New Homepage!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, May 22, 2001.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    I must be too early [​IMG] . Waiting in antici........... pation!

  2. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

  3. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

    hmm...still not coming up Andy, let us know when its ready and we'll include it in the "Spotlight" and "links" section.

    Dave Hagan
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    the address is right.... just says... "Ain't built my page yet" Come on Andy.... get a move on!! [​IMG] or do we need instructions? [​IMG]


    [This message has been edited by Woodie (edited 05-22-2001).]
  5. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hello Everyone:

    Late at night, when I get done with work. I have been working on a new webpage. This is open to EVERYONE!! No invintation is need. So come and check it out!

  6. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

  7. Catt

    Catt Guest

    That werked purrfectly [​IMG]

    Catt! NARA#1 & A freelancer for life
  8. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    As some assistance, if you are able, try resaving your pics at 100dpi or 150dpi. This should reduce the size from 250-400K down to about 50-90K without loss of resolution for the net. and reduce the page load time for each page by 50-80%. A higher resultion such as you have, is really for fine printing of the pics on photo paper, and provides no noticable difference for the net. Hope this is a handy hint. Also will make much more economic use of your 10MEG geocities space. [​IMG] Good pics though.... HOw did you make that long grassy stuff in the first pic? I want some!
  9. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member


    Thanks for the tip. The upload is even faster!! As for the grass. It is from Woodland Scenics. The grass comes in many colors. Also Woodie, would you want to be linked to me? If so, give you your web addreess.

  10. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    Makes a difference doesn't it!

    I haven't seen that stuff amongst the Woodlands Scenic stuff at my suppplier. Might be a prohibitied import considering it's organic nature. (pests and bugs and things), not becuase it could be considered "grass"! I'm looking to comibine additional scenic material other than the lichen stuff.

    Web page?

  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Woodie,
    Here is a list of materials I use on my Badger Creek.

    1 - Real soil from the garden, various colours light/dark.(Dried)
    2 - Dead leaves from the garden, green/brown/orange all ground up together in the blender then sifted.
    3 - real rocks and stone. The stone is smashed up to a pulp with a hammer and sifted.
    4 - Woodland scenics Polyfibre and various coloured grasses.
    5 - (From the woodyard) wood shavings, again ground to a pulp and sifted.
    The more natural the material, the more natural the layout will look.
    Cheers friend.



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  12. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    So far, from the bottom up I have used:

    Broken Polystyrene pieces, Plaster bandage, yellow oxide coloured plaster, drizzled red oxide very diluted paint, drizzled very diluted burnt umber paint, lightly dabbed/drizzled very diluted black paint, sand coloured flock, light brown flock, light green flock, dark green flock course lumpy green glock, forest mix flock (more like fine grass clippings, tallus stone (crushed) soaked in the diluted paint washes (for rock debris) black (grey) coloured plaster (for roads) black artist sand (for bitumen), white artist sand, brown lichen, light green lichen, dark green lichen (bushes/shrubs) tee-tree twigs with stuck on lichen (trees) Thats taking it from baseboard to treetop! Now what else can I use...... hmmmmmm.

    that doesn't include the balsa wood risers & roadbed, cork roadbed, ballast, track, wiring, lights etc etc..

    and 1 litre of PVA glue to stick it all down!!

  13. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    Found some of that Woodlands Scenic grass at a supplier in Melbourne. Got some and will put it on the layout when I get back to Sydney. Thanks.


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