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 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2015 12:34 am
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No insanity there George,

Found art is indeed a staple of many modelers and that little pizza takes the cake, or pizza,... whatever...

For large scales (O, G, F, 1:13.7) , you can see found art in just about any layout and it is oftentimes quite similar to what you're doing with the pizza layout.

So keep the photos coming, I can't wait to see your progress and the finished product.

BTW, if you're looking for a place to 'show' this layout online, I recieved a recent newsletter from a website called carendt.com which displays micro layouts such as yours. The new owner of the site is putting together an update to the scrapbook where the layouts are displayed. You won't get paid for it, but after I submitted my layout I got some interest on my blog and a few nice comments and advice on making the layout better so it was definitely worth the time.

Here's the link:

http://www.carendt.com/

Just thought I'd mention that in addition to my usual 2 cents.

Again, great little layout and I can't wait to see more progress!

--James:java:



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 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2015 02:01 am
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jtrain wrote:

BTW, if you're looking for a place to 'show' this layout online, I recieved a recent newsletter from a website called carendt.com

Here's the link:

http://www.carendt.com/

Just thought I'd mention that in addition to my usual 2 cents.

Again, great little layout and I can't wait to see more progress!

--James:java:


JTrain, yes I've seen Carendt.com and got plenty of inspiration there.
I'll send them some pics when I get a bit more done as it likely to be a slow process. Although I did get some plaster cloth and Basswood today to start laying some foundation.

Thanks again !



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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2015 04:58 am
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Added more foam that I got from a TV box in the trash.
Nice size blocks of 2" and 1" foam for free is tough to beat when one is poor artist type, lol.

So now I have a nice start to a rock form platform to build onto.
Next will be some plaster cloth and carving plaster.
Oh and I got a bunch of Bass Wood to start building support frames, portals and such.

Being a first timer, I didn't think ahead and solderd the track together so I'll have to work around and under it a section at a time (duh).

I'll try to get better photos in the daytime.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2015 01:12 pm
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Slightly better photo.

If anyone has tips on Engines chassis that are easy to scratch build on top of (HO and good climbers) please help out this beginner :)

Also types trucks that I can build simple shorty single truck bass wood ore cars and flat beds.

Thanks for any suggestions
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 Posted: Wed Mar 18th, 2015 03:02 am
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Well I'm officially a Train Hobbiest now ... I spent my last $ 30 on stuff for my layout instead of on food.

Hope to make some more real progress on this project in the next week or two.



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 Posted: Thu Mar 19th, 2015 10:36 pm
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Started with the plaster sheet over the foam today.

Before anyone says anything, yes, I'm aware NOT having the track in place would make it easier.

I had gotten excited during track testing and soldered it, not thinking ahead :shocked:

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 Posted: Thu Mar 19th, 2015 10:42 pm
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Layer of plaster sheet is done ! Just waiting for my order of carving plaster to come in so I can move on to the next step.

(Before anyone says anything, yes, I'm aware NOT having the track in place would make it easier.)

I'm sure I'll have a hell of a time getting the track clean after all this.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 20th, 2015 12:04 pm
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That's coming together nicely George. Usually, modelers consider themselves artists of some sort, you've done that literally.

Don't fret the plaster too much, it's easy to get off the rails once dry, just use the back edge of an exacto knife or a scotch brite pad, works for me every time It's plaster on the ties and softer surfaces that might give you trouble, but at least it'll blend in with ballast and paint, so again, don't fret the plaster.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 20th, 2015 02:16 pm
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I think you have done a grand job there George especially with the track being there.
Cant wait to see the paint work when dry.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 20th, 2015 06:56 pm
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jtrain wrote:
It's plaster on the ties and softer surfaces that might give you trouble, but at least it'll blend in with ballast and paint, so again, don't fret the plaster.

--James:java:

Not too worried really, I know by the time glue, paint and ballast (some anyway) goes down, I'll have to clean the track more than once.



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