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Your fabulous tanks never cease to amaze me Alan.
During July I began a redo of an existing MTH passenger depot. A revamp inspired by a Chris Ambrosini depot I saw on his layout via the OGR Forum a couple years back.  Currently I have added flooring and begun exterior lighting. Began yesterday to add the necessary wiring to power the lamps ordered from Locomotive Joe. Ordered are passenger benches from Altoona Models for the interior.  Office furniture will be added as well.

I continue enjoy your Sunday Morning Scenic Showcase each weekend Alan. A layout can become filled from all of the inspiring work we see in progress here.

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Alan - another great industrial build! The care you take with adding valves and other details is really impressive.

Seth- is that the station from the for sale forum? Glad someone snatched that - seems like an awesome basis for a bash. Can’t wait to see what else you do with it.

This week I focused on a few small details for the REA freight house. Probably my last work here for a few weeks until I tackle the interiors and lighting.

I used ITLA details to add some electrical boxes and security bars to the lower window. The REA sign was an old Bar Mills kit I snagged from Trainz.
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One final touch I made yesterday was adding wiring to the windows above the freight doors. Originally I planned to print off the pattern using clear label paper. Instead I found black mesh while cleaning out a closet and just sandwiched that between two pieces of non transparent tape. Adding a small drop of tape created a convincing effect. Best of all, can’t beat the price!
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  I’ve been working on a structure off and on as well as some trees. Finally got everything in place as to how it will look. Just need to finish up detailing the building and scattering clutter and such around the structure. The tree to the left in the second photo is over 20 years old made with foliage net. They look okay in a group tightly together. Not so much out in the open. In the photo the trees built with sagebrush armatures and supertree material kind of raise the bar. I’ll replace it at some point.

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@Seth Thomas posted:

Your fabulous tanks never cease to amaze me Alan.
During July I began a redo of an existing MTH passenger depot. A revamp inspired by a Chris Ambrosini depot I saw on his layout via the OGR Forum a couple years back.  Currently I have added flooring and begun exterior lighting. Began yesterday to add the necessary wiring to power the lamps ordered from Locomotive Joe. Ordered are passenger benches from Altoona Models for the interior.  Office furniture will be added as well.

I continue enjoy your Sunday Morning Scenic Showcase each weekend Alan. A layout can become filled from all of the inspiring work we see in progress here.

Seth......I love your pictures. Beautiful work! I am saving them as a reference for future projects!

Peter

Late start......dealing with 12" to the foot scenery issues....come to think of it, has anyone ever seen someone model a fallen tree with a tree service cutting it up? I can't remember.

4+ inches of rain in two days with thunder/lightning and wind gusts of 60 mph....

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The pine tree trapped underneath the oak blocked the concrete culvert between the houses diverting water to my foundation (and the room in the basement where I keep trains, building supplies and do my indoor projects). Luckily, the grade is  pitched so as to divert the water down the hill. I cleaned out the culvert obstruction and the trains (and house) should be safe until the tree gets removed, even if it storms again.

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The Oblong Box Company continues to move slowly forward.

Door frame built and added to the foundation.

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Now, we go to an area that I previously have never done to any significant degree. You get strip wood in the kit. You have to paint it and cut it.

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The pieces above, on the right, are NOT three inches, but two and thirty-one thirty-seconds inches.

The one and a quarter inch piece below has to have 45 degree cuts.

All this in uncharted territory for me. That's why I'm going REAL slow.

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This is what it will look like, once I glue it.

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Have a great weekend, folks!

Peter

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Peter glad you mare out okay in the storm. We could use some rain up here. Just in small increments though.

For years I used that same mitre box. Finally invested in a chopper. You can duplicate parts pretty consistently and also set it up to make angle cuts. Practice on some scraps and once you get it set. It goes fast making multiple parts. Should have invested in one a lot sooner.

@Dave_C posted:

  I’ve been working on a structure off and on as well as some trees. Finally got everything in place as to how it will look. Just need to finish up detailing the building and scattering clutter and such around the structure. The tree to the left in the second photo is over 20 years old made with foliage net. They look okay in a group tightly together. Not so much out in the open. In the photo the trees built with sagebrush armatures and supertree material kind of raise the bar. I’ll replace it at some point.

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Dave: The trees are beautifully done  - how did you make them?
Joe

  Joe, The ones on the building side are the recently done ones. I purchased some Sagebrush armatures on eBay. I had a box of Supertrees that was pretty much gutted of usefull stand-alone trees. After adding a wire to plant the tree armature and trimming it up. I would find suitable branch material. I would grasp it with tweezers then  dip the end into a hot glue melting pot.

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Then quickly place it on one of the branches. Just keep adding branches till it looks right. There is a temperature setting. To hot and the glue is runny and slow setting. Somewhere in the middle works. I usually place the branch and count to 10. This method makes a great looking tree. Especially if you are modeling the fall. I hit it with some mod podge spray. Let it dry then hit the buds and small branches with some dark gray primer. Followed by another spray of mod podge and traditional flocking and some final paint touch up on the branches. Let it dry then I give it a final coat of Krylon Matte Spray.

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Trees on the other side of the tracks were made from weeds that grow down the street from me. You can harvest them in the late fall. You bundle 4 or 5 together in the shape of a tree. Wrap the trunk in floral tape and paint everything gray. Then spray the buds your color of choice. Now comes the hard part. The paint covers what resembles foliage as well as the branched. You need to take a small brush and go in and paint out the individual branches.
Both methods I learned watching Allen Keller VHS tapes.
I’ve taken Peter’s approach. Now that I’ve retired. I take these projects outside on a nice day and make an afternoon out of it while listening to the radio.

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@Dave_C

The description of your tree processing is a great method and appear to have turned out well.  They actually created shade during as this photo was taken.  I also like the building structure with a siding.  You are a talented fellow.

Right now my layout looks like the “Day the Earth Stood Still”.
Streets are empty an not a branch nor leaf.  I’m so ashamed😂

@Rich883

your concrete pavement looks great. Lots of great selections at the OK car lot. Looks like things are hopping at the outdoor market as well.

Dad bough a new car in 1956 and the salesman handed me a model car and an OK sign.  I still have the car and I guess the OK was still on the bedroom wall when we moved from that house in 1960.

Enjoyed your work and photos Rich 😊

@Dave_C posted:

  Joe, The ones on the building side are the recently done ones. I purchased some Sagebrush armatures on eBay. I had a box of Supertrees that was pretty much gutted of usefull stand-alone trees. After adding a wire to plant the tree armature and trimming it up. I would find suitable branch material. I would grasp it with tweezers then  dip the end into a hot glue melting pot.



Then quickly place it on one of the branches. Just keep adding branches till it looks right. There is a temperature setting. To hot and the glue is runny and slow setting. Somewhere in the middle works. I usually place the branch and count to 10. This method makes a great looking tree. Especially if you are modeling the fall. I hit it with some mod podge spray. Let it dry then hit the buds and small branches with some dark gray primer. Followed by another spray of mod podge and traditional flocking and some final paint touch up on the branches. Let it dry then I give it a final coat of Krylon Matte Spray.

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Trees on the other side of the tracks were made from weeds that grow down the street from me. You can harvest them in the late fall. You bundle 4 or 5 together in the shape of a tree. Wrap the trunk in floral tape and paint everything gray. Then spray the buds your color of choice. Now comes the hard part. The paint covers what resembles foliage as well as the branched. You need to take a small brush and go in and paint out the individual branches.
Both methods I learned watching Allen Keller VHS tapes.
I’ve taken Peter’s approach. Now that I’ve retired. I take these projects outside on a nice day and make an afternoon out of it while listening to the radio.

Dave - Excellent!

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