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  • Kyle,
    I'm gettin' thirsty just lookin' at it! Like the color and texture your achieving, very believable!

    Scott

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    • Thanx Scott;
      I went out and took some 'birds eye view' shots.. It's really weird to see the rock formations in their most baren form. And it's also a little odd (to me) to see a layout with the basic scenery in place with NO TRACK WORK. It's kinda like the railroad survey crew just finished laying out the route through the right of way, and now the track crews will 'have at it'. Hope ya'll like 'em.............

      KYLE CREEL
      SUPT., GM BCRR

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      • Kyle,
        Thanks, I feel like a vulture soaring over the the canyons! Again, very nice rock work!
        And good views.

        Scott

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        • Thanx Scott.
          Hello again.......I put a coating of plaster on the outside (I still have to do the inside) of the new tunnel, let it dry and put the first coat of color on it; it still looks sorta like a birthday cake, but there's more plaster to be added to the exterior to blend it into the existing rock work along with the strata lines to make the whole thing look like one huge piece of rock. I then added another coat of color on the rest of the rock work so I can start the final coloring with as naturally 'uniform' looking of a base color as I can get without it looking like one solid color. Then I'll start adding all the different highlights, layers of rock and their different colors, along with erosion effects and drainage effects. I took some ground level shots as if one was hiking, and some panoramic shots of the whole new section, now that it all has at least some color on it. God, I was sooooooo sick and tired of all that white !!!!!!!!!!!!
          Hope they meet with ya'lls' approval......

          KYLE CREEL
          SUPT., GM BCRR



          Hiking towards Mt. Kamphues in the distance.....

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          Looking back at the way we came...

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          Now the other side.........

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          • Kyle,
            Looks like a diorama for a museum! I mean that in a good way.

            Scott

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            • Kyle that is some amazing rock work!!! I really like the photo looking through the rocks
              and seeing off into the distance....very cool. I don't know what you have planned for the
              facia of the layout, but as a suggestion if it were painted black then all that rock work
              would really pop. Just a thought.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • KYLE
                Beautiful rock work!
                Dave
                Dave

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                • Thanx Scott, thanx Larry C., thanx Dave (and welcome to the BCRR)........
                  That's what I was thinking Larry, flat black would indeed make the colors pop and also look elegant I think......Anyways, here are some shots of the first preliminary bits of color (darker brown) to represent some different type strata layers. I'm not sure if I like them or not. I was thinking about some very thin yellowish colored layers touching them above and below like laminates in plywood ??.........What does the crowd think ??

                  KYLE CREEL
                  SUPT., GM BCRR

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                  • Kyle, Great rock work as has been said.
                    I think that brown looks good and if that's the way that desert looks (or you want it to look), go with it.

                    I've seen layout deserts where some strata are a pale red oxide, but there is something about the brown in yours that is very believable (says a guy in New England )

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                    • Thanx for checkin' in Bill !!!.....I really respect and admire your fine work. I decided to go over the arch, and all the rockwork to the right end of the layout with a new color mix and see how it looks. It's a bit more yellowish than the previous color, and the initial results look promising. I like the coverage; and the next coat of paint will contain a reddish/yellowish sand that I mix in on the final color coat; it is readily available in my backyard and adds a surface texture that is sooo much like rock..So once it passes muster tomorrow, I shall paint the remaining section, which still needs some more plaster/rock work added before the final coat of color and texture; in order to be finished. After that it's finish out the tunnel interiors (paint, dirt, track w/ ballast) and start laying track. I hope to be running the first train around the new section a week from this coming weekend. Stay tuned; it'll be a good'n !!!!!!!

                      Here's some birds' eye shots of how everything fits together.......
                      KYLE CREEL
                      SUPT., GM BCRR

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                      • Don't know why, but I don't see your pictures unless I click on them.
                        Nothing on your end just a forum gremlin I guess.

                        Regardless your rock work looks amazing.
                        Thanks for the updates.

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                        • Kyle your rock work and coloring looks amazing. Keep up the good work and above all have fun.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Thanx Rick, don't know about the photo issues; Thanx Larry C., hope this all continues to move along like it has.....OK, I started the interior of the new tunnel; glued down the track w/ CA, then put down the dirt and talos, and added the ballast. Wet it all down and spread the glue (3 to 1, water to glue), stepped back and said, "Damn, that's gonna do just fine "................Here's the shots of my endeavors..............stick around there's more action to come.

                            KYLE CREEL
                            SUPT., GM BCRR
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                            That was fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                            • Kyle,

                              The new color looks good. Tunnel is looking pretty good as well.


                              Scott

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                              • Thanx Scott; I decided to layout the position of the yard and the main trackage on the Dilapidated side of the project so I could better judge where to position the depot and water tank. This also gave me a neat idea.....how about making the depot platform out of stone ? I could simply create the substructure out of styrofoam, then coat it with a plaster/sand mix and carve the detail into said plaster. Tint it with washes and 'presto' you have a stone platform. I positioned a train at the depot with the express car on the freight siding, and the rest of the consist, including the BEAST (the K27) on loan from the D&RG in place on the main. Whadda ya think ???????????????????????

                                KYLE CREEL
                                SUPT., GM BCRR

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