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 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2016 01:35 am
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Decal paper.....that ain't scratch buildin. You must have a lotta money down there in Texas.

I haven't given that a try yet. Would certainly be beneficial in smaller scales.

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Thanks for the info Bob! Now I have to try it. I have some tissue paper from packing material of all things. I saved some styrofoam from a package and it is wrapped loosely in some nice tissue.



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I have printed on regular paper in the past, then sanded the backside to appropriate thinness. 


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Decal paper is $2.95 for an 8 by 11 sheet. Scratchbuilding? Whatever do you mean? Money in Texas? How much social security is needed to pay bills, gasoline, food, this n' that, and still build a layout? Oh, I forgot...we are ALL rich here because we live in Texas, everybody else wishes they could! LOL

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 Posted: Fri Apr 15th, 2016 12:53 am
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Cattle,oil and all that stuff!

I used to cruise up and down Camp Bowie when I lived in Ft Worth in the good ol' days. Now I am retired and drawing social security and making model trains from scraps I find in the trash.

This scrap pile is made from the parts of a BIC lighter.

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Hi Bob et al: I have been watching this thread and appreciate the fine work here and throughout the forums. Question - where did you come up with the geneseo name? We live in Livonia NY which is south of Rochester and 6 miles from Geneseo ny where a fine branch of the State university of NY is located. I am told that the name geneseo is derived from the river that flows through the valley (genesee) which has its roots in the native Seneca (iroquois). Again thanks for the posting of this and other work you have done.
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Interesting, Dick. I live in Genesee County, Michigan. I'm told we have a lot places named the same as in NY because it was people from that area where you live that settled here.



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Thanks Mike: There are most likely several genesee's throughout the country. We also have a regional brewery by that name which does produce a fine 12 horse ale and a seasonal boch beer amongst others. A small railway based on supplying a decent sized brewery and or wine production facilities (aka the finger lakes region where we live) might be quite interesting - just thinking.
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I lived in upstate NY in my teens going to school in Peru near Plattsburgh. The name Geneseo though is my mothers hometown in western Kansas.

Added a fascia to layout edge and have skirting being sewn. Greatly improves the finished appearance. Made holders for the transmitters and car forwarding cards for operation.

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The two most challenging parts of building to me are adding details and backdrops. I am at the point where these are the next steps.

Details are difficult in that you have to create a believable scene. The details have to look like they have been there a while and not just set on the layout. In 1/24 scale there is not an abundance of things to buy. Making details takes a while. I look on each as a small individual model and since the layout is small it is manageable. Woodie's Mogollon and Silver City layouts are examples of the standards we should be trying to achieve. I am a long way from reaching that level but will be trying.

Backdrops will be in the future. I want to try photo backdrops but have to find the right scenes to start with. It appears to me the first challenge will be finding scenes that can be photographed from the right angle. We look down on most railroad layouts so the scene needs to have that perspective.

The attached picture is my version of a small ash pit. The I beams are not perfect but since I made them from cardstock I am ok with that.

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