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  • Your lighting looks great Rob!.
    Carl

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    • Looking good!!

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      • Some really great work here, Rob.

        The photo of the roof from above shows the complexity of the build nicely. The figure painting and lighting will bring the scene to life. You have a nice variety of skin tones, too. I've enjoyed catching up on all your work. It will be great watching the addition of water and fishing trawlers.

        Cheers, Mark.

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        • Thanks Carl. Certainly not as neat as your wiring, but at the end of the day, I hook up a battery and the lights work, so happy with that.

          Thanks Fred for looking in.

          Thanks Mark for your nice comments. Appreciated. I will certainly still be trying to improve my figures even more, but pretty happy with the results so far.
          Yep, all those roof angles and levels certainly make it an interesting structure.
          My version is mostly true to Geoff's original design. Just the dormer and enclosed staircase at the back are my idea.
          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

          https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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          • Rob,
            The wall turned out great! I am using that technique for my Canfield Lime Works walls.

            The lighting looks great as well, feels like I'm looking into full scale rooms.

            Scott

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            • Thanks Scott. I'm very happy with how the interior has come out. Worth the effort of adding a all the extra detail inside.

              I've added a footpath (sidewalk) and half a road to the back of the diorama
              The footpath is matboard, and the road I put a very thin layer of gap filler over the polystyrene. I still need to weather the road a bit more
              And weeds. Not sure if I've overdone them . Too many ?

              I will add signs, a hydrant, power poles, etc later on. and of coarse a vehicle and figures.







              Regards Rob

              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

              My current build.

              https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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              • Hey Bob nice work on the wall. I'll reread the lighting section before I do mine. Yours came out nicely.
                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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                  Thanks Jerry. I really like the Slaters products

              • I've finally got the water done. It took several attempts to get the finish I'm happy with.
                Ended up using Modge Podge this time. The first three coats I tinted the MP, but found it too dark.
                In the end I just painted over it with a mottled finish, then did another two coats, just with clear. Happy with it now.

                It looks better than in this pic

                Last edited by robert_goslin; 05-12-2022, 05:05 AM.
                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

                https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                • Also did a slime line on the bottom of the stone wall ( had some trouble continuing the above post)
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                  And have made up some pylon details and painted some more drums
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                  This weekend I should finally be able to set the wharf in place.
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

                  https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                  • Everything looks good, Rob. Very realistic.

                    Mike
                    _________________________________________________

                    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    • Rob,
                      The wall, pilings and drums look great! I especially like the pilings.
                      Are there bullet holes in those drums?

                      Scott

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                      • Thanks Mike & Scott.
                        No, not bullet holes, just a bad casting (air bubbles). I should probably weather it to hide my error. Rust makes everything right. ha ha
                        Regards Rob

                        Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                        My current build.

                        https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                        • I've got all the dock glued to the base now. No pics yet. Waiting on some decent weather to take it outside.

                          So I've started building the gantry hoist to go on the right side of the dock.
                          Here's how Geoff's original looks. I like it, so mine will be near identical.

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                          I didn't have enough wooden rod on hand of the longest length, So the smallest diameter one is the same as the dock pylons, , the longest piece which is balsa, is slightly larger, and I still needed some slightly larger again for the shortest length. I had some plastic coat hanger on hand, that suited what I need.
                          And some Evergreen H channel for the metal frame

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                          All the bits painted & weathered
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                          And assembled. Still need to wrap more rope around the poles, but wanted to show I'm making some progress
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                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                          • Rob,

                            There is a surprising number of bits and pieces to the hoist. Looks good. Coat hanger? I like your resourcefulness.

                            Mike
                            _________________________________________________

                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • Looks good. Your plastic matches the wood.

                              George
                              Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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