, a bell on the hood, air horn on the cab roof, sun-shades. Trucks are painted and weathered...Unit is ready for weathering, I’ve been waiting until I’m finished handling it....