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fifer May 16, 2009

  1. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Thanks Jim , I may have to try that scenario. I would never be able to trust some of the club guys to remember.
    Mike
     
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    Sorry Guys , it has been a while but just got back out to the room and here is the area I have been working on.
    I am trying to get roads put in and figured out. I will again use roofing felt and hot glue to make these.

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  3. BoxcabE50

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    It has been a while since your last layout update! Hope there'll soon be video, using that new toy?
     
  4. mtntrainman

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    Mike...when you use roofing felt...do you ever find it shrinks at seams ? I know you dont have the temp swings like I do out in THE RV. Just wondering if those temp swings is what shrinks the roofing felt on my layout. hmmmmmmmmm
     
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    I am pretty sure the felt doesn't shrink. Maybe the base it is on? I do not have that trouble.
    Thanks George , Mike
     
  6. mtntrainman

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    Its on 1/2 inch plywood. Its not super bad...maybe 1/8 inch. Luckily enough the gap is at intersections. I should be able to put some light 'grey matter' in the gap...kinda give it a 'gutter' look across the intersection. ;-)

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  7. fifer

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    That would work George , I fill any gaps with Arizona Rock Asphalt powder and paint blend it in.
    Mike
     
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    Today I got the road forms in and some base scenery. Need to do some more painting and when the glue drys , tint the ballast.

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  9. SYROUS

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    Nice job Mike!!
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. Quite a difference with the scenery coming along.
     
  11. mtntrainman

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    Mike...

    How do you get the 'sheen' off the felt roads ?

    Mine all look like rain slick roads...:eek:hboy:
     
  12. fifer

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    Thanks so much guys.
    Mike
     
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    Well the felt its self is not glossy and I paint over it with Grimey Black.
     
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    Today I got the road painted and some base scenery down in the area. I also got the track and ballast stained. Got some stain on the road as well. Now for the fun detail stuff.
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    The more I see of this change, the more I'm liking it!
     
  16. RBrodzinsky

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    Looks great Mike
     
  17. fifer

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    Thanks BC , I am pretty happy so far and have many ideas there.
    Mike
     
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    Thanks Rick, I really like the look of the road. Now to get crossings in.
    Mike
     
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    Here are a few stills of the near completed area.
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  20. SYROUS

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    Looking great Mike
     

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