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Candy_Streeter Dec 15, 2012

  1. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I was thinking of doing a scrap yard. Something different for me. I was thinking of modeling it after my room as a teenager but that would be too shocking. I found this picture and I was wondering if I could do something that came close to it. Any ideas?
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    Why not? Seems like a scrap yard, at least those I have seen, does not follow any truly specific form. You can probably do it just about any way desired and be quite realistic.

    This reminds me- I need to take some photos of our local metals salvager. I've been in their yard, but never paid attention to any details. It is rail spur served.
     
  4. Ironhorseman

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    Now *THAT* made me laugh out loud, Candy! Sounds like my step-daughter's room that we would refer to as ... "the bat cave".
    Considering your talent, I have confidence you will work it out with small bits of wire, paper and tinfoil. :eek:)
    BTW, did you ever get your street construction scene completed?
     
  5. subwayaz

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    I'd say that you can do it Candy. ANd would be quite interesting and a contrast to your previous offerings.
    I thought of doing a Railroad Bone Yard before but so far not yet.
    I'll check back on this thread to see what you decided and how it might be going
     
  6. Logtrain

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    On my Dads layout he has a scrap yard that is built off all kinds of things. He has a loco shell, some caboose parts (leftover from a kitbash project),the body of a hopper car, and all kinds of other parts.
    Some of those items include the following:
    airtank from a 1/25 scale model truck
    leftover sprues from a model kit
    front axle from a 1/25 scale truck
    some inner guts from a watch
    old retired rapido couplers
    some old rapido axles

    So you can use pretty much anything to make a scrap yard.
     
  7. Candy_Streeter

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    Thanks everyone. I will post my progress
     
  8. Randy Stahl

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    I specialize in building railroad bone yards.. some day I might model one.

    Randy
     
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    One thing I have thought of doing when I finally get around to building my layout is having a RR boneyard. Maybe finding those $1-2 locos in someone junk drawer at a swap meet for this project. Maybe a shell of a partically scrapped boxcar or caboose. Find an old B-mann or LL F unit or GP 40 and having say the long hood partially cut up exposing the prime mover.

    Just a thought of some of the possibilites one could do.
     
  10. Candy_Streeter

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    I made a styrofoam base....and covered it with sculptamold so I could paint it. I used a red primer paint I got from Wally World and sprayed a tiny bit of flat black over it. Now I've got to start making junk.
     
  11. Candy_Streeter

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    Where is this salvage yard? I want to see it there is a birds eye view available
     
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    PSC Metals has a birds eye view. Go to , bing maps and type in Joyce Ave, Columbus Ohio. Go down Joyce Ave till you get to the intersection of Dewey Ave and zoom in. On the upper left of the map, click on Birds eye view. You will see the yard from the air. Zoom in and look around. On the upper right you can change the direction of view. Try it !
     
  14. fitz

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    Candy, I don't know if this will help, but I remember shooting a couple of shots of a scrapyard along the rails as passing through Little Falls, MN back in 2009 while bringing 4449 back east.

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    I have tried to find some sort of link which will do the job. So far, Nothing comes up in a search. So I went with Google. It's the horizontal building and lot above it. You can see a gondola spotted for loading. The building and yard to the right side is an unrelated repair business.

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  16. MisterBeasley

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    This is my personal contribution to junky modeling:

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    The junk piles are all available models, weathered and painted. (Yes, we even need to weather and paint our garbage.) I collected them on sale and at shows over a period of years. The cars are old plastic models I've had since I was a teenager.

    My daughter keeps her room very neat. My bedroom, on the other hand, is littered with MicroMark and Walthers catalogs and copies of MR and Railroad Model Craftsman.
     
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  17. Candy_Streeter

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    Wow some interesting stuff ! Thanks guys! My scrap pile is growing. I'm digging in the bottom of my junk boxes and finding all kinds of stuff. I glue it to my pile and dull it and add some weathering. I don't know if weathering is quite the correct word to use but I'm hand painting, spraying, rusting and griming. I know griming is not a word but you know what I mean.
     
  18. Candy_Streeter

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    MB, I love your junk yard! It has so much character and interest
     
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    For further inspiration, here's a photo I took at Miller Compressing in Milwaukee back in the mid 1980s. Don't forget to add figures (and mud!) to your scene.
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  20. MisterBeasley

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    Thanks! Y'know, when I saw your first picture, the first thing that came to my mind was "put aluminum foil in a blender and it would look like that." But, it probably wouldn't. I think the idea of using aluminum foil would be a good one for modeling scrap sheet metal, though. I'd spray a few big pieces different colors of rust and black on both sides, and then tear them up and make a "junk sculpture" from them. The torn edges would be shiny, while the rest is dull, and more weathering could be added.
     

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