Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:30 pm

It's when the stern is down by a similar amount you need to worry.
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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby castlespitfire » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:06 pm

Hi BS,,,,,,Well, After looking at that I have not started my scenery yet and not done it for years so very much out of practise. If I can achieve half as much as you have I will be well pleased. Nice to see your efforts and getting lots of ideas. Thank you for posting the pictures. John
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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:23 pm

High John
Glad you like it, soon as I get some more wire and start back on the trees I need just to suggest an orchard, I'll take some pics of the process.
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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:13 pm

Oh dear! a fortnight since I posted in here. I was waiting for the stock of florists wire, no excuse now it's arrived
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I haven't been entirely idle whilst waiting for it. I made up the Metcalfe platform signal box wheilst waiting.
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It's my first "real" Metcalfe kit, I previously built a station and goods shed from some sheets that they produced as souvenirs/promotional materials for the Settle and Carlisle Supporters group.Quite a difference, my only complaint is the exposed corner folds. I cheated in that photo by putting the downspout (Ratio) on the corner.
Back to the trees. First clear the site
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The long grass must be nylon fibre, it is almost transparent in that photo, break out the electric tea strainer.
Here's a few trees
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more trees in production
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More nylon netting, we've got the fastest birds for miles in our garden, plenty of fat ball nets.
This is how it looks now. Still looking for 1mm red baubles for apples!
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Phew need a rest after all of that tree planting. I'm pleased with the "open" ground beneath the tree canopy. Even the pigs are making a cautious re entry between the trees on the right. I made a pig ark for them by persuading some corrugated plastic sheet to bend into a semi circle, can't get the camera in there to photograph it. One day I'll get the snake cam working on the laptop and poke its lens beneath the trees.
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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby Notroh » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:50 pm

Blimey, you have been busy!

Those trees look really good and it must be late spring as the blossom has gone over and the fruit hasn't quite appeared :)

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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:52 pm

A likely story Peter :)
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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby Notroh » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:33 pm

Plausible though :)
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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:24 pm

This is the point at which I'm going to have to say the refurb ends for now.
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Ballast has been relaid, fences re-errected, and a lot of areas regrassed. My re planted orchard has convinced me to re-do the rest of the trees in this scene. With the leaves now off the trees, leafy Warwickshire becomes leafless, so my camera will be going out and about to get plenty of shots of trunks and branches, from which I can make replacements for the old sedum heads, and the birds will be encouraged to eat more fatballs so I can get the little green nets. Something to be doing in the new year. Perhaps making trees will be my next effort,so i'll leave the refurb now with a couple more photo's taken today.
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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby ParkeNd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:26 pm

As you know John I'm all for trees - lets see some more as soon as you can. The trees you have added make quite a difference already.

Some long grass too?

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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:30 pm

Actually there is quite a bit of long grass, but it must be naturally coloured Nylon fibres, as they disappear when photographed, a phenomenon better known by film and TV cameramen!
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Re: Bufferstops Autumn Makeover Bit of a sidetracking

Postby castlespitfire » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:59 pm

The background behind the viaduct is fantastic. Brings it to life............ Great.............John
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