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Doug,

Outstanding work. I love the bluegrass band and the whole music festival idea.

One note: In 1934, Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum both lived in Beeville, TX when not on-site at Rushmore, not Nevada.

Keep up the great work!
Rick

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Very nice, Doug

Glad that you decided to share some detail shots with us--but being greedy sods, we would like MORE!

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Great layout!!!

I particularly like the written "history". I have a history for my layout in my head.

I guess I better get it written down.

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:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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Rick S wrote:
Doug,

Outstanding work. I love the bluegrass band and the whole music festival idea.

One note: In 1934, Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum both lived in Beeville, TX when not on-site at Rushmore, not Nevada.

Keep up the great work!
Rick


Rick,
But, they WERE on site in South Dakota when the commission for the statue was received and they did create it in their studio there. :mex:
(A little known fact from obscure history, not told anywhere but here.)

The shipment by rail from SD to Updah was arduous. The statue had to be off loaded from the Standard Gauge line and reloaded onto the NG line for the trip into Updah. ;)

Doug,
It is great to see the 'Reader's Digest' version of Updah. Very enjoyable for sure.



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Rick, Herb and Reg, you're most generous with your comments, thank you.

So continuing the saga, at the East end of Updah's main street are the barber's shop and gunsmith's. These were based on the Clever Models Sam's Leather shop offering which conveniently was a freebie at the time.


a (4) by slateworks, on Flickr

However, I'm not a card model fan so although I did build the structure to start off with (the picture above is from the Clever Models 'site), I soon decided wood was better and reprinted the sheets, reversed some of them so my final effort would be different and used them as templates.


g (1) by slateworks, on Flickr

Construction was with Indian Ink/IPA stained balsa and wooden coffee stirrers, Grandt Line doors and windows and for the barber's shop owned and run by Carlo I ended up with this. The sign above the porch is an image downloaded from Google Images and printed on my very ordinary inkjet printer onto CraftyComputer paper to make a decal which was applied with Microsol and Microset to help it adhere and mould to the rough boarding, a few strokes of fine grade sand paper helping the weathered look. The roofing felt over the porch is just grainy masking tape treated with the Indian Ink/IPA brew.


g by slateworks, on Flickr

It's fitted out inside with lighting and furniture, the lights being 0604 SMLEDs in Grandt Line shades and hanging by their own magnet wire leads. The furniture comes from the cheapo plastic Mini Dollhouse Furniture sets available everywhere on the 'net for peanuts and modified and repainted to suit with a bit of reflective stick-on foil for the mirror.


d (1) by slateworks, on Flickr


d (1) by slateworks, on Flickr

Carlo caters for both men and women in Updah so a modestly pleasant waiting area was provided, the chaise being a 3D print which I painted and upholstered with something found in "she who must be obeyed's" sewing materials, the flower display being made up from Silflor Mini-Natur flower products.


d (4) by slateworks, on Flickr

The barber's chairs are built from Grandt Line passenger car seats.


c (2) by slateworks, on Flickr

These were modified with additional bits of brass and plastic from the "bits box" and the leather button-back covering is a downloaded surface texture printed onto self adhesive label paper and stuck to the plastic shell. I was pleasantly surprised at the almost 3D effect


c (3) by slateworks, on Flickr

And of course, Carlo is never short of custom!



I suspect that's enough for one day and I'll move onto the gunsmith's next time.

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" Rick, Herb and Reg, you're most generous with your comments, thank you."

Hi Doug :wave:

I couldn't comment...
...I'm speechless (for once !).

So...
...I can only be generous with my MOOSES !

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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I'll add a few more :moose::moose:s nicely done. I like the cleaver model site also was working on a 5 door restroom using sides from Skippy's hot dogs



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Holy smokes! You rocked the barber chair Doug! I might have to go back and redo mine. I looked forever for something that would work and finally just covered the fella with a smock. Can't see it. But yours is great!:2t:



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Si, Ken, Chas, Steven thanks for the kind comments. And Ken, I am honoured to have the statue of Anywun from your foundry studio and for the efforts made to ensure safe arrival via the sometimes tortuous rail links!

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