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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2019, 10:48:23 AM »
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Definitely collecting some style points for that little bit of ingenuity.
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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2019, 10:22:58 AM »
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Genius!!!

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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 05:11:28 PM »
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I was able to get some work on the Emerald T-Trak modules today.  I originally carved out terrain last week.  However it wasn't quite right yet. Overall the shape is good, but the depth wasn't there yet.  Topo maps show the creek is 50 foot below the rail, so 3.75" in N scale  Above, I was only at 3.25".  So I marked off another half inch and kept going!


https://i.imgur.com/5kD3m18.jpg


In the end, it was only a subtle difference, but I think it will really pay off once we get trees and scenery!


https://i.imgur.com/njGuAck.jpg


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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 05:45:00 PM »
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Hot like firecracker!
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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2019, 12:20:27 AM »
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Got a nice rich poopy brown base coat painted on today.   There are a few spots that will need terrain re-shaped, then we'll begin with grout/dirt. 


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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2019, 09:19:52 AM »
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Is that a dog food bin or a cranberry sauce bin? :trollface:
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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2019, 10:16:51 AM »
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Is that a dog food bin or a cranberry sauce bin? :trollface:

Neither.  A New England Clam Chowder bin! :lol: 
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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2019, 10:26:57 AM »
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Voof.  I hope you're not modeling July!
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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2019, 07:05:06 PM »
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Emerald has been neglected the past few weeks, but got some attention this afternoon.  The fields received dirt and a have been tilled, and the first layer of ground foam has gone down. 


https://i.imgur.com/rHv5Uc1.jpg

I don't have any plans for the two fields on the left, but I'd like to make the big field on the right full of harvested corn stalk stems.  That will be tricky for sure. 
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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2019, 01:47:09 PM »
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More scenery, bit by bit.


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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2019, 02:00:17 PM »
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That's coming along nicely.  BTW, I just received the little momento of the Freight Car Load challenge!  Thanks!

You may see some of it coming to a TTrak Module or two...

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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2019, 07:53:07 PM »
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Like the way the fields are looking coming together decently.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2019, 08:28:48 AM »
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Far from finished, but starting to look presentable.


https://i.imgur.com/4Q9cWVZ.jpg

The patch between the road and tracks will be heavily wooded next.

https://i.imgur.com/WJGQHM0.jpg

Quite a lot of work left on the highway too. 

https://i.imgur.com/Ov0qezI.jpg

Starting to capture the overall essence though!

https://i.imgur.com/rTYseE7.jpg

I'm still intending to finish the gravel roads, surface the highway, and 'lush' up the remaining ditches, gullys, and hillsides before the deadline.  Then I get an extra few weeks to replace the soupy grain bin and other stand-in buildings before Emerald goes on display at the Spring Creek Model Train Show at the end of the month.   
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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2019, 02:51:07 PM »
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Great work Mark, nice use of colors within the scenic areas.

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Re: Challenge #3 - Emerald Farmers CO OP
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2019, 09:36:17 PM »
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Agreed very nice