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Rick
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USA
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Posted - 11/03/2019 :  06:13:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very good looking scenery.
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4592 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2019 :  07:35:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking back on p.3, your transition between lower rock formations and added ground covers looks great and amazingly real. I will continue to follow your progress. Thanks for sharing your skills with us.

Rich
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Grabnet
Crew Chief

USA
673 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2019 :  07:38:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rick and Rich. With some paint and some carving with the dremel you can make blue foam look like rock. Spent last night with washes of acrylic to add some color to the rock facings. More pictures to follow.

Doc Tom
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Michael Hohn
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USA
6351 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2019 :  08:42:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You are a master of blue foam scenery with Dremel carving. I like the brown forest litter you use. From your description I am assuming it’s a mixture of materials.

You’re making great progress.

Mike
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Grabnet
Crew Chief

USA
673 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2019 :  3:52:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

You are a master of blue foam scenery with Dremel carving. I like the brown forest litter you use. From your description I am assuming it’s a mixture of materials.

You’re making great progress.

Mike



Thanks Mike. Yes, I am using Scenic Express ground foams. Hard to say this but their light and dark brown fine "dirt" looks better to my eye than the old standby real sifted dirt. Just ordered another 42 ounce bag today.

Doc Tom[:-bigeyes2]
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Philip
Fireman

USA
3126 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  6:56:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Nice scenery!

Philip
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Grabnet
Crew Chief

USA
673 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2019 :  6:58:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Juice for Linville


While not as glamorous as the number two spot working its way to the Linville interchange with a load of logs, electrical wiring is extremely important on a model railroad.



With a foam sub roadbed on a shelf, there is very little depth to hide the jungle of wires so common in Model Rail Roads. The side profile is quite thin, at best 2 inches.



Working with the foam means the lightweight mountains, hillocks and hills can easily be removed.





The whole layout can then be turned up on its side to do the dirty, non glamorous work of electrical wiring.



The inexpensive “router” attachment for the hard working Dremel tool is used to cut grooves in the underside to a depth of a 1/2”.





Next the wiring is pushed in to the groove and secured using dabs of hot glue. “ Suit case” connectors make easy work of splicing in to the wires in the grooves



After labelling the connectors that will go to the electronics box below the shelving the layout is brought back to place on the wire shelving and it is on to the more glamorous work of building the Linville LDE for the On30 East Tennessee and Western RR.





Thanks for looking. Hope this mini tutorial wasn’t too boring.

Doc Tom
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 11/10/2019 :  8:49:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not boring at all. I see some good ideas here.

Mike
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Grabnet
Crew Chief

USA
673 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2019 :  9:07:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Not boring at all. I see some good ideas here.

Mike



Thanks Mike. I thought there could be some interest for those working with blue foam board on their layouts on how to hide the electrical wiring.

Doc Tom
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ironflyer
Fireman

USA
1312 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2019 :  10:11:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nope, you hit the spike right on the head!
Thanks!

That's fine, it'll make another trip kid.

Paul
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Rick
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USA
23727 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2019 :  07:31:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Far from boring Tom.
An excellent tutorial and well executed. [:-thumbu]
Thank you.
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13188 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2019 :  07:45:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Grabnet
Crew Chief

USA
673 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2019 :  6:09:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My recent work on the ET&WNC On30 layout reminded me of modern day“ rails to trails" programs. As I placed the roadbed and the first layers of scenery……….





….. the result reminded me of this picture of the" Tweetsie Trail" near Johnson City Tennessee.



The Tweetsie Trail is the actual old roadbed of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad.

My On30 trail walkers were in for quite a fright when they stumbled into a large hairy humanoid from the Northwest country side who was obviously quite lost in the Blue Ridge.







Thanks for following along. Doc Tom
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6351 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2019 :  12:37:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I’ll bet the large hairy humanoid’s name wasn’t Tweetsie.
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Rick
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USA
23727 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2019 :  05:14:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job on the scenery.
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