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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby mikem64 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:31 am

Hi Gavin,

Things have been rather quite without any updates from Starlingford, look forward to seeing the new stock & updates. I always enjoy my visits to Starlingford.

Merry Christmas & season greeting by the way.

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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby Black-Marlin » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:14 pm

Things are quiet no longer!

As promised, some all-new pics of Starlingford. Because (drumroll please) I have actually got some modelling done already! As threatened, I have repainted the suspension bridge - well, the pillars, anyway - with textured paint. I can't believe how much of a difference it has made to the old Hornby structure. Not only has it taken the horrible plastic sheen off, it has added some much needed relief to the perfectly flat and smooth mouldings that used to be there. But, as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so...

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And to see the full effect, Sir Gawain makes a good focal point:

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And now with structural weathering (ie tidal gunk):

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Hope everyone else is having as much fun as I am today!
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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby sarah » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:03 pm

Wow, you are quite correct. It does indeed make quite a difference!

Happy Christmas Gavin, from Sarah and Alex. :D

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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:09 pm

Very nice job and does make the world of difference.
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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby cmeonthemove » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:07 pm

Great to see some new pics Gavin! This layout never ceases to amaze me with its level of detail and realism. It just needs the photos in black & white....

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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby Black-Marlin » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:34 pm

cmeonthemove wrote:Great to see some new pics Gavin! This layout never ceases to amaze me with its level of detail and realism. It just needs the photos in black & white....


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sarah wrote:Wow, you are quite correct. It does indeed make quite a difference!

Happy Christmas Gavin, from Sarah and Alex. :D


Happy Christmas Sarah & Alex!

thebritfarmer wrote:Very nice job and does make the world of difference.


Thanks mate - it's always nice to hear that one's suspicions are justified!


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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby Black-Marlin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:13 pm

Santa was very good to me this year, although I believe most of my modelling pressies await me in Aberdeen! That said, my brother did give me two of th new Hornby Trout ballast hoppers, and here they are....

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My LNER engineering train now consists of 2x Trout, 3x Bachmann NE open wagons, 3x Bachmann NE well wagons, and a brake van. More pics to follow!

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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby ChrisWV10 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:32 pm

Woohoo! Starlingford pics :)


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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby Garethp8873 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:49 pm

The LNER Ballast Wagons are a great wagon! I got mine at Warley this year. I just find it funny how places like Hattons class this wagon as being suitable for the BR period and for departmental use when this example was built in 1926 and is in a LNER livery still. :D
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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby kennyGWSR » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:17 pm

Lovely photos Gavin, those Ballast wagons are very nice, i wouldn't mind one for myself. I do say your N15 looks smashing, got one myself yesterday, excellent loco in both detail and in haulage. :)
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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby Garethp8873 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:18 pm

kennyGWSR wrote:Lovely photos Gavin, those Ballast wagons are very nice, i wouldn't mind one for myself. I do say your N15 looks smashing, got one myself yesterday, excellent loco in both detail and in haulage. :)


They look excellent with a rake of Pullmans behind them!

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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby GeraldH » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:48 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:... I have repainted the suspension bridge - well, the pillars, anyway - with textured paint. I can't believe how much of a difference it has made to the old Hornby structure. Not only has it taken the horrible plastic sheen off, it has added some much needed relief to the perfectly flat and smooth mouldings that used to be there. But, as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so... Gavin


The bridge looks very nice, which paint did you use?
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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby Two Hoots » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:02 pm

Any chance of a picture of your N15s together? And maybe one of the West Country? :o
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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby Black-Marlin » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:04 pm

GeraldH wrote:
Black-Marlin wrote:... I have repainted the suspension bridge - well, the pillars, anyway - with textured paint. I can't believe how much of a difference it has made to the old Hornby structure. Not only has it taken the horrible plastic sheen off, it has added some much needed relief to the perfectly flat and smooth mouldings that used to be there. But, as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so... Gavin


The bridge looks very nice, which paint did you use?


The paint is Green Scenes Concrete Textured Paint.

Two Hoots wrote:Any chance of a picture of your N15s together? And maybe one of the West Country? :o


Sadly not! I am now back in Aberdeen, slaving away in the local model shop ( :D ), but to keep you smiling...

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Re: Starlingford - The Christmas modelling window, pg 108

Postby Black-Marlin » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:14 pm

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