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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/06/2016 :  07:50:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can smell the salt air!

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/06/2016 :  09:05:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

This is some of the best scenery I've seen in any scale. Well thought out and executed. I'm impressed with your shoreline vegetation with the different sizes of weeds and everything.

Mike


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wabashbanks
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Posted - 03/06/2016 :  9:52:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work!


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Grubes
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Posted - 03/07/2016 :  9:40:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all, really appreciate the encouragement.

Bruce, wondered if you saw the granary where Rt 13 and Rt 13 Business meet (below). I hope to reproduce it on my railroad Enjoy Hilton Head!




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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/08/2016 :  08:23:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, I did indeed. The propane dealership siding was busy, too.



Bruce

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Bill Uffelman
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Posted - 03/08/2016 :  7:27:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As a resident of Ocean View Delaware I enjoy seeing a DelMarVa railroad.

While I am primarily a narrow gauger I look at the line paralelling 113 from Selbyville up to Georgetown as a great operating line. Propane, fertilizer, grain shipments, coal to a power plant and specialty chemicals from seawater refining at Lewes make for an interesting modern operation. Turn back the clock and you get farm equipment and other freight. Of course P:48 SG would definitely fill my single garage stall.

Keep up the good work and when we visit our son in Houston maybe an op session will be in order (if that is the part of Texas you now live in).

Bill Uffelman Ocean View Delaware



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Grubes
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Posted - 03/12/2016 :  4:03:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, I'm surprised I've not seen anyone model that area. It always looked interesting to me and does seem to have a lot of operations potential.

I've started on the large dock that will be the last shoreline structure. It will be a simple pier with nothing on it. There will be a concrete pad on the shore where fishing, clamming and other materials are stored. I think any larger industries would be inconsistent with the area.

I've also started experimenting with techniques to make my marsh grass. Started out by ordering 12mm static grass from Scenic Express. I have a Noch Grass Master but the company recommends their Grass Master 2.0 for 12 mm grass. The difference is about a 25% power (static charge?) increase in the 2.0 model. I don't really want to spend the $160+ dollars for something that I already have so I thought I'd see how my model works with the longer fibers.

It's ok, enough to be acceptable. Unlike bogs, every strand of salt grass (the marsh grass of the Eastern Shore) stands straight up. I'm sure I'd have better luck with the new Grass Master but think I'll deal with what I have.

I used a thin piece of clear acetate as a base and spread the acrylic gel I'm using for water on top. Then applied the grass. Finally added a bit of brown ink wash to the base. I think this will do as when I place it on the layout, I'll be able to blend in the grass using the gel when I make the new water. Using the clear acetate allows the base water color to show through where there isn't grass coverage and I don't have the wicking of water up the grass which I've experienced in past tries. Below are some tests. Also testing what color I want for the grass; green, green with wheat highlights, or wheat with green highlights.














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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/12/2016 :  5:02:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How do you plan to hide the edges?

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Grubes
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Posted - 03/12/2016 :  8:03:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Tyson Rayles

How do you plan to hide the edges?



Mike, I think that when I use the acrylic gel to create the water surface, I can use it to blend the edges of the very thin acetate into the gel layer..



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/13/2016 :  08:22:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the look of the grass so I'm looking to see how it works out.

Mike

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Grubes
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Posted - 03/16/2016 :  11:17:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dock is build and ready for staining.








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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/17/2016 :  07:45:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very very nice. I'm impressed by some of the details you've included such as the nbw's on the sides, which I can't recall seeing in most models of docks. I also like the way you did the piling. I have the impression you have studied the prototype carefully.

Mike


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/17/2016 :  09:12:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent work Dave!


Mike

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MarkF
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Posted - 03/18/2016 :  12:59:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree. Very impressive Dave! I can't wait to see it stained.

Mark

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George D
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Posted - 03/18/2016 :  08:36:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work on the deck, Dave.

George



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