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    You might consider this for your retaining wall. This is more like what would be done in a 1:1 situation.

    riverbank1.jpg riverbank2.jpg


    I used plaster to simulate the bedrock along the waterline and filled in with small stone that actually came from a sandy patch of soil along the sidewalk. I ised a tea strainer to sift out the fines and hand picked stones that were approximately 1/8" or a bit bigger. Then the gravel (ballast) lays on top of the stone bed. It might look more realistic than a wooden wall along the riverbank but somewhere there may be a prototype for using wood in that situation. A mainline railway would use stone whereas a mill with a private track might be more inclined to go with wood.
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    My layout update is that I began digging out the water area:
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    I cut away a few ties on either side of the bridge so I can just slide the joiners off to do some work below.

    I'm still undecided about what I'm going to do for abutments, I angles the river away so hopefully with the use of a small mirror it will create the illusion that the river keeps going as opposed to running into my wall.

    Once I'm confirmed that I am happy with the carving so far, then I plan to lay a base of plaster, paint then most likely Future for the water.

    I also replaced some track on the inner loop near the TH&B bridge, now since I picked up some 19" sectional. This way its flex track going into a fixed sectional to ease the curves. When I laid the track I ran out of 19" so I used more flex.

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    Based on musicman's tutorial I made up some retaining walls. I didn't have all the scnazzy strip wood he had, so I improvised a wee bit. For the boards I used cut up wood from small crate that clementines come in cut to size and scored to simulate several boards stacked. The posts are a tongue depressor cut down. Topped off with a coat of roof brown and I think these turned out just as I expected.


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    That wood looks good!

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    Wow, that turned out really well too, has that real old rustic look to it like it's been there a while.

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    The walls look really good! Nice work. I really like that river and pond. That will look really good.
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    Very creative. Tongue depressor/Popsicle sticks are a great source of wood and cheap.
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    Thanks for all the cool feedback!

    I have the walls installed now:

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    That turned out really nice.
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    Looks great. The larger wood makes it fit this "industrial" location better I think, while MM's lighter wood fits his "residential" application. Between the two examples a good show of how small differences in materials and technique can suit different scenes well.
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    That looks really good! Nice!
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    The color of the wood is a good match for the buildings color too, as if they were really built at a similar time. I like it.

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    Very nice looking wall, I love making retaining walls, portals from wood products like this.

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    Its time to get crack-alackin in my layout.

    I've trimmed back some of the river bank for the abutments. Created 2 sets of abutments, one for an older style stone, and the other a more modern concrete.

    I've also weathered the bridges up. I think they need another coat of black wash to tone down the rust.





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    I got ambitious lay night and started an attempt at scenery.

    The river/pond bed is a mix of blue paint and water/plaster mix to fill some holes and seal it before the future gets poured. Going to paint a darker colour tonight to simulate deeper water

    Then I started painting a tan base around the mine. Added some sand, near the retaining wall some sifted larger rocks and then ran my pepper mill with some of my painted sawdust.

    Needs more grass, but it's a start and I got rid of some of the pink foam!

    Im also not convinced I like my concrete abutment. The stone one I like though.


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    Awesome Work, Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hraka View Post
    Looking great Cman!!
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    Not an overly productive day.

    Added some schrubery to conceal where the mine connects to the hill. Added some more to conceal my hill placeholders and then some more sporadic ones with more saw dust shavings.





    Since the water bed still hasn't dried I tried my hand at making my own tree. I used epumph's scrubbing pad method. Not a bad little tree. I figure with a few of those, some cheap hong kong ones and the retail ones my kids got me I should be good.


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    That's really coming along nicely. I always says, any progress equals productivity. No matter how much is done, or the time spent.

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