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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  2:27:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well its been a while but modeling still goes on on the little Haitian Sugar hauler......"Tren Sik" in Haitian Kreyol. Here are a couple of more shots.
Doc Tom






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BigLars
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  2:52:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doc Tom,
Thanks for posting update pictures. I love your micro, it is so colorful and well detailed.
Larry


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Peterpools
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  3:12:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tom
Terrific in all respects!
Peter



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quarryman
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  3:31:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit quarryman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Even with the wide range of materials and colors, everything is "tied together" very nicely.

Mark



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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  6:34:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the nice feedback. I also like the easier way of posting pictures since the last time I was here.

I did forget this shot earlier and thought I would put it in.

Haiti has two official languages French and Haitian Kreyol. Signs like the RR crossing sign in the photo were in French in the 1920's. I found this sign on the internet and just had to put it at the RR crossing in front of the "Gran Marche", kreyol for Great Market.
Doc Tom




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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  6:49:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress on the layout, Tom. The rendition of the materials used for buildings seems quite realistic.


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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  9:26:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Frederic Testard

Nice progress on the layout, Tom. The rendition of the materials used for buildings seems quite realistic.



Thanks Frederic. This has been an interesting project for me as all the buildings have to be scratchbuilt.

I use foam core board assembled with white glue and the walls are covered with "spackling compound" lightly sanded and painted with the Caribbean pastels that are fun to use.

Here are some more shots of the "Gran Marche" scene including a nearby "kay", house, for the working men at the Sugar Mill. The Gran Marche will eventually be a two story structure.

Doc Tom










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Philip
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  9:33:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Looking great Doc!

Philip



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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  10:23:27 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Those are great shots.. I just love the unique quality of this layout!

My french is bad, but is that sign saying "One train can be hiding another"?

Arthur


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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/17/2009 :  06:36:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CieloVistaRy

Those are great shots.. I just love the unique quality of this layout!

My french is bad, but is that sign saying "One train can be hiding another"?

Arthur



Yes, it is a warning for a three track crossing. One "parked train" could obscure your vision of a second flying at you at 5 or 6 MPH.

Doc Tom



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Sully
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Posted - 08/17/2009 :  07:02:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sully's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tom...love what you're doing here. Your rr presents a artistic story of everyday life in Haiti working around the all important sugar mills.
What's going to be your next project?



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Tommatthews
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Posted - 08/17/2009 :  12:38:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom,

Very nice indeed. I am enjoying your photos and your little Porters.


Tom M.

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BigLars
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Posted - 08/17/2009 :  6:24:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom,
Wow! Love the palm trees, have any more shots of the mountain side.
Larry


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Grabnet
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Posted - 08/17/2009 :  9:35:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BigLars

Tom,
Wow! Love the palm trees, have any more shots of the mountain side.
Larry



Hi Larry and gang,
Thanks for all the nice comments. They sure keep you going at your modeling projects!!!!

Yes,here is a shot of the Porters pushing empty cane cars over a small creek of effluent coming from HASCO Mill #1. The jungle thrives on this sticky mess coming from the mill and palm trees are abundant.

The palm trees are are made from wire armatures wrapped by "craft" "pipe cleaners" from Wal Mart and then dry brushed. The big leaves are cut from artificial plants.....again from Wal Mart and "hot glued" to the top of the tree and lightly painted.

The palm trees were a real departure from bamboo skewers and furnace filters and foam I used on my previous HO logging layout. I enjoyed the challenge.

Here is the article on the Big Trains Site that helped me get going on building the palm trees. I shortened the process and omitted a couple of steps: www.bigindoortrains.com/primer/glitterhouses/seaside/palm_tree/palmtrees.htm
Doc Tom





Edited by - Grabnet on 08/17/2009 9:46:35 PM

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Geezer
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Posted - 08/18/2009 :  09:15:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it! I have visited the islands, and these colors are right on!!
Nice work Doc!!



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