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 Posted: Thu May 9th, 2019 10:53 pm
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Kind of in place from the side ...

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Getting lost in all these stupid shots ...

So in this shot, new gravel is down more on that in a bit.

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 Posted: Fri May 10th, 2019 01:30 am
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So in this shot a couple of figures added to the office,
and the shop cat laying in the way (of course) in front of the stove...

An old Revell figure and Dyna Model cat ...
and a Preiser fellow by the window.

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So I wanted a different look than Woodland Scenics ballast for gravel,
and I had seen Arizona Rock & Mineral real stone ballast and liked the colors,
and I had a idea what graveled roads should look like for this area.

So I found N-scale ballast to be close to my gravel road idea;
so I ended up using the CSX/SP/Wabash blend and I think it works well...
A little more realistic for local back roads I think.

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Another view.


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And around the side down to the loading ramp...

Still haven't committed to interior of the Emporium,
but soon I will get that and some folks loading out back,
and then decide about lighting.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 07:04 pm
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Here you can see the door in place on the loading dock,
and a bit more of the graveling...
Starting to add some powdered soil as well, to make it a bit less uniform
(and more weeds).

Also building some cool Douglas fir trees,
from Coastmans down in Port Orford out at the Oregon coast,
very nice product, not cheap,
but much better than my primitive attempts at making them up to now...
damn gonna need a lot of trees if this layout comes together.

But I wanted some tall firs at the side by the driveway.
They sell bulk tree kits and parts as well as fully built ones.

Anyway... kit comes with lots of sacks and stacks of boxes,
so there is some stuff for the back storage area,
plus I am constructing a countertop and produce bin for the front walk.

And then have to think about signs and such.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 10:36 pm
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Hi Mikel  :wave:



Your build ^^ is lookin' GREAT !  :bg:



A nice interesting building, with plenty to keep the eyes wandering.  :hyp:

I think the 'corner' on a slope is very  C :cool: :cool: L  !



Thanks for Posting the really nice step-by-step photos.  :thumb:



You make it look easy ...  :shocked:

... but I know it isn't !  ;)


I'm looking forward to seeing your pine trees.  :old dude:



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



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Thanks for encouraging words Si,

I just hope folks get something out of this...

This is the most detailed picture coverage of a build I've done,
and yet I still wish I had more to illustrate what I ran into...

Oh well maybe next time, more to come.

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 Posted: Mon May 20th, 2019 11:54 pm
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" I just hope folks get something out of this "


Hi Mikel  :wave:


I'm sure it is an inspiration to all ...  :old dude:

... to dust off those craftsman-kit boxes ...

... & get BUSY !  :)



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