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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #180 on: May 20, 2020, 02:24:26 PM »

Had some time to spare today.


I've painted part of the fascia, it looks so much better in black. 



Done a bit more rockwork as well. I use ordinary plaster in aluminum foil.



Then I found an oil pump on Thingiverse that I printed on my resin printer last night. I'll see if it can be motorized.

There's a lot more to do on the layout.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #181 on: May 22, 2020, 07:48:42 AM »
Painted the new rockwork today.
WS pigments.
I have now soaked the surface with diluted Modpodge so I can add the black/raw umber wash.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #182 on: May 22, 2020, 09:45:53 AM »
Why do you soak the rocks with the ModPodge?  To give the pigments something to stick to?


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Modeling the Northeast in the 1890s - because the little voices told me to

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #183 on: May 22, 2020, 10:25:42 AM »
Graffen,
 Looking great ! Thanks for sharing the progress photos. Really like the night time lighting.
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #184 on: May 22, 2020, 01:09:59 PM »
Why do you soak the rocks with the ModPodge?  To give the pigments something to stick to?


dave
No, after coloring the rocks with the pigments, I seal them with Modpodge before adding the dark wash.
Otherwise the dark wash colors all of the rocks, not just the crevices like I want it to.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #185 on: May 23, 2020, 01:39:37 AM »
Graf~,
           Allllllllrighty then! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tJGk4ofc18  impressive work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvUL28Skt6E my friend. Looking forward to your next fascinating  work.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #186 on: May 23, 2020, 03:16:26 AM »
Graf~,
           Allllllllrighty then! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tJGk4ofc18  impressive work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvUL28Skt6E my friend. Looking forward to your next fascinating  work.  Thanx Thom...
:D ;D

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #187 on: May 26, 2020, 06:25:33 PM »
I built a Timberline kit I had in the stash.
The Hardware store:

An old kit with some small faults.


I had to true up the walls, as they were leaning and too wide.


The shop windows, built from wood strips and plastic castings were a challenge as the templates were wrong and the windows too wide to get a good fit....
But it turned out pretty good.
I added the awning as I didn't plan to have a lot of interior in this one.



Needs some details, then it's finished.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #188 on: May 26, 2020, 07:16:37 PM »
Hey Graffen:

Very nicely done.

Karl

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #189 on: October 03, 2020, 02:34:43 PM »
The layout is ready for more work.
I've cleared out everything non-essential from the train room, which gave me a little bit better overview of how to proceed.








I've got me some electrical work to do before I continue with the track laying.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #190 on: October 03, 2020, 11:31:16 PM »
Hey Graffen:

Looking just beautiful.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #191 on: October 05, 2020, 12:22:57 AM »
Just read through this thread.


That is some fine modeling your doing there.


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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #192 on: October 05, 2020, 08:42:46 AM »
Nice looking supply store Graffen.....excellent work. Enjoyed the photos of the layout.....looking forward to future progress photos.  8)
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #193 on: October 05, 2020, 09:37:48 AM »
Animating the "grasshopper" pump will be a nice trick.  It'll work the opposite of the prototype.  Instead of the pump moving the rod, the rod will move the rest of the pump :-)

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