Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:19 am

Hi Jason, nice scenic work, love the seagulls. I've noticed over the years that when they perch there's some sort of rule "one post, one gull." If a second gull tries to perch further along the top of a lamp post a fight breaks out. The upholstery thread seems to strike the right balance between scale thickness and visibility, I don't subscribe to the "you can't see it but I know it's there and to scale" school of modelling, if you can't see it don't bother. Where it terminates on the houses ought to be just below the gutter line, or if that is too low somewhere on the gable end. If the gutter is too low and the gable end faces away from the pole an L shaped bracket with its top appearing above the roof is used, a bent pin should be a good representation. I'll post a photo of one.
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Here's a typical bracket, on the house next door.
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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:11 pm

Hi John,

Thanks for your comments.

Will bear in ming the perching of seagulls! Never really thought about it. I also have some Pigeons & Doves part painted.

Re the telephone wires I guess I was a bit lazy when I did them. The wire is just stuck to a track pin which I pushed into the roof. They aren't stuck to the roof, so could probably be repositioned.

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:12 pm

The semaphore signals are now finished:
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They are cut down Ratio GWR round post signals. I managed to get 3 signals out of each kit.

Here are the lights I have added above the shed doorways:
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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:39 pm

Are the signals going to work?

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:25 pm

No, I decided that although they could be made operational quite easily I would probably end up breaking them as they are not very robust!

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:01 pm

I’ve now added bushes, fences, signals etc:

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Next jobs will be to weather the ballast and complete the painting & weathering on the buildings.

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:14 pm

A fair bit of work done over the last week.

Plenty of bushes added and all the ballast is now weathered. Buildings fixed in position, oil drums, yard lamps and seagulls added.

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More details still to add!

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby whynot » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:33 pm

Fanbloomintastic!
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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby 35011 GSN » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:25 pm

woah! another amazing set of pics :D

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby whynot » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:41 pm

I've just re-skimmed from P1 and I have no doubt that it's "the nicest and bestest" layout I've ever seen, certainly in photos.
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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:23 pm

Your layout just gets better with every update Jason - and great pictures as always :)

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby whistlehead » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:14 pm

Beautiful! That's a lovely set of locos there, too. All yours? If so, I'm envious

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:46 pm

Beautiful layout and I like all of the new finishing touches.
All Aboooooard !!

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby Clifton009 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:11 pm

Thanks for all the comments.

I've spent a lot of time on this board so far, especially considering how much smaller than board 1 & 2 it is. I will be re visting the other boards now to improve certain bits!

Next jobs on this board are some trees, detailing on the station platform & surrounding area. Some other detail bits to add to the shed area such as old sleepers, rails, tools etc. The last job will be adding the wires to the telegraph poles. If I do it now I can guarantee I will catch them with something and break the poles :roll:

whistlehead wrote:Beautiful! That's a lovely set of locos there, too. All yours? If so, I'm envious


Thanks Chris. Yes all my locos. Most of them are made from kits, the railcar is a coverted carriage with a Kato bogie chassis. There are a few other locos not in the pictures. I just thought I'd put a few around the shed area for the pictures. One of the main reasons I built this section was because the current shed on board 1 isn't big enough to house all the locos I have :roll:

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Re: Clifton 009 - Llanwyke

Postby 413x » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:36 pm

hi clifton009 what trees are you going to be using on the layout


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