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  • I agree with the consensus... this looks good!

    Pete
    in Michigan

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    • Looks good, Mike. The stonewall looks like a lot of walls around here and the background mountains work really well.

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      • Just getting caught up, Mike. That's a good looking depot.

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

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        • Thank you Pete, Bill and George.
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          • Mike,
            I agree with the others. I like the grass/shrubs growing in front of the wall, they ground the wall. Overall it all ties together.

            Scott

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            • That scene fits right in the area your railroad serves, Mike. Looks good.
              Bruce

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              • Scott and Bruce, thank you!
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                • Hey Mike, I was traveling along NY Route , 204 over the weekend. I stopped by Sterling NY to see the interlocking tower that become part of the museum there. Took some pics if you need them.

                  Came up with the idea of us both having identical towers on our layouts where in theory they would have crossed near Fairhaven Bay.

                  Got a nice tour from the of the Agway Dealer nearby from the new owner as well.
                  Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                  • I missed your pic you posted back in Feb. Just viewed it.

                    That's some nice modeling, there, Mike. The structure, foreground scenery, backdrop, all seem to really work well together. Well done!

                    Andre
                    Last edited by OK_Hogger; 1 week ago.

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                    • Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post
                      Hey Mike, I was traveling along NY Route , 204 over the weekend. I stopped by Sterling NY to see the interlocking tower that become part of the museum there. Took some pics if you need them.

                      Came up with the idea of us both having identical towers on our layouts where in theory they would have crossed near Fairhaven Bay.

                      Got a nice tour from the of the Agway Dealer nearby from the new owner as well.
                      Hi David. Nice hearing from you.

                      Although my layout does not actually go up as far as Sterling, I've been known to fudge geography a little. The Sterling tower would be an interesting model and maybe we should do something together so we could interchange.

                      How's your layout coming along? Is this your summer vacation-from-modeling period?

                      Mike
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                      • Originally posted by OK_Hogger View Post
                        I missed your pic you posted back in Feb. Just viewed it.

                        That's some nice modeling, there, Mike. The structure, foreground scenery, backdrop, all seem to really work well together. Well done!

                        Andre
                        Thank you Andre!
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                        • Mike, just catching up with all of the wonderful stuff you've been doing on your layout.
                          First off your inspection pits came out looking excellent! Have you installed your engine shed on them yet? I'd love to see some photos of that, if you have.
                          Your Auburn station looks in business now, with it's new platforms you built for it.
                          I love that stonewall that you have in your scene against the wall, also the baren trees in that scene.
                          The wood bracing at the bottom of those 2 holes in the barn, really stand out to my eyes.
                          I think staining it the same colour as the siding would make it stand out less.

                          Greg

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                          • Greg,

                            Thank you for all the kind words.

                            Engine house: Here's one photo showing the front. I'll try to get more.

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                            Barn: That's a good point. I'll get the stain out.

                            I appreciate your comments and suggestions.

                            Mike
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                            • That is such a cool era to model.

                              But I can see how it would NOT be as easy. Such a totally different "look" back then. Even when I had hopes of a TOC19 layout, I suspected learning to model that "look" would be quite a challenge, and hard for me to capture had I ever attempted such.

                              Ah well... a TOC19 layout just wasn't to be in my modeling realm.

                              SO... I enjoy those of you that do pursue TOC19!

                              Andre

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                              • Originally posted by OK_Hogger View Post
                                That is such a cool era to model.

                                But I can see how it would NOT be as easy. Such a totally different "look" back then. Even when I had hopes of a TOC19 layout, I suspected learning to model that "look" would be quite a challenge, and hard for me to capture had I ever attempted such.

                                Ah well... a TOC19 layout just wasn't to be in my modeling realm.

                                SO... I enjoy those of you that do pursue TOC19!

                                Andre
                                Andre,

                                I guess whether something is easy or not is in the eye of the beholder. Whether modern or historic, structures take about the same amount of work to scratch
                                build. If a person wants to buy ready-made or kit structures, the choices are limited the farther back you go. But if a regional look is desired, you're back to scratchbuilding.

                                Rolling stock? That's more work for the pre-1900 period. On the other hand, most cars pre-1900 are pretty easy to build from scratch or to kitbash from LaBelle, BTS or Bitter Creek kits.

                                But I get your point. And thank you for looking in.

                                Mike



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