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Chops
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Re: New / Old

Postby Chops » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:41 am

Could, perchance, you be persuaded to shoot and post a spot of video? I've only seen stills, no less excellent, of Hornby 3 rail. It would be a thrill to see these works clattering through their paces.
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Re: New / Old

Postby Dublo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:29 am

Hello all
Just a few piccies to keep you updated with how my layout is progressing I've been paying some attention to my "High Street" and Church Hill.

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The next shot would be as if you were a 4mms person standing on the station canopy.
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I have adapted Tony's matchstick fencing idea as the back of this fence will not be seen I glued the matchstick to am 8mm strip of paper. Which still resulted in a delicate fence but I like the look of it. 513 matches in all.

Shhhh!! Chops don't tell anyone but this is going to be big announcement in the future. I haven't really been running anything much because I'm having so much fun with the scenery.
The next area to be worked upon is the Loco yard and this might mean a total redesign.

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Re: New / Old

Postby Mountain » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:40 pm

Chops wrote:Could, perchance, you be persuaded to shoot and post a spot of video? I've only seen stills, no less excellent, of Hornby 3 rail. It would be a thrill to see these works clattering through their paces.

Chops. 3 rail sound of wheels on tinplate track.

https://youtu.be/8UQWmCfXoew
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: New / Old

Postby Chops » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:34 am

That...is...amazing. What a collection. What a racket! The cream and crimson bus on High Street is perfect. Also noted is that rather extraordinary crossing that comes off a turnout and allows for an escape out of the engine yard. Great stuff! Thank you so much!
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Re: New / Old

Postby joshv8 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:08 am

Isnt it amazing what adding detail does to take it from a train set to a model railway. I especially like that photo from a persons point of view. How did you go about your roads?

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Re: New / Old

Postby Dublo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:14 pm

Hi Josh
I have yet to finalise the type of road finish I am looking for. But at the moment the paving is scanned and printed copies of Dinky Toys pavement sections which have been trimmed and pasted to artists Mounting board. The roadway itself is just brush painted with Crown paints "Pier View" these little matchpots I find very useful as they available in 40ml tubes. This emulsion then provides a base coat for numerous washes and stippeling with black and white acrylics.

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Re: New / Old

Postby Dublo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:20 pm

Hi
Just another couple of piccie's to add to the above.
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Re: New / Old

Postby joshv8 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:09 pm

Interesting.... that pier view is a very blue toned grey and personally I wouldn't have imagined that to be an effective base colour for tarmac, but it works perfectly.
Im in the stages of painting the road on our layout so Im excitedly curious to see how others achieved this.

I think that pavement works well. Best part is, if your printing it you can make as much as you like and still retain the originality of the layout.

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Re: New / Old

Postby Dublo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:52 am

Hi
Scanning and printing was the only practical way of introducing the Dinky Toys pavement sections. These are quite difficult to find these days, This is the only box I have ever come across. I would have been reluctant to cut them to suit if using the original pieces. These paving sections were often used in the factory settings that were created to illustrate articles that featured in the Meccano Magazine.

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Re: New / Old

Postby Chops » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:35 pm

Great use of a vintage stock, paving, to recreate it without bolloxing the original. The statue is a beautiful touch. Who is the personage depicted?
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Re: New / Old

Postby Dublo » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:59 pm

Hi Chops
The War memorial "statue" is a stray Airfix WWII soldier placed upon a plinth made of mounting board and balsa wood. I am experimenting with making wreaths to place at the bottom of the base.

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Re: New / Old

Postby Chops » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:52 am

Wreaths: that's going to be a trick.
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