Wife: "That Ain't our layout..."

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by hemiadda2d, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Well, it is...
    Progress on the BN High Prairie Sub!!

    Here's an overall shot of the false backdrop:
    Here's what the top of it looks like:
    Here's a tight closeup, almost full size of the end detail:
    Here's a head-on shot broadside of the backdrop:
    And another of the same:
    Lastly, what it looks like from a railfan's perspective:
  2. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Nice work! I can't wait to get started on my scenery! I hope it looks half as good!
  3. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    BTW, what are you using for ballast?
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  5. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    I was wondering the same myself. It kinda looks like the colored sand for sand painting (which I was considering trying out for my ballast in N....).

    Was I even close?

  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Good lookin' trees hemiadda2d
    Nice background
  7. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    Looks great. I especially love those tall trees. How did you make them? I'm kind of getting to be a tree freak.

    Can't wait to see the rest:cool:
  8. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    All woodland scenics.
    Trees, ballast, ground foam and lichen.
    As for the ballast, I took 2 bags of fine gray, a bag of brown, a few tablespoons of iron ore all mixed up. The trees are the 42-pine tree kit in the bag. I think some trees need more foliage glued on. Whaddaya think?
    Thanks for all the compliments. It really does look deep, although the section I just worked on is about 1.5" deep. Including the 1/2" foam backdrop!
    How did I make 'em?
    Bend the tree armature to how youlike it, I generally twisted mine with pliers. I then brushed on cheapo elmer's Rubber Cement, dipped the still-wet armature into a bag of deep green coarse ground foam. When dried, I sprayed on a thick mist of water/glue mix to fix it all permanently. I then poked a hole intot he hard shell plaster cloth, and added a drop of white glue, to fix the tree in place. Teh tree was then inserted into the hole. Simple. I added some WS deadfall, and stumps to make it look logged-out for the line relocation.
  9. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Excellent work! Keep the pictures coming!
  10. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

  11. redracer

    redracer Member

    Nice pix, but I cannot see how you managed to get more than 1 photo per message ???
  12. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Thanks, Redracer!
    I think the secret is using the vB code, the stuff in the click boxes in the area above the reply screen.
    You have to use a tag for every image, url, etc. And not just one tag, a tag before and after each pic, url, etc.
  13. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Are those GM units ever clean!
  14. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    They're still clean, but BN took good care of their stuff.
    Eventually, they'll get some dirt on 'em.
    In the meantime, I have more pics in my Rail Images album to show off!
    The new switching area, and yard are mostly in--and crammed with traffic!
    The link below will get you there!
    Here's a sneak peek:

  15. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    What you have shown us is really cool! :D

    Hemi-Don't worry about the rain, weather channel doesn't usually get it right.
  16. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Lately, progress on the HPS has ground to a halt. Railfan weather has been awesome, till late this week. And well, you know, I HAD to get the last good shots of the year! The following pics and MANY more are on my Rail Images album below.
    Here's a shot fromt he new camera, of my pride & joy, BN 6772, a Kato kitbashed snoot chop:
    And a closeup shot of a stock Atlas GN ext. vision caboose:
    A great meet shot on Sherman Hill on UP:
  17. rguyett

    rguyett Member

    Looking good keep the pics coming
  18. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    I'll second that. :)

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