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 Posted: Fri Apr 8th, 2016 04:31 am
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That's the point, Bob.... The overall effect. Plenty of guys can count rivets but they can't create a realistic looking scene. You have that covered.



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 Posted: Fri Apr 8th, 2016 06:13 am
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You are correct Mike. One of my display layouts main industry is rivet mining.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 8th, 2016 08:21 pm
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^^^ <Very Big Grin>



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Can't believe it......Went in the layout room today and discovered that dandelions have sprouted up all over! I am concerned that being stuck in May 1949 they will be here forever.

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I'm glad you figured out the picture posting Bob. Wow, what nice work! I'm on the same track...
Please continue to 'show us how'. Very enjoyable.



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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2016 07:09 pm
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The next building I built was Alexander Shipping Co. Began by mocking up with foam board. Siding, shingles and trim was cut from cereal box cardboard.

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I painted it with acrylic artist paint. I then slopped on some darker color and wiped off with a damp paper towel. When dry dry brushed with white.

The foundation was made with pieces off pink foam as described before. Painted with raw umber and dry brushed with white.

The awning is a piece of corrugated cardboard with the outer paper covering removed. If you look around you can find corrugated cardboard in many sizes that will fit any scale except maybe N scale. The coffee cup insulation sleeves at my local coffee shop are great for HO.

I cheated on the windows. A friend made them on his 3D printer. They are a bit to thick but "the overall scene " not foreground modeling allows it.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2016 07:34 pm
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Well the work week tis done and it is time for some relaxin...........

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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2016 10:48 pm
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What are you using as the basis for your critters? In other words, what's the power mechanism?



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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2016 11:54 pm
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HO scale Bachmann GE 44 Ton power truck. The old style had two separately powered trucks. The new ones have a single central motor with shaft drive (like Athearn). The old can often be found at train shows/swap meets and even old stock in shops. They run well but like many Bachmann engines the plastic axle gears sometimes split. They can be replaced or repaired. I posted a repair thread somewhere. I have also bought replacement power trucks with motors from the Bachmann online parts shop. They are about $15.00 but not always in stock.

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