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  1. BarstowRick

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    It took a while to find this video. Finally some paint applications.

    Do practice on a piece of paper, card board box and/or junk train car... before painting the actual model. Not to worry if it doesn't go well the first time. After all it's a learning curve.

    [video=youtube;m8Is0oEWG7s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8Is0oEWG7s&list=PL9A794FDD02ED93A0&index= 2[/video]

    I'm kind of approaching this subject backwards. In painting anything, anyway you wish, prepping the item you want to paint is just as important as the actual paint job.

    [video=youtube;CB0mS0eg6_o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB0mS0eg6_o[/video]

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    Model Railroad VLog: Putting Scenery on the Interchange: Part 15


    [​IMG] Thebige61's Model Railroad Video Blog

    Uploaded on Dec 28, 2008
    http://modelrr.oakviewresources.com/ Part 15:
    This is a multi-part blog where I do some track work and put scenery on the interchange section of my model railroad. I continue putting together the Walthers ADM grain elevator. In this part I start prepping it for painting.
     
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    In this next video the Bige the presenter, uses stencils to create those solid lines you might need. I learned something similar in a different kind of class but the principles are the same. Of course my work as a mortician, had to do with covering up those blemishes or birth marks and restorative cosmetic's. I think you'll like... this next How To video.

    [video=youtube;0N1i6bjsWgQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N1i6bjsWgQ[/video]

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    [​IMG] Thebige61's Model Railroad Video Blog

    Uploaded on Jan 18, 2009
    http://modelrr.oakviewresources.com/ This is a 5 part series where I paint a test backdrop using an airbrush. It was a great learning experience for me. I definitely learned what NOT to do when I finally do paint my backdrop on my model railroad.

    My comment or response would go something like this. Practice, practice and do it some more until you too are comfortable and ready to make it happen. Just like you see in Bige's video. He is fun to watch.

    Once the video has run completely through you can see other's he's done. Do feel free to watch them.

    Sorry, I couldn't find that video on how to paint a hot model. Darn!
     
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Are you ready for more tunnel portals. Here is Mike Fifer's rendition a How To install a tunnel portal.

    [video=youtube;c_BzwM6ezsU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_BzwM6ezsU[/video]

    Fifer Hobby Supply How To Make A Tunnel Portal


    [​IMG] Mike Fifer

    Published on Sep 14, 2013
    We will show you how to make an N Scale tunnel portal and liner with a very simple method. by Fifer Hobby Supply
     
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    I will assume that your layout is progressing along nicely and you are ready for some finishing touches. You do know what assuming can make of me. Not good. Anyway, you are all set and ready to finish the scenery. I've used this next scenic tip but used old, used up, seasoning bottles as applicators for the turf. I think you will appreciate this next video.

    That is if I can figure out what happened to the You Tube Address. Back ASAP.

    Quick enough? Let's roll that bean footage...uhh...err...scenic How To!

    [video=youtube;-azL_r-nqpo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-azL_r-nqpo[/video]

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    How to add scenery to your layout

    [​IMG] prognosis2001

    Published on Nov 15, 2012
    By request a video that explains the way I do scenery on my HO scale layout. Please feel free to comment.

    As he indicated in the video you can choose other colors to simulate different kinds of scenery.
     
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    Now before you can add on those finishing touches you need something to scenic.

    This might answer the question of....How Do I make those neat mountains I see in some of the video's here on TB?

    [video=youtube;l1aMjRFe5gk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1aMjRFe5gk[/video]

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    Making Mountains - How to Make Realsitic Model Mountains

    [​IMG] NSmodeler24
    Published on Jan 30, 2013
    A video that I shot over the summer on how we built the foundation for our mountains. The wood and chicken wire can be purchased from any local hard ware store. The UltraCal 30, which we used to soak the paper towels in and cover the mountains with, was purchased from a specialty clay and paint store in Asheville, NC. This method provides cheap, strong, and great looking mountains. It takes about 2 days to completely dry. Thanks for watching! If you would like to see more HOW TO videos in the future, please send me some suggestions.

    Keep in mind I'm just giving you samplings of the many videos...out there. Please feel free to use the You Tube to see more work done by the various presenters, I've shared with you.
     
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    Foam, is a great source for building your scenery. Follow along in this next video how Jim Elster presents how Albert Rademacher , carves and forms up his unique scenery.

    [video=youtube;Mpko5rxM9pI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpko5rxM9pI#t=524[/video]

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    Carving and Painting Foam Rocks.mp4

    [​IMG] Jim Elster
    Published on May 25, 2012
    Watch Albert Rademacher, owner and inventor of Silflor MiniNatur Scenery Products, create foam rocks and stone elements using his unique methods of Styrofoam construction. Narrated by renowned modeler Dave Frary. Dave describes Albert's simple techniques and offers his enthusiastic spin on this ultra-cool scene.
     
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    One other video on rock castings as presented by Dave Frary.

    [video=youtube;TsQ-LU2sFLs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsQ-LU2sFLs[/video]

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    Painting Rocks with Dave Frary


    [​IMG] James A. Deignan
    Published on Feb 22, 2013
    In this 15 minute video I demonstrate how to mount foam and plaster rocks into your scenery using Sculptamold. Then I show you how I paint rocks using four basic colors to get realistic results. I finish the rocks by dry brushing to bring out all the detail. This clip is a short segment from my DVD Building Landforms parts 1 & 2. These and all my DVD's are available at http://www.mrscenery.com/
     
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    Here is one more sampling. This time presented by one of TB's own Mark Watson.

    [video=youtube;-lKzD4SmoYQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lKzD4SmoYQ[/video]

    Bragdon Rock Mold on Thunder Ridge
    [​IMG] WildCherryMarker's channel
    Uploaded on Jul 21, 2011
    New rock castings from Bragdon Rock molds hang beneath the ridge line as a Saddle Tank shoves a short ore train.
    http://www.bragdonent.com/foam.htm

    I will be using the Bragdon Geodesic Foam on my layout to emulate rock canyon walls.
     
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    One more and I will switch gears. To what? I don't know yet. Is there something you'd like to see?
    I thought about putting this in the Revamping or Rehabbing thread as Harry is revamping an old module. There is a series of these and you can find them on You Tube by clicking on You Tube in the picture frame.

    [video=youtube;qZiFOp_u_zc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZiFOp_u_zc[/video]

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    Colley's Curve Part Six Plaster, Rocks and Scenicking

    [​IMG] Harry Southern

    Uploaded on Dec 20, 2011
    In part six we talk about using Polly Filla Prep over plaster cloth, rock castings, painting rocks, and doing rough scenicking.

    Personally, I rather use lighter colors and a brighter mix of greens. The point is you can use any colors you want to simulate the desired scenery.
     
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    After watching these videos and reading the various tips and How To's. You are ready to tackle something more then a loopity loop.

    This next video is a sort of How To. Follow along as the layout progresses and take a tour around the layout.

    [video=youtube;zq2rZGfeXGk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq2rZGfeXGk[/video]

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    Southern Pacific Railroad in the Cascades - Part 12, A Layout Tour

    [​IMG] Bill Rogers
    Uploaded on Jan 3, 2012
    Some construction photos are followed by a layout tour where we follow a 60 car train while it makes a complete circuit of the layout. Note that "Oregon Electric" signals should have been "Oregon Rail Supply". Layout website is at:
    http://spcascade.com
     
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    Ok, maybe that was out of your reach for now. Keep in mind my crystal ball doesn't work any better then your's or anyone else's. As in not at all. Don't give up on the fact that you could have your own version of a layout similar to Bill Rogers. Plan on your layout growing in size the longer you are in the hobby.

    On to something a bit more practical.

    Maintaining your fleet of locomotives. In this next video Mike Fifer shares with us how to lubricate your locomotive and keep it running smooth. This would apply to any scale of model locomotive.

    [video=youtube;AlcdWhe6hn4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlcdWhe6hn4[/video]
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    N Scale Locomotive Lubrication
    [​IMG] Mike Fifer
    Published on Jul 29, 2014
    N Scale Locomotive Lubrication
     
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    Did you say you've completed the maintenance on your locomotives...now what? I realize this is coming in bits and pieces without much thought as to what should come first, second and then last. Trouble here is some guys and gals have different agenda's and do things at their will. Said another way, in the order they want to build their layout. So, it isn't fair to say one step should come before the other but you can decide what comes first and etc. I'd start with building my bench work and then track sub roadbed. From that point it's clearly up to you to decide what to do next. I know, sorry.... just no help at all. Clear as mud yet?

    Mike is wondering why I haven't shared this next video with you... so let's get right into it.

    [video=youtube;CcU50SlK8rc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcU50SlK8rc[/video]

    Model Railroad View Blocks What the heck are they?
    [​IMG] Mike Fifer
    Published on Aug 21, 2014
    We will study the use of some N Scale view blocks on my ACTRR Layout and railroad.
     
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    It's time to sit back and look at what you've created. I hope Mike doesn't mind if we stop in to visit with him again. Here in this next video Mike, shows us how his view blocks worked out. Enjoy watching the Daylight as it negotiates his layout.

    [video=youtube;bvbdwyWukvs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvbdwyWukvs&index=5&list=TLzM93q42VW0zjP_u noAyEhmfGv4HGXAoE[/video]

    [h=1]N Scale Layout and Trains Morning Daylight on the ACTRR by Fifer Hobby Supply[/h]
    [​IMG] Mike Fifer
     
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    You can find ideas for your layout that apply on another thread I started. Here is a link to some ideas you may find helpful Rehabbing & Revamping Your Layout. http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?159047-Rehabing-or-Revamping-Your-Present-Layout

    Do I dare say? The ideas is to never finish your layout but to continue doing projects that keeps your interest in the hobby as fresh and exciting as the day you started.

    Rule #1 Is to have fun. If all else fails go back to rule #1.

    Thank you to all of you who tuned in. I hope you didn't find this boring. If this helped to convince you to build that first layout then I accomplished my mission. Remember, the first one is a teaching layout and it will teach you much about How To Build a Model Railroad.
     
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    Radius Curves, how tight?

    I once had a pictorial and tutorial on tight radius curves but removed it because I didn't like the format here.

    I've published on my own blog at: http://www.barstowrick.com/tight-radius-curve/

    There you can find some chit chat about radius curves and I leave you to decide for yourself.

    You can find other how to's...some of the same one's I used here by clicking on BarstowRick.com in my signature.

    So how are those layouts coming along?
     

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