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  • I am truly thankful for all your comments. It is nice to have people who know what it takes to tell me I am getting it right.

    Jeff. I was working on a construction site and noticed the reddish dirt so I filled a 5 gallon bucket and took it home. The lighter dirt is just clay from the back yard as are most of the stones. I have mentioned before that I am kind of color blind so I use as much natural material as I can. That way I know it is right. Drives Mrs Hopeless crazy when we go for a walk and I am picking up stones and twigs for use. Some of the ground cover is just older gray mulch. I also use dead leaves that I grind up as small as I can as ground cover under a tree. Not only the right color but cheap to. Hope this helps.

    Roland

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    • Roland, The change in elevations makes a big difference. Always nice to see progress on your RR.

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      • Roland, I am the same way. always looking for natural material for the layout. Your ideas are helpful!! Its just the reddish dirt from the construction sight?? I should be so lucky. I have been trying to find a good source at the right color for my layout for quit a while. I am trying to get something that reminds me of the ore rich mountains of Colorado.

        I also have to say, if you are color blind, sign me up because the colors and realism in your scenes are top notch by anybody standards.

        Jeff

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        • Hopeless,

          Like the creek bed. Your ground covers do look well done.

          Thanks for sharing some tips.

          Scott

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          • For those of you who an stand another photo of my tiny little town, it is now complete except for the signs. Our local hobby shop burned down and it has taken a year to get it open again. I will go over soon and pick up some WS lettering to make the signs. The second photo shows the bulldozer scene finished in front of the machine shop. The fence behind it is the only thing separating it from the town, but I have convinced myself it is about 5 miles in between.





            Thanks forlooking, Roland

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            • As usual your wonderful scenes come to life!

              Just outstanding work Roland your a true master.
              Jerry



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

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              • Very nice indeed. The little town with a lot of character.
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                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                • I can always stand to see pics of your layout.

                  You're little town looks amazing.

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                  • Roland, thanks for the pictures of your work. They are certainly easy on the eyes. I'm looking forward to more of them. ~mike

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                    • Thanks for the comments. It has been a fun project.

                      Roland

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                      • Roland seeing photos of your work never gets old!! Amazing job with tons of detailed areas; you certainly set a high standard for the rest of us to try to emulate.
                        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                        • Woo Hoo!

                          Philip
                          Philip

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                          • Roland,

                            Soooo much excellent modeling to look at. Who can get tired of that!

                            Love the machine shop!

                            Scott

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                            • Thank you again. I sometimes wonder if I add to many details but it is my favorite part of the hobby.

                              Roland

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                              • Roland, I think you are spot on. All I have to do is look in my garage or my workbench and I can see how clutter can get out of hand. Life is not neat and organized. Keep up the great work!!

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