Sunday Photo Fun 2/16/20

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Sunday Photo Fun 2/16/20
Posted by fifedog on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:57 PM

Adding some hard-shell scenery to the Twin Mountain section of the layout.  It's just a lattice work of cardboard strips, secured with hot-glue, covered with plaster cloth.  The blue foam was left over so I threw it on top and carved it with a hot knife.  Eventually, there will be an apple orchard up there that the train will pass through.  The scratch-built trestle was made with old stripwood I had on hand.  No particular prototype, just inspired by the "beanpoles & cornstalks" trestles from the Civil War era.

 

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:11 AM

Coming along very nice Fife! Yes

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:29 PM

fife,

Looks like retirement has all kinds of opportunity for fun.  Looking Good

fife in action - 

Now hum the song.  Wink

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:45 PM

We're back in business! Yeah Test runs for track alignment purposes.

Celebrating 16 years on the CTT Forum. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, February 17, 2020 10:38 AM

A little follow up pic of yesterday's progress.  The hardshell scenery was given a covering of grey semi-gloss latex paint (Aloof Grey SW, that I had on hand).  Then a "wash" with black acrylic craft paint, thinned with water, to fill in the crevices and tone down the latex.  This shot gives you the before (left) and after (right) results.  Now this hillside is ready for ground foam and foliage.

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