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  • #91
    Here we go:

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    After gluing down the building it was time to call in the "ditch digging" crew. Carved out a trench in the foam to run the wires
    for the lights. Covered the wires with "miracle weld 1000" which I can cover with the scenery material. When done hopefully
    you won't be able to tell where the trench was. Where the battery box is will have a shed over it that can be lifted off the layout
    to turn the lights on and off; at least that's the plan.

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    Glued the rafters for the shed in place then proceeded to make a roof. Started with a piece of 100# paper which had 1x6's grained,
    colored and weather before gluing to the 100# paper. Even though you can't really see it the underside of the roof does have wood.
    The tar paper was left over from the Wood Cutters Shack glued on randomly then weathered when finished. You'll notice the gas
    pump is missing, that's because I hit it with my hand and knocked it loose. Placed it in the parts box until after the scenery material
    is down so i don't hit it again.

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    I did overlap the ends and the front to make it look more realistic. Weathering was done with a mixture of grey and white chalks
    which was worked into the tar paper with a wide soft brush. I was quite pleased that I was able to get the smoke stack up through
    the roof without any problem.

    Next I think I'm going to start on the scenery material from the tracks going left around the building to the ends of the diorama
    before placing anymore detail parts or maybe I'll do the hill area next...we'll see.

    That's it for now and as usual thanks for stopping by.
    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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    • #92
      Looking great Larry!!
      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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      • #93
        The shed looks done. Or is there more? Very nice in either case.

        The tar paper is crudely laid down, but I've seen it done that way.

        Mike
        _________________________________________________

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

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        • #94
          Coming together well.
          Maybe a little tar around the base of the stack?
          Just a little white glue and black paint mixed in and brush it on.
          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

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          • #95
            Larry, looking forward to the scenery. The building looks done! ~mike
            O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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            • #96
              Thanks guys for your thoughtful comments, they really help to keep me going.
              Rick thanks for the stovepipe tar suggestion; I give it a go. The building is 99%
              finished. Yes I wanted the tarpaper to look random, like it had been patched over
              the years. I do enjoy adding the scenery, it brings the project to life before adding the rest
              of the detail parts.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • #97
                Very nice progress. And, as Rick pointed out for the tar, it is a simple method but adds a great looking detail to the stack.


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

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                • #98
                  Louis thank you. Ya I plan on doing the tar around the stove pipe; another new technique to add
                  to the mix.
                  Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                  • #99
                    Larry,
                    That tar paper roof looks great, really fits in with the feel of the shed.

                    Scott

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                    • Scott thank you. The tar paper is a nice distraction from the rest of the building.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • Looks better each episode here.
                        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                        Cedar Swamp
                        SW of Manistique, MI

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                        • Karl thank you it's taking shape.

                          I've had some time in between the 1:1 projects:

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                          I figured the next step was to put down some ground cover. Started with a small section at a time and added some bushes along the
                          front of the diorama. Also added a combination of dark and medium course green turf then added play sand after that, trying to get some
                          layers of scenery. The one thing that I didn't do was to spray the top with glue water, that way it remained a lighter color and doesn't look
                          so flat. You'll notice the tar around the stove pipe which added a nice little detail....thanks Rick for the suggestion.

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                          Here's the trackside of the building with some weeds growing next to the building. By gluing some of the bigger details to the
                          foam first then I was able to put the sand around the item to look like they have been there for awhile.

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                          This is the back left corner which I wanted to add something large as an anchor point. Continued with the same process for
                          the ground cover with gluing in the bushes and tires first then working around them. The tractor tires are from Berkshire Valley
                          which were sprayed with flat black then weathered with a combo of light tan and grey chalks. The barrel next to the building is from
                          SW which was sprayed with grey primer and colored/weathered with chalks. The pipes in the barrel were cut from tubing I use for
                          piping and weathered with some rust; although I'm going to add some grey chalk over that to tone it down a little. Also you'll notice
                          that I have been playing around with some details for the back of the building. Since the diorama can be viewed from all sides, I wanted
                          the back and sides to look as good as the front view.

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                          The tires have been there so long that weeds are growing inside of them and I also placed some sand around the tires to make
                          them look like they have been there awhile. Also glued the tractor tire against the door since the tractor inside is being worked on.

                          That's where I'm at for now. Next will be to scratch build a shed to cover up the battery box at the back of the diorama which will be
                          removable to turn the lights on and off; also to change out the batteries when needed. As always thanks for looking.
                          Last edited by Larryc; 08-14-2022, 08:39 AM.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Excellent job on the scenery and details.
                            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

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                            • Rick thank you much appreciated and the "tar" around the stove pipe is a real winner, thanks again.
                              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                              • Outstanding scenery and detail work Larry.
                                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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