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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #150 on: September 14, 2020, 02:08:56 PM »
WOW!  Lots of progress in a short time.  Lookin' good! 

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #151 on: September 15, 2020, 03:35:48 PM »
Afternoon All,

Thank you Tom, James, Jeff and the Judge for following along and commenting.

James- I started out with the TT that was the "new" DCC one several years ago. I could never get it to program and keep it's memory (probably my fault) and after awhile moving the bridge manually (on the control box) it started having issues of only moving when it wanted to. Very frustrating. I was talking to a friend (Jon Shubert) about the issues and he had a older TT he wasn't using and probably never would so we traded bridges and control boxes. I have used the current one on 2 layouts and move the bridge via my finger on the control box. I am happy with this method. I figure it has to be DCC to work on a DCC layout but I may be wrong.

Jeff and Judge- It's easy to make progress when you work on it 2-3 hours a day almost every day. :)

Over the last 4-5 days I have been working on the first back corner and the 2 sides that connect with it. To do the plastering in the corner I had to climb up on the layout to reach it (about 5 ft.) No problem with the woodwork but hard on the knee's. I added the rock faces after painting this time around. I also added a siding going to the power plant for a coal dump. The unpainted square more to the left will be a power substation later on.

In the pictures on the flat section everything past the wood seam is new and on the incline everything past the long strip of stone seam on the left hand side is new. I'm stopped on the track work until the bushes come in and get mounted so that I'm not climbing on them, but still have plenty of planning still to go.

After looking at the pictures that I believe Tom posted of Howard Zayne's mountains I'm going to try his method with the bushes. Sunday I ordered 4 different colors that I will mix together before applying. I ordered them from Scenic Express which I generally prefer over WS. 
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #152 on: September 16, 2020, 09:52:54 AM »
Moving right along!  Looks great!


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