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 Posted: Fri Oct 11th, 2013 08:40 am
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Wasn't happy with the first colors. Not what I wanted. So I redid some area's with a litlle bit more red/brown colors. But I screwed up and one spot was way to red :bang:.



Also I thought that there was too much variation in colors. So again I redid some and this is where it is now (see picture below). I like this much better.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 11th, 2013 11:09 am
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What r we Mining??? If n its IRON ore yer fine if its Copper, your still OK..If its Gold, then yea maybe too much red tint.,, t, the good news is this...once you add a scattering of greenery ( Ground covers and trash etc it all kinda blends and tones down the hightones..you would be surprised...its pretty hard to screw up rock unless you plan on it all being BARE ROCK in which case practice practice practice ( its also how you get awarded the good ol MMR status, the dream of every model railroader...the benefits of this of course wont get you a cup of coffee, however you r entitled to get a custom license plate that says MMR 4 ME..:rah::rah::rah: OK Carry On!!:Salute:



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 Posted: Sun Oct 13th, 2013 04:58 pm
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Todd, thanks for your reaction. What are we mining? Let's say it's iron, but never realy thougt of that... :bg:

Meanwhile I finished the rock painting. Don't pay too much attention on the yellow color on the flat area's. The ground cover still has to come.







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 Posted: Sun Oct 13th, 2013 06:34 pm
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Hi Alwin

Looks like your gettin' there.

I dunno what lighting you have...
...but...
...I just bought a 500 Watt halogen-light...
...Outdoor-type, in an aluminium casing.

It was about £3 / $5 no kidding; spare bulbs $1.

Bounced off the ceiling; it gives a pretty good 'white' light.
Great for seeing colour 'correctly' (Mmmm.)
An exellent referance.

Cheap & usefull kit.
Thought I would mention it...
...good for photography too.

All the best.

Cheers

Si.



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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2013 06:18 pm
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Been busy with the bridge. Where it has to come is a trestle not possible so I choose for a truss bridge. I still have to do  a paintjob on many parts but here are some photo's, not on the layout but they show the progress on the bridge.

An overview:


And a detail:


BTW Si: sorry for the late reaction, but I used led strips in the photo's I posted earlier. Wasn't happy with that so I have some new ones now, with smd 5050 leds this time. It's much better.
I have some problems with the installation of the backdrop but when that's done I post some new pics.

Alwin

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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2013 07:14 pm
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Hi Alwin

No rush ! ... If the railroad 'mixed-train' don't get in till next week...
...none o' the locals are gonna bat an eyelid !!

Fantastic bridge Alwin.
I love 'em all ... but the look of a train going 'through' a nice truss; takes some beating !

Good to hear about the lights Alwin.
I just use the 500 Watt halogen for photos realy.
I dunno how you could 'permanently' light a layout with one...
...probably can't.
The LED's sound good, if they are bright enough.

Woodie has the best layout lighting...
...and he didn't even pay for it; or gets a monthly bill.
Smart ! (a$$)

Looks like the KM&RC is gonna be shipping some serious tonnage pretty soon !
Can't wait !

All the best.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 7th, 2013 06:01 pm
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Finished the painting on the bridge. I have to assemble it on the layout so that's gonna take some time.
Someone has a good idea how to glue all those ties to the rails? The flextrack is already installed on the layout. I see two "problems" to do that job. First: the ties have to be lined up between the trusses, second: the original ties from the flex track are still in place and I can't remove them all at once. L:

Here are some photo's of the bridge so far, only the trusses are glued together jet. The tankcar is some European model I had lying around. It's just for getting an idea of the dimensions.







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 Posted: Sun Dec 8th, 2013 01:02 pm
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:moose::moose::moose::moose::old dude:
loose rail put thin layer of hot glue on bottom put in place then heat rail or use acc and clamp



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 Posted: Mon Dec 9th, 2013 06:33 am
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Charles, thanks for your reaction.
I keep in mind your hot glue option, I didn't thought of that. I think acc dries to fast. Personally I was thinking of using PU glue what gives me a longer processing time and a misplacing is easier to restore.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2013 01:22 pm
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Alwin, here's another plan. Coat the bottom of the rails with PLIOBOND or GOO (contact cement) and let it dry. Then while using some track gauges to hold the rails in gauge, carefully run a hot soldering iron on the top of the rails. This will soften the glue and then when it cools (almost instantly), the rails will be held in place. If there is a gauge problem or expansion occurs, just do this operation again. I suggest trying it first with scrap rail on scrap wood/ties to get it down. How old is this idea? It was being used in the early 1960's to hold code 40 rail down in HOn3 since spikes at the time were too big. An old idea that works well and may help you here.

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