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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 09/12/2018 :  8:28:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Hope you can make it, Karl. And, your trestle looks board-for-board like the prototype!

Jim

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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 09/12/2018 :  8:36:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Got some work in this afternoon on the foam loading dock for the seven-story building. I put in the control joints for the “concrete” slab and added several washes and some pan pastels. I used a box cutter to cut the control joints and then went back with an exacto to scribe the smaller, random surface cracks.







Jim

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Guff
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  11:03:28 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Jim,
Now that's some great looking concrete!!
Dave


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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  12:13:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dave! I think the most fun thing about our hobby is creating illusion. It surely made Disney famous.

Jim

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  12:13:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
TJ,

Looks like a Hollywood movie prop! You are hanging around Frank too much.

Jim



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/14/2018 :  7:25:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UKGuy

I'm gonna def try to get down there to the center for the October open house, it will be great to see what has changed down there since the last time I visited.
I'll have to find out the dates and work it into my schedule...

Karl.A



Our October Open House is the third Saturday or October, 20.



Hope to see you then Karl.




Edited by - Frank Palmer on 09/14/2018 7:29:25 PM

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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 09/19/2018 :  8:25:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
We got some additional work in today securing the mirrors on the ends of the layout, adding trim to the rounded edge by the car float, repainting the wood base for the water where Jon will finish the water on Saturday.

The seven-story building beast continues to evolve. I now have it under roof and have installed a black backing. I also got the final mortar lines in with some weathering around the edges and water drip lines. This will be the "Westinghouse" building as I continue to detail it out.

I am happy to say we had SRO during our clinic on the "Fundamentals of Building a Layout" a pictorial narration of the steps we followed to get to this point so far. We were also able to do a short demo on switching cars. I think this is going to be a popular layout for us.














Jim

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  07:31:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  5:41:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I did some detail painting on the seven-story Westinghouse factory today because we decided would like to have it appear it is part of matched complex of same colored buildings that you see on the backdrop in the pics above. I added sandstone trim to the top cornices and then dry brushed the same color on the raised, decorative brick above all the windows as well as along the brick sill at the bottom. It was tedious, for sure, but I think this will help the building and the backdrop meld perfectly.














Jim

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  07:10:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  07:29:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh yeah! Wow! Colors and weathering are all very effective

Mike



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  08:02:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lookin' good!

Jim



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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  08:23:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys. There are always those moments during the various painting and weathering stages where I say, "Ugh, maybe I ruined it", but with some experimentation and repair things usually work out. I am adding window glazing and some roof and vent details next. I also want to experiment with some lighted window boxes showing some interior scenes.

Jim

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David Clark
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  12:43:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks fabulous!
Cheers,
dave



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Carl B
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  12:49:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice!


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