Rainier Great Western Const Update

RGW Feb 19, 2007

  1. RGW

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    I'm sure they'd like it to be a very few minutes.
     
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  2. RailMix

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    Have been watching this thread for a while now. Truly superb!
     
  3. RGW

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    Thank you for your interest in our layout RM, we truly appreciate it.
     
  4. RGW

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    Had a productive work session last night with a short crew. Ed and Doug spent the evening installing our Renton Yard lights. They are 24" apart and we will use them for night operations in conjunction with our fast clocks.

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    Here is a short video of how the dimmer system will work:



    I spent the evening laying down the road stripes on the pavement in Black Diamond. I'll admit I'm on the fence about the Woodland Scenics pavement pen, but I'm ok with the results.

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    That's it for now, thanks for checking in.
     
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  5. RGW

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    Another Tuesday in the books for the RGW Crew. Doug and Scott worked on ballast to get us started and then began adding trees along the upper fascia. In this shot you can also see the light standards in Renton Yard. Ed spent the evening getting them in place and getting them plumb.

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    Reynold has been busy on rolling stock, here are two of his charges this evening.

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    He spends an incredible amount of time on each car. Tonight he was in my garage using the drill press for holes in the chassis for the perfect fit.

    As for me, I started by laying out the light poles that will adorn the City streets. Just wanted to see where I may want them to go later on.

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    I then added the gravel parking lot for the Eagles Hall.

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    I finished the evening by starting to put in the Oak, Maple and Red Leaf Maple trees around downtown.

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    None of them are glued in, just trying out the "look" for now.

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    At the City Park scene, I put in one of our best Oak trees and our tallest red leaf maple. Just for kicks I brought out the family at the picnic table too.

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    Much more to go here, just getting a feel for how it might all come together. Next I'll pull out the trees and add more static grass to dune of the skimpier areas. I plan on adding taller grasses to the periphery for more of a 3d effect.

    I have been really intrigued by the work of War World Scenery, WWS for short. Search YouTube for their videos, amazing stuff.

    That's it for now, thanks for checking in.
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Just the adding of those few trees gives it such a life-like feel. Amazing.
     
  7. RGW

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    I agree, there are some shadows that bother me however, which is why I take so many pictures. Your naked eye doesn't always see things as they are, whereas pictures reveal all. So still many tweaks to go.
     
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    The work continued on the RGW last night as Scott began the process of turning the south wall upper fascia area from the heretofore "mown lawn" look to the far more appealing distressed and wild climes of the upper Cascades.

    He used a combination of Woodland Scenics earth (dark soil for reference), clump foliage and leaf scatter to convert the area to a more realistic look.

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    After the glue dries...

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    Doug worked on one of our deadfall trees from Moose Creek.

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    I continued on the trees in Black Diamond.

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    I also started the parking area on the outskirts of town.

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    A fair night's work to be sure. Thanks for checking in. M
     
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  9. dalebaker

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    Hi Michael!

    Remind me what it is that you all are using for the roads around the town? I'm getting ready to some at the port.

    Thanks,
    Dale
     
  10. RGW

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    Woodland Scenics road system.
     
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