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Dear friends,

a pictorial review of this last years work,

somewhere in the Pacific Northwest Cascades,

in the middle of the summer,

in the mid 1930's

by Randy K. May

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34666

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Nice work!


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Great pictures Randy,
glad to see your still railroading
keep posting pics,
Carl
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Randy,

Outstanding work !!!!!

Nice to see more large scale modeling in the backwoods on this site. What the length and width of it.

Keep up the good work.!!!!

Ronnie D.:cb:

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Randy, this is awesome!!! I love those structures and their shingle roof. Incredible work. 

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thanks guys,
this diorama is 22' long  x ( 36'' - 48" ) deep


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I especially like the mossy roof, something we don't see very often.[url=javascript:emoticon(':old%20dude:',%20'images/emoticons/gerg.gif')]document.write('[/url]');

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hey thanks pipopak,
lotsa moss in the cascades

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Randy, I think you have really captured the look, THE MOOD-of deep, damp forrests and the little railroads that ran through them.

GREAT WORK!:thumb:

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UNCLE BOB wrote: Randy, I think you have really captured the look, THE MOOD-of deep, damp forrests and the little railroads that ran through them.

GREAT WORK!:thumb:


Hey thanks Uncle Bob, modeling the Pacific Northwest Cascades has been the most fun of all the modeling I've done over my 25 yrs. in the hobby.

I look forward to my project endeavers to get better and better,my next diorama is well underway, heres a link for those who'd enjoy following along,

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34727

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Randy,

Checked out your new section, And again Outstanding Work!!!

Glad to see your using (FROCK ROCK). what will you use for water in your little creek bed.

Regards:

Ronnie D.:cb:

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Run Down And Poor Lumber Company wrote: Randy,

Checked out your new section, And again Outstanding Work!!!

Glad to see your using (FROCK ROCK). what will you use for water in your little creek bed.

Regards:

Ronnie D.:cb:


Hey Ronnie

Have you used the Frocks as well,? great light weight/no weight product, and basically free, from thrift stores. I love its look in the scenes, the boulders laying around on the forest floor amongs the trees and thick undergrowth.

I've always used the woodland scenics latex beads you melt for water, I like there clear see to the bottem clearity,Its not that I prefer it really , its all I've ever used and have been happy with it,Its also 

 I build up the creek areas with plaster, to shield the underneath product from the initial heat of it,I learned that the hard way once, your creek area needs to be sealed proof,the joint compound works fine.

thanks Ronnie

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Lovin' your work, Randy!

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a few shots for fun on the new diorama,

the "Spring Creek" area of the "Coumbia Pacific railroad" story'




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Very nice work! I imagine that those are some tall trees, be glad you have the vertical space.
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W C Greene wrote: Very nice work! I imagine that those are some tall trees, be glad you have the vertical space.
Woodie


Ya the tallest trees go up to 36"s,

the diorama level sets at 50"s,

the shadowbox viewing window is 22"s

thanks for stopping by Mr.Greene

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Heres my favorite locomotive,
a Bachmann 1:20.3...... 2-4-2 Baldwin,
lugging a couple of Bachmann 1:20.3 woodside ore cars,





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Randy-I see why that is your favorite...she would be mine also! Great job and the trees are outtasite!!!!
Woodie

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W C Greene wrote: Randy-I see why that is your favorite...she would be mine also! Great job and the trees are outtasite!!!!
Woodie
hey thanks WC,



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     Great job, great look and great modeling. Got any shots further back to show any size comparison?
                          Clif K

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Hey Clif,
I think your asking for a more distant shot?
my room is 22'x11'4"
the 2-4-2T Baldwin is crossing the 11'2" side







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Randy

  Thanks for the pics. That gives it a whole new perspective. I would love to have the space to do something like that. Never thought I would be into the detail area, but the possibilities are endless there. To all the other scales, you Freerailers also have done some amazing things, but with the failing eyesight the bigger the better. Again kudos for your work Randy.

                               :2t: Clif K

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Realy very nice work:apl:

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:glad::old dude::2t::moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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finished up one end of the diorama with a wooden tunnel portel









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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!

a few shots from the Carol Ann mine area,






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hope everyone had some great holidays and got lots of model railroad stuff for Xmas!

I worked on a 6' x 4' triangle bumpout on my "Columbia Pacific Railroad" diorama,
the "Spring Creek" area livestock transfer station.
heres some construction shots;











So heres how it turned out;



















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That ag scene is really sweet.

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Hi Randy,
I have been quietly watching this layout progress. I like the new bump out section...adds some good depth to the scene, which can be difficult in such a large scale. Overall, it is shaping up as a very enjoyable "little" railway to run on. I could easily picture the trains slowly doing laps of the room while working on projects at the bench. Nice work.

Also nice to see the Baldwin 2-4-2 out on duty. Would be really nice if Bachmann thought to do this in On30, and even better if they wanted to make it a 2-6-2 to assist us "Puffing Billy" nuts!

Cheers,
Dan Pickard

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Hey thanks Titus for stopping by
and checking in on me.
I really enjoyed constructing this little livestock transfer station,(lots of posts and rails).

Randy

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Hey Dan,
glad your keeping an eye on me,
the depth is great for looking thru the scenes,
6' deep!
thats why I go with the triangle bumpouts,
you can reach everything on the angles,
as you have followed I complete the scenery on the main benchwork first so I don't have to reach across to it after the bumpouts go on,
I usually always keep the track laying in my scenes very close to the edge of the main bench work for the ease of track laying,
then use bumpouts to create depth and fullness of scenes.

That Baldwin 2-4-2T is my favorite looking locomotive today,
at least till the next loco I might get!

Randy

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randy love the bumpout great idea :glad::moose::thumb::2t::old dude:

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Hey Charles thanks,
you know?
inovations,
trials of necessitys,
ideas at work,
damn!
I sound like a philosopher!

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Very impressive modeling, kudos!

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Hey LongHornCaddy,
thanks for dropping by,

Been getting the benchwork and backboards up this last weekend in my last section to model in,this area is about 11" long,with a 5'x30" bumpout piece at the end.

got the sky and some trees painted on for my background scenes.
I haven't ever used this area before so I had to build everything up new.(benchwork & backboard)etc.
It really sqeased down my work bench area!

the track is going by at the far end with a dirt road crossing,
the road will come down the length, there will be a wooden single lane vehicle bridge along there,and then the road will curve onto the bumpout.
In front of the bumpout end I'm going to scratch build a general store for that areas scene.










This general store will also my build entry in the build challange.

Now I gotta go see if I can find one of those cold "Seattle Rainer" beers!



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Randy,
Again outstanding Work !!!!
2 quick questions for you.
1. Will this layout be a single track mainline from point to point or will it run around the whole room.
2.Have your work been influence by Malcolm Furlow !!! I
can see some of it in your modeling but your work is a lot cleaner than his.

Many Regards:
Ronnie D.:cb:

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Run Down And Poor Lumber Company wrote: Randy,
Again outstanding Work !!!!
2 quick questions for you.
1. Will this layout be a single track mainline from point to point or will it run around the whole room.
2.Have your work been influence by Malcolm Furlow !!! I
can see some of it in your modeling but your work is a lot cleaner than his.

Many Regards:
Ronnie D.:cb:


Hey Ronnie,

this diorama build is a point to point.I remember Malcom in Model Railroader magazines,great inovative modeler,

my big time inspiration for  northwest scenery modeling was from a group of Aussies from down under who modeled a portable layout called the "Red Stag Lumber Co."there forest details blew me away! I've modeled all scales in all themes,but was never fully satisfied until I started modeling the Pacific Northwest in a 1930's setting with mountain Steam locomotives!

heres one of there links of pictures...

http://www.nmra.org.au/Layout_Tours/RedStag/index.html

http://members.optusnet.com.au/jdennis/redstag/frameset.html

http://www.mendorailhistory.org/blog/?p=559

you may find more pics by googling "the Red Stag Lumber Co."

how my layouts look is due to there inspirational work 

Randy

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Yes, I remember Malcom also...personally. Your work is much, much better. Please keep us up to date, more photos will do the trick. The Red Stag and Muskrat Ramble layouts are quite impressive and inspirational. Funny how Aussies can model the American South(M Ramble) better than most Americans. Keep up the great work.

Woodie

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W C Greene wrote: Yes, I remember Malcom also...personally. Your work is much, much better. Please keep us up to date, more photos will do the trick. The Red Stag and Muskrat Ramble layouts are quite impressive and inspirational. Funny how Aussies can model the American South(M Ramble) better than most Americans. Keep up the great work.

Woodie

Hey Woodie,

Ya not to besmirch american modelers,but a number of our friends from Down Under are alot of the best "Modelers" in the world!

I think with alot of them the "modeling" is there primary focus in there hobby,running trains,tho fun,is secondary to there hobby.maybe the opposite is true with american modelers. but a few of us as for myself are following there lead.

I notice alot of them just build dioramas ( as to prove my point ). which is fine with me cause thats my bent as well.

I guess I'm trying to model the US of A "Pacific Northwest"/Aussie style!

thanks for stopping by Woodie

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Well I got the foam base in,
and started on my scratch build of the "Simpson Creek General Mercantile" & post office.






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working on the "Simpson Creek General Mercantile"









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Much can be said of outdoor large scalers in the UK compared to US modelers. Layouts in the UK tend to have a lot of detail and a sense of operational purpose whereas large scalers in the US tend to just throw a ton of track on the lawn so they can run big engines with long strings of freight cars. Not much creativity found in the US large scale community. :us:

 

Randy May wrote:
W C Greene wrote: Yes, I remember Malcom also...personally. Your work is much, much better. Please keep us up to date, more photos will do the trick. The Red Stag and Muskrat Ramble layouts are quite impressive and inspirational. Funny how Aussies can model the American South(M Ramble) better than most Americans. Keep up the great work.

Woodie

Hey Woodie,

Ya not to besmirch american modelers,but a number of our friends from Down Under are alot of the best "Modelers" in the world!

I think with alot of them the "modeling" is there primary focus in there hobby,running trains,tho fun,is secondary to there hobby.maybe the opposite is true with american modelers. but a few of us as for myself are following there lead.

I notice alot of them just build dioramas ( as to prove my point ). which is fine with me cause thats my bent as well.

I guess I'm trying to model the US of A "Pacific Northwest"/Aussie style!

thanks for stopping by Woodie

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shots of fun













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looks like the real thing to me :2t::bow::Salute:

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Hey thanks a bunch Charlie!

""rolling into the setting sun"





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Plugging along on my "Simpson CreeK Mercantile"








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Randy, did you just sell some of those Ford models on EBay? I think Im now the owner of the blue coupe and the pick up truck and another black coupe.

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G'day Randy

That's a mighty fine railroad you have.

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Randy,

The layout looks great. !!!! Is that Bachmann Porter the only unit your

running. A Rail Truck would look great on it.

Ronnie D.:cb:

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Those look great, Randy but I've decided to step back to On30. 1:20.3 is just too big for me. I wish that wasn't the case but reality wins.

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Randy
Top notch work. The look is truly the work of a pro. I have on my bucket list a line for "build something, anything in Fn3". Probably would be a structure. I really like the possibility of detailing something to the total degree. Keep posting the pics. There are model railroaders and railroad modellers, and since I can't see them running, I see that you definitely are a railroad modeller.
Clif K


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