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Date: 05/06/19 00:46
Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout!
Author: MrMRL

Continuing from part 10, some 6 months back!!!
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,4657674

I'll leave the comments to a bare minimum. Most folks should have a general idea what's going on here, if not... search for the "Blue Foam Mountain". In short, the past 6 months have included backdrop painting in the form of sky, wispy clouds, more mountains. The 3D mountains received basic color, ground cover, and beginnings of bushes. All the track has been ballasted. The paintwork and ballast has progressed beyond the secniced aisle around the big bend. And finer details are finally beginning to take shape including roads, structures and bridge details. The entire Canyon Siding scene is roughly 25-30' deep and about 7-8' wide.

36 pics to follow, starting with late 2018 paint work, and progressing through the Winter 2018-2019, right on up to just a couple days ago towards the end.  observant photo spotters have already been seeing pics of mine from various points along this large scene...








Date: 05/06/19 00:46
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

More sky shots...








Date: 05/06/19 00:47
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

2d mountains painted on the backdrop...








Date: 05/06/19 00:48
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

Grass in 2D and 3D!








Date: 05/06/19 00:50
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

Some of the super wide angle shots may appear a little choppy, that's the iPhone panorama editing software at work.








Date: 05/06/19 00:51
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

March 2019... Grass moving up the hill, paint as well...








Date: 05/06/19 00:52
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

Plaster as well...








Date: 05/06/19 00:52
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

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Date: 05/06/19 00:53
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

Grass almost all the way around the aisle...








Date: 05/06/19 00:54
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

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Date: 05/06/19 00:55
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

Paint gatting closer to Summit now...








Date: 05/06/19 00:58
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

Extra details around one of our 30' ExactRail bridges...


My gosh, has it really been 26 months since this little project started???
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,4239924

Thanks for your continued support and feedback folks!

The club's Spring 2019 open house is just 2 weeks away! May 18, 19, & 21 2019 in Norwalk, CA. Come on down and see it for your self!

~ Mr. MRL








Date: 05/06/19 05:27
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: RRTom

Did you have an operations purpose for the double siding at that location?



Date: 05/06/19 05:41
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: santafedan

Super!



Date: 05/06/19 09:34
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: MrMRL

RRTom Wrote:
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> Did you have an operations purpose for the double
> siding at that location?

Canyon Siding is basically the halfway point between the layout’s double-tracked lower level, and the single-tracked upper level return loop. It is kinda surprising to me how often we end up having 3 train meets along Canyon. The 2200-2300’ siding lengths allow for 35-40 car trains plus 3-4 diesel motors to clear for those inevitable 50+ car monsters some of us just love to struggle with.

Mr. MRL



Date: 05/06/19 11:46
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: PHall

Should be some "interesting" signal installations at the ends of the sidings.
Prayers for whoever has to wire it!



Date: 05/06/19 12:08
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: Santafes95

Thank you for sharing your progress. I think it looks awesome and I love the blue foam technique you are using. I amy try it someday. Send us some trains shots soon!



Date: 05/06/19 12:46
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: Hookdragkick

RRTom Wrote:
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> Did you have an operations purpose for the double
> siding at that location?

Amtrak: part the seas lol. This operation is getting too real... sigh. On a serious note, great job MRL, go big or go home.



Date: 05/06/19 17:13
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: tracktime

Beautiful work!! Thanks for sharing Robby!  Looking forward to seeing you and gang at BAPM!

Cheers,
Harry



Date: 05/07/19 05:20
Re: Blue Foam Mountains - Part 11, now it's looking like a layout
Author: SPDRGWfan

Nice looking progress.  How wide are the ailse?

Cheers, Jim



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