Don't laugh too hard...It's my first attempt!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Nazgul, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. fuzzyloggin

    fuzzyloggin Member

    hey all, nice to meet you.
    i just have to say that this thread is an absolute gem, steve you have done a great job with all your work(i love your layout mate) and this post with the help of all the people that have contributed is a testament to just how good this website is. i found you all when one of galens posts came up in a google search i did and ive been reading through posts on the gauge for the last few days ever since. thanks for everything ive learned here without you even knowing :)
    i look forward to all future progress on your layout steve as it is exactly the style that im looking at doing myself please keep posting pictures as you get them because you are teaching me so much, which is why i have signed up with the gauge to hopefully learn more and more, im thinking of starting my own thread for my project as well. I hope i do it the right way so as to get even a quarter of the support you got , anyways enough of a rant sorry guys continue and pretend i never interupted :)
    signing off from sydney australia.
    The Fuzz
  2. gottaBreal

    gottaBreal Member

    y0 Fuzz just give me the area you have to work in and the kinda layout your looking at and Ill put something togather for ya.
  3. fuzzyloggin

    fuzzyloggin Member

    thanks mate im running another thread in HO section where im finalising my benchwork design, (i have no choice but to hoist it from garage ceiling :( )
    once i have final dimensions i will definately post and see what we can work out
    thanks mate :)
  4. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Thank you mate for all the kind words. I really do appreciate them. I KNOW that you will receive all the same fine help and support that that I have.:thumb: By the way...You can "rant" on here anytime you like;).
    recent progress: very little....reason: Yard work:cry:
    I post some pics when I'm done with the section I'm working on. I do have a lot of the sculptamold done so I need to paint.
    see ya
  5. 91rioja

    91rioja Member

    You know, it is getting colder and yard work is no longer going to be an excuse for not working on your layout. I need to get lights in my room, so I will no longer have an excuse.
  6. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    It's really sad! haven't even met me and you completely have me figured out!sign1
    I did do some yard work......I swear! really I did......I probably spent 2 days...I mean 2 wait 2 minutes......but it was a really tough 2 minutes!
    But don't worry about me...I'm recovering quite nicely and hard at work on my layout:thumb:
  7. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Best kind of therapy there is! Go work on that layout!
  8. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    I painted all 3 colors today so here are a few before and after pics:

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    Lookin' down:
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    Paint is still wet in should blend better when dry (yeah it will). :D
    Also with greenery it should soften it up a bit.
  9. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    one last pic:

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  10. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Yeah, you can tell the paint hasn't cured yet. It stands out a lot more on the new areas. Looks great though!
  11. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    I love the second pair of before and after shots, looking down the gorge toward the mine. Most Excellent and Totally Inspiring.

  12. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    One word for it- WOW!!!
  13. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    WOW!:eek: TRULY an OUTSTANDING job Steve!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: good thing you posted today, i was about to send the dogs out looking for ya:D . GREAT JOB Steve!!:D :D -Deano
  14. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Thanks guys
    I added some greenery to one side and I believe it does in fact soften the look considerably. It also serves to blur the "seam" where the river bank meets the rock face. I want to vary the colors slightly and introduce some yellow and maybe other colors into the mix. I will continue with this, and then experiment. I also want to add some taller grass-like plants also.
    Your thoughts and or critique would be greatly appreciated:thumb:

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  15. fuzzyloggin

    fuzzyloggin Member

    i like the way you have the plantlife up along the track there in the secnd photo,looks great , and i agree about the taller grass and stuff but im not sure as to the best placement i look forward to seeing you experiment :)
  16. fuzzyloggin

    fuzzyloggin Member

    another question mate, im thinking of using parts of you layout to create my own is that ok, as i wouldn't want to post on the gauge down the track only for you to crack it and tell me ive copied or anything?? ?

    and if that is ok im wondering if you could tell me how high your mountains are from the lowest part of the river bed??
    the first photo you just posted is a perfect example of what im after the distance between the river bed in the for ground and the top of the unsceniked frame in the background..
    just the straight up and down elevation between the two ..
    thanks mate.. :)
  17. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Fuzz...any part of the plan you'd like to use is fine by me (ocalicreek, the planner). The rest is up to Steve (the builder).

    Steve - seriously, dude, check out Silflor products from Scenic Express. When I get the timesaver set up again and a few new pics taken you can see how it looks there.

    'till then, check out Jeff Kraker's work with the stuff here:

  18. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Steve, those pics look great! I do like the effect of the greenery.

    In the top pic, to the left by the tracks. I think that would be a good place to put some taller grass. Looks more like dirt/sand than rock, and its not a vertical surface
  19. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    first things first...Fuzz
    several other people have asked if they could do this layout and my answer is always the same....if it's all right with Galen then it's all right with me:thumb:
    I thought it would be cool to see someone else's interpretation. What ever parts you want to use...go for it! Lastly, (as I told the others) It just can't turn out better than MINE!:D
    To answer your questions: The unscenicked mountain in the back stands 2ft (61cm) above the river bottom.....My largest mountain stands 2.5ft (76cm) above the river (about 1ft from the ceiling)

    I just checked out Mr. Kraker's work and......You've convinced me...I am going to try the Silfor. My LHS doesn't stock it so I can't look before I buy....any recommendations?

    You know, it's funny.....I think I'm doing a good job and then I see the work a man like he is doing and......It blows me out of the water....makes me step back and take a good long objective look at my own stuff and it is sorely lacking. But that just makes me want to do better. I don't want to settle for "pretty good"...I want to aim high so when I fall short (and brother do I ever!) It's still something I can be proud of. I have a lot to learn but I'm having FUN everyday learnin' it!:). I'm going to hang some of his pics up by the layout to keep me in checkannounce1 hamr

    I added a little yellow to the plants...hope you can see

    First just green:
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    next with yellow highlights
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  20. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Yeah, I can see th yellow. Not a HUGE difference, but definitely noticeable, and looks great, as always!

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