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Hi here is the latest video update on the JL&T...
Hi everyone, as part of my progression with the scenery on the L&T Branch I have started playing around with photo backdrops for the entrance to the L&T.
Over the last few days I have been scouring the internet looking for all manner of photos of industrial, commercial & residential areas to use as photo realistic backdrops. The method I have been using is to take a photo of the area on the layout viewed from its most common angle, then on Pixelmator (OSX equivalent of Photoshop) I have been placing the backdrop photo into the actual layout scene.
For awhile now I have been trying to think of way to hide the joins/seams that are left when using Walthers - Cornerstone Modular kits. I like the flexibility that the modular kits offer, and the fact that the design and layout of each building is only limited by your own imagination and requirements.
But one down side of the modular kits is the fit and the pesky gaps that are left when joining the sections together.
Well after trying to get a standard 90 degree crossing to work for a siding that I want to install on the L&T, I have decided to build my own.
Would like to wish everyone in MRH a wonderful Merry Christmas from downunder, and from the JL&T.
Hope you all have a great day tomorrow with your family & friends and get lots of goodies for your RR's!
Jason, Lachlan & Toby...
This will be the start of the base scenery for the L&T Branch, I'll be working from the rear backdrop along the entire L&T Branch and adding all of the base scenery.
This is a little ops session video I have produced of our two KATO - Reading Lines locomotives, a SD45 & GP35 weathered, custom detailed with Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound done by JiM Rinker of Delano Mountain Custom Models in Reading PA.
The video features both locomotives consisted together as the RDG LOCAL on its daily run onto the L&T Branch.
Well over the last two days I decided to tackle a concrete grade crossing that forms part of the scenery on the L&T. This grade crossing is formed in a crossover formed by two #6 PECO turnouts. I have used styrene with great success with the JL&T module and decided to use again for this grade crossing.
Latest layout update from the JL&T Railroad, Part 1 & 2...
This will be a dedicated blog within the JL&T Blog for the construction of the buildings & industry that will grace the L&T Branch of the JL&T Railroad.
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