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Old 09-08-2015, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New micro-layout underway, this is 24 x 24 using a 21 dia Aristo circle track, blue foam mountains shaped and carved with a hot wire and hot knife tools. This will eventually be covered in tall pine trees and I will fabricate the trestle bridge in place under the tracks once the rocks are painted up. Currently the foam has its base coat of paint applied; only the top has been painted in these pics.





I held off any pics of these because I royally screwed up the base of the canyon by using spray foam to try and create a faux-rock canyon face and bottom, it was a disaster, so I cut a lot of it out and that only made it worse as the foam was very bubbly. The fix consisted of adding small blue foam pieces over the removed spray foam on the canyon face and frosting the base with spackling paste to fill in the spray bubbles and smooth out the base. Now that its painted it looks far better so with that fixing I will be moving on with the construction.





The top painted piece in the pics is removable to accommodate transporting. The main reason for building this is the idea that at some venues I simply cannot get the Borracho pizza in and out without severely damaging the layout each time. So the idea is that at those shows, I can bring this and maybe my other 24x24 pizza layout to those shows because I can carry these in and out easily on my own and will more easily fit in my car for transport. Well see, no push on completion, Im taking my time with no deadlines.

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Old 09-08-2015, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go Vic, Go!
I love your work and logging is a fitting subject for this pizza. I have had a circle of track for a while and this could be the inspiration I need to get moving.
Watching with interest,
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looks great Vic, this will be an interesting project, please keep us posted.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Vic;

It's looking good. It would be fun to have some giant prehistoric (& ANGRY) beavers gnawing on one of the trestle bents.

Just a thought,
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Of course, I don't ever do stuff like that, but you might!

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Vic;

It's looking good. It would be fun to have some giant prehistoric (& ANGRY) beavers gnawing on one of the trestle bents.


Of course, I don't ever do stuff like that, but you might!

Saber-toothed beaver.

http://www.fossil-treasures-of-flori...nt-beaver.html

Or maybe you can find "Scrat" in the proper scale.

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base work of the trestle is complete, I need next to finish the base rock painting, but getting this in place was a big step. I had to build it in place, I built the bents was basic measurements, wedged a couple pieces of wood under the track then wedged the bents into the foam w/ glue and raised them up hard against the wood spacers and the track, once the bent was dried I would add the stringer beams between the bents, one bent at a time, till it was done, I will add braces between the bents once painting and landscape scenery is installed.



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Vic,

I love your work! Truly outstanding, keep up the good work.

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Always fun and inspiring to see your creations Vic!
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Vic, looks like you've picked a name that has plenty of logo options...









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