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  • Cody,

    Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.

    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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    • The house came out great Mike! The trees I haven't seen before. Great also to use as a frame for summer trees. Something to grow in the garden perhaps

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      • Mike, How's your scenery coming?

        Bob
        It's only make-believe

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        • Originally posted by masonamerican View Post
          The house came out great Mike! The trees I haven't seen before. Great also to use as a frame for summer trees. Something to grow in the garden perhaps
          Thank you!

          I haven't shown many views of my layout with trees. I'm trying to remedy that.

          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 railman28 View Post
            Mike, How's your scenery coming?

            Bob
            Bob,

            Progress is slow and I've gotten stuck on details. I've been making grade crossings, fence, and redoing scenery around my engine house.

            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 Michael_Hohn View Post

              Bob,

              Progress is slow and I've gotten stuck on details. I've been making grade crossings, fence, and redoing scenery around my engine house.

              Mike
              Tell me about it Mike! Details make the scene but they also suck up the time.

              Bob
              It's only make-believe

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              • Here's one thing I've been working on. I built an engine house about 27 years ago, including service pits under the track. It has been on my layout now for several years but without the service pits, which were built separate from the wood engine house itself.

                As part of my scenery-creation I decided to add the service pits, which required me to cut out a rectangle of homasote. Here's a before photo after I moved the engine house out of the way and started removing excess ballast on the two tracks:

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                I had built a unit that included service pits, foundation, and dirt floor. Here I have glued it in place with some scenery added to disguise the joint with the surrounding homasote:

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                A little more scenery and I can set the engine house back in place. I messed up one of the tracks, so it has been replaced and awaits more ballast.

                Mike

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                • Nicely done, Mike! Inspirational!

                  Pete
                  in Michigan

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                  • Thank you, Pete!
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                    • That is so cool, Mike. Looks great!
                      Ken Pryor
                      Oil Belt Traction Company (someday!)

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                      • Great looking service pits Mike, and nice job setting it into place.


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

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                        • Great inspiration for my two-stall engine house. Looks great Mike.

                          Bernd
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                          • Mike,

                            Great stone foundation and pits, looks like something you might stumble across in the woods of New England. (I mean that it looks like real stonework!)Nice job blending it in!

                            Scott

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                            • I like your armatures for the trees and the service pits look great.
                              Philip

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                              • Thank you Ken, Louis, Bernd, Scott, and Philip.
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