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masonamerican
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Posted - 08/07/2018 :  1:25:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Andre, I feel humbled by the kind words.

I forgot to mention. The light look of the timber color is because I'm trying to simulate newly lain wood. The mine has not been in operation for more than one year.
I'll also add nail holes and some more weathering using chalks to the wood and give it a light rubbing with steel wool. Last I'll give it a light dry brushing.

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 08/07/2018 :  2:51:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that is looking good

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Carl B
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Posted - 08/07/2018 :  7:19:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice!


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masonamerican
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  06:54:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob and Carl!
Laying the deck is tedious work though. Today the parts for my jib crane arrived from the US.

Håkan



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  3:03:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Håkan,

Your mine gets more interesting with every step. I can imagine cutting deck boards to conform to the curve in the track was a nuisance. Well done.

Mike



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masonamerican
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Posted - 08/11/2018 :  12:18:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike!
The deck boards are a nuisance. Especially working at the layout and not at the
I have studying photos of mine decking together with mine rails.


Håkan



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masonamerican
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Posted - 08/19/2018 :  2:45:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not much has happened at the layout. I have been doing some at the TV modeling. I have bought some tree kits and stuff from Coastmans which I tried yesterday. I made some snag trees and here is a work in progress photo of them.


The trunk comes tapered and ready with tree bark detail. I drybrushed it with some grey paint before I added the branches. The branches glues on using hot glue. It actually worked quite well. After adding them one need to add some white glue to the joints for strengthening. If one ignore that the branches will fall off when one in the last step remove the hot glue strands that are everywhere using a hair dryer.

Håkan



Edited by - masonamerican on 08/20/2018 2:04:57 PM

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railman28
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Posted - 08/19/2018 :  2:55:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just curious, what is this mine producing? Sorry if you said it already.



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OK Hogger
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Posted - 08/20/2018 :  08:51:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Håkan!

Your photo didn't display in your most recent post. Can you try again? I would like to see what you're talking about.




Edited by - OK Hogger on 08/20/2018 08:52:22 AM

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masonamerican
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Posted - 08/20/2018 :  2:11:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I actually have no idea. Unobtainium perhaps:-) Suggestions much wanted.

Sorry, I tried copy paste from my Flickr account using the cell but it didn't work. I have updated it.
Tonight I'll plant some of them. Must say the hot glue was a new approach instead of drilling holes in the trunk.
Makes it a lot easier to adjust the size of the branches.

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 08/20/2018 :  2:36:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The trees fabulous. I'm going to have to remember them as they make Big ones too and need a few 24" trees.

Unobtainium sounds good and John Allen. How about Urichem or Suckemdriem?



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masonamerican
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Posted - 08/20/2018 :  4:32:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Suckemdriem sounds good. Sounds like something my robber baron management would like.

Here are a photo of a finished one.



..and from the layout. I have dry planted them to see how they look.






Gives some variety

Håkan



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OK Hogger
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/20/2018 :  4:43:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Håkan!

The pics show up now! Thanks!

They look good!

Don't know if I have the patience required to build such trees, though. My plan, such as it is, is to purchase bagged bulk trees by the dozens (of bags) and use the "stab n' go" method. Maybe later I'll come back and add some "foreground" trees with more detail. Once I get started on the layout, my hope is to move fast... especially in the scenery/structures phase.

All fer now.

Andre



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BlairM
Section Hand

Posted - 08/20/2018 :  10:42:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great "snag tree", very picturesque features, interesting how that makes the scene feel a little higher into the alpine just by the addition of a couple of those. Love the angles they are grasping on to those rock faces too.

Blair



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/21/2018 :  10:00:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the trees, Håkan.

You could be mining rare earths, namely Yttrium, Ytterbium, Erbium, and Terbium. Bring a little bit of Sweden to the American West.

Mike



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