Re: The CarZtenbahn LIVES!
- --- In email@example.com, Joe Krepps <occupant@b...> wrote:
> Carsten! Does this mean we'll see some Z-scale at next year'sEuroEast? :)
Maybe. It won't be the CarZtenbahn, but perhaps the next Z-scale
layout. I have an idea for a Swiss layout that I'll be working on
over the next few months, also in Z...
> Nice work! We'd be insanely happy to have you back next year!Thanks, Joe! Sorry I couldn't bring the CarZtenbahn this year, but I
wasn't ready to show it, and I had no way of transporting it (all of
Jan's stuff was in the back).
> mfg,- Carsten (not short, but decidedly pudgy shameless self-promoter)
> Joe Krepps (short, pudgy buyer of your last DVD at EuroEast '05)
> Secretary:Keystone Chapter/European Train Enthusiasts www.ete.org
- Jeffrey is right on. I can't believe the difference painted rail and blacken
catenary make on a layout. In the overhead photo on the link below, the
catenary and rail in the station area has been weathered. The catenary wire in the
front of the photo and track has not been done yet. Big difference!
You will also see I am weathering the building. I love the affect!
Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
6142 Northcliff Blvd.
Dublin, OH 43016
phone/fax: (614) 764-1703
Distributor for American Z Line
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Peter Ibbotson" <yahoo@i...> wrote:
> Nicely done, however I have one question:Fire away, Peter!
> The Woodland scenics water looks good but what is underneath it? Isjust
> Styrofoam, plaster cloth, a layer of paint (what sort? Acrylic?)then the
> water?You can see the styrofoam in the previous pictures. I simply added a
couple of layers of plaster cloth over these bits and pieces, then
used a simple latex (water based) paint to color the riverbed. I had
visions of adding tallus for rocks, but found the appearence to be
unrealistic, so I simply poured the mixture right into the basin. I
started a bit above and behind the bridge and let the flow around the
bridge piers. The result looks quite good, though by no means
perfect. Still, it represents a low spot with some standing water
> I'm just about to need to start adding water to my layout thisweekend with
> a bit of luck but I've been a bit worried about whatever I useescaping out.
The stuff dries pretty quickly, so there is little chance of seeping
into the cloth. One word of caution: The mixture cools and hardens
very rapidly. If you have a way of heating your *disposable*
container very close to the layout, so much the better. Heat it
until it begins to smoke, then immediately pour into your riverbed /
basin / lakebed.
> Both plaster cloth and the woodland scenics water I can get overthe weekend
> and use to get this bit done.The ease of procurement of materials is one reason why I used the
materials I did! Good luck!