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  • Thanks Mike, 24 hours later some of the "goop" is still drying. I decided to press on by painting all the exposed pink Chocolate Brown;
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    The vertical wall behind the trestle is going to a bunch of trees in front of it so with the one tree I'm trying to see if the scene is going to work.
    I'm still thinking about it. I also touched up the road with more gusto;
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    I want to try some thing different and see how this road path respond to some brown and grey paint washes.

    I've also started the barn raising. This time I'm going was a unpainted reddish weathered look;

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    Progress isn't always lineal,

    Bob
    It\'s only make-believe

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    • Bob,

      The landscaping is coming along nicely. That barn is looking good too. I like the colors!

      Scott

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      • Bob,

        You seem to be on the right track.

        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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        • Scott and Mike, Thank you. After three day I still have a couple of wet spots where the stuff was really thick. However I started installing retaining walls and the barns looks more like a structure now;
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          I also tried a little Forced perspective here. as the back wall of the barn is a foot narrower and shorter. There are going to be a lot more trees behind the barn and running up the slope to the left of the barn. I'm thinking it's going to work as I envisioned it. We'll see. I'm not use to things going this smoothly. I do like the Barn's weathering.


          Bob
          It\'s only make-believe

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          • Bob,

            Looks good. I am familiar with forced perspective, but being new to railroad modeling, was unaware of it's use in this hobby.

            Scott

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            • Bob,

              Your barn is coming along nicely.

              I have to be careful that scenery goop doesn't dry too slowly because mold starts to set in. I've sometimes used a fan. Generally I try not to put down a very thick layer. Our club was very humid so I would be particularly careful doing scenery there. And products probably dry at different rates.

              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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              • Scott and Mike, Thank you, I appreciate your comments. Mike, it took the greater part of four days for all the "goop" to dry. It's nice and hard now.

                The barn is done;
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                I really like the cherry brown stain I got from Best trains. Combined with the usual black ink and Alcohol home brew makes for a nice effect I think.

                After dinner I'll have more on the development of the Slough.

                Bob

                It\'s only make-believe

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                • Bob,

                  I like the stains also. The barn looks like ones I've seen. Good job.

                  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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                  • Thank you Mike.

                    Here are a few shots of the slough;


                    I've been obsessing with the color of the road. I'm thinking it should be lighter. I am going to start making dirt tomorrow, once I get it down I hope It will be easier to judge the road.
                    here's some more views;



                    the chocolate brown behind the barn and farmhouse will be covered by trees. The idea is to have these trees block the view of the upper track so that you won't know there it's there unless a train is on it. Sorry, more views;







                    I forgot the carriage house behind the Miller's house. I'm liking how the village is looking.

                    Bob​
                    Last edited by railman28; 11-30-2021, 09:45 PM.
                    It\'s only make-believe

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                    • That barn looks great Bob! Very rural.
                      4 days that was a long drying time. Perhaps using a air dryer could helped it dry faster. I have one in my basement which keeps the moisture down.
                      Like the layout of the town and agree keeping it open adds to the undeveloped frontier feel

                      Håkan

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                      • Bob,

                        Really like the barn! The color and the roof looks great!

                        Scott

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                        • Håkan and Scott,
                          Thank you, very much. I'm playing in the mud (ground cover) these days.

                          Bob
                          It\'s only make-believe

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                          • Originally posted by railman28 View Post
                            Thank you Mike.

                            Here are a few shots of the slough;


                            I've been obsessing with the color of the road. I'm thinking it should be lighter. I am going to start making dirt tomorrow, once I get it down I hope It will be easier to judge the road.
                            here's some more views;



                            the chocolate brown behind the barn and farmhouse will be covered by trees. The idea is to have these trees block the view of the upper track so that you won't know there it's there unless a train is on it. Sorry, more views;







                            I forgot the carriage house behind the Miller's house. I'm liking how the village is looking.

                            Bob​
                            I didn't see any images here but trust that it looks 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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                            • You are not seeing the images, Mike? I don't understand why. They're there. I did foul up and posted two of the barn images before my comments and overview shots.

                              I'm very excited because my dirt making is coming out nicely I think. Here are a couple of overview shots;
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                              I still have to do south of the trestle. I'm using a 50/50 mix of dirt and grout over 3 :1 white glue and then soaked it with "wet" water. I also ballasted the top
                              track with this soil mix but instead of first applying the glue I laid the dirt down wet it, and then dropped on the 3:1 glue.
                              I feel close to my goal and think this will look real goal with the "greens" added. I'm not sure how my "vision diffusor" behind the barn and farm house is working.

                              Bob
                              It\'s only make-believe

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                              • Looking great Bob! The dirt is tying it together. And a tree divider will work fine behind the barn and farmhouse I think.

                                And great to finally see some dirt and greenery on layout!

                                Håkan

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