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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 04:59 pm
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Okay it took a bit of elbow grease, but I got it lightened, and then recolored it....I like this much better.

As you can see, I have ballasted the track, and am working on fadeing that now.










It was very stark when I first put it down


Here is a shot of it right after I had wet it down with the glue mix.

Does not look very prototypical does it?

Funny thing is.... it would if used in the proper model...you see, the redish stuff is REAL " Pink Lady"  Chicago Northwestern rail ballast and the gray is REAL SOO line ballast crushed very fine.

( No not by me..a local fellow does it.he has a few different mixes.)

I had an idea these would work here with a little doctoring up.

I'll let you know how I did it after i finish up with it.

If you look back to the other pic...I think you will agree it is very close already.

Yoou will also see this pic was taken before I fixed the retaining wall colors. :P







Oh...about the 2 different colors...if you look back to the prototype pic on page 3 of this thread....you will see the real ground in that area changes color....not the ballast...the dirt on either side of the tracks.

I wonder if that would be an area that they emptied the cinder traps at over the years??

Or if it was just the color of the backfill the track crews used, or just a natural occurance
....:Hmm:

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 Posted: Mon Sep 3rd, 2007 12:19 am
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Thanks Bob! :bow:


I worked on the Railing while the balast dried up today.








And got that installed along with some fine talus in the rocks near the base.








Just in time too as 453 came through right after the track crew left in the speeder. ;)









After that we all heard some raucous honking and we just caught a glimpse of a migrating Goose!



Good thing the cameras were at the ready  !
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The ballast was recolored with some grout in, bone, smoke and Chapparal colors.

I just dipped a brush into the grout and used it like Bragdons weathering powder.










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Trees and brush are starting to pop up too!









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Thanks again all.

Lynn I know what you are talking about but the prototype does not have the wooden portal or the retaining wall.

The track crews monitor the track closely in this area, and more so near phantom curve, as falling rocks and debris is always falling and needs to be removed to keep the tracks clear.







To the east of Rock Tunnel on the C&TSRR is mud tunnel.

That's what you want to model then.

This is the westward portal.....







and a better shot of the wing wall....







This is the east portal.







and a close up of the wing wall for that .....






ok..... you now have your images...don't forget those boards on the inner tunnel walls...it will be a nice detail....get busy!!!! :bg:






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Thanks again everyone!

After looking closely at a few of the photos I have of the scene I added a few details.

Some low brush, low evergreen shrub type growth, a few dead tree trunks, some light colored rocks as there is a grayish cliff that rises over this and they had fallen down off of that, some weeds and dirt that had eroded into some of the spaces between the rocks.

I did not want to overdo anything just add a little more detail.


Dead Branches on a pine.





I started to add them to this one from the top down and I stopped..Happy accident!...They look like pine cones to me.:pimp:







Low creeping evergreen shrubs.







Dead fallen pine tree trunk and scattered branches.







Another dead trunk.

I like this one as it is natures own...all I did was add a little ink in areas and then dabbed a little rust colored pain to simulate fungus and rot. The green fungus is a bonus from Mom Nature...wish I could take credit for that. LOL!







Shrubs down by the tracks.









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Here are a few parting shots.

I would like to either make a glass fronted case or purchase one to keep it in and the dirt off.

















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Thanks again!


Are you aware that when that section of the line for the D&RGW was built back in the 1880's that the rock and stone wall was a trestle?
Ken yes I am.;)

From what I read, they used to build wood trestles right away to get the line up and running, and then go back and replace them with more permanent structures when time permitted.


Is the pic you found this one?




Here is a more modern shot..95.. from roughly the same angle.







2 more you may find interesting.


Inside looking out.

I know , I know, I didn't do the third rail...the guard rail.
I figured the train will cover it on display so why go through that for the dio.

I will add that when I rebuild it on my layout.:glad:






and the view over the edge.





How about from space???? :bg::bg::bg::bg::bg::bg:










I tried to do my homework  so the rivit counters could not beat me up too much.:P



This is for them!     :bg:  ;)





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I hope you have enjoyed this thread from the way back machine. Dave did such splendid work that it needed to be shown again. And again. And........

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Woodie, thanks for remind this excellent trhead!!!



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