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 Posted: Sat Feb 8th, 2020 03:42 pm
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When you say interest is waning,

do you mean your interest in the project,

or the feedback you are getting here?




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I was able to get the display box mostly finished today.

I went with a mahogany a beer which I finished with tung oil,
which gives it a nice flat finish, and I dry fit the glass.

The top will be on hinges,
so I can access derailments and the day/night lighting.

I’ll post some photos soon once the tung oil has dried,
and I can handle it a bit better.


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Joseph

Looking forward to the finished project.


I have enough trouble with 1/4 scale modelling,

and still could not get close to the detail you are doing with ships and trains.


Incredible workmanship.

:2t: :2t: :2t:




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 Posted: Sun Feb 9th, 2020 12:09 pm
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Thanks!

Glad you like it.


Today’s project will be finding the box,

and painting the edge of the fascia on the layout.


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Hi Joseph  :wave:



That could be quite a rare photo.  :shades:

No unidentified flying discs were ever seen in the Roswell area before 1947.  L:





The U.S. Army Airforce base intelligence officer there said :-

" It was a metallic material, with impressions & markings on it, laying on the ground "



The truth is out there .  .   .  :Salute:  YYEESSIIRR !!



Si.




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A mock-up of the diorama.

Of course it’s all just sitting together,
and the lid is open, since the interior lighting isn’t installed.

The glass is also dirty, but you get the idea.





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The U.S. Army Airforce base intelligence officer there said :-

" It was a metallic material, with impressions & markings on it, laying on the ground "


I think it conducts electricity, so all trains will stop.


I'm impressed with what you are doing.

Looking great.


....................................Peter.

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It’s been a while since I updated my progress,
on the Silver City, Pinos Altos and Mogollon Railroad project.

Since the last installment, I’ve decided to go a different direction,
and I’ve cut the display down to this finished diorama.

The SC,PA&M was a two-foot narrow gauge railroad, only operating for a few years,
serving copper mines between Silver City and Pinos Altos in the New Mexico Territory.
The line was closed in 1908, but opened briefly in 1910.

The bridge depicts the prototype lattice truss bridge on the Horseshoe Curve,
albeit shortened a bit, while the scratchbuilt adobe house was added for visual interest.

The Shay locomotive #2 was built entirely from scratch,
using original plans and photos of the prototype.

The ore cars, however, were made by my friend Jesse Svoboda over at CCE trains.
Jesse wanted to support the project and I was glad to have him,
since he is a master when it comes to 3D-printing.

Had the layout been completed,
there would have been 8 ore cars pulled by the Shay and it’s accompanying powered boxcar.
This car was finished and the train did operate briefly.

I decided to go with 3D-printing for the cars, as I needed 2’ narrow gauge trucks,
and while these could have been built from scratch,
3D-printing offered a more robust and consistent construction,
allowing the wheels to turn smoothly.

The scenery is my typical mix of techniques,
and the wood was aged with a solution of steel wool and vinegar.
A handy little way of aging and slivering wood.

Paint for the project is from ScaleColors, my paint sponsor.

If you’re interested in more photos,
I have a couple more up on my website at

 http://www.josephlavender.com















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An interesting outcome & twist in the nice story of its construction

Great looking scenery for the bridge & adobe house to sit in


As for the Shay locomotive & ore-cars  :shocked:

I'd loose them on my desk !


:f:


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Sadly it was meant to be.

I spent too much time building the bridge and locomotive not to save them.

I probably should have built it as a diorama anyway.


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