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  • Nice progress there Rob, Mike, Scott, and Bernd.


    Louis
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • Yesterday evening I glued the block wall into place at the wharf area, put plaster into the open joints, and left it to dry overnight.
      Today I painted my wharf block wall with the first set of paintings. First, I brushed on Tortoise color interior flat latex mixed 50/50 with wet water. While still wet, I next brushed on a black wash being made-up of black India ink and wet water, 2 Tablespoons of ink to 16 ounces of wet water. Between the two colors, keep brushing with each until you get a color that looks right for a base coat. Once all has dried, I’ll come back and dry brush the blocks with a mix of two parts tortoise color paint, with 1-part white paint.
      For variations; If you want a bluer rock type color. Add a 1" squeeze of Cobalt Blue acrylic tube color, or about 1/2 teaspoon of Polly Scale Blue, to the Tortoise color interior flat latex that was mixed 50/50 with wet water. If your area calls for the reddish rock type color, add 1/8 teaspoon of Red Oxide tinting color, or a 1" squeeze of Raw Sienna acrylic tube color mixed into the Tortoise color interior flat latex paint that was mixed 50/50 with wet water. Below is the brown/tortoise color, then the black ink and wet water left to dry. Dry brushing comes later.


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      Louis
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • Bernd
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        Wall looks great Louis.


    • Looks like it's seen a lot of weather come ashore. Very nice Lou.

      Jim
      Take the red pill

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      • Originally posted by BurleyJim View Post
        Looks like it's seen a lot of weather come ashore. Very nice Lou.

        Jim
        Thanks Jim!


        Louis
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • Block wall looks good Louis.
          Carl

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          • Bernd, that rear wall bracing looks good.

            Lou, nice plaster work!

            Bruce

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            • I have continued plugging along on the rear wall. Still some trim work to add on the wall, add a door knob on the people door, cut the large door in half vertically and add trim to it, etc, etc. Another day or two should see that wall done.
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              Bruce

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              • Looks like an earlier post of commenting on some fine work by Rob, Bernd, Scott, Mike, Carl, and Bruce, got lost in the ether. Either there is a lack of projects to be worked on, or some serious "sandbagging" is going on.

                Jim
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                Take the red pill

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                • Originally posted by BurleyJim View Post
                  Looks like an earlier post of commenting on some fine work by Rob, Bernd, Scott, Mike, Carl, and Bruce, got lost in the ether. Either there is a lack of projects to be worked on, or some serious "sandbagging" is going on.

                  Jim
                  Could it be that there are two ways to comment on a post? One way is a direct comment and the other is to quote the whole post. Seems like when a whole post gets quoted it'll update to the next post. When you "comment" on the post is doesn't add it to the end of the last post. Still learning how this new software works. And it seems to have some glitches in it yet.

                  Bernd
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                  • Thanks Carl and Bruce for your comments.


                    Louis
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • See here for more detailed information; https://railroad-line.com/node/978963
                      For some more updated progress;
                      I started installing the pylons for Waterfront Louie’s. A lot more has to go into them. I plan on applying three pylons tied together at the corners of the dock, barnacles applied at the base of the pylons, and the usual waterfront details here and there. I use a hobby saw and wire brush to give my wooden pylons some wood grain and detail. First picture.
                      To give you an advanced perspective of what I’ll be placing into this area, I show the foot print’s below of FOS Scale “Hoopers Oysters”, on the left, and two “Oyster Skiff Mini Barge’s” will be placed on the water. Also, I’ll be placing a Bar Mills “The Fishing Shack” structure on the right. These items have been on the shelf for many years, and this challenge, building Waterfront Louie’s, has helped me bring them out of storage, and put them where they were intended to go.


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                      Louis
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • That'll be one nice looking waterfront scene Louis.

                        Bernd
                        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                        • Originally posted by desertdrover View Post
                          To give you an advanced perspective of what I’ll be placing into this area, I show the foot print’s below of FOS Scale “Hoopers Oysters”, on the left, and two “Oyster Skiff Mini Barge’s” will be placed on the water. Also, I’ll be placing a Bar Mills “The Fishing Shack” structure on the right. These items have been on the shelf for many years, and this challenge, building Waterfront Louie’s, has helped me bring them out of storage, and put them where they were intended to go.

                          Lou, I think that these challenges get all of us looking at our storage shelves, and that is a good thing.

                          That will be an eye catching area on your layout for sure.
                          Bruce

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                          • Thank much Bernd and Bruce.

                            Bruce, These Challenges over the years have been a big boost in my layout progress that's for sure.


                            Louis
                            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                            • For a progress update, I have installed the pylons, and now have to put on the braces, barnacles, pillar crane, the light poles I recently made, ladders and the usual detailing items for a waterfront. See here for more detailed information; https://railroad-line.com/node/978963

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                              Louis
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