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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.  (Read 37280 times)

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #105 on: September 02, 2016, 12:58:44 am »
Hello,  Mr magnolia.
Thank you very much for your reply.
How's your SW1500?
When I bought mine, the front pilot was scraping the track.
Fortunately my rubbish decoder installation work made the body shell to ride little higher so now it is running OK. Although, when it turn left, makes grind noise!??? Does yours have a problem like that?

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #106 on: September 02, 2016, 02:19:27 am »
Hi Dats

I'm a great fan of how you are doing your sand/dirt. It looks like the real thing. I'm having trouble getting my sand/dirt colours right. The stuff I have looks right when it is dry and unglued, but as soon as I apply glue, it darkens up more than I like. I even tried some real dirt and same problem.

How do you do your dirt?

Webbo

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #107 on: September 02, 2016, 07:02:06 am »
Hi Dats - looking good. There's lots of empty space around Railways - here's an interesting article about modelling composition I like

http://lancemindheim.com/2015/12/scene-composition-2/

Mike

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #108 on: September 02, 2016, 08:32:19 pm »
Hello, Webbo.
Your farm scene is looking mighty good!! Because of your inspirering new scenery, I finally started to work on my scene.
Thank you for complimenting my ground cover.
I made my sand by using plaster with tiny bit of art sand.(I think it is for a sand art craft or something...)
And  I coloured it with $0.79 paints. 
On the real locations pictures, soil is almost ivory colour to me. I remember if you see with your nakid eyes on the actual location, it was more light red/brown-ish colour. Maybe something to do with sun light.
I used sand for real locomotive but grains were too big on N gauge. The Art sand itself was same, too big.
Then I bought Arizona minerals and sand's low desert soil and it came out too red-ish colour. I I'll leave it as is for now.

Hi, Mike.
Thank you for the link.
I really impressed when I saw his shelf layout for the first time on a magazine article.
I didn't know that the webpage was available.
Thank you for pointing out for me.
I like the concept very much.


Ok, folks!  A quiz for you.
I have a silo/tank here for the General Food factory.

It was made by?
A) Row beef.
B) A plastic tube.
C) A toilet paper core.
D) I don't care, I don't even know why I'm reading this thread.

Happy modelling!!
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #109 on: September 03, 2016, 08:51:06 am »
C) A toilet paper core. Am I right...or not ?
See you soon !
Pierluc

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #110 on: September 03, 2016, 08:55:06 am »
I agree, it's a bog roll tube, as it's called in England!

The painting on it is superb though.  Good job!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #111 on: September 03, 2016, 09:40:48 am »
Hi Dats - looking good. There's lots of empty space around Railways - here's an interesting article about modelling composition I like

http://lancemindheim.com/2015/12/scene-composition-2/

Mike


This is significant and valid point that is being made here. Realism doesn't come from clutter and I certainly agree there is an overall tendency to try to cram too much into a scene. But, after all it is a model railway and we all have limited space.

Thanks Dats for your response to my question on the dirt. I think I'll just have to try harder and use your suggestions.

The picture in the quiz looks like a toilet paper tube, but painting cardboard would look a fair bit different from what we see. So, I'm thinking plastic tube - don't know what a row beef is.

Webbo

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #112 on: September 03, 2016, 10:39:00 am »
Hi, Webbo.
About dirt, I forgot to mention that you can use a product that fix dry wall. The one comes with paste type.  In US it's called "patch'n'paint'. I don't know what it called in there but it drys kind of rough surface.(unlike plaster that cure totally smooth.) I used it to fill any gaps on the ground and paint it.
Also, I heard some people use grout. The one use for floor tiles. It seems dry out sandy texture.
In bigger scale, they just put real sand or dirt then looks good but in N scale, we need to find something like ...almost powdery materials to achieve the fine texture.

Speaking of space/composition.
My Team track is like this.

You would said nothing there!!
Yeah, nothing there.
Real Team track that I wanted to imitate... like this.
https://atsfinroswell.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/team-track-in-van-nuys-ca-may-19731.jpg
When I saw this picture, I thought " Hey, I can model this!! ".
Wonder of the Prototype railroads. They would do nothing if they can get away with it.

The answer for the quiz.
Drum roll....drum roll....
The answer is " Toilet paper core".
I applied the patch'n'paint, sand it and paint it.
You can't see closely. It's quite crude but good enough for a background structure.(to my standard anyway.)
Webbo, Andy and Pierluc, I'm glad you guys didn't answer "Row beef".
If you did, I would worry about you!!  ;)
Thank you for your time reading my posting, guys!!

I'm thinking making orange trees out of cotton balls.
Just because I found them on my wife's drawer.
Please don't tell her about it. I'm scared of her. Women in US are strong, I tell you!!
Safety first!
 :camera: dats
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 11:52:24 am by dats475, Reason: The answer added. »
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #113 on: September 03, 2016, 02:45:40 pm »
The answer for the quiz:
Drum roll....drum roll....
The answer is " Toilet paper core".
OK ! Where is my prize ? :smiley-laughing:

Anyway... :wonderfulmodelling:    :thankyousign:
See you soon !
Pierluc

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #114 on: September 04, 2016, 02:20:23 am »
Ok, Pierluc.
You got the prize of two smiling faces...wait not two but three smiling faces!! Yay!!
 :) :) :)

One more the Closet Branch quiz.
My derail is made from what material????

(A yellow thing on the rail is supposedly derail.)

A) Row beef.
B) Plastruct "C" shape strip.
C) Wood skewer.
D) Atlas Insulated Rail Joiner.
E) I don't care! I wanted read somebody else's posts but just mistakenly click this thread!!

If you have the correct answer, you'll get four  :-*

Well, let's see I don't remember what I used for it....maybe it was...... Raw beef?
How do you think?

Happy modelling!!
 :camera:  Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #115 on: September 04, 2016, 02:27:02 am »
My brain hurts!

Webbo

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #116 on: September 04, 2016, 03:10:29 am »
I know what it is - it's F) a piece of banana skin, (derail, as in engine slips off track  :doh:).  :)
David.
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #117 on: September 04, 2016, 07:26:12 am »
I'm guessing it's B Dats!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #118 on: September 04, 2016, 09:32:52 am »
Being of that you are of an overseas persuasion my guess is you were just a bit clumsy with your BBQ corn fritter...
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #119 on: September 04, 2016, 12:07:04 pm »
Have you just sneezed on your track? :sick2:

 

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