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  • Nicely done, Mike! Simple, accurate and elegant! Bravo!

    Pete
    in Michigan

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    • Looks good, Mike.

      George
      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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      • Mike,

        Looking at your completed house it looked like I've seen that style in 1:1. Then it came to me why it looked so familiar. Reminds me of some of the houses at the Genesse Country Museum in Mumford, New York. It's very plain but you did a nice job on the finish.

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

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        • Originally posted by railman28 View Post
          Very Sharp Mike. I like the Fencing you used in the scene too. Is that Central Valley product?

          Bob
          Thank you, Bob.

          The fence is from Atlas. I spray it with a camouflage paint and then use a brown or gray Hunter Line stain. Turns out pretty good. I still need to "plant" it.

          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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          • Originally posted by Orionvp17 View Post
            Nicely done, Mike! Simple, accurate and elegant! Bravo!

            Pete
            in Michigan
            Pete,

            Thank you.

            And to think it started as a "Modeling With The Masters" project at the Toledo NMRA regional.

            Mike
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            • Originally posted by George_D View Post
              Looks good, Mike.

              George
              Thank you, George. I appreciate that.
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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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              • Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                Mike,

                Looking at your completed house it looked like I've seen that style in 1:1. Then it came to me why it looked so familiar. Reminds me of some of the houses at the Genesse Country Museum in Mumford, New York. It's very plain but you did a nice job on the finish.

                Bernd
                Bernd,

                It's no coincidence. This book has been a reference for me over the course of three decades.

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                I've been there several times and my parents were members for many years. An uncle of mine did blacksmithing there.

                That was very perceptive of you.

                And thank you for your kind words.

                Mike
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                • Latest install looks awesome! I really like the paint!

                  Philip
                  Philip

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                  • Nice work Mike. What started as a very quick build, dragged on a bit. glad I'm not the only one where life gets in the way.
                    The shingles have come up very nice. Always fiddly to do.
                    The structure is very plain, so maybe some trees around it will make it will bring the scene up a bit.

                    Looking forward to seeing it settled into the scenery.
                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

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                    • Originally posted by Philip View Post
                      Latest install looks awesome! I really like the paint!

                      Philip
                      Philip,

                      Thank you very much.

                      I wasn't sure about the paint until well into construction, but I've grown to like it myself.

                      Mike

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                      • Originally posted by robert_goslin View Post
                        Nice work Mike. What started as a very quick build, dragged on a bit. glad I'm not the only one where life gets in the way.
                        The shingles have come up very nice. Always fiddly to do.
                        The structure is very plain, so maybe some trees around it will make it will bring the scene up a bit.

                        Looking forward to seeing it settled into the scenery.
                        Rob,

                        Thank you.

                        In the coming days and weeks I plan to work on scenery in this corner of my layout. I will add more trees as you suggest, as well as shrubs and things to hide the fact that this and the next-door house are right up against the backdrop.

                        I'll post photos down the line.

                        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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                        • Who's trees are you going to use?

                          Bob
                          It's only make-believe

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                          • Originally posted by railman28 View Post
                            Who's trees are you going to use?

                            Bob
                            Bob,

                            I grow my own: oakleaf hydrangea.


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                            After the blossoms dry on the shrub, I pull off the little dead petals and seeds, etc., leaving the branches. It makes for a sparse tree but in a group they look just fine to me. Gives me the look I want.

                            Mike
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                            • I also use that type of hydrangea, but leave the seed pods on and cover it with ground foam to make fall trees.
                              Dave Husman
                              Modeling the P&R and W&N in 1903
                              Iron men and wooden cars.
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                              • Wow Mike, I fell of about 4 pages back. Nice progress. Like Dave, I too use the hydrangea that grows in my yard, and sedum plants for my trees. I had a how-to somewhere along the line.
                                Also, have a weeping cherry tree I use for my logging area logs. You can find a lot of plants around your yard will work.
                                Looking forward to seeing your trees within your scenery. Great job!



                                Louis L&R Western Railroad
                                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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