Alan. I really like that planter but have to ask is that scaled properly for O Gauge building widows?

Rick

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N&W HS  #5825

State College, PA

"And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers

   Ride their father's magic carpet made of steel"

    "This train got the disappearing railroad blues"

 

I am still repainting my backdrop but I think I might be done soon, at least for this time. I am going to try to finish this pass and then decide if I want to mess with it some more. I will probably go back and paint out some more clouds and try to do some more blending. 83C6599C-7FAC-4B03-9F22-12631587B40755598C84-B4E8-47C6-9E52-815BFD1460B263C5436F-735D-4833-9E42-CC624E308F5F

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Here are a few pic's of a scene I completed recently. I picked up a building flat from the NJ Hi-railers a while back and spent some time detailing and lighting the interiors. As the building sits next to my Budweiser Grain silos, its the Budweiser Office and I included a break room and guess what, employees have a happy hour with free beer. For the beer glasses all I did was take some thin dowels, paint them yellow then dipped the end into some white paint. When dry I cut them off and repeated the white paint and cutting until I had enough, Of course I made a few extra

Great stuff everyone and BTW I have to dig out a few O-Scale window boxes that I got from Harry Hieke

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Norm Charbonneau posted:

Thanks Joe, what would you like to know? Landforms are pink foam, trees are Scenic Express Super Trees. Most of the ground cover and static grass is from SE too.

What's your base? IE under the "flat" landscaping, such as a yard area or landscape without much change in height. Is the layout built onto the pink foam, or is that just used to create hills/undulation?

I ask because I'm starting to consider building a much more realistic railroad, but can't seem to grasp how minor variations in landscape height (hills/undulations) are built into a base.

The base of my layout is 1/2” plywood. The mains and some sidings are on cork roadbed while spurs and secondary tracks are directly on the plywood as is my engine yard. Some minor undulations are made with foam. I have piled play sand here and there and layered over dirt and ground foam for transitions and bumps, wetted  down with ‘wet’ water and adhered with diluted white or carpenter’s wood glue.

Norm Charbonneau posted:

Thanks Joe, what would you like to know? Landforms are pink foam, trees are Scenic Express Super Trees. Most of the ground cover and static grass is from SE too.

Norm: I have yet to see anything as realistic as that shown in your photo especially the way you blended in the scenery with the rock cliffs in the back. You should write a how to article for OGR on the process you employed to create the scene.

Joe

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