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  • #46
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    Originally posted by David J Buchholz


    I already can multitask. I can watch a football game on tv and superglue my fingers together at the same time!


    Well that explains why I can't multitask, I don't like football, but can glue my fingers together. [^]

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    • #47
      I was looking over the last two pictures I posted. I need to cover that wall before I go any further. Nothing like doing things bass akwards, layout first - wall finishing last. Going to have to wait for the weather to break before I can go to the local home horror store for some supplies. Thinking of using either 1/4" plywood or 1/8" under floor laminate. What's the youse guys consensus? [:-bouncy]

      Bernd
      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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      • #48
        I used masonite and was able to bend it around the corners fairly easily. No

        seams in the middle of the sky that way.
        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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        • #49
          quote:


          Originally posted by David J Buchholz


          I used masonite and was able to bend it around the corners fairly easily. No

          seams in the middle of the sky that way.


          I thinking of using Trackside Scenery's photo back drop. So not to worried about bending in this particular section. Good point to remember though.

          Bernd
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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          • #50
            Still need to mount the picture to something.
            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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            • #51
              Bernd, 1/8 or 1/4 Luann plywood, will work fine and stand up to mounting the backdrop easily and working on the layout. Cheap, easy to cut and work with..My base o my layout is 1/4" luann. works great for drilling to add wireing, etc.


              Ted

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              • #52
                Lauan has enough grain to be visible through one coat of paint (look close at my layout). 1/8" hardboard (masonite) will bend to maybe 15" radius without wetting.
                James

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                • #53
                  I do need to cover the wall with some kind of material. I just don't relish the job of using drywall. Since I won't be using the wall proper for a back drop I might use a backer of Masonite attached to the back of the layout. I don't plan on bending it around the corner on the right when facing the layout. That corner will stay at 90. The one to the left will get a rounded corner.

                  Thanks guys for all the discussion on what to use. It's helped talking about. I now know how to proceed.

                  Bernd
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                  • #54
                    Bernd, best of luck with your project'..[;-xmas]


                    Ted

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                    • #55
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                      Originally posted by quartergauger48


                      Bernd, best of luck with your project'..[;-xmas]



                      Thanks Ted. ..[;-xmas]

                      It was 3:00 this morning, couldn't sleep, wide awake and the wife was already at work. What to do? Oh, I know. Work on the wall. I got two 4 X 8 sheets nailed to the wall.



                      And the first train coming out of the to-be staging for moving large blocks of limestone to be taken to the stone cutting factory.



                      Yup, that's the Wilani Lumber Companies twin diesel's the quarry bought when the company closed it's doors. (RIP Geezer)

                      While I was putting up the sheets of laminate I came to the conclusion that I could use one piece of Masonite about two to three feet high and eight feet long for a sky backdrop. This way I don't have to paint the wall. I can remove the backdrop if and when I want to.

                      I might finally have a layout running. Ya. [:-jump] [:-jump] [:-jump]

                      Bernd
                      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                      • #56
                        Great progress, Bernd.
                        Bruce

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                        • #57
                          Looking great! It will be fun to see how this shapes up.

                          -John

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                          • #58
                            Bernd, great looking boxcabs. You're heading in the right direction now.
                            Frank

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                            • #59
                              Bernd,

                              Sometimes those 3:00 am wakeful episodes can be very productive. Looking good.

                              Mike
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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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                              • #60
                                Thanks guys for stopping in and checking things out.

                                I decided that the line was to high. I need to get to the table top level in a short distance on the uncompleted part to the left. So I removed one layer and proceeded to glue down the first layer with construction adhesive. While gluing down the pieces the mind wandered away for a while and came back with an idea. How about extending the track to the left to an open pit where pieces of larger limestone will be quarried. Something like this Vermont Granite Quarry Museum picture.



                                And while I was at it I wanted to see what a wall of limestone would look like. These are pieces of ceiling tile dry stacked for now. Close up shot.



                                Over all view.



                                Did you ever notice after you take a picture and post it that there are mistakes in it? The roofs of the electric's aren't down. I hate when that happens. :erm: :erm:

                                Bernd
                                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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