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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  12:57:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Rick!

Mike

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MikeC
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  1:35:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It just keeps getting better and better, Tyson. Your placement of the deer couldn't be any more realistic!




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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  4:24:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike

Mike

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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  4:46:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You've captured a beautiful woodland scene there, Mike.

Bruce

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

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davkin
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  8:10:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've come to the conclusion that N scale just isn't for me, but I keep coming back and checking for new pics of your layout Mike. You're doing a great job and are creating some wonderful scenes for such a small layout.

David



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  9:59:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words Bruce and David. David don't tell me you are switching to Z scale?!

Mike

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davkin
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Posted - 10/17/2007 :  10:12:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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David don't tell me you are switching to Z scale?!


Uh, yea, sure. LOL! No, I decided I'd rather have a diorama in On30 than a full blown railroad in N. I just don't enjoy modeling in N scale, and it's especially difficult to model what interests me in N scale, which is narrow gauge set in the 20's-30's. I plan on doing just a scenicked loop to begin with, then I'll work on static dioramas to hopefully be included on a full blown layout some day.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting down N scale at all, you're doing great stuff with it, it's just not for me.

David



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/18/2007 :  08:18:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah David, I agree. If I was going to do narrow gauge steam I would switch to O as well.

Mike

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LynnB
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Posted - 10/18/2007 :  4:21:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awsome trees , the ground fall is very realistic.Can you give a quick base to top soil ground cover step by step ?


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/18/2007 :  5:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Lynn, my base is usually pink or blue styrofoam and spackling compound which I paint a flat green. Then I coat it with full strength Elmer's white glue and sift on a layer of the red clay dirt I get from the yard. Then sift over that some WS's fine foam. It is always a mix of at least three different colors, usually weed, soil and earth. The meadow grass the deer are grazing in is a product from Busch and is called HO cornfield. It comes as a 16" by 16" mat and I cut pieces to size as I need em'. I don't know why they call it a cornfield as in HO it's about knee high and waist high in N scale and looks like grass and not corn . It's a gold color but you can get away from the monotone by brushing it with chalks. The reason I use spackle instead of plaster is it isn't as messy, it doesn't weight anything and it doesn't harden so I don't have to drill holes to "plant" the trees and bushes.

Mike

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 10/18/2007 5:58:37 PM

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Danny Head
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Posted - 10/19/2007 :  09:17:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike your scenery is outstanding! Is your backdrop photo taken from the Fontana Dam area?
Danny



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/19/2007 :  2:27:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Danny! The backdrops are produced by a company called Realistic Backgrounds and the shots were taken in central Appalacia which pretty much looks the same as here.

Mike

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Eddie Landreth
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Posted - 10/19/2007 :  3:34:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Mike! Those deer look so right in that scene.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/19/2007 :  4:53:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Eddie!

Mike

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LynnB
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Posted - 10/19/2007 :  8:05:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike
I'm just curious but do most modelers when doing the scenery cement down the ground fall or does it really matter? I've often found that I get better results not totally cementing down all the ground fall and leaving the top portions loose because it doesn't change color. I usually use a mix of white glue and wet water.



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