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Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:23 pm
by d74
Quite a big photo update, as I've been working on scenery and didn't want to post any shots of it unfinished!

First, this is the tunnel at the right-hand end of the layout:
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The tunnel mouth is Skaledale re-painted so it's the same colour as other stonework on the layout. The inside's lined with Metcalfe card and the hill is constructed of polystyrene, covered with modrock then grassed with hanging basket liner. The two trees are Skale Scenics, and are surprisingly good.

This is a smaller hill behind the goods yard:
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It's built the same way as the bigger one. The glue's still wet on the hoist, which is why it's being held up by the paint pot!

I've also finished the layout's last major structure, Ratio's model of Highley signal box:
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The railing's a little wonky, but apart from that I'm happy with it.

One more from the right, showing a new lamp hut in a nicely atmospheric shot that looks better than the layout actually is:
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The next job is a couple of signals and planting some sheep on the hill.

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:23 am
by d74
One more pic:

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The locos moved back into their shed this morning, having spent the last few weeks hidden away from all the glue and scatter. Here's 5555 against its new backdrop.

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:04 pm
by sanctuary
Excellent modelling and a great well dressed picture that shows your layout at it's best, hope you don't mind if I use it in the next Virtual Exhibition.

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:06 am
by Direct Rail Services
The picture above of 5555 is great, love that shot.

Nice looking model there, well done.

DRS.

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:14 pm
by d74
sanctuary wrote:Excellent modelling and a great well dressed picture that shows your layout at it's best, hope you don't mind if I use it in the next Virtual Exhibition.


No need to ask, it would be an honour.

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:40 am
by d74
It's now a year since the first buildings started being constructed ahead of the layout itself stated, and the layout's very nearly finished with just a few bits of detailing left. The signals are up and the last bit of bare board has been vegetated.

This is the tunnel mouth, which had been the last area of bare board:
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It's been filled with a combination of grass, bushes, deadfall and a tree. The right-hand side of the track is meant to be a tree that's been struck by lightning and partially cleared away; I didn't want too much there obscuring the track.

The signals are Ratio:
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They're non-functional. You can just about make out a "beware of trains" sign in the foreground and sheep above the tunnel in the background.

Here's a wider shot:
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And here are a couple from odd angles of my 14xx emerging from the tunnel:
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Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:35 pm
by RuffnutThorston
Phew. Now that is looking good! Just as good as some of the models at the Exhibition at Crewe last weekend! :D

I really must get some more work done on my line. :wink:

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:15 am
by d74
Thank you to everyone for the comments while the layout's been being built.

This isn't a proper update, just a new photo showing the back of the station:

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Wonky chimneys have become something of a signature of my buildings!

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:17 pm
by Direct Rail Services
That picture is stunning !

That backsene really sets it up, if that figure was to fall out of shot you could mistake it as a real location, something about this shot that say wales to me???

Excellent layout.

DRS.

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:09 am
by sheep21
a layout to die for.

Happy christmas

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:01 pm
by d74
DRS, it's not a backscene it's a bit of photoshoppery. The camera's sitting on the track with the actual backscene behind it, pointing out at the room so rather than post a pic of my house I put some hills in. I think the Welshness comes from the distant hills making it look like the station's on a hilltop itself.

Re: New year, new layout (GWR OO 1930s)

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:20 pm
by Direct Rail Services
Nice one!

DRS.