George's N gauge layout

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Postby dr5euss » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:16 pm

Thanks everyone :oops:

This'll be one of those token posts that no one reads because there's no pictures, but if you read all the way to the end you might get some important news :wink:

I've done some more painting today, getting the terracotta down and dry brushing (done about 8ft now), and I'm so pleased with the result I want to make an exhibition layout with the same ideas - like a portable version of this.

I shall exhibit my Gn15 layout at this year's Warley and next years Telford Narrow Gauge, but then I want to make a 2ft x 8ft Grand Canyon layout. It shouldn't take long to build, as the process is quite quick, so I'll probably start making that one next Julyish (well, summer hols).

Anyway, that's all for now :(

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Postby westbrom » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:03 am

Shall look forward to that George.

I will be at Warley next year with my clubs Dam Railway, so perhaps we could meet then George :D


Neil

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Postby Lofty » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:30 am

dr5euss wrote:but then I want to make a 2ft x 8ft Grand Canyon layout.

The Grand Canyon in 8 feet :!:

Perhaps a drop to Z gauge is called for :lol:

Lofty

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Postby bunji » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:22 pm

Sorry for the late reply but my internet's been broken recently! Great work! What colour/manufacturer paint did you use?

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:55 pm

Neil, see you then :wink: You coming this year?

Lofty, maybe I should've said Grand Canyonesque :idea:

Bunji, it's Johnsons terracotta paint for the dark bit, and B & Q light terracotta for the drybrush :)

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Postby westbrom » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:04 am

Hi George

No i'm not coming this year.


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Postby pointstaken » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:26 pm

George,

Pardon my ignorance, but what do you mean by "drybrushing"

Dennis
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Postby heinz » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:38 pm

pointstaken wrote:George,

Pardon my ignorance, but what do you mean by "drybrushing"

Dennis


I'll answer that if thats ok.

Basically minimal paint is applied to the brush almost non existant. You simply drag the brush over the desired surface. Because theres only a little bit of paint there it highlights all the edges and ie... rock faces like Georges layout there. Very good tool for weathering.
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Postby pointstaken » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:32 pm

Heinz,
Thanks for that concise and graphic description - now I know ! :D

Dennis
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Postby dr5euss » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:37 pm

Today saw the last of 'heavy construction', as I finished the plastering.

I need to paint the far end, and drybrush the middle, before adding scrubby bush land etc.

Haven't had enough time to edit the video, so you'll have to make do with this :)

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Postby Danny » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:45 pm

It looks like the view you would get from a helicopter. I see you have laid the track over some valleys but not yet constructed the bridges? Do you plan to add them underneath later or is the track only down temporary? Great work.

Danny.

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Postby dr5euss » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:49 pm

Thanks Danny :) The track's temporary, just to get a feel for how the two levels will sit.

I'll have to see if I can get a heli :idea:

Lofty

Postby Lofty » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:55 am

What (approx) is the gradient of the track between the two levels :?:

Lofty

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Postby westbrom » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:56 am

Nice landscape there George, and a great Eagles track. How about building a dilapadated hotel somewhere on the layout.

Neil

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Postby heinz » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:15 pm

pointstaken wrote:Heinz,
Thanks for that concise and graphic description - now I know ! :D

Dennis
:D no probs
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