Not a layout - but railway modelling

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:33 pm

More or less as it's planned to be, although there is still loads
of grass laying to finish, adding the wire link fencing around
the airfield, fixing lineside fencing and then filling the dyke
and ditch with resin water.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:23 pm

Slightly further down the road .........

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All mesh fencing now fixed in place and fully grassed.
I've put a tarp on the NE open, much easier than trying
to make up some agricultural produce load.

All done a little cost ... Until I buy the Deluxe resin water !!

It's nice to put one of my 25+ years old aircraft models on
here. My trouble is this is a pre Battle-of-Britain period of
Spitfire - has certain modifications not seen at this range.
Still the last J50 came off the production lines in 1939, but
being borrowed I have to put up with the post WWII green !

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:16 pm

This is IT !!
I have gone too far to be practical, no wonder I've not seen it before on
any model railway. Ahh that is to say 'I've not seen it', but then I can't
see this from a foot away !!

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It took 3 photographs to get something clear enough to post.
My signal wire !!
No point rodding as no points for miles on this quiet South Lincolnshire
by-way, but that would have been easy and visible to the naked eye.

Daft to even try

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:55 pm

Now painted, the signal pull wire and supports are slightly more visible.

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I'm now down to making & fixing the railside fencing then adding resin
water before putting in reeds along the bank edges. Not far to go now.
Had to be ready by the last week in October. I can relax .... can't I ??

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Coopslner » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:09 am

I love the idea and it does look the business. How far do you go with detail? I say as much as you can be bothered but it's those little thing I love that you can't see from afar that makes you get your eye in to the land scape that has been created.

Great stuff

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:13 am

Had a trip on the Churnet Valley Rly this weekend, The signal wires are almost impossible to see even looking down on them from the train. The are only really visible where they pass along the wall of the platforms, but I'd find it odd to put in the supports without a wire.
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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Mountain » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:21 pm

It looks very good. Is it a grass mat you used for the grass?

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:03 pm

Hi Mountain,

No, I had intended to as a way of speeding things up and my picture with the
4th September posting had grass mat on the airfield. However I'd used some
old saved wallpaper mix that had gone a little watery. When dried out it just fell
off yet still showed some bad surface marks.
I then reverted to my fine scatter principal using in various places, Jarvis Spring,
Jarvis Summer, Jarvis Autumn, Gaugemaster Spring, Gaugemaster Summer, with
a little weed killed track edge from Woodland Scenics Harvest Gold. I use these scatters
as an artist would with paint, blending colours as I go along. It's a few years since I last
put much grass down and found my technique just a little 'rusty', as I did with putting
those natural animal run paths. Like any skill use it or loose it !!

Bufferstop,

I'd agree, without a wire .... even if it's so thin it's hard to see, it would be lacking a
vital component.

Coopslner,

At times we do it just to see if we can !! The box of matches on a clay pipe by the
paraffin can on our HS II layout is an example. We decided actual matches was a step
too far !!

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby End2end » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:41 pm

What a great little tranche of scenery. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.
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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby railwayjim » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:33 pm

I really like the greenery Geoff, you've managed to get real depth to it. As for
the signal pull wire, brilliant touch and well worth the effort, looks excellent.

Jim.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:11 pm

Hi Jim,

Could still do with a little scrub.
The one major job is the dyke & ditch water, I was going to use Deluxe resin two mix, but
I see they have a now pre-mixed modellers water that sounds like it works the same.
I want a few reeds along the waters edge, but experience shows that some 'waters' are
drawn up by capillary action and I don't want that so it must be water first then when set
add the reeds.

Getting near to the end though, took these last evening and just like Bufferstop says the
signal operating wire is invisible at this distance !!

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Another so nearly finished, what next ? This was mostly straight lines, I usually do country
scenes with water, perhaps an urban town scene ?

Oh and a few more pictures replaced. Now mostly those lost via Imageshack to replace, but
only the text of my postings to try and identify what should be where !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Lysander » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:37 pm

A delight Geoff, as usual.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:10 pm

Thanks for the continued support Lysander.

I had buckled on photo salvaging, but it looks like I only need to
replace 12 more and this will be another thread completely rebuilt.

Putting photographs back makes even me feel that there was enough
interesting work to put some effort into saving it.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby Lysander » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:24 pm

I lost hundreds of photos Geoff as a result of the Photoplague. I baulked at replacing them though as, largely, photos of kit builds/surgery are still on our club website, so I can re-post from there if necessary.

Anyway, without over-egging the pudding, I really do admire your scenic work: you have an eye - and a feel - for it.

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Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Postby carnehan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:05 pm

Another lovely little diorama Geoff.

What's next you ask? How about a third section to your miniature Stonehenge dioramas. That's one of my personal favourites.

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