first home brewed portal

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by t. alexander, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    In the time it takes Shamus to build an entire RR I'm still trying to finish a simple diarama. None the less I'm marching forward.:p :D

    Beautiful work Shamus. Nice of you to flip that building around for us "lefty" drivers.:D

    Heres a shot of my first half way decent tunnel portal.

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  2. Uteram

    Uteram Member

    Beautifully done!
  3. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Thanks Uteram.

    Here's another a little farther away to show how the tunnel "afterthought" fits in the corner. Not much space. You've got to imagine the mountain behind it ya' know.:D

    Btw thats ol' reliable on the trestle, my favorite engine. It knows what a concrete floor is. I've rebuilt it several times into different looks. The plow is fused (rusted) on so it just stays year round.


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  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That looks great t. !!! John Henry would be proud. The rugged rock conveys the impression that it took a lot of hard work to blast and dig that hole. Cool locomotive too!
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    It looks great T

  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Perhaps you should try your hand as a stone mason :D :D :D
  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi t,
    That tunnel portal really looks good. So the loco bounces yeah:rolleyes: made of rubber is she --- Noooooooo, poor thing needs a dizzy pill siting too far off the ground.:D:D

  8. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    1st rate modelling Alexander!! :eek:
    Your rocks are superb. A splash of colour on them and the portal then we get to see your next photo?? .. I sure hope so.
    What was the rates for the Chinamen who dug that tunnel?? :) :)

  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That's quite a bit more than half way!!
    Nice work!
  10. That's some really nice work, t.

    You've done a good job of capturing the look of rugged mountain railroading.
  11. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Thanks again for the compliments guys.

    Shamus, that old engine has nerves of steel. The only thing it's afraid of is my wife and her vacum cleaner. :eek: :D

    Kettlestack, Whatever the pay was it wasn't enough.

  12. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Looks great, t. How'd you build it? Carved plaster?
    Bill S
  13. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi Bill. and thanks, yes the portal cast in three pieces and then carved.
    The diarama will have 1\4" birch ply backdrop painting on the back and sides.

  14. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    My camera wants to washout the color so I'm tinkering a bit to see if it will do better. I posed my "major project unit" on the trestle for this shot.


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  15. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Really nice t. :cool: :cool: :cool:
  16. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That looks like a great little diorama, t!
    That's top-notch modeling all the way around!
  17. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Thank you Tyson and Charlie.
  18. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Looking good there t., mighty nice.
  19. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    t., is that the 4-4-0 you had the driver problems with?
    She's a real beauty.
    Bill S
  20. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Thanks Marty.

    Bill, yes it's the one. Still needs the front coupler installed and some other odd's & ends. Thinking about making a different style headlamp. But it's running.


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