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    John, it comes that way in the package. It's well done and convincing, though some will flake off during construction.
     
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  2. ztrack

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    Bryan is correct. The barn line we developed with Archistories includes roofs patina'd with real rust. Each roof is different between each other. We also had the boards 'weathered' for texture. The advertising is actually airbrushed on the panel. These aren't your ordinary kits!
     
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  3. ztrack

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    Saturday update for my T-Trak-Z module build. I have set a goal to have it completed in the next week. Depending how much time I have in the next few days, it could be sooner. Today was all about base color. Note the abandoned siding. This is going to be a fun feature. Time to let everything dry really well overnight. Then it is on to soil and ballast!
     
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    Outstanding craftsmanship Rob! :)
     
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  5. tiestvangool

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    Love the abandoned space! Very well done Rob! -Tiest


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  6. JoeS

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    Always been a fan of abandoned lines. Honestly it’s one of the more common features you see. I think it just adds to the touch of realism.
     
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  7. CNE1899

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    Rob,
    Very nice scenery work!
    I like the abandoned spur as well!

    Scott
     
  8. ztrack

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    Sunday update... today was about the details. Inspired by the fields around Ohio right now, I decided to add yellow flowers mixed in with the spring green. A few of NOCH's new rapid-pro type pre-colored deers were added to the scene. The two spurs feature a Evans track stop (modified Rokuhan stop) and a wood tie pile from NZT products. While these are no longer available, I had a set looking for a home.

    Next up, is a the finishing touches. I am waiting on a grain trailer from Shapways. More photos to come as we finish out this section of the T-Trak-Z end cap module.
     

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  9. JoeS

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    The home made bumpers always a winner. In fact anymore you almost see more of those because so many sours today once were more so they just got cut and stuck. Real nice!
     
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    F8D3A883-4EE9-440C-B42E-04BAFB025D4A.jpeg C1AD61E1-6D5B-456F-A12A-A5364AE3954D.jpeg Finished the basic scenery on my two Western Pacific Keddie yard. Still need to work on the parking lot, some more wiring for turnouts and little details that will make the T Trak Z modules come to life!
     
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  11. CNE1899

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    Clyde,
    Looking good!(y)

    Scott
     
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  12. rray

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    We did some wiring on Clyde's WP Keddie modules, and with all the lights operating it looks fantastic. I snapped a shot to share. It's good to have a fellow Z Scaler in town. :D

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  13. Kurt Moose

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    Very realistic!

    Is the backdrop horizon lit as well? Looks like early dawn/dusk!

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  14. rray

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    Yes, he has RGB fairy lights sandwiched between the skyboard and the backdrop, and can set the colors to match time of day effect.
     
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  15. JeepFan

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    Looks very nice. I'm still trying to figure out how everyone can paint these artistic backgrounds.
     
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    I used about five different tole paints that you can get at any craft shop. I start with various shades of brown to get the basic color of the mountains, then I use various shades of green to make the trees. At the the top of the mountain make the trees very small. They don’t have to be perfect by any means. Then start making them larger when you get to the base of the sky board. Just don’t make them larger than the furnace evergreen trees you will plant on the layout.
     
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