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jatravia
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Posted - 08/31/2007 :  12:05:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice! I like it!

Joe <><



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/31/2007 :  06:24:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words folks! The first photo is my favorite as well, the scale people view is always the best usually. Tim if I can't get into trouble then I wouldn't be having any fun . Lynn I made my first tree that way over 20 years ago, I think it was from an article in MR or RMC. It can make for a nice tree if you have the time. Frederic I wish that was true .

Mike

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 08/31/2007 06:44:07 AM

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Drew
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Posted - 09/01/2007 :  10:07:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Mike, I haven‘t been over here to catch up on your progress enough…WOW!!

It’s great to see it all coming together, & watching you develop all your signature trademarks!
The Appalachian scenery, the great operations potential, & above all, fantastic, all-around modeling (and there is always that beautiful track work…DAMN!!)

Anyway, like I said…It’s sooo good to see you back to working your ol’ magic!

And btw…I am very pleased (& honored) that you made a good home for that little depot building…You did a great job fixing it up! I seem to remember it being in kind of a sad state when I sent it to you?

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Originally posted by MikeC


...BTW: what's Drew up to these days? We haven't heard much from him lately.





Hi Mike C!
I’ve been attempting to do something in HO scale, along the same lines as what Tyson is doing in N…( only the era is a couple of decades earlier) but I’m afraid my efforts are progressing VEEERRRYYY slowly at this point!

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Originally posted by Bbags

Tyson,
While I really really like the night shots I have the same problem.

I model Alaska in mid summer and there the sun sets at 11 PM and it never gets completely dark so there would be not need for lights.



John,
You & Tyson have both raised important points here for those of us that want to realistically portray a certain time & place!
Some thought needs to go into where electric lights would be used, & where they wouldn’t!


-Drew-

"Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/01/2007 :  8:37:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see ya Drew! I will be posting some pics of that great little building you sent me when I get the ground cover in. The only thing I've done to it is add signage and some feed bags and a little junk under the lean-to. It was tooooo nice to change anything on it.

Mike

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LandNnut
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Posted - 09/04/2007 :  2:25:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit LandNnut's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW!!!
That work has really made your small lay out pop.



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/04/2007 :  3:45:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jon

Mike

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/04/2007 :  4:43:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The good ol' natural twigs for tree armatures:



and with the WS added:



I see Buford and Ludlow have shown up to start planting them:




And Ludlow posing with a newly planted tree!




Mike

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Drew
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Posted - 09/04/2007 :  6:22:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic scenery, Mike!

-Drew-

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/04/2007 :  7:58:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Drew, but all the credit goes to Buford and Ludlow!

Mike

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LynnB
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Posted - 09/04/2007 :  8:48:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Mike the trees look great. I keep saying to myself " self, you gotta try making trees from natural twigs "
Mike did you do anything to the natural twigs to preserve them ?



Edited by - LynnB on 09/05/2007 12:19:02 AM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/04/2007 :  9:35:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, those trees look great.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/05/2007 :  06:25:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, Lynn I don't do anything to the twigs and have some that I've used for years with no problems. You do need to use "woody" twigs, not green ones. If you bend the twig and it doesn't snap but just bends or tears it will rot in no time. Avoid twigs from pine trees as well.

Mike

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Rick
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Posted - 09/05/2007 :  11:27:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, I'm just getting caught up on your thread. Great progress! Scenery and trees look fantastic.

You sure that fellow planting the trees isn't called Gulliver?


As you think, so will you be.

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/05/2007 :  5:59:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"You sure that fellow planting the trees isn't called Gulliver? "

Nah Rick he's a fellow redneck, we don't give our kids sissy names like that!
Thanks for the kind words on the scenery!


Mike

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/06/2007 :  7:56:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Still a' working on the "hill". Here are a few progress shots. This first one is a kinda panoramic pic:





From a little higher up:





And a N scale person's eye level view from the far right side:






Mike

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