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Coaltrain
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Posted - 02/29/2016 :  8:07:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW!!!!!


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Lee in KC
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Posted - 02/29/2016 :  10:19:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If one were to photochop a real sky into this view, I dare say most people would assume it was real life!!





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MarkF
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Posted - 02/29/2016 :  11:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work as usual Dave!

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Neil M
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  04:28:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic! Spectacular rock effects and I love how the canyon snakes to avoid the viewer seeing it end

Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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brownbr
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  05:13:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Impressive


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  07:34:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grand! Well, almost :)


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Smokestack Jack
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  09:23:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work! Now it's time to get out my Dremel and see if I can do something like that.


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leeflan
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  11:48:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is really cool, Dave.

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Rick
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  1:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks excellent.


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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  3:27:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, my friends. I really do appreciate all of the positive feedback.

Today I painted the fascia and control shelf flat black and you can begin to see how the "onstage" areas will transition into "offstage" below Horse Thief Canyon.



I find little shelves like this to be extremely handy for controllers, uncoupling tools, errant rolling stock, cups of coffee, etc, and I have them built-in (or planned) along several sections of the railroad.


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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  4:38:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
One of the reasons the scenery is so deep around Horse Thief Canyon is to provide for dramatic sight lines when looking from the Thunder Mesa side of the layout (the other reason is that it's just really cool). Here are a couple of shots taken near Geyser Gulch where you can see that once the canyon walls are finished it will look like the scenery goes on forever.





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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  6:52:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a great view. Very nicely tied together across the room.


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dave m
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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  9:14:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lee in KC

If one were to photochop a real sky into this view, I dare say most people would assume it was real life!!



Lee, admiring this while knowing that it is Dave's beautiful Imagineering towards 'Thunder Mountain' on the previous sections, watching Horse Thief Canyon emerge had me to 'The Searchers' or 'MacKenna's Gold', maybe 'Wanda Nevada'. Well, nope, your profile pic. Lee Marvin & Burt Lancaster. Woody Strode & Jack Palance. That's a location scout pic from 'The Professionals'.

"All you gotta do is light this fuse. You got ten seconds to run like hell. Then dynamite, not faith, will move that mountain into this pass. Peace, brother." [Bill Dolworth]

Dave, thanks for sharing all of your SBS here and elsewhere. Really looking forward to see this...



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  01:07:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work, Dave. You've really nailed the colors of the sandstone.


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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  6:36:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ray, Dave, and Bill, thanks.

Test fitting the next section of canyon. With the base layers more or less complete, the upper sections of the canyon are being assembled and painted at the workbench before being glued into place on the layout.



David Meek

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