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JeffB
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  5:49:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Greg, that looks spectacular!

It's really coming together nicely. I have been in your modelling room and seen how much space this takes. It makes me wonder two things: when you work on it do you suspend from the ceiling? and how are you going to get it out of there?

Jeff



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 08/02/2015 :  5:52:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill!
I was also thinking now would be a good time for a winter scene photo shoot!
My dad always told me "That great minds think alike"
Though you might have to wait until Christmas to see it.

Greg



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 08/02/2015 :  6:03:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JeffB

Hey Greg, that looks spectacular!

It's really coming together nicely. I have been in your modelling room and seen how much space this takes. It makes me wonder two things: when you work on it do you suspend from the ceiling? and how are you going to get it out of there?

Jeff



Thanks George & Jeff!

Jeff, you made me laugh! I'm a Ninja Modeller suspended from my basement ceiling when I work.
Now if that thought provoking image didn't make you laugh, than I don't know what would.
When I first carried this bench work downstairs to my workshop, I had lots of room to spare for moving it with structures on it.
I still will need to turn this whole thing on it's side, so the ships will all come off during transport.
And the buildings will all be glued down extremely well. I hope!
And if that doesn't work, I'll just invite you over again, to keep breaking things off it until we can finally get it out.


Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 08/02/2015 6:07:08 PM

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quartergauger48
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 08/02/2015 :  10:20:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lights are great Greg' and show the beauty and detailing of the building. Nice job on the mud. Don't forget to wear your mask once you start sanding'....
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dallas_m
Fireman

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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  10:50:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful progress, Greg!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Jeff G
Engine Wiper



Posted - 08/03/2015 :  06:33:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been watching your progress for while and kudos for some really fine modeling. Lots of inspiration for my own (albeit smaller) layout. As to the LED lighting, I'm quite surprised that they throw as much light as they appear to. And the color temperature looks spot-on to my eye. What brand are they and where did you get them.

Best, JG



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jbvb
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Posted - 08/03/2015 :  07:08:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A quick search including the trademark on the label '"everlasting glow" led' finds them via Gerson, the manufacturer and a bunch of resellers.


Edited by - jbvb on 08/03/2015 07:09:37 AM

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 08/03/2015 :  08:44:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jeff G.

Been watching your progress for while and kudos for some really fine modeling. Lots of inspiration for my own (albeit smaller) layout. As to the LED lighting, I'm quite surprised that they throw as much light as they appear to. And the color temperature looks spot-on to my eye. What brand are they and where did you get them.

Best, JG



Thanks for your posts, Ted, Dallas, Jeff & James.

Jeff, James is right about the company being called the "Gerson Company" Olathe,KS 66061 Item#38624 I picked mine up at a garden ctr. named Meadow Acres just outside Kitchener, Ontario.

Greg



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 08/03/2015 :  9:28:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi again everyone! It was a holiday Monday here today, and the kids were using the cottage this long weekend.
So I got to spend the whole weekend and today at home, modeling!
I carved and painted the drywall mud today and this is how it turned out.





I figured if the copper roof has a nice patina, so should the concrete, like it's been around for awhile.
I think I'm happy with the way it came out looking, what do you think?





I used a old dental tool to carve/scribe into the drywall mud after it had dried.
And a some metal rulers small & large to guide my dental tool.
I decided not to do the cobblestones down the middle of the tracks.
I will use cobblestones at the grade crossing, but I have not done that yet.





Here is a closer look at my work.





I still have lots of details to add to this pier, now that the carving & painting work is out of the way.
That's all I have for now though.
Thanks for having a look!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 08/03/2015 9:43:41 PM

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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 08/03/2015 :  9:55:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, good work concrete there and a good call to add cobblestones just at the crossing - the pier looks industrial and 'functional' all concrete.


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 08/03/2015 :  10:04:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill!
I forgot to mention that I mixed in with my water based paint, some scenic cement when I was painting it.
Never gave me any problems, and I could kill 2 seagulls with one brush.

Greg



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quartergauger48
Fireman

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Posted - 08/03/2015 :  11:05:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, That is an incredible amount of work accomplished in a short amount of time'..
Excellent concrete, carving and coloring. Very nice work. :looks beautiful'..



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chooch41
Fireman



Posted - 08/04/2015 :  05:56:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic work Greg....... Looks like it would be a blast to switch out...... Looking forward to future updates......

Brad



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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 08/04/2015 :  06:16:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, sounds like you made a good mix for paving all that wharf area. Acrylics are very good at holding things together and sticking crumbly stuff of one kind to stuff of another kind with a little flexibility to boot. We used an acrylic concrete binder to help stick new concrete to old when patching our basement floor years back and it worked very well. Magoun Pier is looking substantial.


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Mario Rapinett
Fireman



Posted - 08/04/2015 :  06:38:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg. Outstanding. Tonight I started looking back at this project from page 1... .


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