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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/04/2016 :  09:19:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's looking good, Vagel. Keep going!

Pete
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nhguy
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Posted - 02/04/2016 :  11:28:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Very nice. I need a couple of those myself.

Bill Shanaman
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MarkF
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Posted - 02/04/2016 :  11:33:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Vagel!

Mark

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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 02/19/2016 :  5:36:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words, folks. Scenic work is continuing at Buchanan in the areas of the ore processing plant and mule barn. Here are two shots of the overall area showing progress since the last post:



These two shots are a couple of days apart.




On the ridge behind the mule barn a dirt road leading to the company town, which is represented by the Russian Orthodox church dome and a photo of a company house pasted to the backdrop was added by building up a ramp with a little bit of Celluclay, a finely ground paper mache' used by artists and taxidermists, then brushed with Acrylic Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna blended on a pallet:





I've also been heavily dry brushing this blend on the WS coarse and fine brown ballast used to cover the ground and embankments around the tipple and tracks.

Here are a couple "fly-over" shots of the mule barn area:



I've been waiting forYEARS to put these mules and burros on the layout ... it's finally time:



Still lots to do in Buchanan - a fence for the mule corral, for one thing, and it's high time to paint and weather that huge ore processing plant, for another. And it's still a long way to the edge of the layout. But after a long, long tine as a barren tan-painted table top, it's starting to look like a scene.





By the way, how do you weather a mule?



Edited by - Vagel Keller on 02/19/2016 5:40:51 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  12:47:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vagel, it looks great! Isn't it fun to get to the detail stage? I can't wait for my turn. I'm getting there slowly, and like you, I've had stuff put away for years that I can't wait to pull out and start placing around the layout. Keep going!

Mark

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  08:31:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Vagel,

How to weather a mule? There must be a thread on this subject somewhere.

I like how your scene is developing. The road to nowhere looks good; I've seen steeper grades so it's perfectly realistic. That little depot is a winner.

Mike


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jbvb
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  5:29:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're modeling fall, so equines in general will be shedding summer coats and growing winter coats. I don't know if there's much you can do to make the texture a bit rougher, but dry-brushing grayish color will give a bit of the sense of shedding. Also, if they're in a muddy paddock or work on muddy roads, a little brown from the hooves to maybe half way up the leg.


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George D
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Posted - 02/20/2016 :  7:52:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The scene's looking nice, Vagel. I like the way you did the forced perspective and giving the hint of a town without modeling it.

George



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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 03/08/2016 :  10:25:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the advice on Mules, James. Hadn't thought of the muddy hooves ...

We're back from two weeks in Chile; I just posted a few snaps from our visit to a neat outdoor steam locomotive museum in Santiago's children's park in the Crew Lounge, if anybody's interested ... there's a couple of real gems there.

Back to work on scenery ... I've started the process of scenicing the access hatch for the hidden standard gauge track below Buchanan on the narrow gauge.

I decided to add a couple limestone outcrops for lift handles, and, as usual, I used the "Fascale method." First, rough-cut pieces of blue foam are mounted, using 1-1/2" dry wall screws for extra grip:



This area is where the waste from the ore processing plant gets dumped, so I needed to build up a base for the waste pile. Again, as usual, I covered some balled-up rosin paper with glue-dipped pieces of the same ...



... then painted everything when the glue dried:



Yesterday I applied and carved the plaster on the rock outcrops, stirring a small amount of charcoal-colored dry pigment into the the Plaster of Paris. This prevents stark white to show through when the surface gets scratched or handling rubs off of the stain that I will add later. A couple hours ago I started to add the ground cover, and this is as far as it's gone so far:



One last post for the day; base layer of ground cover and prep plant boney left to dry over night:




Edited by - Vagel Keller on 03/09/2016 12:53:57 AM

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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 03/08/2016 :  10:34:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

That little depot is a winner.



Mike, I forgot to mention ... that depot was built from a kit for the East Broad Top RR's Coles Valley station that was developed years ago, now, by a fellow member of the Friends of the East Broad Top, Craig Williams under the cottage-industry label, "Furnace Hills Depot." I believe White Ground subsequently released a kit in HO for Coles, as well as one for the EBT station at Three Springs. White Ground went away shortly afterward, but those kits might be around on eBay. I reviewed the Furnace Hills kit in the FEBT's quarterly Timber Transfer in an issue whose number escapes me ... but there's a good index of the TT on the www.febt.org website ...




Edited by - Vagel Keller on 03/08/2016 8:26:15 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 03/08/2016 :  11:43:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your approach to the access hatch reminds me of how I built the removable sections of mountainside on my old layout. Those sections covered the tracks that went downgrade to the lower level staging. I left overlapping pieces of plaster gauze to cover the edges as it appears you have done on your hatch. It worked well for me. I'll be anxious to see how it works out for you.

Mark

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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 03/09/2016 :  01:04:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Mark. I've been using this technique for some time ... check out pp. 93 - 95 on the now-retired New Home for the Blacklog & Shade Gap Eastern thread. My inspiration was Dick Flock's removable hillsides on his former layout that I visited during the 1990 NMRA national convention in Pittsburgh. Seems to be an oft-repeated and modified approach ...

We've been at this for so long, things are staring to run together, aren't they!?



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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 04/07/2016 :  3:28:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hidey HO, neighbors!

Incremental progress at Buchanan: a little more ballast, a loading dock taking shape at the house track, and the access hatch cover nearing completion.






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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/07/2016 :  3:40:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Vagel! This is coming along nicely. I could use some Major Progress like this!


Pete
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MarkF
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Posted - 04/07/2016 :  11:06:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its good to see an update from you Vagel! The area is coming together nicely.

Mark

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