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essodee
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Posted - 03/10/2008 :  8:34:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrel,

A wealth of outstanding scratch built structures on your layout. It shows great talent and dedication.

Frederic,

That mine, set in such a rugged and vertiginous landscape, is absolutely awesome. Just love the way the overall slope of the structures echo that of the mountain and waterfall.

In my younger, daredevil days, when I skied a lot, I would have been tempted to take that long slope down the side of the roof (snow covered of course) and lift high off the bottom lip, and soar out into space, hoping that there was a clear lower slope to land on.

Steve O'D



Edited by - essodee on 03/10/2008 8:35:49 PM

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Terrell
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Posted - 03/10/2008 :  10:21:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all for the compliments!

Frederic, great looking mine complex. I see you are like me and model in several different scales. I don't care. I just like modeling. I can't quit!



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George D
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Posted - 03/10/2008 :  10:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, that's a beautiful mine and the scenery around it is outstanding.

George



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Rick
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  06:44:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell and Frederic, thanks for posting pictures of your scratch built projects. As Stevie said, they are awesome.


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jknapp
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  08:22:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit jknapp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frederic...that's awesome. Beautiful work.


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belg
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  09:01:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guys, you both have done excellent work on these projects.

Terrell, do you tend to draw plans for your scratchbuilds or are you a seat of the pants kind of builder? Pat



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Bbags
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  09:06:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell and Frederic,

You two have definitely kicked this thread up a notch with your outstanding scratch builds.
Thanks for posting and Terrell you must still have quite a few left that you can post.
Bring it on.



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

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Terrell
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  09:43:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pat, I guess I am a seat of the pants modeler. I do you photos of buildings, etc. that I like as inspiration. And sometimes actual drawings, if I have them.

John, I do have a lot left to show but I really need to update my portfolio.

For now, here's the scratch built machine shop.



That houses this, all scratch, except the Preiser figures. And Athearn flat car, barely visible in the back.




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George D
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  10:20:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent work, Terrell. How did you do the stone on the building walls?

George



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Terrell
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  10:40:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George, the stone walls were made from a rubber mold I made years ago. I first built a frame, approx. 2 1/2 x 4" on a piece of styrofoam, the pebbly kind. Sprayed it with mold release, this causes the styrofoam to dissolve slightly and helps add texture, before pouring Plaster of Paris. When that set up I cut the casting into strips, then individual stones. Glued those one at a time to a piece of styrene and made the mold from latex rubber. The larger roundhouse behind the shop was also made from this mold out of plaster of Paris.


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locolouie
Engine Wiper



Posted - 03/11/2008 :  11:23:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell, excellent job!! Love the idea for the rock walls!!

Thanks,



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  3:16:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell
Do you mean you've scratchbuilt the machinery?



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Terrell
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  3:32:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, Frederic, it's all scratch. I used some photos from West Scale Models and real photos from the East Broad Top shops and others. Of course, some of the dimensions I had to guess at.


Edited by - Terrell on 03/11/2008 3:35:57 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  3:39:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hats off, Terrell!


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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/11/2008 :  5:16:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell. I knew when I saw your first postings of your waterfront, that you had it in you to not let us down. I find it's not only me, but you have gotten the attention of everyone. Like Frederic stated, "Hats Off" too you!


Louis
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