Green Wood Road. OO in a Shed

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:33 am

Hello Olly - just caught up with your December updates. Some nice work there - especially the mine and crane area, it works well and makes a great focal point/scenic break between the two main running lines. Along with the cottage and garden - it all sits together quite convincingly.

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby ollyg16 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:10 pm

Thank you, guys, for the very kind comments.

dagenham wrote:i tae it your building are from metcalfe kits??


Most of the buildings are Metcalf kits. The plan is to use these as stop gaps and to get a feel of the layout. Eventually they will be replaced with scratch built buildings.

I thought it might be fun to compare: Mid 2009 to Present

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(at least the vacuum cleaner has moved!)

Cheers

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby lmsrail » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:18 pm

(at least the vacuum cleaner has moved!)

Was that just because you kept tripping over it? :P
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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby Flakmunky » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:46 pm

Cool comparisons!

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:59 pm

I know I've said it before - but I'm going to say it again: I love that sweep of rising, curving track. And now you have the old mine/crane alongside it looks even better :)

But still my favourite area of your layout is the station/goods area with it's staggered platforms: I think that's well overdue a photo-opportunity :)

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby ollyg16 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:28 pm

Thanks for the kind comments.

I am still trying to make good trees.

This is effort number five.

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Still a bit of tinkering needed, but I am getting happier with every try.

Olly

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby PeterH » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:31 pm

A very good job on that there tree! Really looks the part. I also enjoyed the before/after pictures. Some good progress there.
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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby GROTLAND » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:51 am

Looks pretty good Olly. I'm thinking that the tree needs a few smaller branches coming off at the later stages. Is it wire wool you're using? I use this too and can't really get a perfect tree and think it maybe down to the actual branches, though even the sea foam ones don't look right to me :? . Cheers and let us know how you're getting on and I'll see what's what :D

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby f1_mw » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:57 am

This is stunning, Olly. Just read the whole thread from start to finish (was going to bed an hour ago lol :mrgreen: ) Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work 8)
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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby ollyg16 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:00 pm

Thank you for the your opinions and advice. Much appreciated. Sometimes I becomes so involved in the project that I miss the obvious.

I have changed the construction technique slightly. It is much more fiddly, and takes about an hour per tree. I am using Woodland Scenics Poly Fiber. It teases out into a very fine "net" that catches the foliage quite nicely.

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Thanks again,

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:12 pm

Trees look excellent Olly :)

Polyfibre could be useful in my scenics box - ivy and stuff like that perhaps ...

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby ollyg16 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:18 pm

Thanks Mark

I bought it a few years back and have been unsure of how to use it. It seems to be some sort of recycled garment and comes with a definite weave in it, and needs to be teased open. However with hairspray, it "catches" other scenic material well.

I planted the trees today. Hopefully the trains will look well partly obscured behind the vegetation on the rear line and the trees will provide a nice backdrop to the forward lines.

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I reckon the layout will need about 50 more trees altogether.

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:43 pm

What about mine ?

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby ollyg16 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:02 pm

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Re: Green Wood. OO Gauge in a shed.

Postby PD. » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:10 pm

Nice layout :)

Could I make one small criticism/recommendation?

In this photo...

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...could you not create a tunnel 'entrance' for the road as it leads off the layout? It sorta looks silly the road just going into the wall. By that I mean have a lead in of a couple of inches with a matt black interior. Sorry if I'm jumping the gun and you already had a plan for it :oops:
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