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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/06/2011 :  12:49:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Frederic Testard
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I love the way this scene looks tiny in the middle of this vast landscape, Tim. I think it gives a great mood, and suggests immensity very well.


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nhguy
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Posted - 10/06/2011 :  3:03:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Tim,

Love your work. There are several abandon farms out here on the eastern plains of Colorado that look just like that dio. I have see weathering from the brown as you have already on the dio to silver gray and everything in between. Some nice grays on the wood buildings to even a cream color to pop the details of the wood would look nice. There are always some yellow weeds and even a few green ones. I even think the blue-green of sage brush would look good and maybe even a pinon pine tree and some 'scrub' pines which are short and scraggly looking with silver gray bark and dark evergreen needles would look good. If this was above say 8000 (NE sloaps)to 11,500 feet (in the Rocky Mountains) you would have what you do on your layout, above the tree line look in that area. I know the Hermosa area in Colorado has a lot of pines and Aspens until about 8000 feet.

It looks like a great addition.


Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
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in Colorado.

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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 10/06/2011 :  8:24:13 PM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
By golly some progress on the little dio scene.




I used sculptamold to make the landscape around the buildings. The building base is now glued in and blending has begun. I guess you would call this a frontal view.


Side image looking across the helix area.


It's beginning to take shape. I debated years ago about putting a backdrop across the helix thus creating view blocks where I could have scenes on both sides. I decided against it as I thought looking across a larger piece of landscape would give me a more wide open look and a feel that you were in the wilds of Wyoming.


Ah yes the old dirt road is starting to take shape. I find getting a dirt road to look like a dirt road can be a challenge. All I can say is I am started and hope this one comes out okay.

Stay tuned



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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 10/06/2011 :  8:38:34 PM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Al, a new layoutin the making, WOW. I am looking forward to following along. Please forward or point me to your thread so I can see the master at work.

Frederic, there is another good part of something small in a larger expanse. Nobody can get that close and look at my poor detailing.


Bill, Thanks for the tips. I am modeling the area in Wyoming at around 6500 feet. I have had the pleasure of visiting the area and that is where you can see for miles. This particular area is void of trees which is a good thing because I don't like making or planting tress. I like them on other layouts just not mine. However some scrubby pines as you suggest just might do the trick.

Chuck, it is good to be back at it.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for taking the time to check in.



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Marken
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Posted - 10/06/2011 :  8:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's amazing that such a small dio can add so much interest to a vast area of nothingness.

(I mean that in a really good way Tim)


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MarkF
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Posted - 10/07/2011 :  12:22:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As always Tim, it looks great! It's going to make a nice mini-scene that will attract a lot of attention. I do love the views of your layout. I just can't get enough of your great scenery and backdrops.

Mark

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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 10/07/2011 :  09:10:49 AM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Ken,
What is that saying start with nuttin and the worse you can end up is with nuttin.

Mark,
If I don't get this dirt road right I am thinking about painting the helix scenery blue and go with the sky look...
Thanks for the nice comments.



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Twist67
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Posted - 10/07/2011 :  10:18:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Twist67's Homepage  Send Twist67 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Hi,
Tim,the scene is coming along nice...Your road also looks great...

Chris



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nhguy
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Posted - 10/07/2011 :  12:38:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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Bill, Thanks for the tips. I am modeling the area in Wyoming at around 6500 feet. I have had the pleasure of visiting the area and that is where you can see for miles. This particular area is void of trees which is a good thing because I don't like making or planting tress. I like them on other layouts just not mine. However some scrubby pines as you suggest just might do the trick.



Wyoming. Well now that explains it. No trees have a chance to grow with that wind up there. Driving between Cheyenne and Casper WY is an adventure to say the least.

It will look good when completed. BTW, the dirt road does look like a dirt road. And now you have another reason for it. The farm. It looks to me like it's going to those towers in the background. Are they oil storage tanks? Natural gas?


Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.

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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 10/07/2011 :  2:39:36 PM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Bill,

quote:
It looks to me like it's going to those towers in the background. Are they oil storage tanks? Natural gas?



I believe you are referring to the tannish colored pipes in the background. Those are cement towers for the Devils Slide plant. They are being changed out as they are not quite tall enough. They are made out of PVC piping.

The only Natural gas area Bill is , well you know
When I post more pics you will see that the dirt road only goes to the edge of the helix. You are actually looking over two aisleways to see the concrete plant.



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Tim Kerkhoff
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Rock work is painted, looks a little red but that will be tamed down with the ground stuff.




Began to add the layers of scenery with crushed granite.


This is as far as I will go until I glue this in place.


Next will be adding weeds and grasses.



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Twist67
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Posted - 10/08/2011 :  6:05:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Twist67's Homepage  Send Twist67 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Hi,
that scene is getting sharp...great work as usual.

Chris



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Marken
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Posted - 10/08/2011 :  7:05:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is so cool Tim

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 10/09/2011 :  05:40:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the scene, Tim!


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