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 on: Today at 02:59:49 PM 
Started by Mobilgas - Last post by Mobilgas
Found what I was looking for Grin........... Going to use Alum framing and plastic connectors just like they did on the O scale Dolly Varden Mine layout that was built years ago.

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 on: Today at 02:56:13 PM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by 1-32
Looks great Volker love the drain.

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 on: Today at 08:03:28 AM 
Started by Bernhard - Last post by TRAINS1941
I am so impressed, not only with this latest assembly but with the entire model so far, that I have no idea what to say. -- Russ

Now that's saying something!!  Wink

Looks beautiful.. Excellent workmanship.

Jerry

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 on: Today at 07:52:57 AM 
Started by Bernhard - Last post by Hauk
Fortunately it worked! Now the bucket ladder can be installed.

Glad it worked out. Fantastic project!

Have you received the casting for the buckets, by the way?

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 on: January 20, 2020, 12:53:00 PM 
Started by Bernhard - Last post by Hydrostat
Ditto.

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 on: January 19, 2020, 07:05:52 PM 
Started by Bernhard - Last post by Ray Dunakin
Incredibly impressive!!

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 on: January 19, 2020, 07:00:23 PM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by Ray Dunakin
Excellent work! I like the fact that you've actually modeled the prototypical appearance of the ballast, soil, and stone. Too often this stuff isn't given much thought.

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 on: January 19, 2020, 03:14:11 PM 
Started by Bernhard - Last post by finescalerr
I am so impressed, not only with this latest assembly but with the entire model so far, that I have no idea what to say. -- Russ

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 on: January 19, 2020, 03:08:30 PM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by finescalerr
Nothing less than what one would expect from you; extremely adequate. Watching it all come together will be a lot of fun. -- Russ

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 on: January 19, 2020, 02:51:06 PM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by Hydrostat
Thanks, Kim, Russ, Ray and Bernhard.

The model is on show at 'Model Train Luxembourg' from February 22. - 23.





Looks like it won't be boring up to that date. Subsequent to the switch is the Wiesenthal stop with waterbound cover. The steel sleeper track is faked in that area.  








For coloring the iron parts I started with some leather brown acrylics and then applied a first layer of real rust, which I make on an old, well rusting bakingplate, using a stiff brush to get some very fine powder. The rust step needs to be repeated when all landscaping is done, because the PVA from glueing ballast changes its appearance.





This sort of ballasting is why the switch didn't need to be detailed completely:








I like those areas with mixing materials from Ballast to gravel and dust.
 




Left hand there's the waterbound covered 'platform'. All the textures are the base for later detailing/coloring.








When they built the railroad at that area a slope needed to be cut for the line. The slope consists of clay shale. There's a ditch alongside the track, leading to a concrete duct.





A grid prevents larger stones and brunches to fall into ...





... because the ductwork is a bit sparse.





Right hand is the transition to 'quiet earth' and so I had to continue some Elements from that model: cobbled tracks, a stone wall and a footpath rectangular to the track.





Modeling the clay shale is a defiance, but i think this might work according to the texture. Coloring will be another challenge, but my primary goal now is to have this part in a somewhat presentable state at the exhibition at all.  














Cheers,
Volker

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