First attempt ON30

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santene
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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby santene » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:03 pm

a layout in 15 posts :wink: its looking really good
proud modeller jake also known as Duke Jake the Bewildered of Mousehole by Sea :D

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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby dr5euss » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:53 pm

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classicalblue
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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby classicalblue » Thu May 01, 2008 2:13 pm

Thanks for all the kind words guys! The trestle, trees, buildings etc are finished now. It all just needs putting into place. Hopefully finished pics next week.

Hywel

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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby santene » Thu May 01, 2008 10:00 pm

well you only get good words for a good layout :wink:
proud modeller jake also known as Duke Jake the Bewildered of Mousehole by Sea :D

anyone got n gauge track i can buy

classicalblue
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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby classicalblue » Thu May 08, 2008 6:45 pm

Well a few pics with a bit of scenery thrown in. Needs a lot more work done but looks more like a railway now at last!
Some of the trees look a bit iffy but I hope practice makes perfect! will post more pics soon.

Rockwork and cabin.

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Finished trestle

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Another shot of the trestle with the waterfall behind it.

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View from below

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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby ElDavo » Thu May 08, 2008 7:41 pm

I have to admit I couldn't quite see where you were going with this one but wow, what a transformation! The scenery work has really transformed it into something else. Really getting a feel to it now. Nice work. :)

Cheers
Dave

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boyofbears
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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby boyofbears » Thu May 08, 2008 7:49 pm

What a great layout :D

I was wandering, what is the tree trunks made of? I cant tell, but it looks like wood or cardboard.

Oh yeah, what is the waterfall made of to? :D
my imaginery friend thinks u have problems.......wait........
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classicalblue
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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby classicalblue » Fri May 09, 2008 6:00 pm

Thanks for the kind words! Trees are made of balsa dowels, roughed up with a saw and then stained with an oakish stain. Afterwards I liberally coated the wood with a mix of alcohol and India ink. The leaves on the larger trees were made from bits of horsehair cut to shape before skewering on the balsa. Scatter was then sprinkled on to finish.

The smaller trunks were made in a similar manor to the above but the limbs were made from ming fern bought from a local florist. I drilled a few holes in the balsa and then stuck pieces of the fern into the wood using PVA

The waterfall was made by dragging clear silicone sealant down some plastic strips (styrene sheet in this case.) Once this was dry I dry brushed white acrylic very gently over the top to give it that moving water effect. They were simply put into place with a hot glue gun.

I agree Dave – once some scenery comes into place on any layout it makes a world of difference!

Will try and post some more pictures tomorrow

Hywel

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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby santene » Fri May 09, 2008 6:55 pm

its almost completed over 2 pages :shock: but btw its amazing and did i forget to tell you its amazing and ok ill shut up now...


p.s:i know how to make waterfalls quite realstic ill be posting it up soon on nrm soon ill post a link here when ive done
proud modeller jake also known as Duke Jake the Bewildered of Mousehole by Sea :D

anyone got n gauge track i can buy

classicalblue
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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby classicalblue » Sun May 11, 2008 10:44 am

some more pics as promised

A Shay crossing the trestle

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Climax coming out of the bottom tunnel

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Another shot of the Climax by the bridge

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A lone Porter on the top level

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A shot looking down from the left hand edge over a small bridge with running water

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Ground view shot

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Showing all three levels

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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby mumbles » Sun May 11, 2008 10:52 am

Hi
What a cracking little layout. I love the way the views are interrupted by tall trees forcing the viewer to move around and 'find' a view. I would love to see this in the flesh.
Very well Done
Michael

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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby classicalblue » Sun May 11, 2008 10:54 am

Thanks Michael - much appreciated!

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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby classicalblue » Sun May 11, 2008 10:56 am

I would love to take the layout to an exhibition - it's certainly portable enough but don't know where to start! I would like as many people to enjoy it as possible.

Regards

Hywel

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Re: First attempt ON30

Postby santene » Sun May 11, 2008 1:30 pm

at first i was thinking this would be a very rocky layout and thats all i could think of that would fit on the layout but youve proved me wrong !
proud modeller jake also known as Duke Jake the Bewildered of Mousehole by Sea :D

anyone got n gauge track i can buy


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