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 Posted: Sun Jul 18th, 2021 06:37 pm
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I like your backdrop...
That's something I would like to add to my layout for many years,
but I need one all around a 12 x 15 room. 

As it would be difficult to have one custom printed,
I think about blue sky only, maybe with some Cumulus clouds,
like those you have.




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Gerold thanks,

I looked for a backdrop awhile, then I found this one.

It measures 90 x 15 inches for about $30 U.S.
It would cost quite a bit to do a big room.


Good luck with your idea.

As a side note another modeler I know,
simply painted the walls around his layout a "sky blue",
which looked quite nice.

Just a couple of thoughts.

Larry


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Larry Cypher wrote: 
As a side note another modeler I know,
simply painted the walls around his layout a "sky blue",
which looked quite nice.


Larry

Would be glad if I would have done so twenty years ago... 

Now it's too late, would create a huge mess,
crawling over the layout with brush and paint can. 

Only way out now would be to paint some plastic or paper sheets,
and then hang them on the wall.

Our club has done so,
but this layout is much narrower than mine.




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The fellow modeler that I mentioned,
had the wall painted before his layout was re-installed.

He had moved into a Senior Living place,
and they painted the wall for him.

Probably painted paper sheets would be your best approach,
although if your layout has much width, it could be a challenge.

Hope it works out for you.

Larry


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Work continues on the CC&W RR.

This is the water tank for the boiler,
with a pipe going from one to the other. 





The tank was made from card,
covered in scale 1x6's stained and weathered.

The water pipe came from a piece of stripped wire,
weathered and glued in place.

The platform was constructed from scale 6x6's,
stained and weathered also.

The tarp was made from a 1 ply paper towel,
cut and colored with chalk.

The fence was constructed from scale 6x6's and 2x12's.

Everything was painted and weathered,
then placed in the ground and glued.





This is the next building which is the company store.





The store was constructed from foam core,
with windows and door from Grandt Line painted.

The siding is O scale paper siding,
printed out and lapped when applied.

The foundation was colored with chalks.

The porch and steps were made from scale lumber painted grey.
The roof is card with weathered paper roofing lapped also.

The ground cover is a layer of sand,
with grey ballast applied on top for a gravel look.

Bushes and weeds were also applied. 


The building works for now,
but at a latter time I may replace the building with wood construction,
using the same footprint but in a two story version, but we'll see.

That's it so far.

The next building will be of wood construction and highly detailed,
then it's on to the foreground to catch up with the back of the layout,
as far as scenery and details go.


Thanks for looking.

Larry


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Work continues so I thought I would share an update since it's been awhile:















This is Ray & Sons Garage,
that I've been working on for the past few months.

The building was built from scale 6x6's,
and covered with scale 1x6's on the outside.

Wanted a different color for the outside,
so went with a light green and weathered with chalks.

The windows and door were scratchbuilt and painted grey.
Also added some signs as well.


The sliding barn door on the front, was made from scale 4x4's and 1x6's.
Painted and weathered the same.

The rail is a scale 6x6, and the hangers were made from a sandwich bag,
then colored with chalk.

The bolts holding the door to the hanger were made from straight pin heads.
The front was made to be removable to better show the inside details.





The roof is also removable and was constructed from,
scale 6x6's for the rafters and scale 1x12's covered the rafters.

The roofing material is corrugated metal, which is a print in O scale,
from a file that I have, and printed on 100# paper.
This was layered like a real roof would be.


That's the outside of the Garage,
and will show the detail work on the inside, in my next post.

Any thoughts are always welcomed.

Until next time, thanks for looking.

Larry


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