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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #180 on: February 11, 2018, 08:07:45 PM »
Here is the view through the window.  I think I may add a frame around it. The camera is focusing on the outside surfaces instead of the map.


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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #181 on: February 12, 2018, 03:42:45 AM »
man, the brick work came out so nice! I am def. going to use your technique for painting.... thanks so much for this informative build thread!
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #182 on: February 12, 2018, 09:34:42 AM »
I agree with everyone else, the brickwork turned out great.


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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #183 on: February 12, 2018, 09:44:15 AM »
John,

The tower is coming along nicely. Well done my friend.

Tom ;D
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #184 on: February 12, 2018, 01:20:45 PM »
man, the brick work came out so nice! I am def. going to use your technique for painting.... thanks so much for this informative build thread!


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Your welcome, this is what the forum is all about. I really think Jimmy has a nice product here - I know I will be using it more and more in the coming years. I recently purchased his Durango Roundhouse kit for the Narrow Gauge line on my layout.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #185 on: February 12, 2018, 01:23:01 PM »
I agree with everyone else, the brickwork turned out great.


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Thanks for stopping by the thread and the kind words. Next step, is to figure out the LED lighting and finish the interior detail.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #186 on: February 12, 2018, 01:24:02 PM »
John,

The tower is coming along nicely. Well done my friend.

Tom ;D


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Thank you Sir.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #187 on: February 12, 2018, 04:39:59 PM »
Hi John,

The brick looks very good.  It looks like Tom's real brick from Tennessee.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #188 on: February 12, 2018, 06:42:08 PM »
John,
Speaking of the lighting, have you looked at the DCC LightIt boards from NCE? There have been a couple of episodes on MRH's Trainmasters TV about the boards. One of the shows specifically covered using the boards for interior lighting. Good description of the product on the NCE web page.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #189 on: February 12, 2018, 07:29:05 PM »
Hi John,

The brick looks very good.  It looks like Tom's real brick from Tennessee.


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Thanks - I think what makes it look real "like Tom's brick" is coloring the individual bricks. It is a pain in HO scale but I will not be going back to the sponge and blotchy look for brick walls. It works well for stone the is bigger.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #190 on: February 12, 2018, 07:32:19 PM »
John,
Speaking of the lighting, have you looked at the DCC LightIt boards from NCE? There have been a couple of episodes on MRH's Trainmasters TV about the boards. One of the shows specifically covered using the boards for interior lighting. Good description of the product on the NCE web page.


I have not seen NCE's new LightIt boards. My DCC system is NCE so my next stop will be their website to check it out.
Thanks for the tip. I actually will have 12 different structures in this area of the layout, all with LED lighting, so I need to find a way to wire them all off the same power supply.
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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #191 on: February 13, 2018, 06:35:49 AM »
Excellent brickwork!


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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #192 on: February 13, 2018, 08:41:04 AM »
Excellent brickwork!


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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #193 on: February 14, 2018, 06:13:29 PM »
The first coat of paint is on the levers.  I'm using the Western standard of blue for the turnouts and red for the signals. The white means not in use. They should look good through the glass. The base is not going to be visible in the finished model, so I'm keeping the paint out of the works so lever position can be changed. The levers are all hinged on a wire.




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Re: Monster Modelworks Yard Tower - Second annual Raymo Challenge 2018
« Reply #194 on: February 14, 2018, 09:51:27 PM »
Here is what the levers will look like through the window.


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