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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #780 on: May 05, 2018, 09:00:02 am »
Wonderful modelling but, I fear, a stretch too far for me :no:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #781 on: May 05, 2018, 09:07:37 am »
Superb work Roger, this layout just keeps getting better and better!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #782 on: May 05, 2018, 10:25:39 am »
Fantastic modelling, I feel the point rodding certainly adds to the realism you have already created.

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« Reply #783 on: May 05, 2018, 11:25:38 am »
Wonderful work Roger and something that is even harder when you are retrofitting them to scenically complete layout.

I'm not looking forward to doing the six points (arranged as three crossovers) which are near the platforms, signal box and goods shed. Plenty of scope for doing damage there.

You do know that now you're doing that, there is an expectation for you to model the signal wires too!  :P (I'm joking of course!)

Not to mention wires between the telegraph poles!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #784 on: May 05, 2018, 11:46:24 am »
Are you serious?

You're not.  :worried:

On a serious note, to me it would be like having catenary wires! The hand from God would inevitably damage something!!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #785 on: May 05, 2018, 11:59:37 am »
Are you serious?

You're not.  :worried:

On a serious note, to me it would be like having catenary wires! The hand from God would inevitably damage something!!

Definitely joking! Especially as the telegraph poles are at the front of the layout...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #786 on: May 05, 2018, 12:04:23 pm »
Mine are right on the baseboard edge too, and everytime I put my hand across to attend to a stalled loco or clean the track, etc., I invariably knock them over!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #787 on: May 05, 2018, 01:13:04 pm »
Mine are right on the baseboard edge too, and everytime I put my hand across to attend to a stalled loco or clean the track, etc., I invariably knock them over!

I didn't fix one of the poles, just left it so that it could be removed when taking photos as it spoils one of the best views. The only problem is finding the hole where it goes once the photo has been taken!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #788 on: May 05, 2018, 07:51:30 pm »
Came across this useful picture of rodding at Eynsham on the Fairford Branch



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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #789 on: May 05, 2018, 09:28:57 pm »
Came across this useful picture of rodding at Eynsham on the Fairford Branch.

Thanks Caz. It shows the real shape of the rodding stools, but short of using the 2mmFS etches I don't think I can achieve that. I assume that's a signal wire visible, too. Certainly won't be modelling any of those - just in case I left any trace of doubt in George's mind!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #790 on: May 06, 2018, 09:15:57 am »
I'm not looking forward to doing the six points (arranged as three crossovers) which are near the platforms, signal box and goods shed. Plenty of scope for doing damage there.

I can imagine that you are not! It takes a lot of courage to undertake changes once a model is 'finished'. Best of luck (but you won't need it as it'll work out perfectly!).  :)

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Not to mention wires between the telegraph poles!

Could you train a spider to 'string' the poles? That would have the addition benefit of having the ability to get the 'wires' replace if/when you accidentally knock them!  :smiley-laughing:

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« Reply #791 on: May 06, 2018, 11:14:15 am »
Could you train a spider to 'string' the poles? That would have the addition benefit of having the ability to get the 'wires' replace if/when you accidentally knock them!  :smiley-laughing:

Does anyone make an N gauge Spiderman?!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #792 on: May 06, 2018, 04:48:55 pm »
So good that I hardly noticed them. Very realistic.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #793 on: May 08, 2018, 10:27:27 pm »
So good that I hardly noticed them. Very realistic.

And they become even less noticeable when there are trains about!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #794 on: May 09, 2018, 12:07:27 am »
The trains might dominate the view more than the other features Roger but things like the point rodding only enhance the overall effect. I think you were completely right in your decision to add them as they only increase the realism and quality of your layout.

 

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