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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.  (Read 15907 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!!

Dats

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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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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #293 on: June 02, 2017, 05:43:26 pm »
Hi guys

Using a piece of rail!! Genius, Donald!
I tried it but unfortunately I only have some Atlas code 80 rails. I filed it but still too big for the purpose.
The Atlas rail's base is just too big and bulky.
I wish I had code 40 or even 55. They will be definitely work!!
Thank you for the information I appreciate it very much.

Yes, Webbo and Mike.
As you suggested, I searched with Google maps on my modelling area.
It seems like as Webb said. Two thin metal looking plates that I can see between the bridge and road.
It has to be really thin in N size.
I'm thinking just paint them there. Or use thinnest T shape styrene strip. (which my local hobby shop didn't have.)
Styrene strips are cheaper than code 40 aren't they?

Bealman, how are you doing?
Thank you for your comment.
You reminded me to ask a question.
I really don't know how to model a road in better way.
Please let me know how you guys making a road.

Anyway, I finished all track and wiring job on the extension.
I temporary connect to my existing layout.
To my surprise, it actually worked!!



Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #294 on: June 02, 2017, 11:40:03 pm »
Toot toot!
Nicely done.
Donald

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #295 on: June 03, 2017, 11:11:44 pm »
Sorry Dats that I haven't commented on your bridge lately!  I've been sending private messages to my best friend on the Forum and it's kept me away!!!!

I like what you have done.  You are waaaaaay too critical of what you've done.  You made a good job of it!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #296 on: June 12, 2017, 12:59:23 am »
Hello

Not much of progress but I made fences. I need to fill out tree more sections but I ran out of materials.




On my GP9, I finally cut the skirt. And I added that home made parts for (I think the air filter) on top of the locomotive.
Some of rebuild locos have the air filter thingies.
Now I'm looking at the picture, the thingie should be a little more taller.
I did a rubbish job cutting the skirt too.
The number is still waiting to change.


Progress is slow but I'm trying to enjoy the process rather than getting frustrated.

Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #297 on: June 12, 2017, 01:47:41 am »

I'm trying to enjoy the process rather than getting frustrated.

Dats

I think that is the secret of any hobby Dats.  I like the bit of chain link fence - how did you make it?
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #298 on: June 12, 2017, 07:35:51 am »
Don't get frustrated Dats!  You can usually put right anything which goes wrong.  My layout is testament to that!

I like your fence too.  I use wedding toile for mine, but it's very flexible stuff.  Too flexible in some regards.

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #299 on: June 12, 2017, 03:11:30 pm »
Hi dannyboy

How are you doing?
I made my fence from a gift wrap ribbon with thinnest T shape styrene that I found in my junk box and thinnest square styrene commercially available.
The gift was for my wife, I usually don't get any gifts except a lot bills to pay.
I ran out of T styrene and my nearby hobby shop doesn't have one so but I take your advice.
I try not frustrated, I'll find some little project I can tackle.


Hi Andy
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You can usually put right anything which goes wrong.

I'll be honest, Andy.
My case is "put wrong thing Which goes wrong".
Worst of it is I don't even realized it until glue them or secure them in the place.
Case in point, I changed the air filter(?) Thingie again. I made it a bit taller.

I forgot about my ground cover colour too.
I couldn't remember what colours I blended with.
I'm redoing the ground cover colour for 3rd time now.
By the way, your toile is same as my wife's gift ribbon?

Hopefully, I'll have a reportable progress soon.

Dats

 

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