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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1170 on: February 28, 2024, 10:10:44 PM »
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Looking nice Ed! I’m digging that random tie spacing in the yard. It kind of gives that feeling from watching that Penn Central film that was sent to Congress, soliciting help or a bailout.

Thanks! I actually wrote up a how to on it.
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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1171 on: March 08, 2024, 08:35:16 PM »
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I'm really digging the look and feel of that yard, bound by the steel building along the backdrop and the crossing on the far end. Very cool.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1172 on: March 08, 2024, 08:43:04 PM »
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I'm really digging the look and feel of that yard, bound by the steel building along the backdrop and the crossing on the far end. Very cool.

Thanks! I'm trying to keep it as authentic feeling as possible. It's not 100% accurate for either the late 70s or today, but the hope is that if you've ever been to the real one you'll think you're there, and vice versa.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1173 on: March 14, 2024, 02:20:17 PM »
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I am so tired of installing ties.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1174 on: March 14, 2024, 03:09:17 PM »
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I think you meant tie-red, right?  :trollface:

If it’s any consultation, they really help tie it together and the yard looks awesome
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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1175 on: March 14, 2024, 03:48:52 PM »
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I think you meant tie-red, right?  :trollface:

If it’s any consultation, they really help tie it together and the yard looks awesome

God dammit.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1176 on: March 14, 2024, 07:24:14 PM »
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It'll be so worth it once you are done!

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1177 on: March 15, 2024, 11:41:16 AM »
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Yards can be very needy.  Everything about them has to work really well, or they can quickly devolve into the most frustrating part of model railroading.

Looking good... so how does it work since you corrected the track spacing?  Are the ladders all smooth and wired up?
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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1178 on: March 15, 2024, 12:01:28 PM »
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Yards can be very needy.  Everything about them has to work really well, or they can quickly devolve into the most frustrating part of model railroading.

Truth.

Looking good... so how does it work since you corrected the track spacing?  Are the ladders all smooth and wired up?
Lee

So far so good. Luckily I didn't have to mess with the ladders, so they SHOULD still be good. I plan on testing them a bit more after I paint the track and before I ballast, just to be sure.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1179 on: March 15, 2024, 12:08:00 PM »
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Ed, are you painting clearance markers?
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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1180 on: March 15, 2024, 12:09:15 PM »
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The yard is hot.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1181 on: March 15, 2024, 07:57:22 PM »
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Ed, are you painting clearance markers?

That’s a good thought. I might just do it by subtly coloring ties. We’ll see.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1182 on: March 15, 2024, 07:59:03 PM »
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The yard is hot.

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Lol, thanks.

Let’s hope it stays that way.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1183 on: March 29, 2024, 04:49:33 PM »
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I've been moving along with prep for scenery.

The track is now painted. Probably going to put some more work into that before ballast, but it's coming along.

You can see some of the reference photos here: https://conrail1285.com/windsor-st-reference-photos/

There's some REALLY good ***** in there, but I think these really show what I'm going for.





Here are some in-progress photos.

I started by brushing this Nutmeg color up onto the side of the rails. I felt like that dried a little too light so I followed that up with Espresso.



Then I used Raw Umber on the ties.





I've since drybrushed some more on there but haven't gotten photos. I plan on making more progress this weekend.

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Re: The New Northern Central
« Reply #1184 on: April 10, 2024, 05:35:13 PM »
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That's looking really good.
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