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Dutchman
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Posted - 06/01/2020 :  09:16:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the look, Dave.


Bruce

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/01/2020 :  09:25:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really like the aerial shot of the water!
If you get a chance can you post the photos and how you made the water
(both what worked so well and what didn't) here:
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52751&whichpage=1



Edited by - Bill Gill on 06/01/2020 09:25:56 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/01/2020 :  12:08:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

You make the most uninviting water Iíve seen on a model. And your photography enhances the look. Excellent work.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 06/01/2020 :  12:43:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike said it well, very uninviting waters. But very realistic marshland.

Bob


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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 06/01/2020 :  12:48:32 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looks like swimmers would come out with legs full of leaches. That's actually a compliment. Nice Job.


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Grubes
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Posted - 06/13/2020 :  9:57:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Appreciate all the feedback. Bill, let me see if I can put together how I created the water. Have to confess I do a lot of trail and error but do have some basics.

I've started creating and placing the marsh grass mats. They're static grass on acetate and right now, not permanent. After I finalize the placement I'll start with the acrylic gel water layer.







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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 06/14/2020 :  01:47:02 AM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Looking really good, Dave,

Cheers, Mark.



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 06/14/2020 :  07:35:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/14/2020 :  08:09:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dave, it's looking very marshy.

After a lot of experimentation with my first efforts messing things up more than fixing things, I finally got close to what I had been picturing. Dave
Can you tell us what you did for that effect? The water looks terrific.



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Grubes
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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  10:25:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well it's been a long time between postings. COVID has kept me busy at work with little time for much else. Because of that, my progress has been very slow. Also, there were a lot of things that I had to re-do on the layout when I added the new section that weren't what I consider fun. I've been plodding through and finally have gotten back to a place where I'm enjoying working on the railroad. Some major accomplishments:

1. Completing most of the base scenery
2. Reinstalling the working railroad crossing
3. Wiring the new section
4. Painting the track
5. Installing the bridges

Re-installing the road crossing was probably the hardest part of adding the new addition. Gating the gate crossings to work, re-installing the opto-sensors and re-doing some of the wiring took a while and required ordering some parts. But it's finally done, works well and it's exciting to see the lights flash, the bell ring and the gates go up and down. The crossing was a bit hidden prior to the track plan change but now it's in a great position to watch.

Installing the bridges got me to a point where all the scratch built buildings I'd completed are now on the layout. I compromised with the bridges: they have Code 40 rail from when I built them while handlaying track. Instead of removing the small rails, I placed the Kato unitrack on top of the existing rail and painted the Kato plastic roadbed brown. It's not ultra-realistic but it works and the focus is on the bridges.

I was also able to get the water and marsh grass down and it will need a bit more work but it gives me the effect I wanted.

The track is all wired and I've been running loops for the first time in about 4 months. The rest of the track needs a once over but things are finally working. I'm also pleased with the way the harbor turned out. It now looks like a bit more like it belongs and there's an understandable way for boats to get in and out.

I'll be working on some unfinished scenery next and then back to getting all the trackwork back to where it needs to be.


Some pictures:















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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/20/2020 :  11:10:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave it looks great. Water and the Marsh grass really make for a great scene.

Jerry

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George D
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Posted - 10/21/2020 :  08:13:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking wetlands, Dave.

George


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Tyson Rayles
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/21/2020 :  1:35:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

I always enjoy your updates. You do an excellent job modeling seashore and marshland.

Mike



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Grubes
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Posted - 10/26/2020 :  10:34:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Appreciate all the comments, thank you.

This weekend I filled in some of the white plaster spaces and added some trees. still need to fix some of the tree branches as they've taken a beating while waiting for the renovation and a lot are just bare wire.

I was able to take some photos of the left side of the layout from an angle I've not used before. It's interesting because the background is our back wall window and it gives me a backdrop to photo. The lines in the sky are the screen of the window. I was happy with the way the sky actually reflected off the acrylic water. I took these photos with my iPhone and cropped out the walls surrounding the window. I think this reminds me of the impact of a backdrop and I'm going to have to work on one in the future.










Edited by - Grubes on 10/26/2020 10:37:15 PM

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