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East Tennessee & Western North Carolina RR, Stoney Creek Branch PART TWO
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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 11:00 pm
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Hi Lee

Ah ... That's interesting.
No stars & white bumpers.
A scheme I have not seen.

There is a strange lack of U.S. vehicles in 1:35 I feel.
I have though, the German 'Ford' 2-axle truck 1937/39 I think.
Ruskie 'Ford' GAZ-AAA 3-axle 1943 model.
Chevy 2-axle SAS conversion truck.

Reasonable for my purposes.
Wouldn't impress a historian though !! ;)

Perhaps I need to shift my 'supposed' date to just post WWII.
Kinda doesn't explain a T-boiler Shay & ol' Porter though.
An 'underused' VGC pair, still running obviously !

I guess there were Model-Ts still running in the '40s.
As you said, not many 'up to date' vehicles in Stoney Creek.

:moose:

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Si. wrote:
Ah ... That's interesting.
No stars & white bumpers.
A scheme I have not seen.

Perhaps I need to shift my 'supposed' date to just post WWII.
Kinda doesn't explain a T-boiler Shay & ol' Porter though.
An 'underused' VGC pair, still running obviously !

I guess there were Model-Ts still running in the '40s.
As you said, not many 'up to date' vehicles in Stoney Creek.

Well, they had stars, but not the circle around the outside that you saw in the ETO. Stateside vehicles had a simple white star and that was that.
If you’re not committed to your layout’s era as I am, I’d say that the era of immediately after VE day would give you some great excuses to use vehicles of all types. In the UK, even some captured German vehicles wound up in civilian hands (though not many).



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I do/did also 1/24 and 1/18 cars, a few planes, couple ships, have 2 1/8 Pocher cars in the stash.
According to my calculations if I retire right now and start assembling the whole mess 24/7/365 sometime around 2400 AD I may put a dent on the pile... if I stop buying right now.
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A good pal of mine can't stop building kits, his HO layout is covered in partially-built airplanes, tanks, semi trucks, what have you.
I've never been a big kit-building type. I like to scratchbuild instead and only do models I can "use" somehow. So that means only stuff for the layout.



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I took some funny 'pacing' shots over the weeknd, considering that I don't run my trains more than 20MPH, scale speed...



The following day, I took some poly puff pieces out, sprayed them with adhesive, dipped them in a bowl filled with ground foam, then covered the whole lot with several coats of cheap Hairspray. This will cover the 'hills' in the backdrop in the back corner:

Not bad for less than a half hour's work, huh?



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Those are great!!!

I have tried the poly puff ball approach. Like all my scenery attempts, they kind of suck. Yours look great. I will need to approach it again.

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Reg H wrote:
I have tried the poly puff ball approach. Like all my scenery attempts, they kind of suck. Yours look great. I will need to approach it again.
Well, anything looks good in a tiny little cell phone shot. My scenery work has been really hit-and-miss, some turned out better than I expected, other stuff the opposite.
There's no telling what these foam things will look like until they're glued to the 'hills' in the back corner. Then, we'll see if they look okay or not.



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Got another corner done, with tree cover, last night.

It looks a little better than my previous attempt to do poly puff balls. One more corner, some more trees, and for the most part, the scenery is done. I didn't want to get rolling with my article photos until I had these areas more complete-looking with scenery.



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Hi Lee :wave:

I like the high-speed look on the panning shots !
Really cool !

Now, what I wanna know is...
...can you do the panning effect WITH the smoke-plume effect ?? !! :shocked:

THUNDERBIRDS managed all that stuff PLUS explosions !! ... No problem.

:moose:

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Si,
I am very familiar with the old Thunderbirds show.
F-A-B!
Nope, I wouldn't even try pan/smoke at the same time. I only did these pan shots are more of a joke as nothing moves fast on the layout
This shows the beginning of the completion of the scenery in the back corner. Forgive the poor quality of the cell photo, but it's getting very close to photo-worthy as there was nothing but grass on those opposing peaks before a few days ago. The glue is still wet on the one on the left. Along edge facing the tracks, there'll be a row of slightly shorter trees, and another row along the side of the layout of this shot to the right. And after that, it's nothing but tweaking the scenes from there...



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