Forums Modeling O / On30
  • Topic: The Path Valley Railway

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • February 6, 2017 5:47 AM EST

      •  
      • Posts
        434
      • Thanks
        1
      • Thanked
        10
      • Reputation
        Neutral

      Look'n very good ! .....   

    • May 6, 2017 12:27 AM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        2,336
      • Thanks
        8
      • Thanked
        113
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Well, crud! My photos are disappearing! Fat lot of good that does this thread. No sense in posting further updates here if the photos are going to vanish.

       

      Follow my progress on Facebook. You do not need to have a Facebook account to see the photos:

       

      https://www.facebook.com/PathValleyRailway/

       

      Later,

       

      K

      ____________________________________
    • May 6, 2017 1:48 AM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        2,336
      • Thanks
        8
      • Thanked
        113
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Testing a direct link to the latest pics:

       

      https://www.facebook.com/pg/PathValleyRailway/photos/?tab=album&album_id=336359786779277

       

      Click on "photos" on the left side of the screen to get to all of the pics.

       

      Later,

       

      K

      This post was edited by Kevin Strong at May 6, 2017 1:50 AM EDT
      ____________________________________
    • May 6, 2017 12:42 PM EDT
      • Chaco, Paraguay
         
      • Posts
        2,198
      • Thanks
        66
      • Thanked
        87
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      looks really good!

       

      but i got questions.

       

      did you treat the moss, to stay green?

      how, and with what colors did you make the rocks?

      ____________________________________

       

      My Chaosplace ->  

    • May 6, 2017 4:29 PM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        2,336
      • Thanks
        8
      • Thanked
        113
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      The moss is from the craft store (Michael's) so I'd presume it's been treated. How, I don't know.

       

      The rocks are painted with washes of dilute earth tones, starting with a yellow, tan, and brown in splotches here and there, then everything washed over with a dilute dark grey. The results looked a whole lot better in the videos on YouTube than what I got. For some reason, the hydrocal I used didn't absorb the washes evenly. Maybe there was some mold release left in the molds or something from the previous owners, I don't know. The result is rocks that aren't quite as evenly-colored as I was hoping to achieve, but they still turned out okay.

       

      Later,

       

      K

      ____________________________________
    • May 20, 2017 1:46 PM EDT
      • See the On30, Touch the On30..., Ft Gay, WV
         
      • Posts
        3,163
      • Thanks
        5
      • Thanked
        7
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Ken Brunt said:

      I saw a set in Nicholas Smith's one day and the price was right. 

      I didn't get all that elaborate with a story or a reason to buy it. I just picked a name for it and laid down some track.

       

      10 years later, still "in progress". 

      Then Bart got into it and turned me on to a website with 0 scale buildings you could print out on poster board. 

      That's what the Ice House is made from.

      and I'll be damned if I can remember the name of it. 

      http://www.clevermodels.net/   Clever models?  Lol

       

    • May 20, 2017 7:50 PM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        434
      • Thanks
        1
      • Thanked
        10
      • Reputation
        Neutral

      Nice . . . . . .

    • May 21, 2017 10:34 AM EDT
      • Deer Park, Washington
         
      • Posts
        11,984
      • Thanks
        267
      • Thanked
        167
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      I love following these 0 scale threads.  They give me ideaso for my basement.

      ____________________________________

      Not only does my mind wander, sometimes it walks off completely.

       

      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • May 21, 2017 2:07 PM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
      • Posts
        8,820
      • Thanks
        46
      • Thanked
        375
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Steve is getting ideaso? Next Steve is going to be off Devoning.

      ____________________________________

      Shannon car Shops
      Home of the infamous leg lamp

      I.A.R.R.R. Member #12

      and King Butt Modeler

    • May 21, 2017 5:19 PM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        1,422
      • Thanks
        30
      • Thanked
        19
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Kevin your Facebook photos are incredible. Wonder why they will not show up here?? Love the log load, a good way to recycle a household chore.

      Been doing that myself with proceeds from the "honey do list."

       

       

      Doc Tom

    • September 30, 2017 11:41 PM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        2,336
      • Thanks
        8
      • Thanked
        113
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Latest update on the Path Valley Railway. Backdrop and new lighting in place. (The backdrop is the work of our own John Passaro.)

       

      https://www.facebook.com/pg/PathValleyRailway/photos/?tab=album&album_id=398273793921209

       

      Later,

       

      K

      ____________________________________
    • October 1, 2017 7:27 AM EDT
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
      • Posts
        5,069
      • Thanks
        136
      • Thanked
        90
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Nice work Kevin . Great looking backdrop John.

    • October 1, 2017 9:07 AM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        1,422
      • Thanks
        30
      • Thanked
        19
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      I have been reading about strip LED's on model railroad layouts. Nice to see them working well on your layout. A very good idea. Thanks for sharing.  Doc Tom

    • October 1, 2017 11:21 AM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,233
      • Thanks
        264
      • Thanked
        196
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Looking good.Saw the latest update on FB and didn't realize it was you K. Awesome background John. Want to vacation in New England next year?  I'll put you up and feed you in exchange for similar

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at October 1, 2017 11:21 AM EDT
      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • October 1, 2017 12:10 PM EDT
      • Fort Myers Beach & Annapolis, Florida & Maryland
         
      • Posts
        1,446
      • Thanks
        13
      • Thanked
        61
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Tom Grabenstein said:

      I have been reading about strip LED's on model railroad layouts. Nice to see them working well on your layout. A very good idea. Thanks for sharing.  Doc Tom

      I've been buying reels of LEDs for coaches, etc., on Aliexpress.  Usually for $1-$5/yard.  Some have remotes, some have connectors.  Lots of options.

      ____________________________________

       

        Pete

    • October 1, 2017 1:46 PM EDT
      • Denver, Colorado
         
      • Posts
        1,412
      • Thanks
        71
      • Thanked
        122
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Jon Radder said:

      ...John. Want to vacation in New England next year?  I'll put you up and feed you in exchange for similar

       

        Hey Jon...if I can bring the two of my children who are still teenagers, and you're willing to feed them for a few days, I might just take you up on that!

       

       

      ____________________________________

    • October 1, 2017 2:23 PM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        12,233
      • Thanks
        264
      • Thanked
        196
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      It might work, ya never know!  I have the room - Travel trailer in the back yard with electric & water. Sleeps 7, comfortable with 4.

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • October 1, 2017 7:13 PM EDT
      • Settle Down Boomer ,
         
      • Posts
        11,538
      • Thanks
        451
      • Thanked
        342
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      This era railroading isn't my cup of tea Kevin but I'm following you on the long gone lines (I love my local history). In fact you have made me dig out some of the old books I have numerous times. Don't really do facebook and honestly have not read though most of it but will Perry Lumber be part of it with "Alfarta" taking the old grade?

    • October 2, 2017 2:23 PM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        2,336
      • Thanks
        8
      • Thanked
        113
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Never say "never" with respect to Alfarata. I've still got the artwork. All I'd have to do is scale it down to 1:48.

       

       

      The Path Valley is much more of a freelance railroad, not set anywhere in particular geographically. (Let's face it--the background is a lake in Scottland!) I'm not planning on tapping any prototype models for this beyond just generic inspiration for what strikes my fancy at the time. Wouldn't rule it out, mind you, but I'm not in the market for an On30 Climax at the moment, either.

       

      Later,

       

      K

      This post was edited by Kevin Strong at October 2, 2017 2:24 PM EDT
      ____________________________________
Forums Modeling O / On30

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google