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  • I want to post up pictures from on the laptop itself. Doesn't seem to be consistent as to whether they show up in full, as a thumbnail, or not at all.
    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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    • From the last posted pictures posted I'm assuming you used the "Upload Attachment" button? Try naming the picture on your laptop to something like "builing1" with out the quotation marks and no spaces between characters.

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

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      • I'll try ' no spaces' next time.

        In the meantime. My decal sheets came in the mail today from Canada. Got enough to mark up over 100 pieces of rolling stock. Won't need that many in my life time, which grows shorter each day.

        I'll be looking to swap sets with other mythical lines on the forum, particularly those that may have been feeder lines to central and/or northern New York.

        Be it Adirondack, Western or Southern Tier, the North Coast Railroad will share trackage rights, to keep that tonnage off the New York Central, to keep local rail jobs alive, and the North Coast economy of 1951 booming.
        Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-20-2021, 09:05 AM.
        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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        • Dave,

          Great news. Who did the decals and what did you send him?

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

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          • I sent him artwork in several sizes, so he could choose whatever worked best for his needs. They are incredibly sharp, no pixels. After picking out a suitable font, ( he offered a few dozen choices) I sent lots of money, and magically my dreams came true. Better than a trip to Disney World.
            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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            • Its been a few weeks since I posted anything to this topic. Been busy working on signs in another topic. Also been working on a few buildings.. so I thought I would update with a few pictures of the progress thus far.

              Here's the progress in the corner of the Harbor, up against the backdrop. I'm not sure what will look best for the ground surface. Thinking concrete for the loading dock area . But maybe planks between the rails. Your suggestions and ideas are encouraged.


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              Additionally, Many of you voted in a pole on building placement a few weeks ago. You recall voting on "options" The result for one of the winning buildings was made from DPM wall sections, with a little bit on a offset in the loading area to give it a bit more character. It became the "Red Creek Canning Company" which was an actually business in the era that the North Coast Railroad covers. It seemed bland, so I added some piping for detailing the front surface. Its nothing but sprues saved from prior kits, and some bits of plastic. No windows installed yet, but overall things are taking shape.

              As always, your comments and suggestions to better the modeling or the scene in general are always welcome, so don't hesitate to comment


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              Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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              • Looking good Dave.

                I like that first picture with the background pictures, especially with that ship's bow in the picture. In the second picture I'd go for concrete, even between the rails.

                What ever happened to the detector modules you ordered, and I also ordered? You were going to make a detection system for your hidden stagging. Came across those modules yesterday looking for something else.

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

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                • Dave,

                  I like the pipes. Those and the offset and the paint takes them beyond the ordinary. Indeed, quite nice.

                  I would opt for concrete where the drive to the dock crosses the track. Another possibility is brick.

                  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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                  • Didn't think about brick. Cobblestone!

                    That would be different.
                    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                    • Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post
                      Didn't think about brick. Cobblestone!

                      That would be different.
                      That would work.
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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'll go blind painting all those little bricks....but it would be different!
                        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                        • Now for a little update.

                          Over the past few weeks, I've laying out fourth Semi-background building for the harbor area. Its a long, four story fabric mill, called Mohawk Mills, in honor of one of the indigenous nations of upstate New York . There actually was a carpet mill called Mohawk Mills in upstate NY, but simply not close enough to have served by the prototype locally. Luckily with the first rule of model railroading in mind, the Time- Space "Condominium" can be broken whenever it's needed....

                          ....LIKE NOW.

                          The wall pieces were purchased several years ago from RDA ( Railway Design Associates) before the owner passed away. Unfortunately, the parts sprues for the windows and doors included the worst mismatched freight doors I've ever seen. They aren't even close to fitting any of the door openings. They look possibly like they are from a different side/end wall combination than was shipped to me. Torqued me off, so substitutes have to be found soon.

                          Can't really expect the estate of the deceased to worry about it. No disrespect intended.


                          I started with six wall pieces and four end pieces.

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                          After cutting off the bottom of two end sections, and the all full window sections, ( not the freight doors) they stacked up more like this picture shows.

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                          Adding a few more wall sections give a greater "New England Mill" feel to the structure, and helps fill more of the background area.


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                          Although this only shows two lengths, I decided three lengths looked even better. SO that's what i went with.

                          Picture to follow in a few days
                          Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 12-13-2021, 04:13 PM.
                          Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                          • This is going to be a very impressive building.
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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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                            • Dave, They look like really nice walls. Shame about the doors, but maybe some GL or Tichy would work.
                              I've always like the "design" of the RDA kits, but have heard many bad stories about the reality of the kits. Mismatching parts, poor instructions etc.
                              Shame.
                              I'm sure you will sort it, and do a great build. Certainly has that New England look.
                              Have a look at some of the South River Model works structures for inspiration.
                              Regards Rob

                              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                              My current build.

                              https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                              • Bernd. I'd forgotten all about the detector stuff. Thanks for the reminder. I'll need to get back to it.

                                Dave.

                                By the way. The RIT show had lots of empty vendor tables, nothing like the Syracuse show at the fairgrounds. Looked for a few vendors I like to buy from, but they didn't attend this year.
                                Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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