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Re: Proposed HO/HOn3 Layout. Colorado Midland/D&RG/C&S
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2020, 11:15:37 AM »
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Dennis,
 
The ones I bought were four feet however, each of the lights had a small receptical on each end so that they could be connected together either butted end to end or with a short space connected by an included cable.  I put up two rows of four each butted together.  If I remember correctly I bought an eight pack for a very good price.

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Re: Proposed HO/HOn3 Layout. Colorado Midland/D&RG/C&S
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2020, 11:22:11 AM »
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Dennis,
 
The ones I bought were four feet however, each of the lights had a small receptical on each end so that they could be connected together either butted end to end or with a short space connected by an included cable.  I put up two rows of four each butted together.  If I remember correctly I bought an eight pack for a very good price.

Scott

I will definitely look into it.  I'm almost to the point where the ceiling is all I have left to do before insulation and sheeting the walls can begin.

~Dennis
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Re: Proposed HO/HOn3 Layout. Colorado Midland/D&RG/C&S
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2020, 03:15:56 PM »
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I've gotten started on the town and river scene on the Time Saver.

I Started by removing the foam for the area to be worked.
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I drew in the river and had it disappear behind the structures
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Next I layered in a road that will be about a 1/2" lower than the town and about track level
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I wanted the river to have just a little dynamic movement to it.... (enter cliche' river rapid water fall)
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I spent a few hours out in the drive way and robbing my daughters rock collection to add to the river.  Some rock castings were also thrown in.
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Here is how it stands now until I do some color testing on the rock molds and such.  I really want to get the correct color of Colorado if at all possible.
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I'm open for suggestions on rock coloring for Colorado!!

~ Dennis
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Re: Proposed HO/HOn3 Layout. Colorado Midland/D&RG/C&S
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2020, 03:30:08 PM »
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Another thing... if someone could help me out with this whole uploading photo thing.  Every since I upgraded to the iPhone Max, I have to JUMP THROUGH hoops to upload pics.  My last pic I have saved as a JPG and reduced to the same size of the other pics, it still won't upload inline with the rest.

 I give up!! LOL.
~ Dennis
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Re: Proposed HO/HOn3 Layout. Colorado Midland/D&RG/C&S
« Reply #64 on: Yesterday at 10:44:39 AM »
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Dennis- I had been waiting for an update. The river looks like it should be between Buena Vista and Granite.  I lost many a fishing lure along that stretch due to the huge projecting boulders.  As for helping you with color - it varies so much in the mountains, study pics and replicate your favorites. 

I'm a Colorado Midland modeler myself and really like what you are building.

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Re: Proposed HO/HOn3 Layout. Colorado Midland/D&RG/C&S
« Reply #65 on: Yesterday at 02:06:59 PM »
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Dennis,

I like the way the scene is coming along.  As to colors, I'd suggest contacting Dave V. offline, as he lives in the area and could perhaps provide you with some color picture of like areas.

Scott
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