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"The Original" Kittom Lumber Co. PART TWO
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 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2017 03:09 pm
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Very impressive Dr.G! Have to say this is going to be one of the most realistic logging railroads I've ever seen, as most of the ROW was dirt and mud as you've depicted. My "vision" for a logging railway is far more sanitized, as is typical for most modellers I think. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. I also love what you did with the Bachmann OEM logging cars -- those turned out better than any kits I've seen.

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" I think I need to get going on some backdrops the styrofoam blue is really sticking out! "


Hi Doc :wave:


' Kodachrome Blue ' as some photographers call it...

...just looks like a vintage colour-slide to me ! ;)


I was thinking, what on earth ?

Docs covered most of his nice rockwork up with logging slash !

Then of course seeing the other side of the micro...

...I guess you're going to have those rocks fairly exposed.


Can't quite believe you've glued all the slash & earth down ! :shocked:

It all looks really 'loose'.


Great stuff Doc. :thumb:


:moose:


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Gary I wrote: Very impressive Dr.G! Have to say this is going to be one of the most realistic logging railroads I've ever seen, as most of the ROW was dirt and mud as you've depicted. My "vision" for a logging railway is far more sanitized, as is typical for most modellers I think. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. I also love what you did with the Bachmann OEM logging cars -- those turned out better than any kits I've seen.
Thanks for the kind words Gary. I really wanted to depict this kind of scene on the mini logger:

[img]http:// http://s542.photobucket.com/user/DrGrab/media/Kittom%20Lumber%20the%20Original/Log%20landing_zpssnfevzk1.jpeg.html[/img]


What a mess and safety hazard....dirt everywhere and slash and donkey loaders set on angles.

You can do this kind of down and dirty in On30. I did have the sanitized logging outfit ,you mentioned,  when I previously modeled in HO.

Glad you liked the log cars.......amazing what some paint and washes will do.

Tom

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Si. wrote: " I think I need to get going on some backdrops the styrofoam blue is really sticking out! "


Hi Doc :wave:


' Kodachrome Blue ' as some photographers call it...

...just looks like a vintage colour-slide to me ! ;)


I was thinking, what on earth ?

Docs covered most of his nice rockwork up with logging slash !

Then of course seeing the other side of the micro...

...I guess you're going to have those rocks fairly exposed.


Can't quite believe you've glued all the slash & earth down ! :shocked:

It all looks really 'loose'.


Great stuff Doc. :thumb:


:moose:


Si.

Hi Si:wave:,

Tonight I ordered some winter scene backdrops to get that last vestige of blue gone.:2t:

I did "the dirt " mixing real dirt  with Scenic Express's very nice ground foams. To apply, I put down straight white glue on the sculptamold underlayer. The dirt mixture was sprinkled on and the whole thing was misted with wet water. The white glue comes up by capillary action in to the dirt and it all drys hard yet continues to look loose. While the glue was drying I pressed in bits of twigs and dried root fibers to model the slash and voila:



I did only work a square foot at a time and the steep slopes were challenging!!!!

Doc Tom

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Now that half of the layout is covered with dirt and autumnal grasses.




It was time for the big foliageā€¦. trees in the winter.



Scenic Express came through with some of there sage brush armatures (not readily found here in Tennessee ) and roots and twigs from the garden were also used. Here are some of the first plantings near the log trestle bridge.







I really like the detail you can get in this large O scale with these diminutive On30 trains.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


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