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  • Gregg, I am just catching up on your thread and am in awe! Your modeling is fantastic! For those of us that fear modeling water, you've tackled this aspect of the hobby beautifully! The layout has so much charm and atmosphere. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!
    Mark

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    • Gregg,

      That river/canyon area is shaping up into a real eye catcher! I can't wait to see what you do with the dam.
      Bruce

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      • You must be having so much fun seing all you preparation work come together in such a fine layout! I surely am exited every time you add a new dimension to this fabulous creation!
        Troels Kirk

        Näsum, Sweden

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        • Gregg, at the risk of stating the obvious , you are a master of

          1. using space - something you share in common with Malcolm Furlow and only a few other modelers.

          2. scenic construction - your scenic treatments, especially the water ways, is just stunning.

          3. 'repurposing' structures from the manufacturer's original design or theme.

          Every time I see a new photo or two, I'm impressed all over again because I see things that I missed the first time or two in other photos.

          I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the dam.

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          • Gregg, I must say I have a strong respect to people who have the nerve to start a model because the layout needs it, and not because it's gonna be easier to do. You've chosen a challenging project with this dam, but I'm sure you'll master it successfully.

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              Originally posted by Miles


              DAM! what a structure. (I couldn't resist) It's a beautiful protoype with spectacular spillway. Being built in 1941 it just about fits in your era. It was built to stop sediment buildup from hydraulic mining which was done in limited amounts during the 1930's. Now made a large lake and provides a bit of hydroelectric power too. What more could you ask for from a dam?


              Thanks for the bit of history Miles. I had a general idea, but not the specifics, for this one was selected solely for it's features.
              Gregg

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              • quote:


                Originally posted by MarkF


                Gregg, I am just catching up on your thread and am in awe! Your modeling is fantastic! For those of us that fear modeling water, you've tackled this aspect of the hobby beautifully! The layout has so much charm and atmosphere. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!


                Thanks Mark. I do enjoy water and the life it brings to a static scene. Your comments also get to a point that is often overlooked. These layouts we create are a form of art and as such provide much more than simply visual interest.
                Gregg


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                  Originally posted by Dutchman


                  Gregg,

                  That river/canyon area is shaping up into a real eye catcher! I can't wait to see what you do with the dam.


                  I agree Bruce. This dam will not only head this canyon scene, but also add additional uniqueness to the layout. I am anxious to get this area finished because it also leads to the nearby forest areas where I get to model more scenes like this one below.
                  Gregg


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                  • quote:


                    Originally posted by kirk


                    You must be having so much fun seing all you preparation work come together in such a fine layout! I surely am exited every time you add a new dimension to this fabulous creation!


                    Kirk,
                    Yes, seeing one's ideas come to life is very satisfying. I must admit, some of these scenes are coming out even better than anticipated, which gives me confidence to do even more. Much fun, indeed.

                    Gregg


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                      Originally posted by MikeC


                      Gregg, at the risk of stating the obvious , you are a master of

                      1. using space - something you share in common with Malcolm Furlow and only a few other modelers.

                      2. scenic construction - your scenic treatments, especially the water ways, is just stunning.

                      3. 'repurposing' structures from the manufacturer's original design or theme.

                      Every time I see a new photo or two, I'm impressed all over again because I see things that I missed the first time or two in other photos.

                      I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the dam.


                      Mike,
                      I really appreciate your many positive comments, but I am just a learner. There are others here far better than me.

                      The "repurposing" you describe is no more than taking the risk and redesigning a kit/structure the way I see it in my mind's eye verses the manufacture's view. After all, it is my layout so why not make it my way?

                      I enjoy the waterways because of the life and movement it brings to the layout. Designing with flow and making all appear realistic is a creative challenge and much fun. I am getting better, but still need to improve.

                      Making the most out of available space is not something that comes natural, but is a necessity because I just do not have the real estate I need to do all the things I wish. It is something I work at and is a direct result of the many hours I dedicate to planning/designing the various scenes. Planning is the part of the hobby I enjoy most, which is a good thing since it helps fill those many days and nights while I am working abroad. I used to get frustrated being away from home and not being able to make progress on the layout, but no more, because of how I now leverage this time deciding how to best use space.

                      Thanks again Mike.

                      Gregg


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                        Originally posted by Frederic Testard


                        Gregg, I must say I have a strong respect to people who have the nerve to start a model because the layout needs it, and not because it's gonna be easier to do. You've chosen a challenging project with this dam, but I'm sure you'll master it successfully.


                        Thanks Frederic. From my first sketches of this layout, there was a dam at the head of this canyon. (I just wish I had more space.) It will be fun making this all work.
                        Gregg


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                        • This is an impressive sight, Gregg. I know you're thinking about how to model the water fog just in front of the dam.

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                          • Some time back, someone asked about this transfer steamboat model:



                            In the December 1970 and January 1971 issues of RMC there was a two part article on a steam transfer boat similar to this model. The prototype in the articel was apparently an L&N Mississippi River transfer boat. The December issue gives the plans and the construction of the water line hull. The January issue gives the superstructure details and a few hints on the loading trestle.

                            Drew

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                            • Thank you for the info and magazine reference, Drew. I think this model is the same as the one Paul Scoles and Geoffrey Stippes built in S scale for Paul's Sn3 layout.

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                              • Just incredible modeling....

                                structures, track plan, scenery and finally the "composition" of the project is brilliant...


                                Gregg, what part of the USA do you reside ???

                                I've saved the many wonderful pics for future reference.......

                                regards

                                Mario
                                " Stay Motivated in Life "

                                http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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