Pine View Logging Camp

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Matthyro, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I have chosen Shamus's suggestion for a name to my logging camp"Pine View" In the photos you can tell all the loggers are out clear cutting further down the track so the cookies have the camp to themselves and are catching a nap before starting the evening meal for the returning starving loggers.

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Another view

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  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Robin my friend, thats one sweet look pair of photo's, and the setting is excellent. Looks perfect. Just one question, who makes those fab looking backscenes.

  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the kind words Shamus. The background scene is one provided by The BackDrop Warehouse.
    BackDrop Warehouse
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    D*mn good looking scene Robin! :cool:
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Hi Robin, you cardboard wizard!

    This scene looks fantastic. Your series of unpainted cardboard camp houses (on your TV table) now changed into a very convincing settlement. The same (cheap) oxide brown color for all the houses, no comfort, no cozyness. Must have been a hard and dreary life for the lumberjacks in that camp. And then just imagine the soggy ground below these boardwalks after a few days of rain, the hard work getting even more dangerous... :( (At least I think that often this was the REAL atmosphere in a logging camp. Not so romantic like we model railroaders see it! :D )

    The effect of depth of the landscape is absolutely stunning! You mastered the transition from 3d scene to 2d background perfectly! (The only giveaway are the shadows of the pines on the background, but this is an effect of the &@#+!*% foto flashes which is very hard to avoid. :mad: ) How deep is the scene in reality?

    Thanks for sharing the evolution of this camp from rough prototypes to the finished scene with us. :) :) :)

  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    That is beautiful Robin, Just beautiful.

    Sandy is trying to get me to get back to making cardboard buildings again.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!


    That's a terrific scene! You've managed to pack a lot in a relatively small space and it all looks so convincing!
    Viva carboard! :) Nice use of the backdrop mural to add a lot of depth!

  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Now, that's a backdrop! I took one look at the back, and dropped my coffee!!:D :D :D :D
    Would it be correct to say, that logging camp "looks good on paper" ??;) ;)
    Really nice work!!
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Robin, now thats looking great and thanks for the link re backdrop. it sure sets your logging camp in the right scene.:)
  11. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    very nice looking scene. It's amazing how fast you are. How long did it take.. less than a week from nothing to complete scene... wow

  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Ron, the backdrop curves behind the camp as it is in a corner. The max depth from track to back is 20inches.
    I am sure pleased I decided to add a logging area to my layout. It has added a whole new interest. Now having actually been through the rocky mountains and seeing the results of clear cutting by loggers I can't say I like what they do.
    Thanks for all the support you all provide
  13. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    I didn't even realize that this scene is in a corner, until you pointed it out now. Hats off to you for such a perfect treatment of a corner!

  14. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah


    a corner??? You'll have to take a picture that destroys the illusion so we can see how it's done.
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    OK for those who want to see the corner. The backdrop is 1/8th masonite. I painted the wall black so you can't see the actual corner but the masonite curves to fit.

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  16. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Robin Sure looks realistic and those photos do it justice The speed at which you produce never fails to amaze me I have been working on one cabin for two weeks, and you produce the whole campin a week !!!!!!!!! good show:) :) :)
  17. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Robin, as I said before: That's perfect corner treatment!

    But I have a question: What kind of glue did you use to stick that paper (?) background to the Masonite?

    I already tried several kinds of glue for paper backgrounds (Instant Horizons by Walthers) on Masonite. Either the paper warped (with water based glues). Or when I used glues with organic solvents (like Rubber cement) after half a year there appeared unsightly dark splotches on the sky background (apart from the strong smelling and the need for good ventilation when mounting the background!)

  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Ron, after trying many types of glue that gave disappointing results like bleed through or warping like you have experienced, I finally found a glue that holds well and doesn't bleed through.
    It is ELMERS all-purpose glue stick. I get them at Wal-Mart. Two 15g sticks to a card. I don't remember the price but much cheaper than rubber cement
  19. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Thanks for the hint, Robin.

    We don't get ELMER glues here in Switzerland. But from your desription I guess that you mean the white glue sticks used in the office for glueing papers together. They are in a lipstick-like tube (however lipstick for a BIG mouth! :D :D :D). I never thought of these, but I'll give them a try. Thanks again!

  20. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Robin - you use the glue stick on the loggin buildins too?

    Ron - I've known more than one person who could use that kind of lipstick! Some would say me, I'm sure... :D :D :D

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