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Carl B
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  6:40:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much Jeff!

Frank- You know it- full speed ahead! Pedal to the metal!

Jerry- Yes sir- if Momma ain't happy- nobodys happy!

Thank you Tom and you are most welcome.- I will be happy to share the cheer!

I am not sorry to see 2017 go...



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/01/2017 :  7:25:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Keep going with the schedule, and let the river run. It either needs to run or be ice with skaters-- that sign is way too modern, and is in English; I think it would jar (dare I say "ruin") the ambience of a great scene.

But that's me. YMMV....

Pete
in Michigan



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Carl B
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  07:29:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete, I never intended to use that street sign, just a bit of my sarcasm showing thru!


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Carl B
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  07:40:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Time is running out. It's December even here in Florida. Beginning to position the background block for the big "lift" and marrying these two pieces together. The coffee house (white with teal roof) was repaired and finally installed.



Slid the background buildings block tight against the middle street, glued and weighed down. DC power jack is mounted and the entire block soldered to its power busses.



Once that dried, began cutting sides out of 3/16" balsa, to close her up. No black paint around the edges this time. Darlene wanted a harmonious color used..so it's a light brown.



Saying goodbye to the wiring for one last time...and installing the rock wall in front.



Re-painted another coat of blue-black, then two coats of Liquitex varnish



After 4 hours drying of the varnish, an application of a thin layer of Liquitex Super Heavy Gel. No waves or choppiness.



That's it, or else! Final pix at night time coming next time...



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  09:09:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  09:11:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Isnít it wonderful when all the pieces come together? Drumroll please . . .

Mike


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Ensign
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  09:18:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Really looking forward to seeing ALL of the lights working!

Greg Shinnie



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Pennman
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  10:11:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Carl. I like your rock walls.
Where is Santa?
Rich



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MarkF
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  10:17:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, your work on this display is amazing! It has come out perfectly. I do love the lighting, especially that you took time time to light individual windows which really adds to it. Well done!!!

Mark

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  10:24:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike is right-- "Drumroll, please!"

This is a treat for the eyes. Very nicely done!

Pete
in Michigan



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  10:35:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
man...
this looks great. darlene should love it. just wondering....if this was for sale what would you ask for it?


if you don't know where you're going any road will get you there.

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Guff
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  10:51:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,
Wow!! What a project!
The visual impact is amazing. There is so much detail to take in that you must keep looking back and forth and up and down to catch it all.
VERY NICE!!
Dave



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Carl B
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  8:14:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry, Mike, Greg, Rich, Mark, Pete, Kevin and Dave G.... thanks for your kind comments and hanging in there!

Mike- Bringing it all together is the best time- and I built it in such a fashion that even I couldn't see it together until now!

Greg- With this many lights, I feel like

Mark- Hold on until I turn off all the room lights, and just have the model lit. It should be good.

Rich- Thanks. Since it's not Christmas Eve in this scene, Santa isn't here yet....

Kevin- How much would it cost? According to Darlene...it's priceless!




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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  8:36:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, Looks great! The street lights should make neat reflections in the water that will make the whole scene sparkle. Can't wait to see it all lit up!


Edited by - Bill Gill on 12/02/2017 8:37:29 PM

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/02/2017 :  10:33:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
anxiously awaiting to see the finally Carl'.



Ted

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