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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2535 on: April 14, 2021, 10:34:24 PM »
John - the farmer will be very unhappy when he learns that peacocks are terrible.  They are big birds and their "leavings" are stinky.  Also, they screech at night and sound like a woman being attacked.  Additionally, they like to roost on pool screens or roofs.  They will come up next to your car and, upon seeing their reflection in the paint, will peck spots of paint off the area.  We had them in our neighborhood and it was a real problem getting rid of them.


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You make some good points about the peacocks.  I just thought the looked good there. If the peacocks get out of control and start causing trouble the Beach family has very quick and easy ways of dealing with them, living in the mountains has its advantages.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2536 on: April 14, 2021, 10:40:38 PM »
Hey John:

Looking good so far. I'll be following along.

Karl


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Great to have you along on the journey, thank you for the encouraging words.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2537 on: April 14, 2021, 10:48:53 PM »
Thanks for the mental picture, John.

I look forward to the iPad renderings.  It sounds like it will be a lot of fun to create.  My friend, Neil, has a home built creeper that sounds similar to what you are looking at building.

Cheers, Mark.


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Stay tuned for the iPad renderings.  I'm thinking of having a bridge with stationary legs that have pads designed into the layout. I have two places on the layout where hatches are necessary and I think I can use the same bridge for both locations. First, I have to go to the lumber yard and buy the wood I need for the project - I here I'm in for a shock with wood prices since the COVID shut downs.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2538 on: April 15, 2021, 03:23:59 PM »
We have an Amish family down the road that has peacocks - they supposedly keep the coyotes out of the chickens - we'll have one wonder into the yard and moezee around and then leave - usually with our GSD hot on its tail......

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2539 on: April 15, 2021, 03:51:21 PM »
Hey John:

You are quite welcome.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2540 on: April 15, 2021, 08:45:04 PM »
We have an Amish family down the road that has peacocks - they supposedly keep the coyotes out of the chickens - we'll have one wonder into the yard and moezee around and then leave - usually with our GSD hot on its tail......

Doug


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Interesting about keeping the coyotes out of the chickens. I'm not sure why that would work - the coyotes around here are very hard on the deer herd.  Especially the fawns.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2541 on: April 16, 2021, 11:51:57 AM »
I can only guess that the coyote's don't want pooped on......man they make a mess....

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2542 on: April 17, 2021, 06:16:27 AM »
John - Peacocks are protected in Florida.  You are not supposed to kill them.  Our neighborhood got rid of the peacocks when one of the neighborhood kids decided to use them for archery practice.  Silent, but deadly. 

Don't get rid of your peacocks.  They are decorative and most folks don't know their downsides.  Just don't name them.  It's harder to change your mind and exterminate them if you've named them. 

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2543 on: April 17, 2021, 09:11:06 AM »
John - Peacocks are protected in Florida.  You are not supposed to kill them.  Our neighborhood got rid of the peacocks when one of the neighborhood kids decided to use them for archery practice.  Silent, but deadly. 

Don't get rid of your peacocks.  They are decorative and most folks don't know their downsides.  Just don't name them.  It's harder to change your mind and exterminate them if you've named them.


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Okay, the peacock's can stay as long as they behave themselves.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2544 on: April 18, 2021, 09:11:29 AM »
Should be an interesting addition to the landscape!


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2545 on: April 20, 2021, 08:51:59 PM »
Tonight, since it's been awhile since I have posted on this thread, I thought I would post the rough draft sketch of the town of Vansel from my iPad.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2546 on: April 20, 2021, 08:57:32 PM »
Here is the version from a program called Affinity Photo where I can add pictures of the kits in the various locations to get a rough idea of what the scene will look like.  You can get real fancy with the software and get rid of the backgrounds but I usually don't take the time to do that. I'm happy enough with the scene in this corner of Vansel that I'm going to put in the upper benchwork and start designing the upper level of the town.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2547 on: April 20, 2021, 09:01:06 PM »
The next step for this design concept will be to crate a sketch with all of the structures I plan to use for the scene - footprints only first.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2548 on: April 21, 2021, 08:07:20 AM »
Here is a picture of the area as I started to clear away the lower benchwork to make room for the new upper level.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #2549 on: April 21, 2021, 05:19:38 PM »
Hey John:

Looks good. Can’t wait for some progress shots.

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