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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.  (Read 10813 times)

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #285 on: May 19, 2017, 11:49:46 pm »
Hi Webbo, Mike, Dannyboy

Thank you very much for your comments.

I smudged dirty marking with my fingers to apply chalks. I should have used my pinky finger instead of my index and middle fingers.
That's what happens when you don't have an airbrush.
I lightly sanded afterwards, I could somewhat fix the over applied situation.

I always forget about "scale size" that I'm dealing with.
Next time, I would have a scale size person or a scale size car while making a scene. That way I have a reference for the object whatever I'm making.

I added a parking spots.
The red car has a bad attitude and bad parking job.


And yes, Dannyboy.
Ad you suspected, I forgot to wash my hands before munching my snack.
It was taste like chalks.
Then again, I really haven't eaten chalks before so I'm not sure.
Just say it was powdery and a hint of tingling sensation with it.

Thank you very much for visiting this thread.
Please drop me a line or two. I really appreciate your comments!!

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #286 on: May 20, 2017, 12:08:35 pm »
I think the blended shades on the road are much better.

I guess the snack tasted as different as chalk and cheese this time!

Mike

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #287 on: May 21, 2017, 12:31:02 pm »
Hi Mike
How's your layout coming along?
Thank you very much for your reply.

I think super light sanding made it less obvious about the over scale smuge.
I didn't have much of time yesterday.
I suppose to do ground cover but I made concrete barriers instead.
I also added some flesh engine oil leaks on a parking space.



This one bridge is "No parking" zone.


I want to do something between the bridge and road. It usually has some kind of plates on the edges or something like that.
I need to figure out the material that I can use.

Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #288 on: May 21, 2017, 08:08:42 pm »
Dats
Do you have any spare lengths of rail? If the rails were separated from the sleepers and then placed upside down into the joints, that 'might' look a bit like what you are after?
Or it could just be a soft joint, in which case it could just be a black line.

Important details though. A very long time ago I was a young engineer puzzling in a panic as to why the two opposite sides of a new bridge didn't quite want to line up. The answer was because 'we' ☺️ had established a control baseline on the old bridge next door, and allowed it to cross the movement joint. I think the line measurement was about 60mm longer in the summer than in the winter as it had all moved as it expanded.
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #289 on: May 22, 2017, 09:55:25 am »
Hi Mike
How's your layout coming along?

Very slowly, I'm afraid, but the goal never was to actually finish it! I've been distracted by some loco [in every sense] and wagon projects ...

Mike

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #290 on: May 22, 2017, 11:40:35 am »
Hi Dats

I'm wondering why you won't let cars park on your bridge? I'm just trying to remember what such bridge joints look like. A couple of parallel metal strips is one way that I've seen or the black tar joint as mr magnolia suggests. Or perhaps, there is just a fine gap between the concrete bridge surface and the road. Do you have any of these bridges near you? Perhaps you can try Google Earth and see what these joints look like from space? If you have a bump in the road surface such as at a bridge join, you often see a bit of an oil splotch just downstream.

Your road surface weathering looks pretty good to me.

Webbo


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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #291 on: May 22, 2017, 12:23:58 pm »
One major thing I love about scenic American layouts  is the way that road surfaces are modelled.

Your's look great!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #292 on: May 22, 2017, 01:01:23 pm »
Do you have any of these bridges near you? Perhaps you can try Google Earth and see what these joints look like from space?
Or use "Streetview" in Google Maps (photographed from survey cars)

Mike

 

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