N Gauge oval in the countryside

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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby heda » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:44 pm

Some progress on the gardens, the fence and hedges are stuck down, flower beds made using sawdust. I shall add some static grass and some sort of plants then some 'garden clutter.
I had planned to stick the buildings to the base then stick the whole lot to the layout, but I've decided now to finish the gardens, stick them down then work on the buildings and stick them on afterwards.

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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby End2end » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:53 pm

I like the way each garden has it's own character like the real world including the keen gardener in the greenhouse. :D
I like the wooden fences but to be honest perhaps a better medium would have bought them upto the standard of the buildings and gardens which look excellent.
Are you going to weather them down?
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby heda » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:26 pm

Thank you for the comments E2E, you are quite observant, I didn't know if anyone would notice the man in the greenhouse.
I spent ages thinking what to do about fencing and in the end took the easy option, pre printed and stuck to plasticard for rigidity. I will be weathering / dulling them down as they really do look to new also I'm hoping that once I add some greenery in the gardens they will become less obvious

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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby End2end » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:35 pm

One thing we both missed that Mrs End2end pointed out when we were enjoying the pictures again was that there's no back alleyway between the rear of the gardens.
Not a major but she pointed out a lot of older terraces had them.
Bit too late now to change such good work.... and Rule Number 1 stands of course. :mrgreen:
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby heda » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:37 am

I put an alleyway behind the shops for access but didn't even think about one between the houses. but as you said 'rule number 1 stands'.
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby heda » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 pm

The first gardens are about finished. The pva under the grass is still wet making it look blotchy. I'll probably add a couple of figures and maybe some pots on the patio. The shrubbery is mainly clump foliage given a light dab of pva and sprinkled with coloured sawdust, the plants are coloured sawdust too.

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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby End2end » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Very nice. The individuality of each garden has really......blossomed. :D
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby heda » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:31 pm

The gardens are pretty much finished. I'll stick them to the layout before adding figures and small detail. I'm not sure yet what to do with the large paved area behind the end shop, which will probably be an ironmongers, maybe a large storage shed or a couple of smaller sheds and some clutter.
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby Mountain » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:51 pm

I like the little gardens. Very nice.
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby heda » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:44 pm

The gardens are stuck down on the layout now, it looks much better with the village filling the big gap in the middle of the board. The buildings are still 'work in progress', the Kestrel kits are just hollow shells so I need to add partition walls to avoid looking right through the windows, also adding some led's.
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby End2end » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:24 pm

Only one thing missing. The preverbial round red post box on the corner. :D
Some great shots of the overall location of the buildings too.
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby heda » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:02 pm

Thanks again E2E, I have got a post box but don't want to stick it down until the buildings are in place. The question is which corner does it go in ?
I was thinking of putting it near the telephone box at the bus pull in. Decisions, decisions.

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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby carnehan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:51 pm

That photo second from top really captures your layout so well Dave. I love the two bridges crossing the river and railway. Your house and shop builds are coming on well too, love 'em.

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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:01 pm

First photo is great, shows the mucky bit were the cows go to drink, very smart thinking! Great light reflection off the river.
I want to drive my motorbike (fast) along the road, its like the big dipper!
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Re: N Gauge oval in the countryside

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:13 pm

Agree with above - in particular the way the railway looks like it was built through the landscape in photo #2 (as opposed to the landscape built around the railway); it crosses a stream and then enters a cutting as the land rises.

Nice gardens too 8)


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