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George D
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Posted - 07/08/2019 :  08:53:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those buildings look great, Dave, and your scenes are coming along nicely.

George



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/08/2019 :  10:59:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Dave the structures are looking good and the base scenery is coming along nicely. I'm sure this is going to be a layout to see.


Frank

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Grubes
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  10:49:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the looks and comments. Another bit of scenery added, this time the right front corner. I"ll confess to not doing much with the Super Trees except shaping them. The trunks are a bit off but in some ways I like the overarching dull, monochromatic combination of the grass and trees so I'm not sure I'll do much more to the tree trunks.

90 plus pct of the base scenery is in and it's been enjoyable watching the train pass through something other than pink foam. Will next tackle the road through the center of town.











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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 07/22/2019 :  07:14:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking scene!


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Grubes
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Posted - 08/11/2019 :  1:12:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not much new. Some ballasting and grass on the front of the layout. The closeup of the loco is more a tribute to Scaletrains quality than my modeling but I like the shot.












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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/11/2019 :  1:26:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice shots.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/11/2019 :  8:52:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave just getting caught up again. Beautiful scene!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/11/2019 :  11:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like the look youíve achieved.


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Tyson Rayles
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Grubes
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Posted - 09/02/2019 :  10:46:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very slow progress. Spent a lot of time repairing my only engine when a lead separated from one of the trucks. It wasn't an easy fix to solder the wire back which resulted in melting part of a truck. My compliments to Scale Trains on their customer service as I worked with them to get a replacement.

I did shape and paint the sidewalk for my town center. The structures are a building-by-building replica of Nassawadox, VA in the late 1980's. I've never been able to fit the street in previous layouts and it's exciting to finally place them 18 years after my original builds.

I have to work on the street and glue everything down along with blending the street block into the surrounding scenery. Aside from that, I've been running trains which is always fun.














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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/02/2019 :  11:16:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well done. Youíve built a very realistic streetscape.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/03/2019 :  08:55:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice scene!


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George D
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Posted - 09/03/2019 :  9:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You've got a nice start on a good looking street scene, Dave.

George



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  12:08:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Grubes
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Posted - 11/29/2019 :  10:56:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ran into a bit of a doldrum knowing that some of my next steps aren't exactly my favorite parts of the hobby. Finally back into it a bit and have worked on the town scenery to include painting and glueing down the final streets, adding some grass, dirt and asphalt and filling in gaps in the scenery.

I'd like to have all a base scenery completed by end of year. It's amazing how some on here can work so quickly and for my small layout, I seem to be taking forever.

Also trying to decide next steps. I'm torn between now detailing what I have or expanding a bit from the harbor area outward. I have a long trestle and bridge that I'd built and have thought about extending the loop by about 3 feet. The area would only be the bridges and marshland.

Advantages:
Longer run
Use of all structures that I've scratchbuilt
A large marsh area (I enjoy the look of wetlands)
Getting rid of the small bridge at the entry of the harbor - regardless of what bridge I build, it's an unrealistic entrance


Disadvantges:
Cutting into the limited space of our hobby room
More construction (Benchwork, wiring, scenery)
Having to re-route the road that has a working RR crossing and re-doing all the electric components of the crossing.

I also have had whims of tearing down what I have and beginning something new. I'm satisfied with the look I've been able to achieve with the KATO unitrack, but dissatisfied with the performance of the KATO switches. ( I only have these thoughts at times of frustration and odds are that I'll continue with what I have)

Some pics of the recent progress:












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