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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/22/2015 :  09:29:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ah-ha, thanks Greg. I'm still amazed at the size of Magoun Terminal.


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Ensign
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Posted - 07/22/2015 :  12:28:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts Ted, Håkan, Bill & Frank!

Ted, thanks for your nice comments!
I will eventually gets those lights installed and turned on at Nilsson Sailmakers.
I have the LED's now that I was waiting for, it's just a matter of finding the time to do them.

Håkan, thanks for your kind words!
I really love the sound from the TCS WOWSound decoder. I also purchased a TCS P2K-MB1 mother board which has something called a KA2 keep-alive that allows your engine to keep moving even if the power to it is interrupted.
Your engine & sound will just keep on rolling through the troublesome track.

Bill, your just a encyclopedia of helpful modeling tips aren't you.
I will try to incorporate some of your ideas when doing the pier work.
Thanks very much for your kind words & helpful tips!

Frank, I'm still amazed that this all fits into my small workshop.
Looking forward to the day I can take this all outside and photograph it without all of my mess in the background.
Maybe one day in the future we can get your Wrecker's Reef & Magoun pier together to display.





Greg



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 07/22/2015 :  1:37:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Greg, man what gorgeous modelling! Some of the art comes in the positioning of structures and you've shared some incredible pictures looking over top and through buildings. Congrats on getting the trains a-running! Looking forward to hearing about the first ops session!!!

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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Ensign
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  1:25:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike! With so many great modellers like yourself here at RRLines it's very easy to be inspired, to try and produce something that is equally inspiring to others.

Hi everyone, well I spent the weekend spreading drywall mud all over the pier.
Three coats later, this is how it is looking.









Even after three coats, I still needed to touch up a few more spots with a forth and final coat of mud.
I will then sand it all smooth, right down to the tops of the rails, and then begin my carving of the dried mud with expansion joints and cracks.
Once all of the carving is finished, I will infuse the drywall mud with scenic glue to help make it a little more durable.
I then will begin to paint the surface to look like a concrete one.
I've also finally finished off the lighting of the terminal building.
I have also been thinking for awhile now, about how to light such a large building without it costing me a fortune to do so.
And I found the answer to this question at a garden center of all places.
These battery operated LED's designed for lighting wreaths and plants and such.
60 warm coloured lights for under 20 bucks, I had to give them a try.





So I strung them in 5 rows throughout the interior of the terminal.
And they look like they are going to work!





That's it for now, thanks for your interest and for having a look!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 08/02/2015 1:36:47 PM

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Carl B
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  1:57:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Greg-

Man that's a lot of drywall mud...

I have one of those garden center "string of lights" as well standing by...

Eager to see the outcome!



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Ensign
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  3:32:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Carl, yes it is a lot of mud, the most I have ever used in a model scene like this one.
It is the dust when sanding it that gets really messy.
I forgot to show you how the lighting looks in the terminal building, when the room is dark.
I still have the exterior lighting to add to this terminal yet.






Greg



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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  3:33:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barnacle Bob is waiting with baited breath so to speak, waiting for this project to get under way
again. Looks really great right now.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  3:41:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Bob, I'm sorry this project is taking me so long to complete.
Trust me, I can't wait to see this pier all finished, and the R.A.SANTOS all tied up to it and loading up her cargo, that has arrived to her by rail.

Greg



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  3:41:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, looks like the LEDs worked fine.


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Ensign
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  3:53:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frank!
Yes...I think they will work out just fine.

Greg



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chooch41
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  4:36:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg... Awesome solution to the lighting plan. They light it up really nice..... Great job...

Brad



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  4:39:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Love the colour tones in the windows that are illuminated, Greg. Awesome job, as always!

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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Ensign
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  5:14:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Brad & Mike!
Always great to hear from our nation's capital.

Greg



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  5:20:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Greg, that's a mess o' mud there, happy carving! that is going to look great.
If you haven't started carving quite yet, spread a little flour on the roof and a couple figures and you've got a christmas card scene :)



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George D
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  5:42:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lighting looks great.

George



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