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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2015 11:33 pm
   
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Cool! I would like to get an old RR lantern someday.



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 Posted: Tue Dec 1st, 2015 01:47 pm
   
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Hi Lee

Like your low relief structure, painted and weathered to perfection.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 1st, 2015 02:03 pm
   
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Thanks for the kind words on the flat, everyone. I'd put a lot of thought into that before starting.



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 Posted: Mon Dec 14th, 2015 01:21 pm
   
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I had been wanting to do something on the flat cars, as I didn’t like how the top decks look. I had a few of the Sidetrack Laser flat decks sitting in my parts bin. I bought a couple more over the weekend: http://sidetracklaser.com/ON30FreightCars.htm Last night I did some work on them, but hitting them with a series of different shade grey inks:



I'll be weathering them further with paints and chalks, but I like how it looks so far. Two of them had (new wood) wheel chocks glued into place. I carefully placed those so I can easily put a WW2 Jeep onto one. The only thing lacking is scale chains, which I’m trying to figure out a way to make them so they can be removed easily anytime I want to remove the jeep from the deck of the flatcar.



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 Posted: Mon Dec 28th, 2015 03:19 pm
   
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My wife got me this Jim Jordan Doe River Gorge print for Christmas. While thinking of how I was going to frame it, I started thinking about another framed print I had that I knew wasn't going back up on the wall of the 'toy room' now that I have a layout in it. That print was a Jim Dietz print called, "Come in Fighting" which I'm actually in as a model (I'm in a few of his WW2 prints). Anyway, that got rolled up as soon as I found not only did the color of the frame and mat look good for the print, it exactly matched the hole I needed. How lucky was that? I mounted it very high on the wall of the room so it could clear the pending backdrops for the layout:



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 Posted: Mon Jan 25th, 2016 01:49 pm
   
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I decided to put some stairs onto the end of that loading dock/ramp I built for that structure on the back of the layout. There’s a door right next to the edge, and I could see some redneck types putting a stump or something to hop up there. I think a company would have put stairs there but probably wouldn’t have put a handrail. So, I took some O scale lumber, a straight edge, ruler and cutting grid and made some stairs:

Then, I weathered them and put them into place at the end of the dock. I like how they turned out and I now realize I was right that they should have been there:

Last edited on Mon Jan 25th, 2016 01:49 pm by Lee B



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 Posted: Tue Jan 26th, 2016 04:04 am
   
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Hi Lee.

Nice work on the building !

What does the 'Notice' say ?

Cheers.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 26th, 2016 12:22 pm
   
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Si. wrote:
What does the 'Notice' say ?It says that they're not hiring men in certain draft classifications and mentions them specifically. Mentioned are the ones where someone should likely be expected to be drafted, and a few 'conscientious objector' classifications. I've read that those in the latter category had real trouble finding work because some employers just didn't want them around.
The layout takes place in 1943, when the draft was a huge thing for maintaining a workforce.
Frankly, the letters on the sign are really too small to read as the flat is alongside the back of the layout and you can tell the lettering is pretty close to scale.
But I know it's there.
Same thing with movie and war bond posters on some structures, all give the name of the theater or where bonds can be bought, all real places in the location the layout takes place.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 15th, 2016 05:51 pm
   
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I tried to make some headway on the scenery forms over the past few days. I have most of the sections in the center of the room done, where most of the scenery forms need to be. The back corners will take a great deal of work, so I'm doing these slightly smaller ones first. I'll use caulk to secure them to the plywood and fascia, then paint all the ground in a color matching the dirt from the real location.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 15th, 2016 07:36 pm
   
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Hi Lee.

The banking looks great.

Is that made from blue/pink-foam stuff ?

I don't think I've seen such a shallow razor-edge cut with foam before.

Is it foam ? Did you use a hot-wire ?

? ? ?

Looks very effective.

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