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  • #16
    The docks are always alive with activity and the constant movement of boats, trains and trucks. Here the fog, salt air and sounds of seagulls and fog horns embrace you.









    Wood product businesses are everywhere, including Currier & Sons (Bob Van Guilder's scratch built prototype for his kit's main mill structure).



    and Whitney Bay Furniture (a SRM Whitney & Bent kitbashed with a bend on a pier)









    Emporium Seafood (modified FSM kit on a pier) anchors the harbor entrance



    where the lighthouse helps guide the many boats to safety.


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    • #17
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      Across the way from Grant's Landing and below the town of Diablo Falls, you will find oak covered hills and a river. Not part of the original design, this area was added to provide a needed visual buffer between the two towns. Though far from complete, I thought I would give a preview. Here are a few pics which give an overall perspective.








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      • #18
        The river starts high on a hill flowing around the town of Diablo Falls. Some of the industries and mills you will find along it's path include Martin's Machine (SRM kit) and Lamson & Goodnow Cutlery's Western Mill (kit-bashed SRM kit).





        It continues down the hill past Wrisley Paper (kit-bashed SRM kit)





        The river eventually turns the corner by South River Mills (kit-bashed SRM Thorndike kit)



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        • #19
          Simply awsome ,I found your other thread as well and look forward to following your progress. Its great to see another modeler using the multiple elevation technique.

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          • #20
            Fantastic, a real eye catching layout!

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            • #21
              Wow, that's fantastic!

              Any chance you could post a track plan so we can see how all the scenes are going to be joined up and how the trains will pass through them?

              Neil
              Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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              • #22
                Gregg,

                I have never seen such quality modeling in my life...simply beautiful and very inspiring.

                As an old tugboat guy, I can almost smell the saltwater, you have captured that feel of coming into harbor on an early morning.

                Bravo!

                Dick

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                • #23
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Neil M


                  Wow, that's fantastic!

                  Any chance you could post a track plan so we can see how all the scenes are going to be joined up and how the trains will pass through them?

                  Neil


                  Thanks Neil. My track plan needs to be updated to indicate recent changes, which I will eventually find time to do and post. In the mean time, here is a shot that gives a sneak peek at the river area that feeds the harbor. The river is not yet in, but the bridges help give a perspective. This area is still in a rough stage, but already shows much promise.
                  Gregg


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                  • #24
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Tyson Rayles


                    Fantastic, a real eye catching layout!


                    Thanks Tyson. The plan was to create a layout that would keep your attention. So far, so good, for it seems to do that better than I had hoped.
                    Gregg


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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by Capndick


                      Gregg,

                      I have never seen such quality modeling in my life...simply beautiful and very inspiring.

                      As an old tugboat guy, I can almost smell the saltwater, you have captured that feel of coming into harbor on an early morning.

                      Bravo!

                      Dick


                      Dick,
                      Thanks so much for your positive comments. You have lived the life of the sea, the boats, the harbors and the fog, so your feedback means much. Here are a few more pics, two of the harbor





                      and another that is a test shot of a cable loading scene. This scene sits on the point, around the corner from the lighthouse. The sawmill cablehouse up on the cliff lowers the lumber loads by wire down to the awaiting schooner. This scene should work well.

                      Gregg


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                      • #26
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by wickman


                        Simply awsome ,I found your other thread as well and look forward to following your progress. Its great to see another modeler using the multiple elevation technique.


                        Thanks. Yes, elevations add much.
                        Gregg


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                        • #27
                          Gregg, I've just been browsing through the entire set of outstanding pictures of this thread. Your layout is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. The detailing, everywhere, is great and yet not overdone, there are many spectacular points of view - did you have photo shooting in mind when you designed the general shapes? I won't comment on all the scenes, but let me tell how interesting the penultimate is, with the lumber schooner being loaded by cable.

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                          • #28
                            Yet I can only make trees but You sir make : ART! a feast for the eye(s!)

                            I copy the words of Frederic! ( thanks Frederic! =) 'cause I can't write that good in english language pff)

                            Jos

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                            • #29
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Frederic Testard


                              Gregg, I've just been browsing through the entire set of outstanding pictures of this thread. Your layout is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. The detailing, everywhere, is great and yet not overdone, there are many spectacular points of view - did you have photo shooting in mind when you designed the general shapes? I won't comment on all the scenes, but let me tell how interesting the penultimate is, with the lumber schooner being loaded by cable.


                              Frederic,
                              Thanks so much. This layout has so many unfinished areas, but already has life. I'm glad you like it too. Yes, one of the primary design criteria was to have photo opps from every angle, well as many as possible. That seemed like an easy goal, but turned out to be much more difficult than I imagined. Years past, I was away on business much of the time and very frustrated about not being able to enjoy my hobby. To help, I purchased a copy of 3D-Railroad and spent many evenings in hotels "planning my layout", trying to come up with a small (12'x20') layout design. That 3D-Railroad computer program allowed me to visualize various options and rough out a design. I remember planning and zooming in to see the view in the picture below. It's really fun to see the results all these years later.

                              Gregg


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                              • #30
                                Simply amazing work. Please keep the photos coming , I'm sure there's a few angles you haven't captured yet

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