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Burlington-Missouri River Railroad tie yard
HARV
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 01:11 PM UTC
Here is yet another picture of the Sheridan rail yard that was in my local newspaper today.



Randy
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 09:34 AM UTC
Old pictures of locations are always so interesting to see. How different does the framed area in the picture look now over 100 years later?




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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 10:37 AM UTC

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How different does the framed area in the picture look now over 100 years later?



It has changed a lot. I will try to go up on that same hill and take a similar picture as soon as I can. Should prove to be a little interesting to compare the differences.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 03:33 PM UTC
Hi Randy,

I'm late to this thread again!

Looking at this scene I see some wonderful modeling opportunities. First, I am struck by just how authentically one could replicate this scene on a good ol' flat sheet of plywood. Very little scenery would be required beyond some dirt and grass. The buildings are the forest and hills! I think the model r.r. appeal of America's desert south west is because one does not have to model trees beyond the small scrubby ones readily available for until the past decade. Also bare rock is easier and more appealing than foliage of ground foam.

A scene like this one can realistically be created with low rises of land, reproduced with small amounts of paper mâché, or even scrap sheets of Styrofoam. Lay it down, paint it up, and shake on some foliage. Perhaps some background hills or cliffs behind the main foreground to break up the line of sight.

No wonder people love to model the western USA!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 03:37 PM UTC
Hi guys,

I made another post showing before and after pictures of the area. Obviously lots of changes over the past 110 years!!

Thanks,
Randy