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  • Neil_M
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    Those little peaks from April look great. once the surrounding scenery blends them into the landscape they'll look sensational.

    I hope you get a bit of free time to spend on the layout some time soon

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Sorry for the late answer, Jerry.

    Just back from a nearly 2000 miles long car trip to Berlin to take back my daughter who was there for a 6 weeks long school exchange. But to be honest, I had seen your message before leaving to Germany...

    Hope you've not only found bears to help you go through the mountains. I'm afraid my builders have been hired for some odd math job once again...

    I'll try to avoid being absent as long as the previous time, though.

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  • TRAINS1941
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    I'm lost in the mountains please send help!!

    Or at least an update to where we are!!

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  • railman28
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    Frederic, it is developing so well. Keep her coming.

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  • Geezer
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    Awesome Frederic! Turning into a real

    scenic view.....Excellent, my friend!

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  • Frank_Palmer
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    Besides all the trestles and rock formations your backdrop painting is quite nice too.

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    It's funny that this old man of the mountain was located in a town called Franconia (and besides, that the Old Man River's source is the true Lake Itasca, as mentionned earlier in this topic).

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  • Bill_Gill
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    "The Navajos native inhabitants of the country used to call the left higher peak "Ama Diniih" since they thought it evoked a suffering mother. While the monk who first explored the area could have called it Mater Dolorosa, or maybe Rosama..." Frederic Testard

    Ah, so there is something more to them than random rock formations! In New Hampshire they used to have "The old Man of the Mountain" until it collapsed in 2003

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man_of_the_Mountain

    Nice work, Frederic

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  • TRAINS1941
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    Wow!! Did that ever come out nicely. Excellent work Frederic keep it going.

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  • Tyson Rayles
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    Rock on Frederic! Looking good! :up:

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  • Carl_B
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    Excellent "rocking" Frederic! :up:

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Thanks Frank.

    Here are a few pics of the painted peaks.

    Using the selfie capabilities of the smartphone to see what you can't see and guess where to add more paint...



    The mountain side with a few unglued evergreens to have an idea of the future look.





    And a global view of the current surroundings of the Alexandria Mining company facilities.


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  • Frank_Palmer
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    Nice progress Frederic.

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Thanks for the nice comments, my friends.

    A view on the modelling clay peaks that mark the entry of the high mountain area. Their shape was more or less inspired from the Phantom curves on the Cumbres and Toltec RR. Some have received some paint, other are still too "undry"...

    The Navajos native inhabitants of the country used to call the left higher peak "Ama Diniih" since they thought it evoked a suffering mother. While the monk who first explored the area could have called it Mater Dolorosa, or maybe Rosama, he didn't understand quite well what his guide told him and called the peak "Almandinis". Eventually, his followers simplified the name in "Landis Peak".


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  • mabloodhound
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    As always, some more fine modeling. :up:

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