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Harsco
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Posted - 07/26/2014 :  9:38:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by hokie_tech

Rick,
I just read through both volumes of your thread and didn't fall asleep once :).

I'm going to go through it again and pull out the wealth of information that is buried throughout both volumes and unashamedly use some of your methods. The SBS you have provided are so helpful. I even went to lowes and picked up some of the grouts.



Bill...thanks for enduring the eye strain; hopefully you'll like the grout as much as I do. Quite frankly, after trying styrene, plaster, joint compound, and Foamcore, I find the grout approach to be easier, quicker, and even a little more realistic looking. I'm currently eyeing up the North Harrisburg/ Division Street area for my next foray; being an urban streetscape, I have to plan for grout streets, styrene curbs and sidewalks, and elevating the existing structures to match the new profile...



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hunter48820
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Posted - 07/30/2014 :  11:39:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Rick, I'm just catching up on this thread. The layout is looking wonderful. I can't get over how much you've done with the scenes, scenery, detail and weathering. Super job!!



Look out for #1, but don't step in #2!

Andy Keeney
Dewitt, MI

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Harsco
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Posted - 07/31/2014 :  10:15:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by hunter48820

Wow, Rick, I'm just catching up on this thread. The layout is looking wonderful. I can't get over how much you've done with the scenes, scenery, detail and weathering. Super job!!





Thanks, Andy....Mark and I have been following your backdrop painting with intense interest, trying to figure out ways to raise the money to fly you and your brushes east for a week ...how are you with fall colors? LOL



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MarkF
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Posted - 07/31/2014 :  8:01:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't let him fool you Andy. Rick is the artist of our group! The pictures don't lie.

Mark

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hunter48820
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Posted - 08/01/2014 :  6:46:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Rick and Mark,
You're right Mark, Rick has no fears as far as me out shining him in the scenery department. I have to admit that right now I'm a one trick pony and rolling hills with foreground and background trees is the only thing I have going for me. I need to start playing with some other types of scenes to see how I can do. One pony only goes so far!! Thanks for the kind words on my backdrop. By the way, Tony K. mentioned me a few times in his "Tips on Building a Layout" article in September MR
Even got a small pic of the layout on page 39.



Look out for #1, but don't step in #2!

Andy Keeney
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MarkF
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Posted - 08/02/2014 :  01:54:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats on the mention Andy! Well deserved.

Mark

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hunter48820
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Posted - 08/03/2014 :  10:22:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mark. I appreciate your kind words.



Look out for #1, but don't step in #2!

Andy Keeney
Dewitt, MI

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MarkF
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Posted - 09/04/2014 :  10:30:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So Rick, I know you have some pictures to share with everyone! (hint, hint, hint)

Mark

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sjconrail
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Posted - 09/05/2014 :  12:36:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit sjconrail's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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So Rick, I know you have some pictures to share with everyone! (hint, hint, hint)



Is the branch built?!?



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MarkF
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Posted - 09/05/2014 :  2:19:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, not yet. But, he continues to add details, trees, etc. He sends me some great pics, so I'm trying to prod him to share them here!

Mark

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Harsco
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Posted - 09/21/2014 :  11:08:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by MarkF

So Rick, I know you have some pictures to share with everyone! (hint, hint, hint)



Actually, just a few...as Mark hinted, I've been fiddling around as the mood strikes, which lately hasn't been very often. Most of my attention has been focused on the Harrisburg Pipe and Tube Complex at State Street, which is geographically adjacent to the dispatcher's desk and thus easy to stare at and futz with. Here are a few shots:

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/HP6_zps44d1df5a.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/HP3_zps1093f322.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/HP2_zps1e4e4169.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s229.photobucket.com/user/RBickmore/media/HP1_zpsf7b8d1d8.jpg.html][/URL]

Most of the work has been on the scenery, adding trees, shrubs, bushes, grass...as well as continually moving buildings, pipes, and other paraphernalia around until it looks right (for now) AND building nine feet of chain link fence. Having recently purchased a few containers of Pan Pastels, I've been experimenting with different methods of applying them and so far love what they can do.

Not being a benchwork, electrical, or operational expert, this kind of idle farting around is what gives me the most satisfaction...and why I will probably never, ever, ever declare any scene on my layout "finished".

Oh, and to answer the question about the Linglestown branch: no Phil, I'm still designing it...I think it's up to version 18.0 now...LOL



Edited by - Harsco on 09/21/2014 11:23:22 AM

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Rick
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Posted - 09/21/2014 :  11:14:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick, nice modeling and photography.

As you think, so will you be.

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BN_Fan
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Posted - 09/21/2014 :  8:36:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job as usual Rick. Do you plan on leaving the GE there for switching?


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keystonefarm
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  01:40:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick that is some beautiful work !!! It may even get me to start again on my steel plant. What Evergreen siding did you use on the green mill building ?
------------ Ken



Edited by - keystonefarm on 09/22/2014 01:43:10 AM

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vzjtothalo
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Posted - 09/22/2014 :  07:20:39 AM  Show Profile  Send vzjtothalo an AOL message  Reply with Quote
You fooled Ken McCorry, Rick........tell him about that Evergreen Siding on the green mill building.......:D


John Loesch

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