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    Hi Guys

    I have posted the second of the videos on my new "Cascade" layout on Youtube. It features new scenic features including rockfaces and the river. I'm really enjoying building this Burlington Northern layout, based in 1979.

    Take a look and let me know what you think!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FewgVpUIuZs&t=27s

    Andy
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    Looks nice, and the water came out very well. The only thing I'd say is look at some pictures of the rocks in that area for ideas on the coloring. A lot of the rock is basalt (usually a dark brown, volcanic rock) and tan or light brown sandstone, from alternating volcanic activity and millions of years of sediment building up when the area was under water around the time T Rex was running around. There is some interesting geology where water has eroded away the softer sandstone, leaving basalt formations behind. Anyway, here are a couple of links- I think it was Malaga you mentioned earlier right?

    http://www.railpictures.net/photo/477545/

    http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php

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    Hi Mate, you are correct; if the area of Cascade existed, it would be near Malaga. I have been backwards and forwards about the rock colour. At first I thought the tan colour was right. Then the wife (a Wenatchee native) said the rocks were different colours of grey, (gray), and only the soil was tan. Then I tried pictures on websites, and a book I have on the BN, and thought predominantly, she was right. Now I'm not so sure again! Should I dry brush on some dark brown perhaps, or some lighter brown highlights?

    The water, at least, has now set solid and I can put the waves in it now with my Woodland Scenics Water Effects.

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    Hey, if the wife's a native of the area and she says it looks good, go with it. Heck, that would be good advice if the wife wasn't a native of the area...

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