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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/09/2015 :  07:39:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"How about shredding the leaves, a banana signature. Having said that I don't know that is doable with plastic leaves!" TYSON RAYLES

...Maybe you can hold leaves with tweezers and make thin slits with a single edge razor blade or small scissors?



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Grabnet
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Posted - 09/11/2015 :  7:29:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tyson Rayles

Much better Doc! How about shredding the leaves, a banana signature. Having said that I don't know that is doable with plastic leaves!



These are styrene leaves and too thick to shred. But a good idea that would have made for more realism.
Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 09/11/2015 :  7:34:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

"How about shredding the leaves, a banana signature. Having said that I don't know that is doable with plastic leaves!" TYSON RAYLES

...Maybe you can hold leaves with tweezers and make thin slits with a single edge razor blade or small scissors?



Thanks Bill. I am afraid the styrene plastic would just crack and break as it is brittle.

A few years back I scratch built some palms with "fake leaves" from the craft store which were a fabric type material and these shredded and cut nicely.

Probably next set of banana trees I do will be made of this craft material.

Doc Tom



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rotoreggie
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Posted - 09/13/2015 :  6:33:21 PM  Show Profile  Send rotoreggie an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Dr Tom
Very nice little layout. Quick Question, how are you modelling your sugar cane?
Cheers Dave


Cheers Dave
don't put off till tomorrow what you can do the next day

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Grabnet
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Posted - 09/13/2015 :  7:01:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by rotoreggie

Dr Tom
Very nice little layout. Quick Question, how are you modelling your sugar cane?
Cheers Dave



So far I have been using brown twigs found locally every fall that are probably stems from leaves that have fallen. This represents the brown harvested sugar cane.

I have yet to model the sugar cane in the green growing in the fields. I am researching a couple of ideas.

Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 09/13/2015 :  7:11:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The back jungle distillation operation has finally produced some product and the rum has been placed in casks and barrels.



So the little sugar hauler moves a couple of cane cars to the site to make some revenue hauling the fermented juice.







Like trains the world over the little Haitian engine hauls the produce to market......in this case one of the wharves in Port au Prince where it will be sent out by ship to thirsty citizens the world over.





Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/14/2015 :  08:38:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Tom!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/14/2015 :  10:58:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tom, you have captured the jungle feel quite well. I had no idea there was a kit for banana trees!

Frank

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Grabnet
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Posted - 09/14/2015 :  12:23:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the compliments. Yes, I was surprised to find the kits for banana trees as well. The wonders of the Internet! Tom


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dallas_m
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Posted - 09/14/2015 :  12:30:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ho, ho, ho & a bottle of rum!

Or ... maybe that should be On30 & a bottle of rum ...

Either way ... delightful as always!


Cheers,
Dallas

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Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Grabnet
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Posted - 09/14/2015 :  9:14:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m

Ho, ho, ho & a bottle of rum!

Or ... maybe that should be On30 & a bottle of rum ...

Either way ... delightful as always!



BOTTOMS UP.


For the connoisseur here is a description of Haitian Rum :Haiti follows the French tradition of heavier Rums that are double-distilled in pot stills and aged in oak casks for three or more years to produce full-flavored, exceptionally smooth- tasting Rums. Haiti also still has an extensive underground moonshine industry that supplies the cheaper rum for the working classes called "clarin."

Doc Tom



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/15/2015 :  10:13:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Doc, thanks for "clarin" that up for me.

Frank

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Grabnet
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  12:05:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It has been a busy work week but I was able to get a little more done on the On30 Haitian sugar hauler.

I went ahead and planted about 20 trees and jungle plants on the mountain above Leogane on the "rural side" of the mini layout.





Also started construction of the sugar cane press that will provide the juice for fermentation at the Rhum distillation operation.



While I had the camera out I grabbed a few shots of the open air engine house on a hot Haitian day.





Thank you for looking. Doc Tom



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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  1:02:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
give my a bootle of beer and quarte of rum .....


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Grabnet
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Posted - 09/28/2015 :  08:20:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cowboybilly

give my a bootle of beer and quarte of rum .....



Hello Cowboy,

Yep,Haiti makes a great beer too......PRESTIGE.



Prestige is a full Lager brew very similar to Red Stripe out of Jamaica.

Maybe I should add a brewery to the mini layout but I am running out of space.

Doc Tom



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