More on the Badger Creek Saga

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Jun 6, 2001.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Here you can see that all plastering has been completed and painting finished. Next step is to add the greenery/weeds/bushes etc and trees.Top right photo shows the three levels. Notice the grades.


  2. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

    Lookin good Shamus, Badger Creek II, a great sequel.

    Dave Hagan
  3. LC

    LC Member

    Really looks good, if only mine can turn out half that well. What is your grade percent and curve radius?
    Each photo you show is worth a thousand words my friend.
  4. jimnrose

    jimnrose Member

    Superb work. It looks like your rock formations are hand scribed. Do you use forms or do you use hand tools or then again both? Jim
  5. George

    George Member

    Shamus, I especially like the roadway. It's not very often that anyone gets the grade and curve of a scale roadway to look convincing. You've achieved it, friend!

  6. Shay2

    Shay2 Member

    Shamus my Friend,

    I have been looking at your photo essay's and all I can say is ....Jeeze!

    Your Scenic Details are equal to your Photographic genius!

    You've got the best of both worlds and I'm jealous as all get out.


    Rush Run River Logging Co.
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Rich pretty much sums up my feelings too!
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi All,
    Now the fun is starting, The top two photo's now show a start on the grassing and Undergrowth, bottom two shows how I carved the rocks in the plaster with a knife, whilst the plaster was still wet


  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for the comments, I suppose spending 50+ years in model railroading is sort of like being an apprentice, but guess what, I am still learning better ways to do things.

  10. George

    George Member


    That bottom right shot looking up at that massive rock formation made me dizzy even on my 19" screen!

    I've got to ask you. What was it about the original part that you didn't like? Did you encounter operational problems or was it something about the look? Were you able to recycle anything from the original scene? Also, did you ever consider surgically removing the old scene either to integrate into something else or even to possibly sell?


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  11. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    Looking fabulous, and in such a short time too! To give me an idea of the scale of the replacement area, what is it's dimensions?

  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    What was it about the original part that you didn't like? It was mainly out of sight from my view area and not particularly attractive.
    It was trashed along with the track.
    By the way, the height from bottom track to top level is 14" (What a climb)
    It's dimensions (The new top bit) is 9'-3" by 18" -- Room size is 14' by 11'


    [This message has been edited by shamus (edited 06-08-2001).]

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