MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby DonB » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:33 am

Superb work, Dave!

I particularly like the low-level shot of the "Peak" poking its nose out of the beautifully-weathered tunnel mouth, while the Class 37 trundles by on the high-level line. Great stuff - Reminds me a little of my "spotting" days!

I shall be watching this one. :D :D

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby montyburns1982 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:24 pm

Great layout - wish I had space for OO gauge the choice of stuff is amazing! Saying that N gauge is slowly catching up!

Keep up the good work!
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:07 pm

At last - an update.

I've been working on the terrace overlooking Bute Tunnel Cutting. Surprisinging how much work is involved ... I've also incorporarted a detached bungalow and garage where an old car enthusiast resides.

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His daily ride is a Reliant Scimitar. In the garage lurks an Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire - in neen of much restoration. Check out the pair of 37s deputising for a failed 47 on IE64.

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I picked up some cheap street lights at my local model shop. Quite effective I think.

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This is the side entrance to the steelworks complex.

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Lots more detailing work to do yet - updates to follow.
1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby Lofty » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:10 pm

Good to see that you are still plugging away Retro

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby MrT » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:05 am

Good to see you back for your usual modelling season Dave. Great pics and progress above, the night shots look great and I wish I had the choice of OO modellers in cars!

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:04 pm

Some recent work ...

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby Black-Marlin » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:14 pm

Hi Retro

I know I've said it before, and I've no doubt I'll say it again, but I consider this one of the finest layouts on the forum, and I look forward to every update. For me, the real joy of this model is in the detail. Case in point:
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- I love the texture of the earth in the dug-up section of the roadway! How did you accomplish this?

Cheers,
Gavin

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:40 pm

Hi Gavin - thanks for the very kind comments. I drilled out the hole in the baseboard, then smooth-lined the hole with wet plaster. I made a mound next to the hole to simulate the excavated aggregate, also made with wet plaster, then sprinkled scatter material on whilst still wet. Once dry I painted with water-based acrylics until it looked right-ish.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:18 pm

I've had a crack at weathering some vehicles. Not something I've done before - thought I'd try these before ruining £100 locomotives! First, the GUY NCB lorry. Before:

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Now:

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And a crew wagon in the PW yard.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby sishades » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:12 pm

I do like the terraced housing scene. Very good.
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby lairadepot » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:22 pm

hi ya mate
loving all your new pics and i see you have the metcalfe corner shop which you made as a chippy i last night built the same shop but made it into a newsagent and boy is teh paving a pain
and i also see you have a terrace of houses from the metcalfe range how many are in the line???
and whats the next thing you will be doing on your layout???
peter

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:57 pm

Thanks for the comments

The attic has been a tad chilly of late, so I've weathered a few more vehicles:

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I'm pleased with the tiny Bedford HA car derived van ...

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1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby lairadepot » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:01 pm

hi ya
loving the new pics of teh network rail vans but were do you get these kind of modernish day veichels??
peter

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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby retroman » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:35 pm

Recent work - PW yard boilerhouse (WILLS kit)

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Oil terminal (PIKO kit)

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Burger van, plus a couple of weathered period cars.

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1980s 50 and 37 basher. English Electric Roadie ....... Steam sniffers, move along please.

My Layout: MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE
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Re: RETRO's 'OO' LAYOUT: ELY BRIDGE: DCC 1970s BR

Postby dagenham » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:37 am

hi ya mate
i am so loving your new pics the fuel tanks are a great and i think your collection of old br yellow vans are brill
keep up the good work
peter


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