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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2011 02:34 pm
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Great work. I really like the grotto idea. Just don't get lost in a canyon somewhere.
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Don-keep on rockin'...!
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+1 for a rock tutorial please!

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If the last picture is any indication of how the rest will look you'll be rockin.:)

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I second the motion for a rock tutoral:bg:
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A few more rocks

Trestle #1 has been added and tested, as you can see it's a long way down to the river bed ( 27 inches ) So do not want trains going for a high dive. I have yet to add check rails. Now working on Trestle #2 as you can see in the second photo.

There has been a lot of plaster mixed.  Casting and pouring is job #1 ( One operator ) then placing the castings and hiding the joins. Used paper towels saturated in a plaster slurry to fill in any gaps ( Operator #2 )

I have used Spackfilla in the past but the cost would be to expense in this case. So far about 200 kgs of plaster used.






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wwwwooooow, that is impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How about some aerial pics of the layout? I want to see how it´s coming. Thanks for share Don!!!



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Don, fantastic progress and I'd love to see Peter join and show us a step by step on how to build these. A you-tube video would be even better. I'd also love to hear any tips for creating the molds, I have been making mine with woodland scenic rubber and this just takes way to long. On some of my bigger ones as long as 10 days for one mold. I have been using some quartz rocks I got on a job site for my smaller ones and really love how they came out. Really to scale for HO. The height of your walls is very dramatic and love the future plans as well. Pat



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VERY nice Don!

If I may suggest an improvement, there should be some cross bracing between the separate trestle bents to absorb the for and aft thrusts.

You really have been busy, haven't you?



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The start of the Eastern slopes

Decided to install the small mine in this area.

A small group of mates dropped around last Friday to have a working bee making trees and the temptation to plant a few was far to great

This area is about 30 inches long.




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