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 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 04:21 pm
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My pleasure...bear in mind that bridges are typically maintained better, e.g. they are painted to protect their value and ensure their long service life. In the desert, the bridges I have seen have had traces of rust on the black or silver paint, but not advanced rust. I am sure what you come up with will look great, Duane.



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 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 04:49 pm
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It still looks scary as hell.  But all kidding aside, it looks like it will be a great structure when finished.  Maybe you could add a walkway for the pack mules. LOL



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 Posted: Mon May 30th, 2011 08:33 pm
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Heh...good idea Mopman!

Duane, how would a 'no smoking' sign be lettered south of the border - 'no se fumar' or 'sin fumar'?



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 Posted: Tue May 31st, 2011 03:49 pm
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Vern-Not a bad idea, wouldnt want a fire to cause all of the drama going on at the Lobato Trestle in NM to be repeated on the T y P. The canyon reminds me of fighting fire with the usfs. Seemed like we were always sent to some desolate godforbidden canyon when it was 105 outside and told to "dig line" directly up a canyon wall-the things we did when were you young!



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Duane-I just have to let you know how much I dig what you're doing. Excellent work and truly amazing scenery. Old Malcom Tudball ain't got nothing on you!

                                  Woodie



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Thanks for the kind words and support. I always appreciate feedback as to what others think looks good and what doesnt, as it is hard to be objective about your own work. Feel like Ive been going backwards as every time I start doing one thing, I notice other details or scenery that doesnt look up to snuff. Case in point: While working on the bridge I keep noticing ways I could improve the canyon. I ended up reforming part of the canyon wall to try and make it look a little more realistic, and also to try and force the perspective a bit with a repeating pattern that gets smaller and less detailed. I also minimized the foundations for the bridge so that they don't detract from the scale of the canyon, and replaced the rock foundations with more period correct concrete:

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



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Duane, that is going to look awesome...your scenery work is very inspiring. Woodie said it best, as usual...Malcom Tudball don't just tip his hat to you, he takes it off in your presence!

BTW, I just worked up some sheets of decals for my E&SG and affiliated roads, and I couldn't resist adding a bit of flavor from south of the border...I included a few decals for CCC Co. S.A. and FC. de Torres Y Prietas locos that were 'purchased second hand' by the E&SG and haven't been relettered yet. They will end up on a few Grandt Line Porter kits that I will get to someday.

Last edited on Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 04:11 pm by MinerFortyNiner



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How did you do your decals?



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I don't have them yet, I sent a Word 2003 file to Jeff Damerst with Shawmut Car Shops to get three sheets of custom decals for my little E&SG, plus the connecting Arroyo Verde & Western R.R. and the Estrella Copper Company. I can't wait to see the results. I'll let you know how they turn out!



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 Posted: Fri Jun 3rd, 2011 04:02 pm
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Had family over all day yesterday-what better excuse to hide out in the garage! In the previous version of the canyon I used the Woodland Scenics water stuff. Looked like pee. This time I used clear casting resin over a painted basin, I think it looks better:

 



  



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