24 November, 2011

Turkey Day Progress

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends, family, & blog followers!  Hope you're enjoying this holiday weekend if you're in the states, or 'sympathy celebrating' if you're out of the country... my favorite holiday!

While still suffering from a Turkey-induced semi-conscious state, I went down to peek at my layout and was annoyed at the glaring flat pink expanse that will eventually become a pulwood yard for Westvaco (the Prototype/Inspiration is in No. Doswell, VA).  So, seeing the container full of sifted baseball mound dirt, I decided to mix up a batch of brown-earth colored paint and "just do it!" as they say, coating the ground and sifting some find dirt over it.  After letting it dry for about 15 minutes, I decided to spray with the 91% isopropyl alcohol and then drizzle on a good dose of diluted white (Elmers) glue all over it. Here's the results; the building & pulpwood pile (from Walthers) was placed in for the photo and quickly removed before the glue and dirt dried around them.

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I hope to get more done over the weekend, as I'll be on the road for work until the 17th, when I hope to have another work session with friends.


D. Tom Conboy said...

Looking good, Norm! Nice looking Fos Scale Yard Office!


The Train Fanatic said...

Thanks, Tom! I think it will be perfect as a stand-in at the Pulpwood Yard, as an office.

Dave Kruiswyk said...

That's one mighty fine pile o' pulpwood! Safe travels.
Dave K.

Joe said...

Although I have seen many photos of your updates, being able to read along with what's happening maximizes the impact of the updates. Keep it up!