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Saturday, December 28, 2013
Sunday, January 5th, Woodstock Model Train Show And Sale. The Woodstock Model Train Show takes place in the Oxford Auditorium and the Mutual/Market Building Buildings, on the Woodstock Fairgrounds at 875 Nellis Street, in Woodstock. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Work continues near the power plant. An access road and bridge add needed scenic elements to part of a long straight run of track. John and Trent have made a difficult road installation believable with a stepped rock embankment and twisting road.
|two tier bank up to the road
Friday, December 20, 2013
Work continues in the lumber town of Miller, as Rod so aptly put it "it's amazing how fast things change from week to week". Matt and Don (there may have been others I didn't see) applied plaster cloth to the new foothill area in a new method, at least to me. Instead of the messy dunk and smear pieces of plaster cloth one at a time, they cut and laid pieces of plaster cloth to the forms (cut and shaped layers of ceiling tile) then sprayed it with water and brush blended it into shape. They also incorporated two dirt roads into the hills to connect to the, yet unpainted, roads on the backdrop. This is yet another way of adding small details to help make the overall scene believable.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Backdrop blending at its best by Tom Johnson on his Logansport & Indiana Northern, a part of InRail. From a post in MRH, thanks for letting us use your photos Tom. View more photos in MRH.
|Because you can not tell, the backdrop starts behind the round yellow sign on the left of the road.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The cold didn't deter our members and even after weeks of the same, or ballasters were hard at work. A base for the Lincoln city buildings was put down and the work on the branch line scenery continued. The saw mill at Miller was test fit with the log pond and company houses were positioned. Jim had previously brought in a corner module scene he had built and the backbrop was painted to match it as good as possible.
|base for city buildings installed
|log pond and saw mill fitted
|log ramp will need to be reworked for the pond
|hill supports test fitted
|base coat of paint and first stone casting installed
|Jim brought in this corner module
|backbrop painted between power plant and corner
|trying to match in corner module, a couple of rock castings will help
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
I had a part bag of dark brown grout, so I though I would try it for some scenery. First I mixed it about half and half with ready to use drywall compound and added water to make it like soup. Then using old dried up wipes I dipped them into it and applied them to the layout. These went on quite well, blended well, and dried a pleasing light brown. Next I made up straight grout and dipped the wipes into it. The mixture, even though quite soupy, went on the wipes too dry and did not stick to the wipes very well, it was hard to apply to the layout, them did not blend or stick to each other well, seemed to shrink,and dried a dark brown, so I will not try that again.
|fifty fifty mixture nice light brown
|Straight grout, not suited to this application, although nice rugged texture
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I was given a train order hoop by my son-in-law's parents. The station master would hold it up with a train order attached and the engineer of the passing train would catch the hoop in his arm, remove the order and drop the hoop to the ground for the station master to retrieve .
|The hoop with the order