High Trestle Creek

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Postby Cross Kitter » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:01 pm

I love your rock work, really convincing.

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Postby trac555 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:27 pm

Starting to smell the pines. Can't wait to hear the waterfall and creek.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:28 pm

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. After that I can work on the ground cover and lower level features.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:01 pm

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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Postby Larry » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:31 am

The MOW folks appear yo have some deferred maintenance issues.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:32 pm

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 scale buffs who count rivets, I will have a small figure with "Official Rivet Counter" on his jacket back. Perhaps a sign indicating scale buffs not welcome. Will figure it all out as I go along.

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Attempted to make it appear part of rock wall has collapsed. Not sure how effective but it is there now.

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Started work on some leafy trees planted along the water way.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:05 am

That's working.
Rock wall collapse rubble seems, from angle and lighting, like it could use a hair more 3-dimensionality, perhaps a broken block added to top of existing pile, but off center of pile for visual interest.
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Postby scott b » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:03 am

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?

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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:25 am

Definitely a creek I'd like to be up. :D

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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:44 pm

scott b wrote: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?

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Thanks..... The rail is code 83. The harp switch stand is made from cardstock, balsa and plastic rod. Quite easy to build. The turnout is a dummy so the switch stand is non-functional. Those I built for Iron Horse Vineyards are functional.
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Postby Nobody » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:24 pm

Hello there !
I'm Gnew on this forum but I really like your layout Bob. It's wonderful !
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:50 pm

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 tiny model by itself. First picture is a top down view of the creek area.

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Looking up the creek..........

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Added a small shed on the bottom right near the tunnel entrance. I still need to fill it with junk.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:33 pm

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.

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Postby henrix72se » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:51 pm

Looking great, a very special feeling to it!

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Postby Simon Andrews » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:53 pm

That skip is very good 8)

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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:59 pm

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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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:27 pm

Inspirational Bob. 8)
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Postby demaine22 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:46 am

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Postby Steve Holland » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:19 pm

Those skips look good. I would not have guessed they had card bodies - did you use some sort of jig for assembly or did you print them out on to a sheet of card for consistency?
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:48 am

I cut out the ends of bucket and the piece for the center (sides). Then I wrapped the center sheet around one end and added a drop of CA. Then glued the other end. Really quite easy and not difficult to keep square.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:15 pm

The rivet mine is beginning to be productive. Rivets made from Evergreen plastic rod of varying sizes. Rivet mine idea borrowed from another forum visitors rivet counter "commentary" with R. Counter and Sons boxes. Around here there also exist prototype modelers who look down their noses at anything not "accurate".

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Postby Broadoak » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:09 am

Superb work Bob, I love it all.
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Postby Broadoak » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:15 am

Superb work Bob, I love it all.
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Postby Geeky Gecko » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:49 pm

This is looking really good, Bob. Can I suggest some scales or balance to weigh the rivets on?
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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:31 pm

May require an extension to the layout. Can envision weighing, polishing, packing and shipping facilities. Of course they have to first be sorted by size. With all this activity it easy to understand why rivet counting is just to much to deal with.
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