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 Posted: Sun Dec 19th, 2010 06:09 pm
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Dont know the location/date for this pic: it was on ebay and said "Rice Canyon." My guess is a pre OSHA timeframe...

 




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Back to "vacation in the garage:" did a mock up with styrofoam to see how the company mining camp will lay out:

 

 



 




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 Posted: Wed Dec 22nd, 2010 10:14 pm
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Spectacular! Duane-it's really looking great. I see what you mean about the little Porter going "over the hump" onto the bridge. Of course, you have the hump modeled, the bridge wouldn't be without it.

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Looking good.

I see you are having a White Christmas.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 22nd, 2010 11:05 pm
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Strange but plaster and styrofoam do make a white xmas. I just looked at my last post and could see in the picture that the retaining walls where the houses will be are a touch too big. I used the Fine Adjustment Tool to take of a bit and cut into the hillside...


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Carl: Here is a link to a tutorial for coloring the rock I did on another website a while back:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27832&whichpage=1&SearchTerms=module



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Great link, Duane!

I would have never thought to use rattle cans for the colors-

but then, it wouldn't have looked as good if I had done it!

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The whole thing is way cool!!!!!!!!  I see something new each time I open it. How about a little info on the church or misson structure or some more pics of it. Again really great stuff.

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Clif-the church is a model of the Tumacacori Mission before it was "restored.'  It is located just north of Nogales, AZ:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/tumacacori-national-monument-tumacacori-az0123.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.planetware.com/picture/tumacacori-tumacacori-national-monument-us-az0123.htm&usg=__gFv0XxDNU4QrNBM7Rwmzoux-5OI=&h=377&w=500&sz=233&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=7ZdLCkrSdDqZdM:&tbnh=115&tbnw=179&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtumacacori%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1R2IRFC_enUS392%26biw%3D1345%26bih%3D544%26tbs%3Disch:11%2C0&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=287&vpy=94&dur=234&hovh=195&hovw=259&tx=103&ty=114&ei=tsMTTeXKNIm6sQPumOW5Ag&oei=UsMTTb7nBJCisAPw2LmDCg&esq=26&page=1&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&biw=1345&bih=544

 

 

Lunchtime update:  Before I started carving the first house wall I cut off a little more from the top of as I didnt want retaining walls to take over the scene. I also thought Id experiment: In a few highly visible areas I will try to stack small sections of the wall piece by piece to see how it looks. 

 



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Merry Xmas to all!

It took three cups of liquid love (coffee) to finish the carving, but now it is almost ready for painting. I built up the rock outcroppings a bit too to continue the "theme." The last retaining walls I did came out looking a little flat, so I wanted to try to make them look more like these in this thread:

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2112&forum_id=11&highlight=retaining+walls

I'm a little disappointed that Woodie hasnt given me a hard time for the wires hanging off the switch...




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