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PiperguyUMD

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Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« on: January 31, 2020, 10:19:27 AM »
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Since I'm building a few WM inspired free-moN modules set in the early 1950s, I'll see what I can get done on the one that's the furthest along, the horseshoe curve at Sabillasville MD.

Since I have a layout thread running, to get this one going, I'll simply say here's what I'm going for as it appears now:




And here's where I'm at:





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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 11:10:15 AM »
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I really like that bridge.
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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 02:44:18 PM »
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What do you use to shape the foam?

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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 08:51:00 PM »
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What do you use to shape the foam?

Ed


I've been using a foam rasp for contouring, but the other tool that I've found particularly helpful is a flush cut saw. This one came with interchangeable blade, so I've been using the coursest of the three to do rough cuts. Man it makes a mess!



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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 08:59:44 AM »
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Lots of updates on this module! The highway has been paved, scenery base, the bridge has been planted, and ballast has been spread.





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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 02:27:51 PM »
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Scenery materials have arrived and work is progressing!



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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2020, 09:20:48 PM »
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That's looking really good!
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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 08:11:56 PM »
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I finished up my module a few weeks ago, but was able to tote it outside today to take some pictures. A photographer I am not, but I got a few lucky shots.

Here's the finished module from late last month


And today's shots

















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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 08:43:34 PM »
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Very cool - love this part of the old WM.  8)

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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 09:06:55 PM »
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Calendar shots
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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 09:34:38 PM »
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Since you nailed this bridge scene, I'd say the next obvious module to work on would be THURMONT  :D

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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2020, 10:07:28 AM »
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Oh man, I want to make you a proper photo backdrop so hard!

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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2020, 06:27:30 PM »
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Oh man, I want to make you a proper photo backdrop so hard!

Like one of those Ken Patterson jobs?

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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2020, 06:37:59 PM »
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exceptionally done...fantastic work...looks great!


kudos on a very fine project


sincerely
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Re: Challenge #5 - Sabillasville MD Free-moN module
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2020, 02:20:26 PM »
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I had not looked at the Challenge section on Railwire for a long time, so I missed your posts.

You have build an excellent model of Sabillasville Curve. The bridge is an eye-catcher!!
Well done!!

I had build a version of the same curve, following Fremo standards over here in Germany. I think I had posted this YouTube Link before, but if not:
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Cheers
Dirk
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