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 Posted: Mon Oct 30th, 2017 01:52 am
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Michael, I got to thinking, why not use some of the trees from my HO layout to represent young trees in the needles. I think they work well enough.  Larry G


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 Posted: Mon Oct 30th, 2017 01:57 am
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I have around a hundred of these trees from my old HO layout so will be able to plant a good size forest. I'll still need weeds and underbrush.   LG

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Trees and bushes come in all sizes so there is no reason you can't use 'HO Scale' trees.

The Bristlecone Pine in the White Mountains of California is a very slow grower and can live for hundreds or even thousands of years.  With its' twisted and gnarled truck and branches they very interesting to see up close.

http://mavensphotoblog.com/2013/03/21/the-ancient-bristlecone-pine-forest-spending-time-with-the-oldest-living-things-on-earth/

If I can ever coax my little narrow gauge line into some mountains I just might model some Bristlecone.


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 Posted: Mon Oct 30th, 2017 07:02 pm
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Michael, The Bristlecone web site is very interesting, never visited there. With four kids in tow, we usually ended up at Disneyland. Modeling those twisted trees would be a real challenge. I have seen pictures of some very twisted bushes, can't remember the name, that could be used for the trunks. The rocks in that area would also present a challenge.

I like a good challenge so I wouldn't let any of this stop me from modeling this area, go for it.

Larry G.

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Hi Larry,
This just keeps getting better and better,
:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

I don't do this often, but they have been well earned,



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Thank you John. I am fortunate to live in a area with loads of scenic inspiration. I had briefly considered setting my layout near the Badlands National Park area in the late 1950s.. Photo from the South Dakota tourism site.   Larry G

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I have been working on a couple of projects. First, a small mine motor, with a cab, to keep the operator warm and dry. It still needs a roof and controls in the cab plus a door.

The other project will take a long time to finish. I am building the foamcore substructure for the Appetite Mine buildings. I'm going for a busy look with multiple roof angles and wall setbacks. Still more to figure out. such as, overhead "skyways" to bring ore to the two track loading tipple.

This pic shows a overview of what has been done so far.



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Same area, just a bit lower angle. The loading tipple has a ways to go before it will get finished. I hope to make it fully functional so it can load cars with ore.  LG

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The largest building is 16" tall by 10" wide. Windows, doors and corrugated siding will be added over time.  

My new mine motor can be seen in this pic.   LG

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The loading tipple, so far, and the new battery box dinky.

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