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My second try to build tree's, this time an old oak tree.









I'm not satisfied yet with the look of the bark but I guess I leave it for now and just play a little with the color and attach leaves. The next tree's might will look better. This is something you need to practise.


BTW....I was trying for days to access the forum, it is really unstable and not fun anymore to use.






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Hey, Markus!  The tree is looking good.  Sure, I agree about the bark - oaks are generally a bit smoother and perhaps more gray.  But the structure looks great!

Yeah, the Forum has been having troubles, but this is where my friends are so worth the effort for me.  As Zorba said, "Life is trouble."  We might as well dance and enjoy the ride.
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Like I said, this needs practice so I continued working on it since i decided to place it in the background.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote el Gato Gordo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 9:02am
Hmmm.  That tree needs a few tables and a Bier Garten under it.  See Viessman 1525.  Looks excellent in that location!

By the way, here is a close up of the trunk bark of a pin oak:



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It was more like this one but my paste I did was a little bit to wet and it was running down. The pattern for the bark can be done by using a tooth pick, works well if you have your mix right.
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Beautiful job on that tree! I'll be happy if mine look half as good.
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It seems like the forum is back on and relatively stable.

My layout is on hold for quite awhile, kind of burnout syndrome because of a lot of club activity, also we are short on employees in the company I work for what means I have to take work I usually do not have and do overtime. There is just no spark at the moment for trains......I hope it will change in the next 1-2 months and I will continue to post here any progress.

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Hard to maintain any level of enthusiasm when you are tired.   Good to hear from you, Markus!
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For an uncertain time this will be my last post because of stability issues and offline time of the forum. I like to do my updates when my time allows it and not when I luckily see the forum online. I will wait and see what kind of improvements will be done over time and might come back and pick up where I left it.

Happy model railroading Ermm 


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I will do a brief update on the status of my layout since I'm working on it again.

First of all, there is a big concept change for the middle peninsula. My plan was a big steel mill but when my wife and I spend over two hours in the room and try to picture it we both where not really happy with that anymore. She was not happy in the first place and I have to agree with here that it will distract the overall view of what I like to accomplish - the Rhine River flair.

So plans changed form industrial to a commercial district. The maintenance yard section will be a little bit extended and some smaller business will move in (more prototypical for this region). I also got a much better space for the fire-station what I need to have easy access to since I like to do the Faller car system.

Part of the maintenance yard extension is a DB Track maintenance facility since I have some cars that would fit perfectly.

I guess overall it is more believable. I still have the hope to get a part of the storage room beside the layout to build the steel mill there. We will see.... Wink

Here are two pictures on what I'm working on at the moment, first the maintenance yard.





In addition I work on the castle that sits in one corner on a mountain top, beside a "park hotel". I'm for from finish but it might give you an idea. My wife will show an ongoing event of an old-timer car gathering. We are still re-arranging things....LOL






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