Future home of the Northern Pacific and Black Hills Ry.

badlandnp Mar 17, 2013

  1. HemiAdda2d

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    Love the patina of the b/w photos.
     
  2. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    If your camera has the setting, try sepia. :)
     
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    Ooooo. Fun idea!
     
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    Haven't got a sepia setting on the camera. Will dink around and see what I can do with the puter. But, yesterday was a fun with scenery and trains day. Added some rocks, ground cover and slide piles to the area you see in the pics. Relaxing! Did some b&w and color comparison shots.
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Am really liking this scenery. The rock work is top notch. :)
     
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    Thanks! Some of the rocks are real ones reset into the scenery. Others are carved into the wet mud. Fun!
     
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  8. HemiAdda2d

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    Rock molds (such as those from Woodland Scenics) are fun to use as well. I used them heavily on my layout.
     
  9. badlandnp

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    Have never tried them, yet. I do have some rocks that I plan to make molds on, one day!
     
  10. Joe Lovett

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    I like to use plaster on roughed up insulation foam. After applying the plaster with a brush, I carve out the rocks.

    Also, I like to use rubber molds for larger areas.

    One more thing, try putting base color tint in your plaster as you mix, use the lightest color that you want the rocks to be. When the plaster has set up add darker colors to the crevices and cracks. Finally use a dry brush with a sandy white color and lightly apply to the top of rocks.

    Joe
     
  11. badlandnp

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    Would color the stuff, but I use premixed sheetrock plaster. Final topcoat stuff. Here's some progress from the weekend work on the little drywash.

    PIC_0850.JPG First phase, rocks and gravel, PIC_0851.JPG More new mud, working on hiding that duck away to staging. PIC_0865.JPG Bridge back in, looking mostly done. Still details to add, but looking better. PIC_0868.JPG And some base foam added. PIC_0871.JPG
     
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    Didn't get too much time on the RR this weekend. Sat got spent moving a trailer house, final sanding some sheetrock, installing an exterior door and a grandkids birthday gig! Then Sun was spent fixing some electrical issues on the pickup and clearing out winters debris! Then the wife's car needed a littl TLC, and then on to the RR! Yay! So in there I did some of the scenery above the not too hidden staging yard.
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  13. HemiAdda2d

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    Looks good. You're a brave man--doing construction over the trains like that. I inevitably drop something and an expensive coach or locomotive makes the 1000-scale foot drop...
     
  14. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Don't know about that! Either brave, too lazy to move them or stoopid!
     
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    I got off the lazy train last night and relocated all the trains in the staging area, and discovered this casualty of my laziness. PIC_0962.JPG
    So these two trains got parked along the mainline, PIC_0960.JPG
    Here you can see the empty yard and the support for the scenery above it. PIC_0961.JPG
    However, while relocating the 4292 and it's train, she was struggling to get up the hill and stringlined her train! The cause of this was a single wheel derailed on the car off screen to the left. PIC_0954.JPG
    After picking those cars out of the way, I tried to back the rest down the hill, and she laid down on me! PIC_0956.JPG
    Upon closer inspection after rerailing her, it appears that the pilot truck is lifting the drivers off the rail. More investigation is required, but something ain't right here. This is a very generous 20 inch corner! PIC_0958.JPG
     
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    While not N scale, these are cool! I found these yesterday at an antique and what-not store here. PIC_0992.JPG PIC_0993.JPG PIC_0994.JPG
     
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    And track got cleaned, bridge reinstalled and trains run!! Yay!! PIC_0028.JPG Reposition the camera, and the lighting changes, neat. PIC_0029.JPG
     
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    And one of the videos is available!
     
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    And the tech gremlins allowed me to finish publishing this one, too!

    Now all that's left here is ballast, fences, trees, bushes, static grass, details, details, details.......

     
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