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 Posted: Fri Nov 18th, 2016 10:24 pm
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Last night, I finished at a bunch of trees on the layout, and these aren't all the only ones that I planted.
I used a mixture of super trees and premade ones from various vendors...





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I also added a photographer to a grade crossing...

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It's all about the details...


I am now adding all the little detail stuff I've wanted to add to the layout. More figures are going in, and things like mailboxes and such are showing up now. Also, I weathered the Ensor farm house as it looked way too clean as it was.

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Hi lee,
Nice work, :2t: Those additional details are really starting to bring some "magic" to your layout. :glad::glad:

Keep the photos coming please as you progress,



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I really like that cornfield. Hope to model similar one on our HO Club layout here in Clarksville Tennessee. Dr. TomL:L:

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I did some weathering one of my locomotives, the one I don't use all that terribly often on the layout. I didn't go completely insane with the weathering, but it's probably more heavily weathered than they allowed the locomotive to actually get back in those days. Still, it looked way better and this photograph tells the difference between the weathered and the factory stock ones.

I's hard to see in this photo, but I also made my own custom builder's plate and printed it on a decal sheet. The Bachmann builder plates are opposite of what they should be (black letters and a bronze-color background, not the other way around that real ones are). I even used the actual Baldwin builder # for that exact locomotive. I have them for every ET&WNC ten-wheeler, even the ones I doubt I'll ever model.
Doctor G wrote:
I really like that cornfield. Hope to model similar one on our HO Club layout here in Clarksville Tennessee. Dr. TomL:L:Thanks. I wanted to put in a tobacco field but nobody makes those plants in O scale. That field wasn't cheap. I cut a piece of Masonite, drilled holes where I wanted them to go into drawn rows, painted the entire plate over with soil-colored paint, then put the plants in real tight together.



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Doctor G wrote:
I really like that cornfield. Hope to model similar one on our HO Club layout here in Clarksville Tennessee. Dr. TomL:L:

Hi Doc Tom,
I'm not sure if it will work for corn but have you heard of Lynn Zelmer's CaneSIG site? http://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/resources/resource-02hbk.html

It contains a Modellers Resource Handbook at http://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/resources/resource-02hbk.html with 2 of the sections dealing with how to model sugar cane. See http://www.zelmeroz.com/album_model/basics/06_cane.pdf and http://www.zelmeroz.com/album_model/basics/16_cane2.pdf

Some of these techniques, but possibly modified, just might get you your cornfield?



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oztrainz wrote:
Doctor G wrote:
I really like that cornfield. Hope to model similar one on our HO Club layout here in Clarksville Tennessee. Dr. TomL:L:

Hi Doc Tom,
I'm not sure if it will work for corn but have you heard of Lynn Zelmer's CaneSIG site? http://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/resources/resource-02hbk.html

It contains a Modellers Resource Handbook at http://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/resources/resource-02hbk.html with 2 of the sections dealing with how to model sugar cane. See http://www.zelmeroz.com/album_model/basics/06_cane.pdf and http://www.zelmeroz.com/album_model/basics/16_cane2.pdf

Some of these techniques, but possibly modified, just might get you your cornfield?

Tennessee is WAY too far north to merits a can field. Totally different environment (I grew up in Florida and there were can fields there, though).
Making corn stalks is a nightmare. I tired it and though IU was able to make a couple of decent ones, it took several hours and I threw away more material than I used. Turned out, it was actually cheaper to use ready-made corn stalks, by this company who makes them in O and HO:
http://www.jttmicroscale.com/viewcategory.asp?DirID=162
Of course, there are ways to make your own, but I can't say I'm terribly impressed with the results shown here: http://modeltrains.about.com/od/Scenery/ss/Making-Miniature-Cornstalks.htm#showall



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Last night, I finished painting and installing several castings on the layout. I na couple of places, you can see where the glue is still drying, so please for give that (as it doesn't look like that now, of course).

First, I split a grouping of birds up into two segments, half of them are now pigeons, and the other half are crows. The crows, naturally, are in the cornfield or sitting on the posts around it. I kept one in my extra parts box for the eventuality of getting a scarecrow someday.





Next, I painted and weathered enough shovels for all of the locomotives, and placed them on the fireman's side of each tender. It just seemed to be needing that.



Then, I finished a group of passenger car step stools, weathered them, then place them on the back decks of each end of each passenger car.

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Hi Lee.
Birds, passenger-steps & shovels ...
... WONDERFUL !
Looks like you are having fun with the detailing.
:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:
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