Category Archives: Projects

Wheeler – Osgood Pt. 3

I needed gravel parking lots for W – O and for the Cheney property across the slough, and tried painting and texturing sandpaper. I had some 1200-grit sandpaper I’d bought for roofing material, and used it for the basis of … Continue reading

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Wheeler – Osgood Pt. 2

When last we left the W – O scene, elements were still being pieced together. After I figured out where the Plexiglass sheets were going for basic landform, I laid and wired the spur. The 0.093″ sheet is on the … Continue reading

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Wheeler – Osgood Pt. 1.5

Which was going to be Part 2: Laying Track, until I started mocking-up the scene. I pretty much know what I want to do with the space between the spur and the backdrop, but the space between the spur and … Continue reading

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Wheeler – Osgood Pt.1

In which I dive into the Wheeler – Osgood scene. Now that I had an idea what I wanted to do with this corner of the layout, I went ahead with it. I want to get this area done because … Continue reading

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Evolving a Scene

The NPP has gotten to the point where completion is in sight, and I’ve been working on the last quarter of the layout. I had a fairly clear vision of the warehouse area, and Cheney Lumber was built from a … Continue reading

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Working on the Chain Link

The NPP serves an urban area, and there are fences. Chain link fences are ubiquitous, and I’ve modeled a couple. I recently completed a project that needed another chain link fence, and wanted to find a way to model these … Continue reading

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Cheney Lumber Drying Shed 2

While agonizing over the drying shed roof, I tried several methods of simulating corrugated metal roofing. There’s a method of casting the material in PVA using a styrene sheet as a mold. On a 1/2″ grid. This works well, but … Continue reading

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