arboretum valley

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Mountain » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:41 am

The dog... It reminds me of a dog I used to have which he snapped three metal choke collars. He just didn't do slow. It was stop or go fast. No idea why as other dogs we have had have not done that. Almost everything was tried. We once watched an elderly friend zoom up our long driveway as she insisted she knew how to train dogs.... I don't think I have seen her move so fast! A nice lady.
The dog was a cross breed between spaniel and labrador. He was very strong. I often thought he would be ideal to pull a cart. I was able to teach him a few things. I taught him slow but it only lasted about two seconds. He did however know the difference between left and right which was good if I wanted to turn left as being dragged behind... Another curious thing about that dog was that he used to go to the toilet right in the middle of the road while crossing which meant I would have to drag him so he and I would not be knocked over. I don't know why but it was always in the middle of the road he went to go. As he got used to me dragging him when a car came, he started to walk while crouched down... And later in life he kept walking whenever he went. If only dogs could speak in our language. :lol: Something he was expert with is finding his ball in long grass. Oh, and he would walk under the water in our pond and we would see bubbles as he would sniff the bottom, and then walk up the bank on the other side! I think he could breathe under water! I miss that dog.

Is a lovely bit of scenery you have there. You seem to know where to place things for a great effect. I was looking how you places the shrubbery.

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:41 am

eek duplication, sorry will add others! Some resin buildings and their origins.

0887 Skaledale Louth Shops, Eastgate
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0888 Skaledale Louth shops, Eastgate
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0890 Bachmann ...Peterborough Engine Shed
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby End2end » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:39 pm

Love those shops. Absolutley brilliant!! Are they scratch built?
:mrgreen: (< green with envy)
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:30 am

Wish I could claim them as mine, but they are Resin buildings, note each one has a Bachmann or a Skaledale next to them, AND it shows what they are based on
I am not sure if I am ok to pop in the pictures, so please shout out if it is not ok
The original building in Eastgate, Louth modelled by Skaledale

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0887 the model
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:59 am

Peterborough Diesel Depot Engine Shed

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0890 The Bachmann model
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:09 pm

I have to admit there was little planning, I buy stuff that catch my eye, or make stuff i want on the layout, i pop it all on a board then move it around until it looks as though t works, I tend to make roads, pavements and spaces for buildings generic in order that I can change my mind and put something else there if necessary, I do occasional dig in a building but often they float on a nice flat surface. Once we realise we had Goathland buildings we did actually then model Goathland, and then Heartbeat filmed at Goathland village followed, but it was impossible to have the orientation correct, or allow for the distances in many cases, so small snap shots were necessary, also sometimes inaccurate buildings are used, Greengrasses farm for instance is in no way a copy of the real area (yet) the biggest problem is getting pictures of times gone by, and having found them, them staying available for continued usage, I have at times resorted to downloading pictures that I desperately want to not lose even though they have a clear ownership, i always a void those i should have paid for though. The track work then needs to fall into the area. With Goathland I took satellite pictures printed them, grid them them sized them to 1:76 trying to get them as close as possible BUT 00 is not actually 4mm and throws the whole lot into disorder, and then nice pieces of regularly used kit are not an exact scale 1:76 trackside inevitably gets wider and wider, ready made buildings tend to be smaller than reality, you often need to foreshorten to get all the detail into an actual layout, and I find planning usually has me banging my had, I tend to look study what I want, then fly by the seat of my pants!

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:06 pm

When it comes to dogs I sympathise, I have had loads of dogs, and no two are alike, even sisters are totally different characters. i once had a regular bunch of people I chatted to and I made a dog from scratch using copper wire and flexible latex, and I slowly had a go at making the dogs of those friends, as child if i was missing my dad would say find the nearest dog find my daughter! I have bitten numerous times, until I leant to read a dog and avoid annoying or scaring them, but I still love them big small fierce or cuddly :D
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Mountain » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:52 pm

Dog breeds vary according to era. For example, the most popular dog breed in the 1920's to 1930's in Britain is also one of the rarest breeds from the 1990's onwards (Which very nearly became extinct) and that is the Sealyham Terrier. The strange thing is that I have not seen this dog modelled despite years ago many families having them.

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Mountain » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:23 pm

Beautiful scenes you have made.

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:45 pm

Thank you :) I like to build up items that work together, I think the more you add, the less individual items are criticised :)

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:51 pm

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5047 the darker one looked ok close up but the colour difference was lost at a distance and even close up
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5058 so i went for two distinctive ones instead
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White base, some observation of real photographs, and some tan brown.

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:17 pm

5416 Signal Box as bought
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5432 weathered
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:41 pm

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby waz » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:06 pm

Hi Jaz!
Just read your whole thread. WOW! Many thans.

BILL.

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:52 pm

sorry for late reply, and thank you for the excellent comment :)
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