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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 4 years 4 months ago #121

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Just because I'm not doing enough already I bought a bunch of scenic materials for this today, including more trees and a girder bridge for the front lower scene where I plan to rearrange the track into a single track meandering among desert rocks and over a small canyon.

BTW, here are some better quality pictures of the recent progress: imgur.com/a/hKHRH

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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 4 years 4 months ago #122

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BOOMER! Love the rock work...

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This looks MASSIVE

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Grant its such an impressive layout. Just keeps getting better and better.

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Bishop wrote: Grant its such an impressive layout. Just keeps getting better and better.


Thanks. It's finally getting to that stage where you get to do some actually modelling rather than just construction.

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Grant's HO Scale Layout: Canyon Diablo 3 years 6 months ago #126

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I've been meaning to get back into this for a while so I pulled finger and made a start early this morning. I'm trying to finish the front scene. I decided to add a bridge over a canyon on the front because bridges are cool and it fits with the name of the layout. B) It required a bit of surgery to the track layout. I used the trusty chicken wire method and plaster cloth. I've also carved some new rocks. This scene will be through a sandy desert with a saguaro cactus stand. The bridge kit is a cheap Atlas kit which I have painted with a mix of Tamiya dark sea grey and flat aluminium, and weathered with a dark brown wash. I may do some chipping and dry brushing and use some rust pigment on it too. Hopefully I get most of this scene done this long weekend.
















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Great stuff, I'm interested to see this come together. I agree bridges in railway layouts are cool
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YES!!! I've been missing this Grant...this is awesome mate...inspires me to kick the womans car outta the garage and do something like this too...BUT!!!!! nooooooooo
Looking forward to your next installments

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Oh mate, sooo good!!!.. Lovely work on the weathering of the bridge and such a cool idea to put it right at the front of the layout rather than at the back. What a centre piece.
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Cheers Tony. It nicely busies up that side I reckon.. I relaid the track this morning, having it gently curving through the scene. This would probably annoy the purists/nerds but I like the look of trains winding through a landscape. Next up is gluing this section of track down and then working on the surrounding terrain.

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Finished he surface and coloured the rocks. This will have foliage, cactus etc.










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Short video:

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Bloody awesome Grant!

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Thanks. I'm suddenly motivated to get this finished. There is a train show in October that I wouldn't mind showing it at. Once I finish this side I'll crack on to the other side. I'm going to remove some of the track on that side so I can fit in more buildings and scenic stuff.

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Go for it man. I'm not really a train person but I think this is awesome. Love the detail you're putting into it, and the freedom you have when creating it.

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Grant wrote: Short video:


That is so cool - I've watched it half a dozen times already. :)

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Mate that is looking fantastic! The rocks and ground work looks really good. The bridge also looks awesome, and once you see the train moving through it all, really brings it to life.

Great work

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mate to say you are prolific is a thing of understatement hats off mate your builds what ever media are amazing!!

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Oh that's looking so good. I love the colours you're using to do the rock work. I'd love to see this in person.

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Track on the front ballasted and weathered with the airbrush/sleeper grime/dust and some weathering powders. I also weathered the rocks and dirt with various pigments. This is ready for static grass, bushes and a few trees which I picked up yesterday.






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I like the fact that you put this at the front as a feature rather than at the back where they always are. Such good work B)
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Cheers Tony. It helps a bit with occlusion too (i.e. running the train behind things adds more visual interest as the eye is drawn away from the train).

I spent a bit of the afternoon with he static grass applicator (which still delivers a shock that makes you jump when it happens. :whistle: ).



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An electric shock?

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grover wrote: An electric shock?


Yeah, model railroaders have these cool contraptions that fire statically charged 'grass' onto a surface that you've covered with glue - the static charge makes the 'grass' fibres 'stand on end' and when the glue dries you have realistic looking 'grass' all pointing to the sky.

I don't think the machine is supposed to give you a shock - I guess Grant has his set up that way because he likes it :P

Awesome work Grant. Is the set up nearly finished or do you plan to expand into another room of the house? - put some holes through some walls? :)
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Heehee, I'll bet he doesn't have it set up that way!!! Hmmm, perhaps Grant it's time for a new Flocker as the one you have seems to be Flocked.

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That's looking awesome Grant
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Thanks all. My grass applicator is a homemade affair. It's lasted three layouts, but I should probably get a commercial one soon.

Powder wrote: Awesome work Grant. Is the set up nearly finished or do you plan to expand into another room of the house? - put some holes through some walls? :)


This is a portable layout. Once it's finished (as much as these things are ever finished) I'm going to sell it and start a new one. This was only ever intended as a fun layout to watch the trains go around. The next layout I'm going to take a bit more seriously, i.e. realistic landforms and track layout, prototypical buildings and details etc. It will also have its own dedicated lighting system and will be build for presentation and portability so I can take it to shows. Basically a large diorama on which I can use all my meager modelling talents. :whistle: I'm not sure what scale or location/time yet, but I'm tempted by On30, which is 1/48 on HO gauge track. The engines and rolling stock are impressive (and expensive) and the scale is large enough to do some really detailed modelling. This is the inspiration:

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Great stuff Grant. Love model railways

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I wasn't happy with the road surface (too smooth, wrong colour) so I worked on that last night. I used Woodland Scenic fine gravel and weathering powder, and then set the whole thing with scenic cement and an eye dropper. I'll add a bit more weathering, but I'm happier with the way this looks. I also completed the static grass, added 7 more trees, and various bushes. All that this front bit needs is a lot more bush gluing and some detail bits (looking for some deer and maybe a bear to hide in the forest :lol: ).







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