Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Caz Coal -and- Wood

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • I hear that Louis...besides if it was easy.....then everybody would want to do it.
    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

    Comment


    • The first foreground "mini scene" is finished so here goes:

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_S08.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	970100

      The first thing that I wanted to do was some sort of a foundation under the shed. I used scale 6x12's for the base then covered
      the whole area with scale 1x6's which was stained and weathered. This provided a small dock in front of the door on the end.
      Things like the thicker wood pieces, barrels, rock in the back, and the tires were glued directly to the green foam then the
      ground covering was added around those items. That process took longer but the overall effect was worth the extra time taken.

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_S09.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	97.2 KB
ID:	970101

      Here is the end view with the door which has a step to get onto the small dock area and it looks like someone left out the
      gas can again. The barrels full of junk and the welding cylinders are from Berkshire valley which came nice and clean and
      required very little prep work. Everything received a coat of grey primer before any colors or weathering was added.

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_S10.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	100.0 KB
ID:	970102

      The ground cover started out with a medium sprinkling of light green Woodland Scenics foam material. Then a mixture of dirt
      and sand was added on top of that and finally some gravel at the end of the dock and along the front of the shed. The scenery is
      held in place with a 50/50 mixture of white glue and water sprayed on and allowed to dry.

      One of the last things added was the planks thrown around which are scale 2x12's given a coat of A&I. Lastly the weeds were added,
      as you can see the glue hasn't dried yet. I'm quite pleased with the way this area has turned out.

      So now another foot of layout is pretty much finished front to back; although I may add some "bits and bobs" later on to the entire
      area. Now on to the next foreground section which hasn't been decided yet. I may have to search the forum for some additional ideas
      and things to "borrow". The third section is all figured out but I want to get the next section completed first.

      This is the state of affairs so far on the CC&W RR. Any comments/ideas/suggestions are greatly appreciated as always. Until next time.

      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

      Comment


      • Looks great Larry.
        Philip

        Comment


        • Larry this little scene looks amazing.
          Congratulations!
          Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
          FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

          Comment


          • Larry,

            Looks like you didn't have any problem making a mess. And what a mess it is! Very nice.

            Mike
            _________________________________________________

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

            Comment


            • I agree with the others before me great looking scene. I trust in time you'll be adding some figures to your scene?


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

              Comment


              • Larry nice scene. Seems you got the grass & junk placed right. Great job!
                Jerry



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

                Comment


                • Philip, Rick, Michael, Jerry, and Louis thank you for your kind words. Yes I really
                  need to order some LP soon and get the place populated and also need to add
                  ballast to some of the track before I can go any further.
                  Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

                  Comment


                  • Larry, that is one good looking scene. The attention to detail really sets it off. Persist! ~mike
                    O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

                    Comment


                    • Mike thank you; I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. Now on to the next one.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

                      Comment


                      • Just a quick update on what's been going on with the RR:

                        Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_T01.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	86.6 KB
ID:	970735

                        So now from all three of the turnouts to the Machine Shop the track has been painted, weathered, and ballast applied. The three
                        tracks on the right end of the layout still need to be glued down, painted, weathered, and ballasted which be done a little at a time.

                        The layout is actually starting to look like a railroad now and the second mini scene is coming right along as well. That's it for now
                        and thanks for looking.
                        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

                        Comment


                        • Look great Larry! Time consuming hobby it tis!
                          Gandy Dancer today?
                          Philip

                          Comment


                          • Very nice trackwork scenery, and the road view. It all blends in quite well together. You can say you have a railroad WELL on its way.


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

                            Comment


                            • Philip thank you. Yup it's definitely time consuming; just a good thing I'm retired
                              or I'd be in trouble.

                              Louis thank you for your kind words. Trying to keep the areas consistent is the
                              tricky part, but it's coming together nicely.
                              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

                              Comment


                              • Philip
                                Philip commented
                                Editing a comment
                                ah not to worry. Been on mine for 3 years.

                            • Just keep making steady progress.
                              looks good!
                              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
                              FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X