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 Posted: Mon Oct 30th, 2017 03:32 am
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Michael M
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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 03:02 pm
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Larry G
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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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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 02:44 am
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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 "metal" 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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The track runs through a building so I could maximize the buildings size.  LG

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Closeup of my new, unfinished, battery box dinky.  LG


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