My first ever model railway build.

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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby RobertL » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:54 am

Just read through the entire thread and really impressed! Your attention to detail is amazing. Very much looking forward to future updates.

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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:05 am

RobertL wrote:Just read through the entire thread and really impressed! Your attention to detail is amazing. Very much looking forward to future updates.
Hi Robert. Always good to hear from members who have just found my post. Thx for your kind words. I tend to update quite frequently, as being a complete novice, I appreciate comments keeping me on the right track( no pun intended...lol)
Thx again,
Marcus.

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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:00 pm

Hi all.
Spent a few hours on the build today. The farm had some new arrivals from the local livestock market, some cows, Horses, sheep, and are settling in nicely. I've enjoyed starting to bring the farm to life, but even at this early stage, I realise I have a long way to go getting it to how I would eventually like. I need trees, lots of trees, so I'll be looking on good old eBay later. I was pondering earlier, looking at everything overall, and came to the conclusion that I would like to re visit some my efforts from the beginning of build. I feel that I now could do a better job on certain aspects on the scenery etc. Busy day tomorrow, out with the family so not much going on, build wise, but there's always Monday. :thumbsup: :D
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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Notroh » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:14 am

Marcus

This is looking promising.

During your hunt for trees try :

https://www.themodeltreeshop.co.uk/mode ... ducts.html

Their products fill ParkeNd and are scattered all over Trouve. They may not be the cheapest, but the really look the part and at about £1.50 ish each, I think they are a good investment.

Just a thought.

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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:29 pm

Notroh wrote:Marcus

This is looking promising.

During your hunt for trees try :

https://www.themodeltreeshop.co.uk/mode ... ducts.html

Their products fill ParkeNd and are scattered all over Trouve. They may not be the cheapest, but the really look the part and at about £1.50 ish each, I think they are a good investment.

Just a thought.

Peter
I actually purchased trees from these very people at the N gauge Show. They are excellent and really do look the part. I'm looking at their web site as we speak. Thx for your comment on the layout :D

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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:04 pm

Heres an idea (to save some money)
I notice you have no hedges, lots of fencing (very impressed with those and gates :) ), looks to "clean" and unclutered. Like your overgrown car (I like that), you can make hedges very cheaply and effective (far easier than making your own trees!)
Buy 10 green scourers from pound shop, cut into long edge strips, spray paint brown (or not), tease/cut to make irregular, lightly glue and dust with scatter. Peirce with toothpicks and glue/push into holes in board. Add rough foliage underneath.
Intersplice with overgrown bush randomly. Experiment first, get the technique you like first, then go into mass production!
Perfect country hedgerow - cost - peanuts.
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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:41 pm

Good evening all. Just before I shoot of for a meal with my wife, I thought I would put a couple of snaps showing a little more work on the farm. I'm quite happy with how it's looking, I'd like to think the fields look realistic enough. The tractor divots on the field going onto the yard was something I wasn't sure about, but Gerry (wife) likes it so it'll remain and it did look better once i toned tyre tracks down and blended it in better. Still trying to find some water troughs, hay feeders etc to add more realism to the fields etc. Well, Off out for a nice meal and a pint :D
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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:42 pm

TimberSurf wrote:Heres an idea (to save some money)
I notice you have no hedges, lots of fencing (very impressed with those and gates :) ), looks to "clean" and unclutered. Like your overgrown car (I like that), you can make hedges very cheaply and effective (far easier than making your own trees!)
Buy 10 green scourers from pound shop, cut into long edge strips, spray paint brown (or not), tease/cut to make irregular, lightly glue and dust with scatter. Peirce with toothpicks and glue/push into holes in board. Add rough foliage underneath.
Intersplice with overgrown bush randomly. Experiment first, get the technique you like first, then go into mass production!
Perfect country hedgerow - cost - peanuts.
A hedge and not a fence in sight....Lol
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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:57 pm

Looking good Marcus. You've got a very rural look there.
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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:29 pm

RailwayRobbo wrote:Looking good Marcus. You've got a very rural look there.
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Many thx RB.

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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:36 pm

No fair! First pic of that area!
Nice tire ruts, how about some brown paint on tyres?
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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:06 pm

TimberSurf wrote:No fair! First pic of that area!
Nice tire ruts, how about some brown paint on tyres?
Consider it done! A driver might be a good idea also....Lol :D :D

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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:19 pm

Just realised, I've been a member of the Forum since March 2015. Can't belief it's been a year. Where has the time gone? :D :D

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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Notroh » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:49 pm

Marcus wrote:Just realised, I've been a member of the Forum since March 2015. Can't belief it's been a year. Where has the time gone? :D :D


Modelling? ;)

Happy NRM anniversary

And haven't you made some great progress

Peter
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Re: My first ever model railway build.

Postby Marcus » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:19 pm

Notroh wrote:
Marcus wrote:Just realised, I've been a member of the Forum since March 2015. Can't belief it's been a year. Where has the time gone? :D :D


Modelling? ;)

Happy NRM anniversary

And haven't you made some great progress

Peter
Many thx Peter. It's been an interesting first year. :D


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