The OLD PORT SHOP

SMR May 19, 2019

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    Absolutely, but we love cats don't we?

    ops w chessie Tug boat TB.jpg
     
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    OPS Water w WM train TB.jpg

    Thank you, David,
    Take a look at the corner of harbor, do you see the garbage in the water?
    Best,
    Sven
     
  3. Joe Lovett

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    Sven, what product is your water? Your layout scenery is fantastic and the attention to detail is too!!! Keep up with the great work, we love seeing photos of your progress. It has to be one of the best layouts on the net. Have you considered doing a video?

    Joe
     
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    Hi Joe,
    Dirk is one of the three editors of Trainini. The international edition is in english. Raildig is so kind to run the archive of all the international editions: https://www.raildig.com/introduction/trainini-magazine/ .

    From May 2017 onwards Dirk showed month by month very detailed how to landscape, including his way of "making water". Basically, Dirk uses an old fashioned technique that had been described many, many times before for larger scale layouts. Namely, the substance of the waves/water is formed by wood-chip wallpaper, which is then colored wet-in-wet by separated layers of dispersion colors (black, brown, blue and green). After the color dried out, a minimum of three layers of clearcoat is applied. Please carefully watch out that no dust or dirt is in the air when you apply the clearcoat, because even smallest pollutions destroy the water effect.

    Read more: http://azlforum.com/thread/497/chesapeake-bay-modules-all-module?page=3#ixzz5qISh6PXT

    A commercially available kit comes from Noch. Here is an example from my Scandinavian layout "Trollfjord":

    Noch Water - Sonnenzeit TB.jpg Noch water - Motorboot TB.jpg Noch Water - Reiher TB.jpg

    Do you see the huron?

    Best,
    Sven

    BTW, it is close to Midsummer in Scandinavia........, one big party.......

    Noch water 1 TB.jpg

    Everywhere !!!

    Noch Water Bikers TB.jpg
     
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    Thank you for the link, Sven!!! Your photos of your layout are amazing and small details like the Huron bring it to life.

    Joe
     
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    Thank you, Joe,
    I always try to have some animals on the layouts, especially seagulls......

    Möwe 4 TB.jpg

    If you know it, you can see the seagull on the big picture as well ;-))

    Möwe 1 TB.jpg

    But do you see the huron as well?

    Best,
    Sven

    PS: A little help:

    Huron TB.jpg
     
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    We used the weekend to test-lay the tracks for the second module, a lot of detailed optimization work was necessary (btw, the final flex track will be more elegant, more smoothly....) ;

    OPS Georgetown Rohbau TB.jpg

    Thanks to Jürg Rüedi ( http://zscalegallery.com ), who provided us with a lot of microstructures houses, we could test-model the harbor quarter as well.

    OPS GT Häuser Block 1 TB.jpg

    In consequence, the track plan was adapted as laid out here:

    OPS Harbor MAP new TB.jpg

    What do you think?
    Comments?

    Best,
    Sven
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

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    Oooooooh, this is gonna' be good!:rolleyes:

    Love little town scenes.:love:
     
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    Me, too - will come with interieur and light and, and, ....

    NJ Parkplatz TB.jpg

    More comments, please!!??!!
    Thank you!
    Best,
    Sven
     
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    Sven, Love those details, right down to the pick-up truck taking two parking spaces. Seems to happen all the time. Jim
     
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    While we are waiting for the first pictures of the second module,
    Here two pictures of the WM short freight train pulled by a "fireball" GP7.

    OPS WM train lang seitlich TB.jpg OPS WM Train lang TB.jpg

    It is a pity that we see so little WM rolling stock in Z scale......
     
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    OPS Track 27 TB.jpg

    If a loco ends up on track 27, this is no good.........

    OPS OLD IRON Track 27 TB.jpg

    Luckily, the OLD PORT SHOP is specialized in the restoration of old, big Steamers......

    OPS UP 3985 before restauration TB.jpg

    The experts will rescue UP 3985 as well, promised!
    I will show the result later ;-)
     
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    OK Sven, vielen danke. ;)

    Dom
     
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    In a very special light -- The early morning sun is shining over the roofs......

    OPS Lokschuppen mit LN TB.jpg
     
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    OPS Wald TB.jpg

    We are doing trees the next weeks.
    Are you interested to see here how we do them?
    Best,
    Sven
     
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    Perfect for the first day of Summer!
     
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    Yes, of course! I need to start making my own trees so I am ready!
     
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    Ok, here we go!
    Pictures say more than a hundred words. Nevertheless feel free to ask.
    Drilling, Bonding, Flocking, Painting, Planting >> READY!

    Baum 1 TB.jpg Baum 2 TB.jpg Baum 3 TB.jpg

    Well you may want to be a little bit more sophisticated with the ground?

    Waldboden 1 TB.jpg

    Waldboden 2 TB.jpg

    You may want to try Konifers with their typical needles, too.......

    Nadelbume TB.jpg

    Nadeln TB.jpg

    Nadeln 2 TB.jpg

    Nadel 4 TB.jpg

    More examples to follow !!
     
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    Baum 4 TB.jpg Baum 5 TB.jpg Baum 6 TB.jpg Baum 8 TB.jpg Baum 9 TB.jpg Baum 10 TB.jpg Baum 11 TB.jpg Baum 12 TB.jpg

    Make sure you don't build some too small. They need to be significant bigger than your houses......
     
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    It is really important to right-size them in relation to your buildings.

    Baum 13 TB.jpg Baum 14 TB.jpg Baum 16 TB.jpg Baum 18 TB.jpg Baum 19 TB.jpg Baum 20 TB.jpg Baum 21 TB.jpg


    Otherwise, the whole landscape doesn't feel right in the eye of the observer......

    Have fun!

    Best,
    Sven
     
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