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    • April 11, 2017 8:15 AM EDT
      • Tolland County, Ct.
         
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      Love it.

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    • April 15, 2017 6:15 PM EDT

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      Thanks for the comments fellas.

       

      A very warm spring day today with plenty of sunshine. It was time to take the mini layout outside for some pictures.

      Here is an overall shot of both sides. This was difficult to do in the work shed as I could not get back far enough to include the whole layout.
      Here is the" Woods Side" with the log landing. The first cover of dirt and debris has been applied.


      Here is the side that will have the rail camp and the log dump. Scenery has not been started on this side yet.

      I think I need to get going on some backdrops the styrofoam blue is really sticking out!

      Doc Tom

      A very warm spring day today with plenty of sunshine. It was time to take the mini layout outside for some pictures.





      Here is an overall shot of both sides. This was difficult to do in the work shed as I could not get back far enough to include the whole layout.
      Here is the" Woods Side" with the log landing. The first cover of dirt and debris has been applied.




      Here is the side that will have the rail camp and the log dump. Scenery has not been started on this side yet.



      I think I need to get going on some backdrops the styrofoam blue is really sticking out!

      Doc Tom
    • April 15, 2017 6:57 PM EDT
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      Nice work, Tom. Two very convincing scenes. I can only imagine how well it will look once you complete the backdrop. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    • April 15, 2017 7:49 PM EDT
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      Why not just replace the backdrop with a row of standing pine trees?

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    • April 17, 2017 9:49 AM EDT
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      Hey Doc,

      Next time you have the "mini layout" outside, could you take a picture back away to see the whole structure?  What kind of weight are you dealing with? 

      Do you have it on wheels or a cart?  Can you move it by yourself?  Very intriguing.  Always enjoy your work.

      Is the outside largescale layout entirely dismantled and returned to normal yard landscape?

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at April 17, 2017 9:52 AM EDT
    • April 17, 2017 9:20 PM EDT

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      Dan Hilyer said:
      Nice work, Tom. Two very convincing scenes. I can only imagine how well it will look once you complete the backdrop. Thanks for sharing with us.

       

      Two winter scene backdrops ordered tonight 48"X18". More pics to come.

      Tom

    • April 17, 2017 9:23 PM EDT

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      David Maynard said:

      Why not just replace the backdrop with a row of standing pine trees?

      Hi David,

      That is a good idea.....but after thinking it out I am going to try photo backdrops. Thanks for the input. More pics to follow.

      Doc Tom

    • April 17, 2017 9:33 PM EDT

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      Ric Golding said:

      Hey Doc,

      Next time you have the "mini layout" outside, could you take a picture back away to see the whole structure?  What kind of weight are you dealing with? 

      Do you have it on wheels or a cart?  Can you move it by yourself?  Very intriguing.  Always enjoy your work.

      Is the outside largescale layout entirely dismantled and returned to normal yard landscape?

      Hi Ric,

      The mini sits on a light weight  plastic cabinet that holds all the electrical goodies to run the beast. The modeled portion is removed from the cabinet and two square aluminum channels sit in grooves on the top of the cabinet. Basically they can be easily separated for movement. At one time the whole modeled portion (constructed of blue foam and aluminum channel) weighed about 10 pounds. The sculptamold overlayer I placed  after carving the foam added weight and it is now about twenty pounds. I can move it myself but because of its size (48"X30") it is better moved by two people.

      Here it is sitting on the cabinet in rudimentary fashion several months ago:

       

      Thanks for the interest.  Doc Tom

      This post was edited by Tom Grabenstein at April 17, 2017 9:36 PM EDT
    • April 19, 2017 7:58 AM EDT
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      Thank you for the pics and stats. I remembered that picture, but as you stated better to carry with two people.  Nicely done!

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