Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby SpeedyNH » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:39 pm

very, very cool.
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:56 pm

I have taken note of your tip about putting it on the inside - I stood it where I thought I would put it and have taken it out twice already :)
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:37 pm

Fun, ain't it?!?
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Slydog2009 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:48 am

Very nice job on the track! I can see the new Scalextric VW Bus going round that track, hope it makes it up the pass! :D

The wall looks great and the piece you found for the signage looks like it'll work great!

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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:51 am

Big wall is nearly done, some fine detailing left

Construction on this one was a piece of balsa wood 6.5mm thick cut into 8mm strips I then coated with white glue and sand for a textured finish. I then cut rocks into it using a little cutting jig, (5 old x-acto blades on a block of wood) so that I could have evenly space blocks. The wall is about 18mm high and 2 strips wide so around 14mm, the top is plaster shaped and then grooves put in when semi-dry.

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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:56 am

Very nice. You have a fine feel for this. Did you do railroad scenery before?
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:09 pm

Yes I had a small scenic N scale railroad, I never got to do scenery on my big railroad before I pulled it down to build a slot track :) - but most recently I have done miniature figures and gaming tables for my son (Warhammer Space Marines)
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby HRWJim » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:12 pm

The track is coming alone nicely. I really like the stone wall. Jim
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:37 am

I started working on a little stone walled overlook.

Lots of pictures of these and John over on SF suggested overlooks as a key part of the Parkway.

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I have also started working on the viaduct wall. Construction is blue foam cut and shaped and then coated with some joint compound.

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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:38 am

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Figure is 1/48 scale - one it is all I had available and two it offers a bit of forced perspective or just call him a hobbit

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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Ember » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:01 am

Looks more like Cap'n Birdseye.
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:22 am

lol

He is a driver from one of my trains
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby swampdog12345 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:25 pm

I love looking at your track. It's very similar to what I've envisioned by "someday" track to be: a two-laner winding through Appalachia. I think it's that old Hillbilly story. We leave looking for a better life, than spend our lives longing for the hills we left. Someday, I'll build them in my basement. Thank you for sharing this.
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:51 pm

Funny, that's what I had in mind when I designed the swamp track I'm doing- I grew up in the bayou region of the Mississippi-Louisiana Gulf Coast.
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Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:58 am

thanks swamp dog - summer holidays coming up real soon so I plan to finish the unfinished sections...

stay tuned all :)
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