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  • #61
    Thanx for the kind words Robert; John Allen has always been my biggest influence. His scenery to the floor concept has amazed me ever since I first saw it in "the book" back back in 1980. I always wanted to do that particular effect, and it's really been fun to finally have the space and create my own 'scenery to the floor'. Here is the scaled track plan for the BCRR, I spent about an hour and a half on it this morning using my dads' old scale drafting ruler and pencils. Then went over it with my fine tip sharpies. Sorry the picture is a little blurry, but flip phone etc....

    Anyways, thanx for stopping by, Kyle


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    • #62
      The track plan really helps me see what’s what. Thank you for taking time to draw 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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      • #63
        Howdy Kyle,

        That is very impressive backdrop and scenery. Well done!

        Persist,

        Mike
        O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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        • #64
          Thanx Michael and Mike. I'm going to try and start plastering the canyon this weekend. Then, maybe I can finish the last stretches of track that need ground cover(dirt) and then add ballast. Hey Frisco Mike, is Joe Batson still working on his Choctaw Lumber Co. railroad? He came by and looked at the old Grizzly & Dilapidated Ry. a few years back, and I was supposed to go by and visit his layout; but I had my heart attack and never did get around to getting together. If you hear from him, I'd still like to stop by and see his pike (as Mr. John Allen would say) when he has time. I'm retired now and would really enjoy seeing another On30 layout. And yes I've seen the Texas Western layout; very, very, nice indeed!

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          • #65
            Great job on blending the foreground and backdrop.

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            • #66
              I just couldn't help myself; I went all JOHN ALLEN on my new 2-4-4-2....... Engage cutting disc; git yer targit lined up; ready, fire, aim!!!!!! I chopped off half the pilot platform and ditched the pilot truck; WHOOPIEEE .....I got me a Gorre & Daphetid lookin' Ohhhh-4-4-2. Ain't it great when in-spire-ray-shun hits; and ya just feel gooooood all over; 'specially in yer eyeballs!!!!!!!!! She tracks great, runs great, is ugly as hell and I'm in LUV!!!!!!! Pics to foller!

              Kyle

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              • #67
                Kyle great job on the foreground-background blending. A person can't tell where one stops and the other starts; it's looks flawless. Awesome job!
                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                • #68
                  Thanx Larry, Here is a shot of the now 'bobbed-nosed' 0-4-4-2; also some more shots of Blackrock, Dilapidated, and Ft. Compton. Hope ya'll like them.

                  As always, cheers and jeers are welcome and appreciated.

                  Kyle

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                  Dilapidated...

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                  • #69
                    Oh well, another day of plastering. You'd think as big as the canyon is that I'd understand the amount of area to be covered equals a whole lot of cutting, mixing, dipping, placing, smearing, etc., over and over and over again; but alas, I guess I thought it'd go faster or something. Anyways, 2 more days of this at least. THEN the final coat before carving and adding castings. And it'll all still be WHITE WHITE WHITE......oh man ain't this a blast?!!!!!!!!!!!

                    plastering kyle


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                    • #70
                      Plastering Kyle looks really good so far; I'm sure that it will look spectacular when your done. Keep going.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • #71
                        Well, this is plastering Kyle checking in with a progress report. Got a couple of coats of base color applied, did a little carving and casting, sold and closed on a house my wife inherited 10 years ago, moved out all the antique furniture from the old train room (the location of the old Grizzly & Dilapidated Ry) put it all in storage, converted the rest of my half of the garage to my new play room complete with Day Bed ('cause I snore really loud on occasion)my roll top work desk, TV, stereo, Roku, You Tube TV streaming service, Pandora music, Netflix, etc. etc. etc. A/C and Heat, mini fridge w/beer, and all my railroad mags and books. TRAINS, FOOTBALL, BEER, MUSIC, MOVIES, BEER, The Blackrock Canyon RR, did I mention BEER? Pics to follow.........sorry 'bout the poor quality shots of the crew quarters,..... flip phone....

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                        • #72
                          Sounds like a fun room and there is lots of beer, beer I'm in for sure.

                          The layout looks great!!
                          Jerry



                          "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                          • #73
                            Neat pictures or the town in front of the backdrop.

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                            • #74
                              Ok here goes....

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                              • #75
                                So that's the PAD, lads. It really is cozy and comfy. Sometimes late, late in the wee small hours of the night (after 1:00 am) I lie there and fall asleep just gazing at the BCRR.

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