Building the Pinacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

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tootnkumin

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Staff member
A good detective would know that this layout is built on casters so it can be turned around; so there is no answer to your question. I have a question: Did you take my third cabin or did I only have two?
Well...I flatly deny taking it so does that save me a journey? I could just plump in with Sherrel and say there was only two. But I'll try to help you out. Casters. Isn't that a bunch of fishermen on a riverbank?
 

HOexplorer

Well-Known Member
RR, In theory it is O gauge. The engines and rolling stock is a bit smaller than O stuff. Houses and buildings are the same size so they take some getting used to. Once you do you find the reason mining and logging are the main modeling choices. Fun scale especially for aging modelers!
 

HOexplorer

Well-Known Member
Looks good Jim, can you explain to us dummy's the products you used and how they were applied ?
Thanks T.C.
T.C. So you admit not going through the 237 pages! No problem. I should have said something 'product' at the beginning of this layout. My philosophy regarding scenic product is VERY simple. 90% of what I use is Woodland Scenics products. My reasoning is cheap, easy to obtain, easy to use, and easy to make some very realistic scenery. WS has everything at a fair price and the average modeler can really make their scenery stand out. As I've said many times I don't know diddly about trains. I know red wires and black wires and that's it for DC electrics. My main focus is: trains are not the main event on my layouts, only props. Scenery is the thing for me. Scenery is not for everyone. They can do, but those train order cards just seem to get in the way.
The other 10% is tree making material, Sculptamold for rocks and very few products from Scenic Express. And no, I do not work for any of the above mentioned companies.
 
Believe it or not Jim I have been here for every page you have posted, I'm just getting old and I forget things.
I'm such a fan of yours I entered and won one of your contest, cant remember witch one or exactly when though....lol
Keep up the good work !
T.C.
 

Sirfoldalot

Plucked Tailfeathers
Staff member
Believe it or not Jim I have been here for every page you have posted, I'm just getting old and I forget things.
I'm such a fan of yours I entered and won one of your contest, cant remember witch one or exactly when though....lol
Keep up the good work !
T.C.
JIM ... I'm just happy to see you back at work on a layout! T.C. has a point, actually several?
First: We are all getting older and forgetful.
Second: You have built several layouts and modules.
Third: You have tried using different materials and methods of construction, or a combination of all.
You are such a "Master" at this - it is easy for us to get lost?
 

HOexplorer

Well-Known Member
Easiest way to make rocks. Sculptamold. Mix with water to whatever thickness you want and apply. Add textures after a few minutes and there you are. Since I'm modeling limestone it doesn't matter what the rock looks like. Easy. Add coloring when it is dry or after about 15 minutes.
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