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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #240 on: September 11, 2020, 10:11:12 PM »
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Your technique and execution is spectacular, it's just that the colors may not necessarily be right?
Check out the War World Scenics website.
They have some unique static grass colors and heights or lengths of fiber.

I've got many of them and I'd be happy to apply some on something to give you some idea of what they look like.
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #241 on: September 11, 2020, 10:17:49 PM »
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Winter.  White foam panels.  A couple of drifts.  You wouldn't even need trains.

But seriously, folks.

I'd vote for late summer, early fall.  It would give you an excuse to model a schmaltzy tourist train to simulate the modern day fate of the Colorado Narrow Gauge when you exhibit at train shows whenever they resume.  You ARE still and exhibitionist, aren't you? :tommann:

Of course, you could also take into consideration the traffic levels you want to simulate.  Was there a season that provides for more interesting operations?  Later in the fall does home heating fuel start to roll in?  Are there harvests and herds to move late in the summer?  Would lumber see an uptick during the summer building months?  Since you're gradually evolving into an operations nerd, these would be important things to keep in mind when deciding what season to model.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #242 on: September 12, 2020, 12:59:06 AM »
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Dave,

I plan on modeling the fall season on my RGS as well, but only for a single reason, the fall stock rush.  You did the fall season on your RGS and did a fantastic job.  I spent years deer hunting in the Sierra mountains of Nevada and the Wasatch mountains of Utah (shot a couple of deer over the state line fence in Idaho too but don't tell anyone) during the fall time which are very similar to the mountains in Colorado so I know what fall in Colorado should look like.  As there is no operational need to model a specific season on the Midland, I'd go with the late spring/early summer.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #243 on: September 12, 2020, 01:53:08 AM »
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Conflicted, eh? Well I love the golden colors of autumn, but how many weeks/days a year are they ablaze with gold? And not all at one episode depending on elevation....  ay e doing the more common and natural is the way to go.
I’m sure it will look great, either way....
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #244 on: September 12, 2020, 05:17:33 AM »
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I’m sure it will look great, either way....

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #245 on: September 16, 2020, 02:26:29 PM »
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Lots more stuff...

Trestle bits:



Wild West Scale Models Miner's Supply.  I'd built this kit before for CMRy v 1.0 but I didn't do it all that well and it didn't survive transplant...so it was a good excuse for a do-over:





My Campbell stamp mill came with grossly-overscaled real metal roofing which I just replaced with scale (27"-wide) pressed paper corrugated roofing from Wild West Scale Models that I weathered with a few shades of oxide and brown spray paints.



And lastly, per previous discussion, I'm scratchbuilding John Campbell’s Rattlesnake Mine from the Mar/Apr 98 Gazette.











The hoist house will get more Wild West corrugated roofing, but for now I'm starting on the ore house and tipple:



So...been busy.
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #246 on: September 16, 2020, 02:56:16 PM »
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oh yes! that special touch to structures and paint/weathering
continues in v. 2
great work, Dave...top notch as always


sincerely
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #247 on: September 16, 2020, 04:02:58 PM »
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How is he going so fast?   :o

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #248 on: September 16, 2020, 04:05:22 PM »
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How is he going so fast?   :o

He's mostly retired . . . . . 8)
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #249 on: September 16, 2020, 04:35:28 PM »
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How is he going so fast?   :o

...said the guy who builds an entire layout in a weekend!   :o

Anyway, I think I may have forgotten to post this.  It's a Wild West Scale Models trsackside warehouse (from Blackhawk, CO) done up as a freight depot for Basalt:



I don't think Basalt had a similar freight depot but I wanted it.
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #250 on: September 16, 2020, 04:39:24 PM »
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Anyway, I think I may have forgotten to post this.  It's a Wild West Scale Models trsackside warehouse (from Blackhawk, CO) done up as a freight depot for Basalt:


Page #15 on September 8th, but it's OK.   ;)
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #251 on: September 16, 2020, 04:40:45 PM »
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Page #15 on September 8th, but it's OK.   ;)

Ah!  I thought so.  Strange that when I went looking for that post I kept missing it.  Oh well!
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