The M - K & Eastern RR

Graff May 18, 2017

  1. Graff

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    Turntable installed.

    Finally a locomotive in the engine house.
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  2. gmorider

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    Wow! I am excited! All looks superb. :cool:
     
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  3. Graff

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    Thanks!
    I've started on the trees.
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    Definitely going to need a LOT of trees for the layout....
     
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  4. Graff

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    Some new pics.
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    C-25 at the engine house.

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    K-27 filling water.
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    The town of Holy Cross.
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    The mining company presidents residence.
     
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  5. bremner

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    Your backdrop painting fits perfectly with your modeling
     
  6. Kurt Moose

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    Great little details everywhere too!!
     
  7. Graff

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    Installed lights in some of the buildings today.
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    The General store.
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    The Pool hall.
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    The Bordello.
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    It is great with LED lights.
     
  8. Graff

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    I installed lights in more of the buildings and connected them on the layout.
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    Now I'll have to see what else needs lights.
     
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  9. Graff

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    I installed the new lights over my layout today.
    I use 6 W LED bulbs with 2 feet gaps in between them.
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    It's a LOT brighter now!
     
  10. gmorider

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    Lighting looks natural. I assume LED bulbs have no heat?
     
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  11. Graff

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    Not much heat. They get warm, but not hot.
     
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    Tested the new turnout control. I'm really satisfied.
     
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  13. gmorider

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    All excellent. I love it when a plan comes together. (y)
     
  14. Graff

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    I made some utility poles today.
    It's an Auhagen kit.
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    I installed them temporary on the layout.

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    I will add E-Z line later.
     
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  15. Graff

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    I made a retaining wall out of Depron foam that I scribed with a pencil before painting it with gesso and some paint.
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    I glued it in place with hot glue.
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    I surrounded it with my homemade Sculptamold.
     
  16. gmorider

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    Gotta' watch that erosion. Sudden gully washer...no more level area.
     
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  17. Graff

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    I made a bridge for the road to the tunnel.
    3D printed sides and cardboard/wood subframe.
    I've just graveled the road, so the bridge is a little wet ...
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    Sylvan car I also built recently.

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  18. Graff

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    Had some time to spare today.

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    I've painted part of the fascia, it looks so much better in black.


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    Done a bit more rockwork as well. I use ordinary plaster in aluminum foil.


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    Then I found an oil pump on Thingiverse that I printed on my resin printer last night. I'll see if it can be motorized.



    There's a lot more to do on the layout.
     
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  19. Graff

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    Painted the new rockwork today.
    WS pigments.
    I have now soaked the surface with diluted Modpodge so I can add the black/raw umber wash.
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  20. Joe Lovett

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    Excellent work Graff. Really like the color.

    Joe
     
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