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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2018, 04:40:48 PM »
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Love the details Marshall - it really makes the scene.

This. Fantastic model Marshall!

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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #121 on: April 16, 2018, 11:54:18 PM »
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That building looks great. Really like the bollards around the sides.

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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #122 on: May 10, 2018, 11:02:54 PM »
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Thanks for the comments! I been making slow progress on the layout. Getting more details done and started the warehouse for Pro Plastics. I also have been playing around with some photo backdrops, which still need work.



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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2018, 10:40:17 PM »
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I like your street, but is your street below the level of the surrounding scenery? I ask because it looks like the curbs are above the grass on the outside.

I don't mean to nitpick, it's just I grew up near this part of Houston and I got to see a lot of these tilt wall 80's office parks in Houston and Austin-and what you are doing really, really capures the flavor of those parks. You've really got the texture and color of the buildings, the spacing between them, a lot of stuff that's hard to explain, but really captures the feel. 

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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #124 on: May 13, 2018, 11:04:07 AM »
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I especially like the asphalt in the grade crossing.  Can you say how you did that?

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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #125 on: May 13, 2018, 10:52:02 PM »
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I like your street, but is your street below the level of the surrounding scenery? I ask because it looks like the curbs are above the grass on the outside.

I don't mean to nitpick, it's just I grew up near this part of Houston and I got to see a lot of these tilt wall 80's office parks in Houston and Austin-and what you are doing really, really capures the flavor of those parks. You've really got the texture and color of the buildings, the spacing between them, a lot of stuff that's hard to explain, but really captures the feel.

Thanks! Yes and no, part of the scenery matches the top of the curb, but in other spots such as near the track is below the curb as is slopes down to the ties. This is similar to the prototype in the real NW Industrial Park. However, I have some ideas on how to do better next time.


I especially like the asphalt in the grade crossing.  Can you say how you did that?


Thanks! After I painted the concrete I used blue masking tape to mask off the area I wanted to be asphalt then brushed on black craft paint. Once dry, I rubbed a piece of chalk on some fine sand paper and let it fall on the black painted areas. Then rubbed the chalk in with my finger. I tried to dull coat it by that made it look less weathered.

I did damage the finish during scenery process, but I was able to use Taymia white weathering powder to touch it up.

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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #126 on: May 21, 2018, 12:34:41 AM »
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Exceptional skills there. Nice work!

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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #127 on: July 08, 2018, 10:29:19 PM »
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I have been making some progress!



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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #128 on: July 09, 2018, 04:18:22 AM »
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Yes, yes you have.
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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #129 on: July 13, 2018, 09:10:28 PM »
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M dude,
Looks great! Love all the little details. Everything just looks "right"
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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #130 on: February 17, 2019, 09:55:06 PM »
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It has been awhile since the last update. I have been continuing progress on the layout here and there as time allows. I got the Pro Plastics warehouse completed and now working on details. I also operate on the layout every now and then with my son miles. He is getting better at handling the rolling stock and throwing switches.



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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #131 on: February 17, 2019, 09:59:02 PM »
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Few more pictures. I modified a section of Gold Medal Models chain link fencing and got it installed. I also started working on some pipe loads for Energy Alloys along the front edge of the layout.



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Re: Northwest Industrial Park Engineering Report
« Reply #132 on: February 17, 2019, 11:05:46 PM »
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Looks awesome Marshall.