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 Posted: Fri Apr 24th, 2020 04:52 pm
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Ken C
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First photo of my start on some scenery.


Transplanted the Norquinco River Bridge, from the Esquel Line (Argentina),

to Western Canada, for my 'Kaslo & Slocan Rly'.


Ways to go yet,

but after tearing out the first effort, more then pleased with progress on this section.







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Hi Ken  :wave:



WOW !  :bow:


The hand of God that transplanted that bridge from Argentina, to Western Canada ...

... is doing an AWESOME job !  :thumb:



I'll spare you all the pom-pom girls & mooses ...  :f:

... your computer screen couldn't handle that level of pom-poming !  ;)


I have to say I did wonder about a bit of a 'bridge module' for the :moose: Rly.


We have no idea, where we're coming from, or where we're going to ...  ???

... but wherever it is, could involve crossing a 'Kibri' kit, or 'Tri-ang' truss (or 3) !  :P



:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:



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Nice Ken.









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Si.

I built the bridge a few year's ago for my old layout.

Took a while to figure out where to use it again.


Had planned to build a rock shed along this section,

but it will be built just to the left of the bridge on a curve,

where the prototype would be located.

:2t:


Rod

A way's to go yet, enjoying doing scenery, using Frock's,  :) 

a lot less cleaning up & far cheaper then rock mould's.

Hope to have another progress photo soon.


Plan to get a few Pine tree's, Fern's & Devil's Club,

and a lot of Moss planted around the bridge. 

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Bit more scenery in place.


Bottle brush pine's need work,

couple of stump's for a long ago logged out Cedar Grove.


About the closest I will likely get to a logging operation,

being more into hard rock mining.  :)


A way's to go yet before track gets laid and something can be run across the bridge.  :bg:







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" A way's to go yet before track gets laid and something can be run across the bridge.  :bg: "


Hi Ken  :wave:

We want ... more ... More ... MORE ... MORE !!  :old dude:


Oh come on Ken, how much patience do you think I've got !  :time: ;)


I can see that there's some old Argentinian track, on the new Canadian bridge ...

... go on ! ... get the 50-Ton 'Hand of God' steam-crane out & snap a loco on it !!  :bg:


That is a pretty impressive quick move, from foam to Frocks(TM).  [whack]


I wanna know more about these 'Frocks' ...  ???

... I've always thought folks 'Frocks' looked good & 'plaster-less' gets my  :thumb:  any day.


Question is ? ... Do you add a little bit of plaster etc. over the 'Frock' ?  ???


I know some 'Frocks' are 100% 'squishable' ...

... & can take anything you wanna throw at 'em !  :bang:



:java: :moose: :dt:



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 Posted: Wed Apr 29th, 2020 08:43 pm
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After ripping and tearing the foam,

I coat them with soupy texture plaster.

The Frocks remain flexible after drying.


I also trim as much as possible from the back,

to reduce amount of plaster I need to blend them in.


For strata rock's, I slice and dice with a sharp knife,

before the ripping and tearing, great to do in front of the TV.


The right side Frock was done with a wire brush in the drill,

different texture but not the easiest method or safest!  :bang:

Will not do that way again.  :td:


There is a YouTube video on Frock's, worth a watch.  :2t:

Google "Frocks" should get you there.  :moose:  :moose:




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Rock cut formation for placement just to the right of the bridge.

Sliced, Diced, Torn, Plastered, sprayed with India Ink & Water mix.

Still needs thinning out before placement.  :2t:







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Ken

I Googled Frocks and learned more about monks robes and women’s clothing than I ever wanted to know.

This is an off-shoot of our hobby I never knew existed.

Tom




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 Posted: Thu Apr 30th, 2020 07:34 pm
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Tom

Been there, ended up with similar result's and I was looking for bridge plans.  :bang:

Try "foam rocks" instead.


I came across the frock's when in Aus. at one of their NG convention's,

still need to practice a few different rock formation's for my layout.


Scenery is keeping me occupied and busy.

:glad: :glad:




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