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    • January 21, 2020 8:29 PM EST
    • Pete, 

      The reddish looking paint is Rust-oleum painters touch, paint and primer, Gloss Cranberry..

      Then the building was white-washed with a brush and that paint was Krylon acrylic latex enamel,

      indoor/outdoor paint Satin classic gray from a quart can.. 

      Jane would lay coat of the gray over the red, then wipe off as much gray as she wanted.. 

      This filled in the mortar lines and left a dust/dirt look to the brick.. 

      Then it was sprayed with a satin or a matte clear finish..

    • January 21, 2020 2:16 PM EST
    • Thanks for having the paint can for reference, is the color Brick red? should be able to find it at a bigger place than my local True Value

    • January 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST
    • Rooster ' said:
      Jane Clarke said:


      Jane does a great job painting the buildings and putting them together...




      Either Mom is tooting her own horn or you are secretly logged in as her again? If the latter she is gonna be pissed!

      Son, if it includes pictures, then I posted it/them...   But don't tell her...  

      I tell her it's the ""Ghost in the Machine""....  hehehe        

    • January 20, 2020 9:23 PM EST
    • Andy and Jane, Looks like its coming out pretty much like you have been describing what you wanted to get painted.  The new buildings in the Industrial Park switching puzzle look like they are really going to tower over the rolling stock and give that City Canyon feeling.  Very impressed.  I was wondering if you guys were getting things done these Winter months.  Looking  forward to seeing it in the Spring.  Should be home in about 9 weeks.  Springs coming and we can Operate on the Blustone Southern, again.

    • January 20, 2020 8:36 PM EST
    • Jane Clarke said:


      Jane does a great job painting the buildings and putting them together...




      Either Mom is tooting her own horn or you are secretly logged in as her again? If the latter she is gonna be pissed!

    • January 20, 2020 3:00 PM EST
    • Korn, actually when the poster board is down for the layout streets, they do match the wall street color..

      If you back to page 2 and look, you can see the poster board down in front of the main city block..

      the poster board was picked up so movement while painting would not ruin it...  It just hasn't been put

      back down yet...

      That dark gray color is what I painted all the foam board the I have put down..

    • January 20, 2020 2:13 PM EST
    • WHOW!

      the only way to better that would be to change the streetcolor of the layout to match the background streets.


      i envy those guys, that can visit you...

    • January 20, 2020 2:09 PM EST
    • Work is still in progress building the buildings for the layout.. 

      Below are 3 factory fronts to go into the industrial park..

      The red brick building is a 4-story factory..


      Below is a gray 3 story factory building to go on another siding..


      the last one so far is only the start of the factory..  Eventually I plane to have a 2 story addition on top

      which will extend over the 2 siding tracks, so that the tracks will be covered by the factory.

      The building shown is the ground floor with the loading dock access...


      Jane does a great job painting the buildings and putting them together...




    • January 20, 2020 2:01 PM EST
    • This set of pictures is more of overall shots along the wall..

      Below are 3 pictures to give a larger overall view as one starts at the north end and moves along south.






      To give a different view, below is a shot looking to the north from the south end..


      The track has been all moved out of place from setting the 2 inch foam board on the tracks for my painter to work on..


    • January 20, 2020 1:54 PM EST
    • Overdue for an update on the wall painting and stuff...


      Starting at the north end of the basement is an electrical room..  Along the wall is an old warehouse and

      a burnt out building on the layout with another building and hills in the background..


      Moving further south along that wall is the courthouse and hills in the background and the passenger

      station on the layout..


      again, moving further south is a city block with the hills in the background..


      and further along is another city block..


      then we move across the street south and run into the Coke-Cola plant..


      and the backside of the plant..


      and finally, the truck parking lot for the delivery trucks..

      Most of the updating is of the hills in the background and minor details along the wall..







    • January 15, 2020 12:33 PM EST
    • Looks GREAT Clark family, the inside is going to be as fantastic as the outdoors !

    • November 18, 2019 8:40 PM EST
    • Your artist is VERY good. It looks wonderful. I'll bet she charged a lot for her work.

    • November 12, 2019 8:29 PM EST
    • Wow!

      I don't know what else to say.

      You are definitely on my bucket list if we are able to travel.

    • November 12, 2019 8:22 PM EST
    • That really looks super Andy.  If I ever get the patience to re-learn Photoshop and Illustrator I was going to try and get the guys at work to print a photo mural on wall wrap vinyl. I think that the hand painted actually works better than a photograph because she worked the colors from your foregrounds into the background painting which make it look nice and uniform. You need to pay attention to see where reality ends and the mural begins

    • November 9, 2019 8:51 PM EST
    • just very fine!

    • November 8, 2019 8:43 PM EST
    • Really looking good!

    • November 8, 2019 8:33 PM EST
    • Nice work Mom !


    • November 8, 2019 8:32 PM EST
    • I love the added depth of forced perspective.

      Thanks for posting them.

    • November 8, 2019 6:27 PM EST
    • Great improvement on the full area. Was even better in person. Now if you can just get the airbase in the back ground somewhere around the corner ... 

    • November 8, 2019 5:56 PM EST
    • So, to up date this topic..

      A fellow Club Member had found an artist to paint some of his backgrounds for his indoor railroad..

      So we talked to her and she was willing to work on the backdrop wall for our layout..

      Most folks at the October Ops Session were amazed at her work, so I thought I'd post an update here..

      Bruce Chandler posted one picture of it in the OCT 2019 Ops forum..  Below is that picture.


      She has been back a couple more times, and the results are shown below:



      The pictures above and below are the station area with the Courthouse in the background.


      Below is the next rotation to the left of the Station..  Basically just a small city block.


      Again, moving left is the next city block..


      And moving left again, is the Coke-Cola bottling plant..

      Eventually there will be hills and trees a bit further in the background..