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    • February 21, 2018 6:14 AM EST
    • Thanks fellas. More to come.  Tom

    • February 20, 2018 7:16 AM EST
    • Outstanding Tom as usual ... 

    • February 19, 2018 3:30 PM EST
    • Me likes.

       

    • February 19, 2018 7:33 AM EST
    • Good pictures!  Thanks for sharing.

    • February 18, 2018 7:41 PM EST
    • I have been slowly planting trees on the mini layout.

      To have a little fun I have been running trains too.

      Thought I would do these B&W's depicting the arrival in 1910 of a "modern" Stearns Heisler facing off with the "old bull" the 1890's vertical boiler Class A Climax.





      Times are a changing out in the timber. The inventiveness of the loggers is advancing the technology for harvesting the lumber

      Doc Tom

    • February 13, 2018 9:29 PM EST
    • Kevin Strong said:

      The trees look great! I'm getting ready to start "leafing" the trees on mine as well. I've got a bunch of sage ready for the SuperTrees ends. Just gotta muster the mojo to sit down and work on 'em. I'm in the process of finishing the grass and bushes right now. (I'll post photos soon.) 

       

      Later,

       

      K

      Thanks Kevin. The Super Trees material is really some of the best out there to make trees. I think you will enjoy the process. Looking forward to more pics of your layout.

      Doc Tom

    • February 13, 2018 9:08 PM EST
    • The trees look great! I'm getting ready to start "leafing" the trees on mine as well. I've got a bunch of sage ready for the SuperTrees ends. Just gotta muster the mojo to sit down and work on 'em. I'm in the process of finishing the grass and bushes right now. (I'll post photos soon.) 

       

      Later,

       

      K

    • February 10, 2018 8:13 PM EST
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      I have heard of people soaking that fabric/curtain in tea to tone it down some ..

      Looks great Tom..

       

      The winter curtain in the door is made from aluminum foil. Don't think it will soak ........but perhaps a brown wash??

      Tom

    • February 10, 2018 6:16 PM EST
    • I have heard of people soaking that fabric/curtain in tea to tone it down some ..

      Looks great Tom..

       

    • February 10, 2018 5:52 PM EST
    • Thanks Dan, Here is a little more..........better lighting.

       

      I added some custom decals and the beginnings of a firewood load to give the Class A Climax a little more character.











      Next to come will be some" warm weathering" to help pop out the details on this basic black engine.

      Thank you for looking.Doc Tom

    • February 10, 2018 5:34 PM EST
    • Doc, that is a beautiful scene.

    • February 10, 2018 5:29 PM EST
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Looks great Tom !

      Can we get a pic of the whole section your working on please.

       

       

       

       

      Hello Sean,

      Yes, I want out to the railroad shed and took some pictures of the half of the mini layout that is getting the winter woods treatment. Sorry for the poor lighting. When it is spring I'll take the winter layout outside for some shots in the sunshine.

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/6oYtggA.jpg[/img]

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/Du91erv.jpg?1[/img]

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/LemEPNg.jpg?1[/img]

       

      Tom

       

    • February 7, 2018 8:26 AM EST
    • Looks great Tom !

      Can we get a pic of the whole section your working on please.

    • February 7, 2018 6:18 AM EST
    • Thanks Ric, Dave and Steve. Encouragement appreciated. I have about 20 more of these "primary trees" to make for the mini.  Doc Tom

    • February 5, 2018 3:16 PM EST
    • Sweet!

    • February 5, 2018 7:22 AM EST
    • Nice effects there Doc. This mini is turning into a maxi.

    • February 18, 2018 9:29 AM EST
    • The scenery looks amazing Kevin. Grasses and weeds are very lifelike even in close up.  I may never get this far indoors, but I'm making an attempt to do better than grass mat and block walls!

    • February 17, 2018 9:25 PM EST
    • Hi Kevin,

      The scenery is coming along very nicely. What are you using to make the lush leafy ground cover around the trees in the photo below? I don't think I have ever seen this effect before.

       

       

      Thanks for any and all input.

       

      Doc Tom

    • February 16, 2018 3:24 PM EST
    • Looks great Kevin ..

    • February 15, 2018 3:01 AM EST
    • Okay, it's been a while since I've done any serious work on the railroad, but I took the past week and really pushed hard to get some scenery done. Here are some photos of the progress.

       

      The facebook album with more photos and descriptions can be found here:

      Path Valley Scenery Album

       

      Hopefully the pics show up. I can't copy and paste the URL from my freight shed files for some strange reason.

       

      Later,

       

      K