My Space

22586 views
664 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:13 PM

 Proceed !

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:17 PM

I can tweak the colors, 

 

 

 

 

 but it but it should have a Colorado red rocks feel

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: North Texas
  • 5,395 posts
Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:18 PM

Looks like it's ready to throw on the bbq grill Dinner

Regards, Roy

            

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 4:28 PM

wrmcclellan

Looks like it's ready to throw on the bbq grill Dinner

 

OMG !  That's hilarious !! Got a good chuckle out of that one. Thanks !

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:16 PM

Here's my idea in a nutshell:

 

there will be 12 of these free standi ng panels in my access pit. I can move them around as needed.

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:20 PM

 Here's one that I have started to texture and primer

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:24 PM

 I started to experiment with tin foil over foam core on my last layout. Lightweight, but fragile 

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:26 PM

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:50 PM

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:54 PM

 I'm sure I'll be working on these for a month or two

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Henrico, VA
  • 4,130 posts
Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:40 PM

Postwar Paul

 

You know, that kind of reminds me of weathered old sandstone gravestones like you see in the old colonial era cemeterys where I grew up in New Jersey!  

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:56 PM

Flintlock76

 

 
Postwar Paul

 

 

 

You know, that kind of reminds me of weathered old sandstone gravestones like you see in the old colonial era cemeterys where I grew up in New Jersey!  

 

that was actually my first scenery idea, but I decided against it because of the weight ...

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Henrico, VA
  • 4,130 posts
Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:13 PM

Yeah, and sandstone could be pricey too.  Styrofoam's a helluva lot cheaper!

The only real stone I used on my layout is some travertine bathroom tile sections.  I simulated a retaining wall with the same.  Just like tiling a shower wall, "gooped" the wall, applied the tile sections, spread on the grout, and voila!  Realistic looking retaining wall!

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:33 PM

Two more " Colorado panels"

 

 

 

 each each weighs less than 5pounds, including wooden stand

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:41 PM

Or, should I say " Tombstone "

 

 

 the panel I primered yesterday has been painted over with latex paint

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: North Texas
  • 5,395 posts
Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:30 PM

Diggin it!

The patio chairs provide a good perspective. Those 'tombstones' are pretty big!

Regards, Roy

            

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:56 PM

wrmcclellan

Diggin it!

The patio chairs provide a good perspective. Those 'tombstones' are pretty big!

 

thanks, Roy !

 I bought 48 inch styrofoam pieces at Home Depot. I broke them off at different heights. Here's one with the painting, and dry brushing.

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:00 PM

1 painted

 

 

 

 4 only primered

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:02 PM

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:05 PM

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:08 PM

 And, there are 7 more to build !

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:12 PM

 Check out my new 681 !

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:15 PM

Well

 

 

 

 

 

 not quite....

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:18 PM

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:21 PM

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:26 PM

I'm going to build this mirror into this side

 

 

 

 it shows off the trains !

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Henrico, VA
  • 4,130 posts
Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:29 PM

Hoo-wee!  A 681 Pennsy Turbine in full cry!  Gotta love it!

I got one myself in Henning's Trains in Lansdale PA (CTT has an article about them in the September edition), tuned-up and ready to go for $185.  Runs like a deer!

I wasn't looking for a Turbine, but it was in great shape and the price was right.  Happens every time I go in the place, I always find something I didn't know I needed.  

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:10 AM

The 681 is a great engine, and my favorite Lionel engine ! I was lucky to buy it when I did- that hobby shop is long gone. They had a lot of great Postwar stuff, and were a very bad influence on me !!

The concept with the mirror came from one of John Allen's gimmicks, who was a master of deception. He taught me that model railroading is all stagecraft !! 

Too hot to work outside today, I'll work on my mirror.

Paul

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 3, 2019 4:20 PM

Easy way to double your collection !

 

 

 

 

 got my mirror mounted.

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • 1,734 posts
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 3, 2019 4:23 PM

Getting layout tips from John Allen is like taking guitar lessons from Hendrix...

 

When you learn from the best...

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Get the Classic Toy Trains newsletter delivered to your inbox twice a month