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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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NPP Milestone

Much work to be done (and in progress) on the Wheeler-Osgood scene at left front, but the Northern Pacific Project has reached a basic level of completion. There’s scenery everywhere! 41 months and about that many hundreds of dollars after … 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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Activity on the NPP

After several months hiatus from the layout, there’s been some activity. Rolling Stock Weathering/Upgrades From the previous post you can see that having another go at weathering the fleet morphed into new flatcar decks. I figured that as I was … Continue reading

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Raising Crane 3

Now was time to turn attention to the crane legs. I’d tried making patterns using drawing instruments and wasn’t happy. This time I fired up a drawing program and created scale templates. I fiddled with the proportions until I got … Continue reading

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