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Tyson Rayles

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Posted - 12/23/2006 :  12:27:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Karl, great trees!

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Posted - 12/23/2006 :  5:50:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the great encouragement, I'll post something about the trees on the scenery thread soon for those who asked.... when I find it


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Posted - 12/23/2006 :  7:36:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl,
Here you go:


Just add you tutorial in this thread as it is a sticky and gets read frequently by both members and guests.

I am not sure if you realize this or not but your avatar appears to us as a red X.
Usually members post what they would like for an avatar to the following thread and then Mike C sets it up so all can see what the red X is all about.


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Section Hand

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Posted - 12/26/2006 :  7:40:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John, with regard to height:
The pilings that come with the kit limit you to under 3", but small dowels will make up the difference. (3" is nearly 22 scale feet, so it's probably enough unless you're modeling an area with a very considerable tidal range.)

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Posted - 12/27/2006 :  05:35:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit jaynjay's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just looked at your pictures on railimages. Wow, now that's what I call a trestle!! I am almost embarrassed to admit defeat by two little 8 inch long trestles. That's quite the clockwork you built for the fence painter. Great work


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Posted - 12/27/2006 :  06:20:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I am also impressed with your diorama. It makes a good waterfront scene. Your scenery looks very natural.

I think you would enjoy a Sierra West kit. His instructions are so well done that I feel each one is like a mini clinic.

I just looked at your railimages website too. Have you discussed how you make your trees? I would like to have more info.

Also, I agree with John about your trestle. It is amazing. Great job!!


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Posted - 12/27/2006 :  06:37:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Comstock Carshops

Rick, thanx for the info link, hopefully I won't blow posting the photo. On the topic of waterfronts. I am working on a new HO waterline boat kit, but not sure if it would fit into this era? Your input would be most helpfull.

I like the looks of the boat you are building. Who makes this kit?

It looks like it is steam powered. It would fit into a lot of eras. It could even be on a modern layout as a tour or museum boat.


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Mike Hamer

Posted - 12/27/2006 :  12:25:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Karl...just getting caught up on the thread. Wow, what an impressive diorama from the colours you chose for the building to the design on the hillside with the realistic appearance of water and those great trees. Indeed, there are a number of "clinics" in this single thread. Congrats on a great job!

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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