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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 12:58 am
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#2-WHAT DIDN'T WORK SO WELL...

Because I had to hand-carve and color the rockwork for the canyon section,
I held off doing the bridge and track work until after the basic scenery was in place.

Then I had to lay the track, wire it and build the bridge after the scenery was in place.

Probably would have been easier to get the trackwork and wiring done first.







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Hi Duane,
Anyone going out on any bridge across that canyon is taking a HUGE leap of faith.. :w:

That's some seriously scary scenery :2t::bow:



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Apologies for not getting back sooner, but thanks.

Building the canyon was one of the most rewarding modelling projects I have done.

For several months one rainy, cold Oregon winter, I cranked the heater in the garage,
brewed a pot of coffee, and turned on some tunes and blissfully carved away.

One of the shortcomings of the 8' long module,
was that I didn't know what my goals for the layout would be.

The canyon section was built to On30 standards I found online
(might have been the Texas Outlaws group),
but I didn't realize at the time that I would get into photographing the models.

One of the standards of the modular group,
was to place the center of the track six inches from the front edge of the layout,
which works well enough for operation, but does not work well for photography.

Here is an early picture of the canyon with the suspension bridge,
showing the lack of foreground:







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Over the years I went to great lengths, some comical,
to overcome the lack of a foreground when I photographed the T&P.

At one point, I came across a rather large prickly pear cactus at a yard sale,
and figured it might work as a prop to hide the front of the layout:







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Or another of the "prickly pear" series:







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Do you have any examples of the comical photos?

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Well, those are two of the better attempts at using the cactus as a prop, most were failures.

Since the cactus weighed 100lbs, it was hard to move,
and most attempts to place it in the foreground resulted in my wife pulling the stickers with tweezers,
which was kind of comical.

Here is a more typical attempt with the cactus:







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I like that one as well.


As for my query, I was being sarcastic,

as the PP is so wildly out of scale,

a photo with it and the trains could only be comical.


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