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Moonson posted:

P51, I can see those vignettes were crafted with much affection for what you were preserving and commemorating. Very, very good to see.

FrankM

Thank you very much, Frank.

I think that, like you, some here who have seen enough on my layout probably realize that it's more of an attempt to re-create the looks of where/when my folks grew up and a lifelong desire to create that in miniature than it is "just a layout".

It's not that my work is any more special (or better rendered) than any other layout, though, but I never went into it with the idea of, "Man, I want a layout, let me see what theme I can use for that..." There are plenty of better layouts than mine out there, I just do the best I can and hope folks like (or at least appreciate) the results.

There are plenty of times where I'll go into the layout room, sit on a stool and just look at it for a while, without even flipping the master power switch on. I never realized how much I really wanted this until it started looking like a layout (and not just a Plywood Pacific). and I could just take it in every now and then.

I originally did this about 80% for myself, 15 percent for my parents and family (who I doubt will ever see it in person) and 5% for everyone else. That 5% surprised me with their reactions once I started putting it out into the world (online and in magazines) for others to see.

My sincere Thanks to these Forum voices who sent me Likes for my posting on June 28, "All kinds of action" : CNJ#1601; PRRrinbh; trumotrain; Lou N (And Thank you for your enjoyable comment, Lou) ; Gandydancer1950; Trussman; joker 34.

and...

 My Thanks to these voices for their Likes for my posting on July26, "Old but not forgotten, Men at Work" : Number90; briansilvermustang; bigtruckpete; Trussman; CNJ#1601; PRRronbh; delwoodjef; BAR GP7#63; trumptrain; Rustykamel; Bogart...

and...

My Thanks to these voices for their Likes for my Aug. 16 submission, "How's this one garb ya' ?" : brainsilvermustang (and Thank You for your very kind comment, Brain); Lou N; Number 90; Ted W (and Thank You for the kindness of your comment); gandydancer1950; CNJ #1601; N5CJonny; Trussman; Bogart.

FrankM

On drives from NJ thru Pennsylvania, and then to Upstate NY along Route 11 N, there used to be several roadside landscape/foliage places that offered plants for quick-sale-n-carry-out which were enjoyable to see. Many of them are out-of-business, now, though I have no idea why, so I am glad I crafted this collective impression of them while I could. I enjoyed doing this project very much. Here are close-ups...bgardenspotcColleenssIMG_0478IMG_0485IMG_1594IMG_1604IMG_1609IMG_0487FrankM

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Moonson posted:

On drives from NJ thru Pennsylvania, and then to Upstate NY along Route 11 N, there used to be several roadside landscape/foliage places that offered plants for quick-sale-n-carry-out which were enjoyable to see. Many of them are out-of-business, now, though I have no idea why, so I am glad I crafted this collective impression of them while I could. I enjoyed doing this project very much. Here are close-ups...bgardenspotcColleenssIMG_0478IMG_0485IMG_1594IMG_1604IMG_1609IMG_0487FrankM

Frank ,the scenes which you create, with the endless amount of detail, are truly amazing!

Thanks very, very much for saying so, Brainsilvermustang, and for doing so with such enthusiasm! I'm going to let myself be complimented by your every word because I had such enjoyment in crafting that vignette - it seems like you have picked up some of that joy and given it back to me with your exceptionally kind words. 

Here's a broader view of that little rural plant nursery...Rural Floral Plant Nursery

Thank you, again.      FrankM

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Moonson posted:

On drives from NJ thru Pennsylvania, and then to Upstate NY along Route 11 N, there used to be several roadside landscape/foliage places that offered plants for quick-sale-n-carry-out which were enjoyable to see. Many of them are out-of-business, now, though I have no idea why, so I am glad I crafted this collective impression of them while I could. I enjoyed doing this project very much. Here are close-ups...FrankM

Frank ,the scenes which you create, with the endless amount of detail, are truly amazing!

Gandydancer, Thank you, very much. I am so glad you liked that one. I enjoy it when you enjoy seeing my little scenes. That tells me I have said something worth the saying.

FrankM

My sincere Thanks to these Forum voices for your Likes of my postings for my Aug23 close-up shots of the rural roadside plant nursery:IMG_0481

Trussman; Diverging Clear; trumptrain; Ted W; chris a; lee drennen; p51' briansilvermustang; gandydancer1950; delwoodjef; BAR GP7#63; c. sam; PRRronbh; Tyler P; play trains.

Frankly, it's fun getting those messages of approval.

Thanks again, FrankM

 

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Moonson posted:

On drives from NJ thru Pennsylvania, and then to Upstate NY along Route 11 N, there used to be several roadside landscape/foliage places that offered plants for quick-sale-n-carry-out which were enjoyable to see. Many of them are out-of-business, now, though I have no idea why, so I am glad I crafted this collective impression of them while I could. I enjoyed doing this project very much. Here are close-ups...bgardenspotcColleenssIMG_0478IMG_0485IMG_1594IMG_1604IMG_1609IMG_0487FrankM

Frank, two more adjectives that come to mind looking at your above scenes: adorable snd charming.

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