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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #285 on: August 16, 2021, 03:21:09 PM »
Afternoon All,

Tom- Thank you for your kind words from so long ago! :)

I decided not to post construction pictures of the BTS Cabin Creek Mine since the photos are in their own kit building thread. Yesterday I gave the mine tracks a black craft paint wash and a cleaning.

Today I cleaned the track again and test ran my H10-44 (assigned shifter) over the track without issue so I decided to ballast the track. It's drying now so I'll do touch up later along with track cleaning and testing again. The blank spots are where the mine footers will rest. At final install I'll cover them up.
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #286 on: August 17, 2021, 05:26:07 PM »
Hey Curt:

Track work and scenery look just great.

Karl

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #287 on: August 17, 2021, 08:04:06 PM »
Looking good, Curt.

It will be nice to se the mine planted and blended into the scene.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #288 on: October 08, 2021, 03:06:42 PM »
Afternoon All,

Well it's been around 6 weeks but I actually did some work on the layout today. Family events and requirements have been taking up my time.

Thank you Karl and Mark for your comments so long ago.

Today I spent about 90 minutes painting the ballasted track between the rails with Tamiya XF-63 German Grey which to my eye looks like a old grimy surface.
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #289 on: October 09, 2021, 10:31:07 AM »
Looks good Curt.....keep those photos coming.  8)
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #290 on: October 11, 2021, 10:09:58 AM »
Good Morning All,

Greg- Thanks for following along.

Yesterday I spent several hours working on the sub-structure for the coal mine parking lot which will be elevated. Beyond this I'm having a hard time visualizing the landscaping around the mine and outer buildings. I don't just want all black like I did on the previous layout. Oh well I guess I have more time to think about it.
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #291 on: October 11, 2021, 11:05:44 AM »
Curt,

Nicely done on the ballast around the mine tracks. I would suggest leveling the ballast some though.

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #292 on: October 11, 2021, 02:21:20 PM »
Hey Curt:

Looks just great so far. Can't wait to see more.

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #293 on: October 13, 2021, 11:18:42 PM »
Ballasting looks good, I’d like to do some ballast but just not 100% confident with my track work yet.
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