New Direction for Zalma Branch (photos)

Discussion in 'General' started by Jim James, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Jim.
    Another Thing I enjoy about these craftsman type kits is a you get extra stuff like the doors and such you refer to.
    I bet you like me have a box of just extra building materials.
     
  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Absolutely. I throw nothing away.
     
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  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    I actually dragged my butt downstairs tonight (thanks Chris, Yardmaster, for the motivation) and extended the groundwork beyond the east end of Greenbrier for about 2 feet. This will include a barn and a steam powered sawmill. It will also transition into the Dark Cypress Swsmp.
    I also posted fresh pics of Greenbrier as well. 8C1C7951-EAB8-46F6-9EAC-65320024FED8.jpeg E5C19B59-B90C-4EC9-ABC8-0FE13A286713.jpeg C5F3DB51-CDA4-4A5E-955F-AD432C9320A6.jpeg
     

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  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    He is baaack!!
    Needs me a Zalma branch fix for sure.
    Great to see you and what a great scene. Can't wait to see your sawmill.
     
  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Photobucket jacked all my old images so, if there’s any remaining (or new) interest in this saga, I’m slowly going back through this thread and I’m trying to restore as many images as possible but it’s impossible to retrieve all the photos and some may be out of order or I may use similar photos as stand-ins. Going back through all these old images is pretty nostalgic for me.
     
  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I hear you Jim,
    This has been a great thread for sure, I have learned a lot from this and it has helped me a bunch. :)
     
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  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Jim - good to see your name/work here again. Your legions of loyal groupies are thrilled.

    However long it takes, I for one would be thrilled to see the old photos reappear here. It's a fabulous chronicle of a model railroad in progress, and covers an era that no one else around here - I think - is modeling.

    Have to know your technique for modeling the low puddles on your roads - I've tried to recreate some of those with Modge-Podge gloss in my 1940s Olathe with middling success. Yours look a lot better.

    Best Regards,
     
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  8. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Jim, I'm glad to see you back to work on your layout. You do such a great job with your scenery, always look forward to see more. Keep up the good work.

    Joe
     
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  9. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    JIM .. Look forward to anything you come up with.
    Another guy on another forum is trying it this way .... "Thank you Tony for the Imgur info. I am using it now. I'm able to go around the photobucket sign and eliminate a couple of steps. However, I have run into a serious issue. I seem to have trouble finding the exact photos I used the first time! I guess whatever I put in this time around will be okay if it somehow fits the description. In my files I have 4000 photos and many near duplicates so if any of you have a better memory than I do you may see some different photos."

    I am illeriate when it comes to this kind of stuff.
     
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  10. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    796D9B9B-D7D3-46C8-8186-12677ADA9BA4.jpeg My first Shapeways 3D printed purchase. I needed a steam traction engine to run a sawmill just outside of Greenbrier. I’m using a photo (such as it is) of the prototype mill as a guide. This is a pretty close representation of the steam engine used.
     
  11. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Jim -
    I still can't imagine how you did this computer thing to print this. I have an idea but no idea how to do it.
    How did you do it Jim?
    I really like your scene here.
     
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  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  13. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    My post may have been misleading. Yes, this was something I purchased from Shapways. I just glued the wheels on and painted it. Not quite as detailed as my metal Case steam traction kit but it was half the price and practically no assembly required.
    I didn't mean to imply that I created the 3D model. I would love to have a 3D printer and the skills to use it!
     
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  14. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    My bad Jim,
    I just figured you did it. LOL.
     
  15. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Keith,
    They have some crazy detailed stuff there, I spent hours, maybe days now, looking thru shapeways. I want that 6 axle depressed center SL-SF flat #3900.
    A lot of RRs had them, kinda surprised no one has made a 3D model yet, only brass in HO scale, and if you can find one, they talking mad money IMHO.
     
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  16. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Well, You sure could have fooled me! AND you did!
    I would have kept my mouth shut .. LOL
     
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