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Test Shots
Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:26 PM

https://multiscaleland.shutterfly.com/#%3aemid%3dsite_sitecreated%26cid%3dSHARE3SXXXX

I like to take photos of scenery I'm working on. It makes it easier to see what I need to work on next, much easier than the naked eye. Here's what I'm working on with my canyon scene. Not painted yet, but adding more rock formations.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, August 1, 2021 6:50 AM

Liking what you've done, and I certainly like that Marx semaphore. IdeaWould you be willing to add SPF to your title...?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:20 AM

Nice!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:29 AM

Thanks guys! 
I still have enough track for another Flyer loop, but can't for the life of me figure out where to put it.....

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:03 PM

https://scenicupgrade.shutterfly.com/#%3aemid%3dsite_sitecreated%26cid%3dSHARE3SXXXX

Here's after paint and drybrushing.

Now I'm down to a mere 999 more details to clean up....

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:48 PM

I really like the way your layout doesn't let you see the same thing twice.  It stays exciting that way because the view constantly changes!  Big SmileThumbs Up

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:04 PM

Thank you! It comes from necessity.....

I subscribe to the " shoehorn " method of track planning. Too many trains, how do I fit them all? It's a dilemma!

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, August 2, 2021 5:49 PM

I'll be keeping the lessons I've learned from watching you work as I figure out how to do it in my new apartment!  Wink

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, August 2, 2021 6:15 PM

I think you're gonna love starting with a clean slate! Anything is possible! Above all else, build it YOUR Way! That's what makes it fun!

Borrow elements from the masters: Allen, Ellison, Armstrong, and so many others, but put your stamp on it!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:59 PM

Hey Kids !!

I'm putting in a new American Flyer loop.... 68 inches above the floor!!https://kissthesky.shutterfly.com/#%3aemid%3dsite_sitecreated%26cid%3dSHARE3SXXXX

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 3:57 PM

Wow, looking down from the heights made me dizzy!  Surprise

Seriously, that's a great angle for a view of the layout in all it's majesty.  

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Sunday, September 5, 2021 4:30 PM

Thank you! For the longest time, I kept looking at that extra Flyer track pieces,not knowing where to fit them. This maximizes the little space available in the train room. I now have trains running on 6 different levels!

  Projects in the works: a complete redo and makeover of the " City" area, with some surprises.....

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:32 PM

Watching the wheels go 'round at eye level can be somewhat hipnotic.....

Test phase has gone well. Now, to have some fun adding scenery. I have a few ideas.....https://wheelsgoround.shutterfly.com/#%3aemid%3dsite_sitecreated%26cid%3dSHARE3SXXXX

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:01 PM

Clouds?  WinkWhistling

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:24 PM

Actually.....

that's one of several ideas I've been kicking around in my mind.Although, I never really know what I'm going to do until I actually do it....

I "borrow" a lot of scenery concepts from the entertainment industry, stage and movie sets. Which can be quite disappointing when seen up close...but from the correct angle and viewing distance, and lighting ,can be most convincing. And so it is with my " scenery".....

Remind me to tell you my" Batmobile Story" someday....

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, September 25, 2021 8:33 PM

Wow Paul, with the clouds in the background you reall do have an American Flyer.  

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Sunday, September 26, 2021 1:03 AM

Yes, in my mind's eye, I really do visualize clouds as the " Scenery" for this train! Probably will be just that.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 26, 2021 6:56 PM

The first thing that popped into my head was Clarke Dunham: https://dunhamstudios.com/public-layouts/the-station-at-citigroup-center/

And also the layout he did for Doug DuBay's train store.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 26, 2021 7:02 PM

I saw Clark Dunham's "Station at Citigroup" back in the 90's.  The word "impressive" didn't do it justice!

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Monday, September 27, 2021 6:50 PM

Great layout! More inspiration to draw from!

Thanks!

Paul

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