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deemery
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Posted - 08/19/2020 :  3:58:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The corner building is mostly done.




I haven't decided if I'll add signage. I probably should. Also, I need to do the inside framing around the wall's corner.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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deemery
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  12:28:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another phase of "orogeny" (Geologist term for 'mountainbuilding')

I used paper wads to get a general rough sense of topography. Note the piece of backdrop taped to the wall to set the height of the backdrop's tree line. The rosin paper will protect the wall (or the backdrops once they're installed) from water/plaster drips.


Then I did the classic cardboard web.

I used a conventional staple gun to attach the cardboard strips to the benchwork, and a 'scissors' stapler to connect the strips to each other. Hint: If you can find one that takes staples longer than 1/4" that would be good. Another hint: If the staples arrive before the stapler, be sure you remember where you put the box of staples....

I built a styrofoam box over top of the access hatch. This will be needed to attach the backdrop (once I can borrow some people with long arms to help out...)



Note the mitered corner that fits around the cove in the wall.

Once I'm happy with the topography, I'll draw and cut the contours onto the styrofoam, cut the styrofoam, and then add cardboard on top of that.


Most importantly, the shape of the mountains passed spousal inspection.

Wife is a formally trained artist, so she has a good eye for what looks real or not. On the left side, you can see a valley, so I can justify bridges in both the narrow gauge that goes up the side of the mountain, and the standard gauge around the front of the layout. I wasn't quite sure I could pull that off, but it should work. I'll do a bit of adjusting of heights before I lock everything in place with plaster wrap.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 02/21/2021 12:33:09 PM

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deemery
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  12:47:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just wanted to put this here. It's the switcher house and turntable


I've done some more scenic work around here, but I removed the backdrop so it doesn't look as good. Eventually I'll get help and hang the backdrops.

dave


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  7:19:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The styrofoam box for access is a good idea, Dave.


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jbvb
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  10:57:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good. I expect I can visit next month.


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