Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

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zabdiel
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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby zabdiel » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:08 pm

mark_brody wrote:It does look steep in that picture I must admit. It doesn't look so bad in the flesh but I'm going to try to 'flatten' it with some tree of different heights. I'm not keen myself, but I'm stuck with it now. Any ideas?
Trees sounds like a good idea to me.

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby mark_brody » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:37 am

I've rubbed some plaster onto the wooden supports and then began to paint them. Not quite concrete enough colour yet, but getting there:

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:49 pm

Looking very good Mark, you have got to love fireworks, when used responsibly! and one should never miss use fireworks!
That yard looks great.

PS. About to send you a PM.

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby Infrontcat » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:04 pm

Hi Mark

Superb effort so far :) That looks proper sturdy and should look great once the horizontal structure is in place!

Cheers

Tim
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Moorcroft (St Anthonys)

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby mark_brody » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:09 pm

Evening all,

The concrete pillars are now a bit more like concrete colour and I've put the start of the horizontal pieces in. I've also decided to put some LEDs in there to give a bit of atmosphere. The conveyor is next to be built but after much deliberation I've decided not to go for a moving one. I think it will be too difficult.

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Torr Works by night (not brilliant photo's but it gives you the idea):

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I've bought some white LEDs to use as uplighting on the rock faces. But I need to make some housings t fit them in first (like those used to light up castles).

Mark

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:21 pm

Uwwww pretty lights ;)

I tried the LEDs for buildings, to light them up, but not very good. I found these are spot on.

Light up my life

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby mark_brody » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:32 pm

umm, should of asked first. I've now bought 5x3mm ultra bright LED's at best part of £8... doh :cry:

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby mark_brody » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:08 pm

Little bit of an update.

I've put some fencing in, started my first scratch built building and am in the throws of fitting a tunnel portal.

Here are a few pics:

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Fencing and phone box:

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Substation (set in plaster), I used Bachman security fencing around it.

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Tunnel Portal

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The building:

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Again, I've set this in plaster, so it looks like it's built in the ground and not just sat on it. I've also put a bit of framing inside, so when people look inside there is something to see.

I've also put the LED uplighter/flood lights in the rock face. They are a little too subtle... You were right Mr Levin.

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby barks » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:15 pm

hi,

ive looked through this thread a few times now and its coming on very well,
excellent well done.

what type of scenery picture roll is that?
im toying with the idea of taking my own pics and using photo paper but they look very good indeed.

regards

barks :D
My Layout so far...

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Re: Torr Works - Biting off more than I can chew!

Postby mark_brody » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:44 am

Hi Barks,

This is the thread that helped me out:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3333&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

I bought it off Ebay and is very good quality. I've set mine too low though and 1/2 of it is now hidden behind hills so I need to buy another myself.

Cheers,

Mark


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