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« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2019, 08:49:26 PM »
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Looking great Bruce!!!!!!! I have the same general store in Hardin, MO. but mine doesn't look THAT good!!!!!!! Gordon

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« Reply #76 on: February 05, 2019, 09:35:10 PM »
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Ladies and gentlemen, there is a new king of ground cover. The way that field across the road blends right into the real thing? The pinnacle of this art form.

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« Reply #77 on: February 05, 2019, 10:19:57 PM »
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Yeah, excellent photo (and color matching)!
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« Reply #78 on: February 05, 2019, 11:39:46 PM »
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Ladies and gentlemen, there is a new king of ground cover. The way that field across the road blends right into the real thing? The pinnacle of this art form.

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Re: T-TRAK
« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2019, 12:31:17 PM »
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Another thing I like about building T-TRAK modules is the fact that I can use them as test beds for scenery techniques that are new (to me).
I started this module a few years ago, but put it on the back burner for quite awhile. I finally picked it back up and finished it last year.
A simple single (built from a T-Kits kit), representing a typical small freshwater creek. This was my test of the new Woodland Scenics Deep Pour water product....excellent results and pretty much foolproof.

Inspiration was gathered from a number of creeks in our general vicinity.Here is a pic of our pups investigating 'Burnt Corn Creek' in Brewton, AL







I used a jigsaw to cut and drop the module deck to a lower level, filled the gaps with foam, then used sculptamold to form the general contours.
I adjusted the Rix highway overpass 'bridge' to fit, then sceniced the creek bed.
After sealing the creek bed, I created a couple of dams for the pour, then followed the directions to the letter. I tinted the clear deep pour water with a little of the 'murky' tint so I had control over the coloring. After the Deep Pour water was cured, I used the Woodland Scenics 'water ripples' product to create the shallow ripples and eddies.















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« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2019, 12:41:46 PM »
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Now you're just showin' off!  (Deservedly so).

I have been admiring of these modules since you started them.  Glad to see you posting regularly again.

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« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2019, 12:53:56 PM »
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Need to add the dogs...

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« Reply #82 on: February 06, 2019, 01:10:15 PM »
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Yeah, excellent photo (and color matching)!

Yea, no kidding. A little bit of cloning in Photoshop and telling where the module ends and the real field begins would be impossible. 
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« Reply #83 on: February 06, 2019, 04:45:06 PM »
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OK This is like THE GODFATHER. Between Ed on FB urging me come to the dark side.
I'm going to plan to go for it - Means some planning and parting with current layout.
I don't want to to tear it down, plus with T-TRAK it's a fresh start. Wish me luck I'm
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« Reply #84 on: February 06, 2019, 05:23:19 PM »
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OK This is like THE GODFATHER. Between Ed on FB urging me come to the dark side.
I'm going to plan to go for it - Means some planning and parting with current layout.
I don't want to to tear it down, plus with T-TRAK it's a fresh start. Wish me luck I'm
coming in.

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Why do you have to part with the current layout?  The beauty of T-TRAK is that you could just build one or two modules, which you could store under your current layout- unless you're planning to build a new layout made out of T-TRAK modules.

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« Reply #85 on: February 06, 2019, 06:04:38 PM »
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Space and time is the deterrent Foxy. And the funds can transmit to new opportunities.
Still early, we will see.
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Re: T-TRAK
« Reply #86 on: February 06, 2019, 09:55:52 PM »
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That bridge scene is amazing, the Kato unitrak is very convincing, all the modules here are stunning  8)

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Re: T-TRAK
« Reply #87 on: February 07, 2019, 10:42:49 AM »
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Here is how that simple 'Bushy Creek' single fits in with a couple of other modules that I display at train shows. This photo was taken at the record breaking National T-TRAK Layout at the National Train Show in Kansas City last August.


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« Reply #88 on: February 07, 2019, 10:50:53 AM »
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here are my two favorite modules at the National T-TRAK Layout in Kansas City last August.
2 doubles, built by a gentleman in New York (I forget his name), that display excellent 'diorama' techniques, while still keeping the double tracks parallel to the front fascia. It really creates a 'snapshot' scene.
What's even more incredible about these modules is that most of the buildings are built from cardstock!








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https://nationalt-traklayout.com/

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Re: T-TRAK
« Reply #89 on: February 07, 2019, 11:08:08 AM »
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Question:  Does TTrak have a power standard?  (DC or DCC?)  I imagine on the large gatherings DCC is the rule, but with just the two tracks, it seems to me it would be dirt simple to swing both ways...

Is it up to the group hosting which way one throws the toggle? or is there something in the TTrak Bible that forbids old school?
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