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C.A. Farms - A Tribute to Carl Arendt

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:56 pm
by Larry C.
Hi Everyone,

Even though I have not posted here in a long time, I thought that I would share with you something that I've been working on the last couple of months. It's something that I have been posting at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/default.asp . They have an older Challenge dedicated to Carl Arendt and his website; so I thought what a nice tribute to Carl to make something in his honor.

Here are a few pics of C.A. Farms:

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This is a "shoe-box" layout with a 17 inch fiddle yard, behind the shed to the right, which incorporates half of the layouts point. The wagons are made from Ho scale chassis which have been severally cut back with planking added to make them a scale 5.5 ft. long. Likewise the critter is a Ho scale 0-4-0 chassis with planking and a card bonnet added.

Still loads of details to add and some more scenery , but this has been a fun start. Will post more pics as time go on. Any comments are greatly welcomed.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:22 am
by on30critter
Excellent Job on the shoe box layout and the flatcars. Can't wait to see the progress on the critter!

Mike

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:40 am
by Tomo
It appears you have made a good start!

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:10 pm
by Simon Andrews
Nice idea for a shoe box micro. Looking forward to the updates.

Simon.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:52 am
by Steve Bennett
Great tribute to Carl, I'm sure he will be smiling :)

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:35 pm
by dieselwater
Interesting concept, look forward to seeing the progress :D

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:33 pm
by Larry C.
Hi,

Thanks for the nice comments. Been great fun working on this and it is the first time ever that I have progressed this far on any layout. Hope to keep adding to it for a long time. Cheers.

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:14 pm
by Larry C.
Time for an update. Here are some pics of the progress so far:

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Weathered the door on the warehouse and also weathered the wagons. Changed the bonnet on the Critter to give it more of an old used look. I started to add some weeds to the foreground and along the brick wall. Here are a few more pics of the same area:


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The last pic was taken with lighting added over the layout and the flash "off" on the camera which seems to give it a more realistic look. Using a new camera so still getting used to how it works.

Well, that's it for now. Still loads to add to the layout. Any suggestions or comments are always welcomed. Cheers.

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:54 pm
by demaine22
Nice weathering on the door.

Glad you're having fun with the layout, that's what it's all about :)

Lovely work

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:47 pm
by Pete
A lovely bit of work here! I agree with Steve . . . I'm sure Carl will find this very pleasing indeed!

Re: C.A. Farms - A Tribute to Carl Arendt

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:37 am
by Willow Creek Traction
Looks good.
Larry C. wrote: behind the shed to the right, which incorporates half of the layouts point.
Would like to see photo of that, "half of the layouts point" really got my attention.

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:02 am
by Blackcloud Railways
Excellent stuff Larry. It has turned out really well, a fitting tribute to the late MicroMaster.

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:31 pm
by Larry C.
Thanks for all your comments; really this is half the fun of building a layout.

Willow Creek wrote:
Would like to see photo of that, "half of the layouts point" really got my attention.

Here are a couple of pics of what I was talking about:

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The first pic shows the half-point in the scene and the second shows the rest of the point and the fiddle-yard. The whole point in the scene would have taken up too much room, so I decided to go this route. Hope this helps. Cheers.

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:51 pm
by Larry C.
Hi,

Have been doing some more detailing on the layout, so I thought that I would share some pics with you of the Critter fueling area:

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The fuel tank was made from a cut down pill bottle, thanks dear, and covered in an internet texture. The hose hanger is made from a paperclip and the hose is wire with the covering left on. Lastly the cradle is made from craft sticks and heavily weathered. The "junk" is an idea borrowed from Steve's post on lighter parts and some rail pieces. Everything was "rusted" and set into place.

Here is one more pic taken at a different angle:

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The fuel has run down the side of the tank and stained it over time. This was achieved with some weathering.

All in all I'm very pleased with the results of this "little cameo" scene. Any comments or suggestions are always welcomed. Cheers.

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:22 pm
by RoGNer
Great work there - junk and rust - can't beat it!

roGNer

:D

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:01 pm
by Simon Andrews
Shaping up nicely Larry 8)

Simon.

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:08 pm
by Glen A
Great work with the rusting on the tank and other parts. I like how you have twisted the hose around.
Have you considered also rusting the short length of track leaning up against the wall?
That is still bright and shiny, and that seemed to grab my attention first.

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:44 pm
by Larry C.
Thanks for all your comments. There aren't any Modeling Clubs in my area, so I have been pretty much flying solo. It's nice to get feedback from those of like interests.

Glen, you know that I never really noticed the track against the wall still being shiny until you mentioned it. I will be giving that a "rust" treatment soon. Thanks for the keen-eye and the tip. Cheers.

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:11 pm
by Larry C.
Hi Everyone,

It has been a long time since I last posted anything on my layout, have been very busy with work. I've been wanting to finish CA Farms and found some time to do so. Here are some pics of the nearly finished layout:


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This is the shed on the front right side which has been weathered and "junked-up".


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Here is a pic of the Critter and the fueling area. I added some controls to the Critter and rusted the track that is leaning up against the wall.

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Here is an overall pic of the layout. Sorry it is not quite as sharp as I would have liked; I need to purchase a tripod sometime for my camera. The driver still needs to be painted as soon as I find time to get to the craft store. I will be adding some more details as time goes on, but mostly I think that this layout is finished.

This has been great fun and I have learned a lot of different techniques.

Already I have some ideas buzzing around inside my brain for another project. Want to try some of the different things that I have seen on this forum. Any comments are always welcomed. Cheers.

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:28 pm
by RoGNer
Looking good Larry - nice junk in the shed etc 8)

Carl would be chuffed i'm sure

Roger

Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 12:13 pm
by Larry C.
Hello,

Thought that I would post a better overall pic of the layout.So here it is, enjoy.
Cheers.

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