Sunday, August 10, 2014

Great Northern & Cascade Railway Miniature Live Steam Train Rides

Wow, I visited the Railroad Town of Skykomish with my friend and we discovered this awesome Train Museum and Live Steam Miniature Train Rides. It was a great discovery! I recommend this as a destination day trip. www.GNCRailway.org or www.facebook.com/GNCRailway

"Driving to Work" in the morning on a muddy dirt road.

I love this photo, It was a spur of the moment shot. It looks like morning with a bit of dew haze in the background and the cold muddy rutted roads.

O-Scale Grade Crossings

I spent a considerable amount of time getting these grade crossings to look "just right". I love them now. These crossings are in the town of Gunas on Jerry Franklin's, Stillson River Railway (O-Scale Model Railroad).

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Making Miniature Muddy Roads

I'm practicing with muddy roads on the project in Portland this week. For the water in the tires tracks, I am experimenting with different materials, the best so far is diluted gel medium Gloss. I can't wait to go out tomorrow to see how it looks when its dry.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The small oaks in place and looking good!

I'm liking the way the smaller oaks lend to a forced perspective look. I am making plenty more now to place in just the right locations.