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Candy_Streeter Dec 15, 2012

  1. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I'm going to try that
     
  2. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Junk Yard Couture

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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    With a crew like that, you'd have the busiest yard in the region..... Probably be a bit hard to do any torch work in such attire.
     
  4. tootnkumin

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    Gotto admit the piece of deformed reo with the gold handle for a cane fits right into the theme.
     
  5. shortliner

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  6. Hytec

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, it's my honor to present Miss Trashiness, 2013.

     
  7. Candy_Streeter

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    giggles :cute:
     
  9. Shortround

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    I don't think she would be doing too much work.
     
  10. Mike VE2TRV

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    And delivering the award is none other than Mike Rowe, from Dirty Jobs.

    Come to think of it, he would fit right into your scrap yard...
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    I heard something a week or so back that his show was cancelled. So maybe he should be applying for this new job...
     
  12. Candy_Streeter

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    Well it's looking alot like junk...that is, it's looking scrappy...or something like that. Anyway, it's coming along..so so

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  13. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    Corpus Christi, Texas has had two or three metal scrap yards on the Texas Mexican Rwy within a mile of its yard. Scrap often went from them to steel mills in northern Mexico via the Tex Mex. I designed a Corpus Christi based layout for a gentleman in Massachusetts with a scrap yard scene.
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    One no-longer-operating scrapyard on the TM has had an unusual appearance- silhouette palm trees with frond leaves made of old scrap plate iron welded onto steel poles. If you model this, viewers will tell you that you have unrealistic trees until you show them the photo.
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    Back in the 1960s when developers built Corpus Christi’s first large shopping center, beautification advocates questioned their paving over a huge expanse as an asphalt parking lot. The shopping center shuffled off that criticism by bragging that they were beautifying the community by planting 100 palm trees. So one of the scrapyards, lambasted as an eyesore, decided to get on the beautification bandwagon by fabricating their own scrap metal “palm trees.” It has already been modeled on a modular layout that goes around Texas, but it wouldn’t hurt to do it again.
     
  14. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    I was hoping to wait until someone else added something before putting in more of my junk. (pun intended)

    This is a junk pile on an industrial istrict diorama I modeled as a photo background.
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    This is NOT supposed to represent a scrapyard or a metal recycling facility. This ia little bit like I have seen at fabrication plants and supply houses, where old removed equipment, or possibly fabricated parts that were somehow not used on a job are stockpiled for possibly surplus re-use. These "things" are actually parts of used syringes, medical equipment, defunct electronic stuff... broken down into pieces that might look like something vaguely "industrial" and weathered.
     
  15. Candy_Streeter

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    I like this ! WELL DONE!.......... I got to work more on my junk pile. Nobody commented. Must mean it needs work.
     
  16. Ironhorseman

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    I just got in to see it, Candy. Looks good to me ... I had a good idea you could pull it off! :)
     
  17. Candy_Streeter

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    Thanks bill. I want to find some smaller stuff to make it better. Pictures will follow
     
  18. subwayaz

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    Nice job especially how you managed to add some distinct details to a junk pile.
     
  19. Candy_Streeter

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    My idea was to build the mound first then fill in around it to form like a hill. I was looking at scrap yard pictures and saw many cranes that look like this on. Does anyone make something like this in HO ?

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  20. subwayaz

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    Well Candy I would say that you've achieved your goal.

    Glen
     

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