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    • February 2, 2020 7:28 PM EST
    • The Amtrak mail trailer doesn't ,does not ,don't look correct in one of those pictures!

    • February 2, 2020 2:36 PM EST
    • Most excellent!   Your artist has done a GREAT job.   Of course, now we have to come visit yet again to see this in person!  (Oh, the humanity!!! )

    • February 2, 2020 11:15 AM EST
    •  

      Notice the window at the far left, that is where trains

      exit the basement to run outside.

       

      OK, now I know where I'm at. 

    • February 2, 2020 10:53 AM EST
    • Another update:

       

      Starting at the end of the Coke Plant truck lot, we start into the countryside.

      As you can see, more buildings are to be painted in, along with numerous details..

      Moving to the left of the previous picture, which is heading south in the basement, we continue with

      the country scene.

      And moving on further..   The road will come across the layout and fall into the aisle..

      And yet even further..  Space for another farm..

      Coming down into a valley..

      Nearing the end of the work so far..

      Showing the end of the work this past week...  Notice the window at the far left, that is where trains

      exit the basement to run outside.

      More painting to follow and many details in the painting to be added..

      That's all for now, folks....  

       

       

    • January 21, 2020 8:29 PM EST
    • Pete, 

      The reddish looking paint is Rust-oleum painters touch, paint and primer, Gloss Cranberry..

      Then the building was white-washed with a brush and that paint was Krylon acrylic latex enamel,

      indoor/outdoor paint Satin classic gray from a quart can.. 

      Jane would lay coat of the gray over the red, then wipe off as much gray as she wanted.. 

      This filled in the mortar lines and left a dust/dirt look to the brick.. 

      Then it was sprayed with a satin or a matte clear finish..

    • January 21, 2020 2:16 PM EST
    • Thanks for having the paint can for reference, is the color Brick red? should be able to find it at a bigger place than my local True Value

    • January 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST
    • Rooster ' said:
      Jane Clarke said:

       

      Jane does a great job painting the buildings and putting them together...

       

       

       

      Either Mom is tooting her own horn or you are secretly logged in as her again? If the latter she is gonna be pissed!

      Son, if it includes pictures, then I posted it/them...   But don't tell her...  

      I tell her it's the ""Ghost in the Machine""....  hehehe        

    • January 20, 2020 9:23 PM EST
    • Andy and Jane, Looks like its coming out pretty much like you have been describing what you wanted to get painted.  The new buildings in the Industrial Park switching puzzle look like they are really going to tower over the rolling stock and give that City Canyon feeling.  Very impressed.  I was wondering if you guys were getting things done these Winter months.  Looking  forward to seeing it in the Spring.  Should be home in about 9 weeks.  Springs coming and we can Operate on the Blustone Southern, again.

    • January 20, 2020 8:36 PM EST
    • Jane Clarke said:

       

      Jane does a great job painting the buildings and putting them together...

       

       

       

      Either Mom is tooting her own horn or you are secretly logged in as her again? If the latter she is gonna be pissed!

    • January 20, 2020 3:00 PM EST
    • Korn, actually when the poster board is down for the layout streets, they do match the wall street color..

      If you back to page 2 and look, you can see the poster board down in front of the main city block..

      the poster board was picked up so movement while painting would not ruin it...  It just hasn't been put

      back down yet...

      That dark gray color is what I painted all the foam board the I have put down..

    • January 20, 2020 2:13 PM EST
    • WHOW!

      the only way to better that would be to change the streetcolor of the layout to match the background streets.

       

      i envy those guys, that can visit you...

    • January 20, 2020 2:09 PM EST
    • Work is still in progress building the buildings for the layout.. 

      Below are 3 factory fronts to go into the industrial park..

      The red brick building is a 4-story factory..

       

      Below is a gray 3 story factory building to go on another siding..

       

      the last one so far is only the start of the factory..  Eventually I plane to have a 2 story addition on top

      which will extend over the 2 siding tracks, so that the tracks will be covered by the factory.

      The building shown is the ground floor with the loading dock access...

       

      Jane does a great job painting the buildings and putting them together...

       

       

       

    • January 20, 2020 2:01 PM EST
    • This set of pictures is more of overall shots along the wall..

      Below are 3 pictures to give a larger overall view as one starts at the north end and moves along south.

       

       

       

       

       

      To give a different view, below is a shot looking to the north from the south end..

       

      The track has been all moved out of place from setting the 2 inch foam board on the tracks for my painter to work on..

       

    • January 20, 2020 1:54 PM EST
    • Overdue for an update on the wall painting and stuff...

       

      Starting at the north end of the basement is an electrical room..  Along the wall is an old warehouse and

      a burnt out building on the layout with another building and hills in the background..

       

      Moving further south along that wall is the courthouse and hills in the background and the passenger

      station on the layout..

       

      again, moving further south is a city block with the hills in the background..

       

      and further along is another city block..

       

      then we move across the street south and run into the Coke-Cola plant..

       

      and the backside of the plant..

       

      and finally, the truck parking lot for the delivery trucks..

      Most of the updating is of the hills in the background and minor details along the wall..

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • January 15, 2020 12:33 PM EST
    • Looks GREAT Clark family, the inside is going to be as fantastic as the outdoors !

    • November 18, 2019 8:40 PM EST
    • Your artist is VERY good. It looks wonderful. I'll bet she charged a lot for her work.

    • November 12, 2019 8:29 PM EST
    • Wow!

      I don't know what else to say.

      You are definitely on my bucket list if we are able to travel.

    • November 12, 2019 8:22 PM EST
    • That really looks super Andy.  If I ever get the patience to re-learn Photoshop and Illustrator I was going to try and get the guys at work to print a photo mural on wall wrap vinyl. I think that the hand painted actually works better than a photograph because she worked the colors from your foregrounds into the background painting which make it look nice and uniform. You need to pay attention to see where reality ends and the mural begins

    • November 9, 2019 8:51 PM EST
    • just very fine!

    • November 8, 2019 8:43 PM EST
    • Really looking good!