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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #225 on: June 17, 2017, 08:51:46 AM »
Oh darn.....I missed seeing Bill & Kris again.....I nee to get up and see their new signal system.  :)
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #226 on: June 19, 2017, 06:52:59 PM »
You've been making some great progress Tom!  Looking great.


Mark,

Thanks for stopping by. I'm a little behind on the forum in relation to where the work currently is.

Tom ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #227 on: June 19, 2017, 06:53:31 PM »
Oh darn.....I missed seeing Bill & Kris again.....I nee to get up and see their new signal system.  :)


Greg,

Not to worry, They will be back.

Tom ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #228 on: June 19, 2017, 06:54:56 PM »
Just to let all know I haven't been idle. I'm several pictures behind on the layout thread update.

I'll try to get some updates posted tomorrow evening.

Tom
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #229 on: June 20, 2017, 08:45:32 AM »
Just to let all know I haven't been idle. I'm several pictures behind on the layout thread update.

I'll try to get some updates posted tomorrow evening.

Tom


Tom


I understand, taking time to take and post pictures bites into the build time.  We appreciate your sharing your build with us and please strike a balance that doesn't slow you down "to much".  The layout is real looking great.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #230 on: June 20, 2017, 08:53:13 AM »
Tom, don't worry about posting.  We know you're getting ready to be on the NMRA national convention tours.  Save the pics and descriptions for after.  Not that it's ONLY FORTY DAYS AWAY or anything.   ;D ;D ;D


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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #231 on: June 20, 2017, 09:37:17 PM »
You've been making some great progress Tom!  Looking great.


Mark,

Thanks for stopping by. I'm a little behind on the forum in relation to where the work currently is.

Tom ;D


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Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #232 on: June 21, 2017, 04:06:02 PM »
Just to let all know I haven't been idle. I'm several pictures behind on the layout thread update.

I'll try to get some updates posted tomorrow evening.

Tom


Tom


I understand, taking time to take and post pictures bites into the build time.  We appreciate your sharing your build with us and please strike a balance that doesn't slow you down "to much".  The layout is real looking great.


John,

Yes, you are correct in that the build time suffers when posting. For me it does keep my focused on the layout build thread.

Thank you for the compliment on the layout. I'm still posting but will slow down until I have something worth posting.

Tom ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #233 on: June 21, 2017, 04:07:55 PM »
Tom, don't worry about posting.  We know you're getting ready to be on the NMRA national convention tours.  Save the pics and descriptions for after.  Not that it's ONLY FORTY DAYS AWAY or anything.   ;D ;D ;D


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Jeff,

Thanks for the support but I need to post as it keep me really focused and motivated. I'm ahead of my self imposed schedule but I don't want to get behind and enter panic mode either.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #234 on: June 21, 2017, 04:09:26 PM »
You've been making some great progress Tom!  Looking great.


Mark,

Thanks for stopping by. I'm a little behind on the forum in relation to where the work currently is.

Tom ;D





Donato,

Now that is a lot of behinds! I'm not that far gone as yet. LOL!

Tom ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #235 on: June 21, 2017, 04:17:37 PM »
Recently I added some thick ground cover/weeds between the track ballast and sand hill slopes.

I've already done one side but here is my process of adding the weeds and other growth.

I painted some white glue in the area I wanted to cover. In this case the area between the ballast and the slope.




I allowed the glue to set for several minutes and let it seek it's own level. I then randomly sprinkled on some Scenic Express  ground cover. I also let this set for several minutes.




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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #236 on: June 21, 2017, 04:22:50 PM »
After several minutes you can see where the ground cover starts to soak into the glue and allowed to soak in.



At this time, I then sprinkle on more ground cover of a different color and texture. This layer is applied over the still visible white glue.



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« Reply #237 on: June 21, 2017, 04:29:38 PM »
After several hours, approximately five, I soak the area with matte medium. I then add a third layer of yet another green color and some more clumpy ground material.

I don't find it necessary to add more matte medium as the ground foam material will eventually soak up the matte medium.



The wet stain in the dirt is the diluted matte medium. When it dries the wet stain will disappear.


Here is how it looks when dry. Actually the next day.




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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #238 on: June 21, 2017, 04:43:48 PM »
I also added the final coat of paint for the Tahope River area. I'll add the water resin over this color.

I used Golden brand Fluid Acrylic Artist paint for the river. This paint is used for artist watercolor effects.

In the photo below you can see the two colors I used and blended for the water color.



Phthalo Blue and Sap Green Hue were the colors I chose. I used these same two colors for the Suwannee River Basin area except I didn't use the Yellow Ochre and Burnt Sienna in this, the Tahope River.

Here is how it looks after drying. The river looks much brighter than it actually is. I lighted it so you can see the color. I will be much darker when the resin water is added.



I have some cypress trees and some dead logs to go in prior to adding the water.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #239 on: June 21, 2017, 06:26:26 PM »
ACL 1504,
                  Thank you for the constant stapling of new additions to the thread.  After house construction all day, it's nice to come & take a break and know there's always sumptun cookin' at KP II's diner!  KP out...

 

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