The OLD PORT SHOP

SMR May 19, 2019

  1. SMR

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    We model first completely the ground and then use multiple layers of clear coat.
    Dirk described that with examples extensively in TRAININI.

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    We use Styrene for this and glue fattened fine sand.

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    Please note here the multiple variations from styrene flat areas up to rocky grounds.

    Hope this helps.

    Best,
    Sven
     
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  2. JoeS

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    I like how you even got pot holes in that scene. Very convincing look of aged used concrete! But I like your yard engine house area probably the best on your layout.
     
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  3. bostonjim

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    Thank you. It does help. I like the flattened fine grit sandpaper on top of styrene idea. Thanks for sharing it. Jim
     
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  4. SMR

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    Per your requests, my friends, more Seaboard pictures........

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    and one more;

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  5. JoeS

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    What I appreciate about those photos is how they look so perfectly right for sometime in the 1970s where things are getting old dingy and about to be abandoned. So good!
     
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  6. SMR

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    Back to the harbour......

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    Not really busy there yet (details are missing, too, as of now).

    Have a nice WE!

    Sven
     
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  7. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, beautiful water!(y)
     
  8. husafreak

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    I'm often at a loss for words when looking at these pictures of The Old Port Shop. So let me say this. As an Architect, an architectural model builder, as someone who looks down at scenes from cockpit windows, and as a lifetime modeler, this is "high" art. Fascinating to view and displaying the superlative technique of master artists, it is, in my experience with train modeling, without peer. Perhaps it is unfortunate that we apply the moniker "model trains" to your work, because this goes way beyond that preconceived notion. Thanks again for sharing. And, Wow, beautiful water! x2
     
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  9. SMR

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    Thank you for this very kind words, Eric!

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    Have a nice WE!
    Sven
     
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  10. John Bartolotto

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    Sweet!!! Well done. Best part is the old imbedded tracks and the oil stains.

    John
     
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  11. SMR

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    We are progressing......

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    Do you like it?
    Best,
    Sven
     
  12. OlyPen

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    This is true artistry in model railroading. That it's accomplished in Z scale -- loss for words.
     
  13. logging loco

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    I just discovered this thread.
    Sven your work is amazing.
     
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  14. logging loco

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    Are they loading chutes between posts?

    I grew up a short distance from PRR's North East Corridor where the GG1s in that paint scheme once ran.
    I must say you buildings and scenery look very prototypical.
    I especially like the awning on the building. When I look at period photos of storefront buildings, I see a great many had awnings but that detail is frequently left out.

    Do I like it? I love it.
     
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  15. CNE1899

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    WOWEE! Man this is eye candy. Love the sparkles on the water. The Devil indeed is in the details.
     
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  16. SMR

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    Thank you everybody for your kind words,

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    This sets the scene, now we have to add life, meaning people, cars and trucks etc., ships, trains!! according to the time the story is playing.

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    In a flexible way, since we want to tell more than one story.......(n):sneaky::D:rolleyes::cool:
     
  17. JoeS

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    I do enjoy seeing your pictures. So many little things stand out even those rooftops look aged like you’d see from a true life overhead shot. Well done!
     
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  18. SMR

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    Thank you, Joe (as well as to all the others),

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    - still work in progress -

    Best,
    Sven
     
  19. SMR

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    Let's get closer to the water......

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    Have a nice WE!
    best,
    Sven
     
  20. shortpainter

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    Everything looks so natural and "lived in" it's amazing.
     
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