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morning all (just)

thanks very much for all the kind remarks it's much apreciated, it's nice that there are some people with the same tastes, in stead of the usual remarks at showsn "it's only an american layout"

here's a couple more for you all

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still a bit more detail to do on loco's mu pipes etc, don't like to put to much small detail on them

they only get broken of when your lifting them on and off track.

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morning all

 

#4 on the morning shift, switching cars around the repair shops

 

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all buildings on helm are made from 2mm mdf with evergreen siding on top with wills brick sheets

on the bottom,painted with cheap acrylic paint for my local craft shop,then a couple of thin washes

of brown/black, pointing on bricks is a thin coat of tile grout left for a few minutes then wiped off,the rest of the weathering is just drybrushing.

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thanks very much for all the kind remarks it's much apreciated, it's nice that there are some people with the same tastes, in stead of the usual remarks at shows "it's only an american layout"...

No chance of such comments here - you are definitely among friends on this Group!! ;)

 

" only an American layout"...!! The sheer cheek of it!! Such is the blinkered view of so many UK modellers, though..... :rolleyes:

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bit to modern for me, most of helm's loco's around the period i'm modeling (88-93-ish) were sw1500, gp38/40's or sd40/45 and a few ge's.

 

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but the main reason for the model was i had a box full of athearn blue box loco's of "tomsville" a previous layout of mine,i know the blue box hasn't got as much detail as some of the new stuff out there now but less you can break off.

same goes for freight cars there's some stunning cars out there now,with a lot more detail to damage, if you put an exactrail boxcar among my blue box it stands out like a sore thumb.

but at an exhibition all the punters are 3-4 feet away so you will not see all that finer detail.its the illusion i'm trying to create, so if it looks ok from 4 foot it does me

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#7 on the afternoon shift

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first job removing flat car with engine block

 

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then put conrail gp35 in it's spot

 

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next cp 60ft bulkhead for repair

 

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and finally mrl sd40-2 in to the electirical dept

 

you all must be getting fed up by now looking at helm, i think it's time to let someone else have the lime light.

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