Starlingford - The End of the Line

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Re: Starlingford - Work Resumes in 2016...pg 129!

Postby Black-Marlin » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:45 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Starlingford has an interesting mix of through traffic although how a 56XX got there is a puzzle.
A little worried by that lady ......... it dosen't look like she's wearing stockings

Gavin a plea ........ Any way you can hide the 1:1 brickwork ?

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Starlingford operates according to sound medical advice. To wit: "a little bit of what you fancy does you good". Which is why, of the three new locomotives, two are Western and one is Eastern...

As for the brickwork, if anyone good with photoshop or who is otherwise fluent in the language of pointy-clicky wants to have a go at amending the pics, have at it!

And thank you, Sarah, for marrying personal with natural history!

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Re: Starlingford - Work Resumes in 2016...pg 129!

Postby Black-Marlin » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:31 am

Ah! New page, new pics!

How about a return to a more natural operating scenario for Starlingford - as an offshoot of the ECML?

A J94 on a short freight working passes a long, loaded coal train made up of 5-plank wagons hauled by an O4:

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An Ivatt C1 at the head of an express working comprised of non-corridor stock gets ready to depart Perdido Street:

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A Peppercorn A2 heads the fast fish:

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The A2 is passed by an L1. The difference in the shade of green is either Hornby vs. Bachmann or Doncaster vs. Darlington...

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The MPD is a veritable feast of LNER motive power:

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And finally, A4 Kingfisher heads out over the lough with a rake of 7 de-branded teaks:

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby michaelasc » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:25 am

Gavin, thanks for posting - great pics from a very enjoyable layout

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:04 am

OOhhh Gavin,

Freight in abundance ....... Brick walls or not I'M a happy bunny !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:32 pm

Here you are Geoff, no 1:1 background. This was a quicky fix, I didn't try to rescue the telegraph poles or the watchtower.
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Once the background is all one colour adding a fade effect or overlaying on a real sky becomes possible, and no splashes of emulsion on the models.
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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby Black-Marlin » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:44 pm

Hi folks, glad to see you're having fun!

I must say I'm enjoying seeing the ground-level detail come together:

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And, for those of you wishing to play with photoshop, here's a pic with no telegraph poles, trees or other encumbrances to get in your way:

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And finally, how about revealing the second of the three new locos? I present... Deltic.

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby sarah » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:20 pm

Hi Gavin.

There appears to be something foul of the inside rails in front of that J94! :o

Hopefully the Driver stoped just short of the obstruction...it looks like some kind of Vegitation! (Bit of Tree?).

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby Black-Marlin » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:47 pm

sarah wrote:Hi Gavin.

There appears to be something foul of the inside rails in front of that J94! :o

Hopefully the Driver stoped just short of the obstruction...it looks like some kind of Vegitation! (Bit of Tree?).


Even more worryingly - dead giant moth!!!

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby sarah » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:53 pm

Black-Marlin wrote:Even more worryingly - dead giant moth!!!


Sounds like something out of Doctor Who! :o

Remember the Giant Maggotts? One must have hatched?

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby Black-Marlin » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:23 pm

sarah wrote:
Black-Marlin wrote:Even more worryingly - dead giant moth!!!


Sounds like something out of Doctor Who! :o

Remember the Giant Maggotts? One must have hatched?


Maybe it's something Quatermass found in that pit of his...

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby sarah » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:44 pm

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Maybe it's something Quatermass found in that pit of his...


Maybe....that was Martians, a bit like giant grasshoppers! :o

Found during construction of a London Underground line extension at Hobbs Lane Station..... ;)

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby Black-Marlin » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:03 pm

sarah wrote:
Black-Marlin wrote:
Maybe it's something Quatermass found in that pit of his...


Maybe....that was Martians, a bit like giant grasshoppers! :o

Found during construction of a London Underground line extension at Hobbs Lane Station..... ;)


Yes, I recently watch the Hammer Horror film version, which was surprisingly good, even though the terror of the papier-mache three-legged grasshoppers wasn't overly debilitating...

Anyway - how about some more pics? And once again, we're shuttling across to the other side of the country...

A loco that's been in abeyance for a while with engine difficulties, now repaired and returned to service: the Collett Goods:

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Advancing smartly through the years, a pair of very unusual Starlingford photos - two Western Region diesels!

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And, for good measure, a transition-era shot:

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One of the scenic projects I've accomplished is adding fencing and barbed wire to the Army depot. Here's the 'before' pic:

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And here's the more recent:

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Finally, the event you've been waiting for... What is the third new engine to appear on Starlingford? Bet you won't have guessed... It's a Great Western 72xx, of course!

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Gavin

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby Black-Marlin » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:23 am

I occasionally take pictures that highlight things I hadn't been aware of when I took them. Below is one such example. I had not realised, until I came to look at it later, that I had accidentally taken a photo of the most realistic water I've seen on Starlingford. Check out the illusion of depth beneath the fishing and rowing boats!

One of those flukes of light, shadow and material that can't be anticipated :D

(For some reason I keep getting the message 'It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image' even though I've changed no settings anywhere, so here is the direct link: http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/Blackmarlin84/Perfect%20Water_zps0qbk2gpb.jpg)

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby sarah » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:40 pm

I can see what you mean....the "shadow" effect is just right! :)

Mysterious error message is still there! I just tried it with the same photo!

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Re: Starlingford - Back to the East Coast, pg 130

Postby Black-Marlin » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:17 pm

Photo posting appears to be working again! So here is that picture in which the water turned out 'just right':

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