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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Mike CT ·
Scenic Express catalog request page . They do a paper Catalog in addition to their online catalog. Scenic Express is one of the better/more elaborate displays at the York Train meet.
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Nice trees, Jerry, and I see you have the Post war Dispatch Board too.
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

JerryG ·
Moonson's stuff is hard to match. Agree. Spectacular. I too, use Scenic Express. This oak tree is one of my latest from them. I'm experimenting with some scratch-built chain link fencing to enhance this scene. I made this one to go with the gazebo, rocks and flowers, and the squirrels. Made these three trees to fill in the mountain scene. Love the guy climbing up to steal some pumpkins... Arnold, poor Lady Bird. Stuck with a husband who participated in the murder, and cover-up of, the 35th...
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Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Was it Lady Bird Johnson who said this? Or Fanny Flag, the comedienne, who said this impersonating Lady Bird? I enjoy making my own O Scale trees. My techniques are very simple: find a relatively symmetrical small branch of a tree, and then use scenery materials (flocking, green blend, fine turf) from one or more of the major scenery manufacturers like Woodland Scenics, Scenic Express, etc., and matte medium and/or spray glue, and voila, you got a tree. Let's have a little fun and share some...
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Moonson ·
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you , MattR !!! I really appreciate getting your approval, given your profession, of course. I imagine I have some of the equipment much closer to each other than would be normal for such a site, but I have a feeling you knew that was due to the space considerations when I was modeling such scenes for a train layout. If you look closely at the bottom photo , the one with the Skidder, you can see the white edge to the acrylic baseplate for the vignette peeking put...
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

MattR ·
Yes, I had the space restraint thing figured out. It looks more real than the pics you have of the actual machines. The real units you have pictures of are fresh off the factory floor I guarantee. Very few hours on them, but they'll have lots in a hurry trying to pay for those new machines. Most crews with new iron like that run around the clock. I was that way once with $22,000 in monthly payments (yes $22,000 per month, and that doesn't include fuel, wages, insurance, parts, etc) and had...
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Re: Observations on the George HW Bush Funeral Train Set

david1 ·
Even though I am a fan of the former President I just can't understand the the George Bush train and the popularity of it. Yes it is a very attractive set but I have no desire to own it. Good luck to those that do. Dave
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Observations on the George HW Bush Funeral Train Set

Will Ebbert ·
So far the main complaints I've seen about this new catalog are the usual "prices are too high" and "they just keep slapping on different paint schemes". This set fits neither of those categories. Based on the price of the other SD70s, the cars in the set work out to $150 a piece which is remarkable because they'll have figures and a station sounds diner. Secondly, two of the cars are all new tooling, and a third is modified tooling. The locomotive and diner will also have new sounds. I give...
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Re: Observations on the George HW Bush Funeral Train Set

Will Ebbert ·
My reasons for wanting the set: always been a big fan of the Bush family, saw HW and Barbara several years ago, my grandfather worked with 41. Fantastic looking engine I've wanted for years, and I've always wanted some nice UP passenger cars. It is something that will pay a nice tribute to the president. I know it's not for everyone, but that's my reasons.
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Re: Need Help with 2343 Worm Gear

texastrain ·
Yes, to hear the ole' Post War F3 dual motor growl is something into itself. To remember and think of growing up when the loudest thing on my layout was the reverberation of the plywood, the growls of pullmor motors, and the air whistle in tenders, the funky horn in the F3s. The F3s trucks/frames I recently rebuilt and repainted are a great example. Even with the new custom painted Burlington shells on them, they still give that wonderful PW growl as the magnatraction digs into the tubular...
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Re: Need Help with 2343 Worm Gear

texastrain ·
Zach, The shaft bearing towards the rear of the truck, on left in picture, WILL lift out. After so many years and dried grease, it may be stubborn, but it does simply lift up and out. Carefully apply prying to that end of the shaft and lift up. Perhaps you may need to soak with an application of a lubricant/release agent. It is not necessary to drill out any rivets. Yes, it can be done that way, but in the 50 years plus I have worked of Lionel PW F3s, I have never had to do so. I actually...
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Namvet4 ·
Good idea Arnold... How about a few pics of how you make them - for us "fumble thumbs" who are artistically challenged!
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Will do, as soon as I finish lunch.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
This next one is one of my favorites. This past fall, I was walking in a State Park near my house, and I noticed that the tops of very tall grass had the potential to be O Gauge trees. Most are not so symmetrical because they bend towards the sun, but some are symetrical. I broke off the tops of a few symmetrical ones, took them home, lightly spray glued them and sprinkled on green blend or fine turf: I like having a little variety of different shades of green, which works on my layout...
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J Daddy ·
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Your trees, J Daddy, in the background look totally real and your trestle bridge is very impressive. Thanks for sharing. Your houses look very similar to one on my layout. I'm very fond of those houses because my wife was brought up in a Victorian style home that looked like that in the Lansingberg section of Troy, NY.
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Moonson ·
My main source for trees and foliage has been Scenic Express. Jim Elster's products are nearly endless in their variety and usefulness. Secondly, when I am modeling a landscape, small or large, which in my mind is typical of the East and Midwest areas of the USA, places which are familiar to me (I do not try to model what I have not seen personally, in-person,) I do not skimp . As an example . I used one of Jim's products, a snippet from a Sagebrush, to model the dying trees in these...
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Here is one of the trees I worked on this morning: Its the large tree on left front. It became bare from jostling it over time, so I used a large medicine dropper to dab on a mixture of matte medium and Elmers glue, and then sprinkle and place with my fingers green flocking and green fine turf. The supplies appear below: Believe me, if I can do this, anyone can. Some of our Forum friends are masters at this, I'm not. Years ago, I found a branch outside, which became the base of the tree, and...
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Here are some smaller trees behind the above larger one. Generally, it looks better to put the larger trees in the front.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Thanks Ted, I did not know this topic was covefed beforebefores and so recently. A lot of good information there. I never hea rd of sedum before.
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

TedW ·
Here’s a recent companion thread that discusses options for scratch-made trees and shrubs for your perusal. trees-from-weeds
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

MattR ·
Nice job. I'm a logger in Upper Michigan and you did great.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
What a great compliment!
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Arnold D. Cribari ·
You, Frank, are one of the scenery masters, and I was hoping you would chime in on this topic. I would have responded sooner, but lost power and Wifi for several hours because of the huge snow storm. My sense is that with each little thing you do to improve the scenery, its appearance improves exponentially. When you do all that you do to improve it, and know the best supplies and techniques, the results are spectacular. Your trees, like your structures, other scenery and figures, are...
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Here's a bush made from a pine cone covered with spray glue, flocking and green blend: Here is a pine tree. I purchased a large quantity of them from a hobby store in Schenectady, NY many years ago:
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Those Scenic Express trees look gorgeous. Good to know they can be purchased in large quantity in O Scale for a big layout, probably from a catalogue. Local hobby shops near me don't offer them in quantity.
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
I enjoy making my own trees using scenery materials from companies like Scenic Express, but mine are not nearly as good as theirs.
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Mike CT ·
Scenic Express , one of our sponsors, has a lot of trees .
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Moonson ·
Thank you! I am very glad you are pleased with my reply, Arnold. My hope is that it may be helpful to others, or tweak an imagination here-n-there, as we all model our way into Layoutville.
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Arnold D. Cribari ·
One more thing. For those new to the hobby, maybe with young chidren, making trees can be great fun, for both girls and boys, and can be a great bonding activity for you to do with your kids. It's an arts and crafts project that can have great appeal to both sexes. It's relatively economical to do, and even mediocre trees greatly enhances the appearance of the layout.
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Moonson ·
Thanks, Jerry G !!
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EBT Jim ·
Wonderful logging scene, Frank! Wonderful! Would you mind telling me the brand of those 1/48 models? I don't think they're Ertl. Thanks Jim
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Clem, I like your trees too, they are gorgeeous.
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clem k ·
I like trees
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Moonson ·
The logging equipment models came from John Deere dealerships, in John Deere boxes. Here are a couple of the places I stopped at: Cazenovia Equipment Co., 2393 Rt.11, Lafayette, NY 13084 (315) 655-8620 Cazenovia Equipment Co., 3892 US Rt.11 South, Cortland, NY 13045 (315) 655-8620 I visited several locations, but I'm pretty sure these two are the main resources I used for models. Also, keep in mind that it was several years ago that I bought the models, and 300 miles from where I live, so I...
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Rayin"S" ·
Yous guys do some beautiful scenery, thanks for ideas. Ray
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Arnold D. Cribari ·
Thank you, Mike! I just submitted my catalogue request.
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gene maag ·
I use a product from Home Depot that you use in your rain gutters, it comes in 4 foot lengths and keeps the leaves out of your gutters. I cut it spray paint it green and make bushes any size and shape I need.
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Adriatic ·
The Knights of Ni "wood" commend you on this thread Some folk have used red and green Scothbrite chopped in a blender as well. My fav is a tiny little pink "tree" I picked from behind my local Dollar store. No mods needed, and about 3 years old now. I like what it shed on the shed over time too.
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EBT Jim ·
Again .... wonderful work, Frank. We keep returning to your photos to examine and admire the details. My nephew has a couple of these John Deere forestry vehicles in a diorama, and he would like to put a figure in the driver's seat. His cabs don't open. Did you cut yours open? Any trick to that? Thanks, Jim
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Moonson ·
Hi Jim, There seemed to be a different trick for each machine. I never cut anything. If there is a figure in mine, it got there by either my unscrewing something, somewhere, bending something over, removing a roof, or using a tiny screwdriver to pry something aside or up and flipping the cab open. It took a while, and some disassembly if necessary, but my theory was that somebody got the seat in there somehow, so I was determined to open the cab up, if just for a few quick, forced seconds,...
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Re: Y'all Plant a Tree, a Bush or a Shrub . . .

Mixed Freight ·
National Arbor Day for 2018 is Friday, April 27th. We should ALL celebrate Arbor Day by planting another tree or two on our layouts. Paul.
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pennsynut ·
I looked on line and on the forum for ideas to make trees. Here are some tries. FWIW, I posted my copied method. The project was enjoyable but took a long time for the 300+ trees. They are ok but not as good as the woodland or others. But my cost was about 45 cents per tree.
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We ended up with an extra MTH Premier UP George Bush 4141 in 2 Rail / Scale Wheels....

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Sale priced at $459.96 MTH 22-21155-2 - SD70ACe Diesel Engine "George H. Bush" w/ PS3 (Scale Wheels)
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Re: Special Announcement from MTH: SD70ACe George H.W. Bush Diesel Locomotive Returning In 2019, plus the #9096 and the baggage car.

CNJBill ·
Baggage car must have the window with flagged draped casket. I believe Lionel had the casket in the Lincoln Funeral Train.
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Special Announcement from MTH: SD70ACe George H.W. Bush Diesel Locomotive Returning In 2019, plus the #9096 and the baggage car.

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Here's MTH's announcement. The links take you to our website for your preorder at my discounted price. No payment is due - just select preorder at checkout. Thanks. December 11, 2018 - On November 30th 2018, the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, took his last train ride in a special funeral train pulled by Union Pacific 4141 SD70ACe and accompanying 9096 SD70ACe to the his final resting place at the George H.W. Bush Library in College Station, Texas. Since that funeral...
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Re: Observations on the George HW Bush Funeral Train Set

Will Ebbert ·
I imagine there's a good number of people who might want to put the locomotive in a mantel or desk but not have room for 8 feet of train.
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jeremy ferrell ·
I think the set prices are certainly more appealing than separate sell. I like the exclusiveness of having cars in the set not available for separate sell also. I think it’s a nice set. I’ll be pulling the trigger on one. Don’t get me wrong I wish our hobby was cheaper. But I get so tired of the *****ing of prices. I started dreaming over Lionel catalogs as a young kid. At 33 I’m slightly larger actually much larger kid but I’m living the dream. It’s a great set I bet they sell a ton!
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MartyE ·
This to me seems like a great value as well. I wasn't prepared to preorder anything but I am starting to give this set some thought. I have a month to decide.
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Re: Observations on the George HW Bush Funeral Train Set

Bossman284 ·
I for one will not buy the set even though I would like it. I own the engine already and don't need another. If I were to sell it I would lose money. Lionel should make a non engine set for those of use that own the engine already!
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