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  • Great picture! Nice to see your progress!
    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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    • Rick thanks. Slow and steady with tons of fun thrown in for good measure.

      Jerry thank you. I like those types of photos looking down the rails myself.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • Larry, gandy dancers have been busy at your place, and nice work they did, too. Persist! ~mike
        O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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        • Mike thank you; it's an ongoing process for sure.
          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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          • Larry, Everything looks great. Always nice to see progress. Love the little shed. You have got me looking at my layout to see where I might put one.

            Roland

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            • Larry,

              Been awhile since I visited your thread. Last time I visited there was a rock, some trees and a shop. Boy has it grown! Several interesting buildings and lots of detail.

              My favorite is the garage. I'll try to follow more closely. Looking good!

              Scott

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              • Roland thank you for the nice compliment. The shed scene was a fun one to build and it's
                only 4x8 inches in size; although I'm sure you could make it smaller.

                Scott thank you so much and thanks for dropping by. Glad you like the garage; that was
                a fun build and I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.
                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                • The second foreground mini scene is pretty much finished so here's some photos:

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                  ​​​​​​This area is another 4x8 inch section of the foreground which will serve as a fueling center. The ground material was added to transition
                  to look somewhat like the ground material of the garage area.

                  The tank was made from a 3/4 inch PVC union which is a scale 6ft long and 4 ft across. The tank ends are 100 # paper which were glued
                  on using ACC then a sharp knife was used to carefully cut around the tank. This gave a nice round clean appearance. The tank was spray
                  painted grey primer then a "rust wash" was applied. The area around the fuel hose was given a black wash to show stain.

                  The tank platform was constructed from scale 6x6's stacked and glued. The entire platform was stained and given a coat of A&I. There is an elbow
                  coming out of the tank bottom which is plumbed into the pump. This is driven by belt with a gas engine which came from Berkshire Valley
                  painted and weathered. The belt is made from Tyvek and painted brown.

                  This area I haven't littered as much with details to give a little more of a neat look as it's a fueling area. The wood under the pump is made
                  from scale 1x6"s glued to the foam and weathered with A&I only. There are weathered old ties and a section of long forgotten section of rail
                  in the foreground as well as some weeds her and there.

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                  Here is another view of the same area and there's a funny story behind the pump. About a couple of months ago I decided to
                  tidy up my desk area so I placed the Climax loco on the seat behind me. After cleaning up the desk I went to sit down and heard
                  a loud "crunch" sound.....I think you can figure out what happened. Needless to say the loco was way past repair so I stripped
                  out the steam engine as well as the other parts.

                  The owner of the railroad went to J.D.'s Machine Shop to have the steam engine "reversed engineered" into a pump to use
                  with the fuel tank. If anyone could do it J.D. was the man for the job and ended up with a nice $500 credit at the Company Store
                  for his work.

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                  This is the "drone" view of both of the foreground areas. I'm quite pleased with the way the foreground has turned out so
                  there's one more section which needs to be done which will catch up the foreground with the background area. Although
                  I may take a detour and work on something else for awhile, but we'll see.

                  That's about it for now so any comments and or suggestions are always welcomed and appreciated. Until next time and
                  thanks for looking.




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

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                  • Very nice. It's satisfyingly unusual.

                    I think we all probably have stories of setting something on a chair and then forgetting. . .

                    Everything you've done in the foreground is very good, but remember, you don't have to fill every square inch with something.

                    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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                    • Larry, you should be quite pleased with this new scene.
                      Looks very good.
                      Couple of things though.
                      I can't see the first picture.
                      Also, the ground cover transition from the shed scene to this new one is too defined.
                      I would try blending it together more.

                      Mike is right too about not having to fill every square inch.

                      Most importantly I can tell you're having fun with this, and isn't that what it's all about?
                      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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                      • Michael thank you. Ya as soon as I sat and heard the "crunch" I knew I messed up.
                        Yes I need to remember that sometimes less is more.

                        Rick thank you. I'm puzzled why you can't see the first photo as it shows up
                        on my computer. I just deleted then reloaded the first photo so hopefully you can see it now.
                        I was having some problems while I was posting this. Blending the two scenes is an easy
                        fix and yes I'm having a really fun time doing this layout.

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

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                        • You should be pleased with your scenes Larry. They are fantastic, and its all looking better and better as you go along. Great job here.


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

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                          • Larry, I can see your picture now.
                            Not sure why that happens, but it has happened to others.
                            Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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                            • Larry your skills are getting better with every post. Great little scene and very well done.
                              My only comment would be the same as Mike & Rick said about filling every square inch.

                              Glad that your having so much fun that's what its all about anyway!!
                              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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                              • Louis thank you for your kind words, much appreciated.

                                Rick glad the reloading fixed the photo problem. I've had problems
                                posting off and on especially with longer posts.

                                Jerry thank you; I guess it's true what they say "practice makes perfect"
                                or something like that. Yup the fun continues as long as the ideas keep
                                coming.
                                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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