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by Bob Roegge
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Built four more skips. That will be enough to position one dumping a load and four running on the lower level.

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by Bob Roegge
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Constructed first of a string of mine cars to circulate on the lower level. Frame is made from structural plastic, wood and journals from an HO archbar truck. Bucket is cardstock. Painted with acrylics. http://my.gn15.info/img_6808.jpg http://my.gn15.info/img_6804.jpg
by Bob Roegge
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Made a little more progress over the past few days and the scene is coming together. Leafy trees are complete. Plan to add one or two more evergreens. Will soon be at the point where little details like people, human clutter etc is the task.. Things slow down at that point as each little item is a t...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Airplane modelling ahhhhh...
Replies: 17
Views: 3955

Just stumbled on this forum. Did not know I could expand my horizons beyond my GN15 modeling here. Andi....your model is beautiful. I dabble in radio control planes and during the winter we fly indoors at a soccer center. I scratch built a 1/12th scale Vickers FB5 from Cleveland plans a couple years...
by Bob Roegge
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Love it! Just keeps getting better. You do so much with so little, meaning you know when to stop. It is a hard skill to master. The small details like the stone wall with the falling stones looks really convincing. What size rail are you using? and did you scratch build the ground throw? Scott Than...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Another week has passed by with a little more work filling in the lower level. Added a small trestle for unloading ore cars. Plan is to have ore cars carrying rivets with a car on dock emptying it's load and a pile of rivets on the ground below. Picking up on anothers theme of poking fun at the scal...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

The rock castings are painted now so I can begin filling in the lower level. Both tunnel entrances are complete now and a tree has sprung up on the lower right side.

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by Bob Roegge
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

It has been a couple weeks since last post. I have been busy adding the creek bed, water fall and the rock castings on the right side. Water was made with acrylic gel and has not fully cured yet. It appears milky white but will cure clear. Rock casting is complete now but remains to be painted. Afte...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New loco - weathered
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Looks very nice. Little engines like it can not be too grubby.
by Bob Roegge
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Finally returned to casting plaster. It is a messy job and I have to force myself. http://my.gn15.info/250.jpg Base coat of raw umber applied. http://my.gn15.info/251.jpg A bit of dry brushing and it begins to take on the appearance of rock. With addition of a little ground cover the scene begins to...
by Bob Roegge
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

I have been working on the upper level across trestle. Added some initial ground cover and trees.

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by Bob Roegge
Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Thanks Bob. Will go look for camo green Rustoleum paint! Does it come in pine scent as well? :D Fortunately not. The strong smell of paint from a spray can is bad enough. Some things I can tolerate - even appreciate. Like the smell of gasoline you get in an old classic car. A pine scent is not one.
by Bob Roegge
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

The picture taken before paint was taken after initial winding with electric drill. After that I sprayed with clear matte and sifted fine saw dust over them. Then sealed with more clear spray. That added fulness to the trees. After dry I sprayed with a dark green camaflage color of Rustoleum brand. ...
by Bob Roegge
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Have made and added 14 trees on the upper level. Expect another 7 to 10 will be needed on the lower level to create adequate density to the scenes. Will have to return to casting rocks again unless I can take up another diversion. http://my.gn15.info/228.jpg http://my.gn15.info/229-1.jpg
by Bob Roegge
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Added color to rock faces cast thus far. Beginning to take on an acceptable appearance. http://my.gn15.info/216.jpg http://my.gn15.info/215.jpg Also began making trees. Plan to place a lot to give the feeling of a isolated small mountainous area. Mostly evergreens but will add some leafy types by th...
by Bob Roegge
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

SOUTHPASS wrote:Has a touch of John Olsen from many years back :)


Could be.......I was a great admirer of John Olson's work. Other influences for me were Dave Frary and Malcolm Furlow. Great narrow guage scenery modelers.
by Bob Roegge
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

I really like the modelling but I must advise my concern as to the qualifications of the engineer who designed the bridge :? In fact I wonder if the individual is qualifed as it all wrong and it may fall down when in service :wink: :wink: I can assure you that the designer has no qualifications. Ke...
by Bob Roegge
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Looking good Bob. I wondered whether this had inspired you: http://www.milouket.tv/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Impressive-skywalks-in-the-Cloud-Forest-Green-House-at-Marina-Bay-Gardens-in-Singapore.jpg Had not seen this before.......it would have been an inspiration. Dry brushed a little more color ...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

Began rock casting. This section has the raw umber base color applied. Tomorrow I will dry brush to obtain final rock coloring. http://my.gn15.info/210.jpg Also added rock abutment on left end of trestle. http://my.gn15.info/327.jpg http://my.gn15.info/329.jpg
by Bob Roegge
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21252

High Trestle Creek

It has been quite a while since my last post. Summers are always a slow time for railroad modeling. Other hobbies interfere. With winter approaching I decided to begin this years layout. In the past I have begun with a structure I built and just let the layout develope around it. This years stucture...
by Bob Roegge
Wed May 08, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cardstock is the Best
Replies: 9
Views: 3339

BodgerBrian wrote:Agreed, nice model, but.....

daft question of the week - what is Cardstock?


My term for heavy weight paper materials. Ranging from paper at 146.9 gsm to that found on tablet backs or cereal boxes.
by Bob Roegge
Wed May 08, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53974

I just discovered your layout. Terrific for the thema, the water effect, ... For the boat you can put MA + 6 digits (ma for marseille) For the car give me your exact era and I will give you the good number (actually it seem that the car come from paris and being registred in mid 1982). An immatricu...
by Bob Roegge
Mon May 06, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53974

That looks great, Bob. I seem to have missed your recent posts until today. How did the show go? I hope the visitors were impressed. Can you please tell me the source of the 2CV and what scale it is? The show was great. Many largeer layouts and modular layouts. I received many compliments and inqui...
by Bob Roegge
Sat May 04, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cardstock is the Best
Replies: 9
Views: 3339

Cardstock is the Best

Now that "Old World Charm" is essentially done it is time to be planning the next layout. I do not have a definite idea yet but am leaning towards another whimsical theme. I do not want to be to whimsically extreme this time. A balance between whimsical and somewhat scale is what I think I...
by Bob Roegge
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 53974

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