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Author Topic: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery  (Read 6546 times)

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Offline dats475

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2016, 10:21:45 pm »
Wow!!!
Hello, Mike.
Outstanding!! What a wonderful layout you have!!
I like everything in the picture!! I can learn a lot from it.
Details are just stunning!! Please post more pictures!!

Dats
Best regards with my annoying moving signature.
  :drool: Dats  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMwG2GNX3Va9AFLRaNH5xw

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2016, 11:38:40 am »
Thanks Dats!

Here's the lane viewed from the loading bank.



I'm building the layout as a series of small scenes. Each takes me a long time to plan. I take lots of photos of everyday things - sheds, fences, gates, etc so I can model how foliage actually grows, what colour things really are, how they actually look from a distance (lighter, fuzzier, greyed out), etc.

Mike
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 11:44:35 am by maridunian »

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2016, 01:20:52 pm »
 :hellosign: :wonderfulmodelling:
See you soon !
Pierluc

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2016, 02:18:33 pm »
inspirational and absolutely charming scenery

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2016, 02:27:26 pm »
inspirational and absolutely charming scenery

Seconded! Lots of ideas for me to incorporate in Cant Cove, next summer.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2016, 03:39:18 pm »
I really like this layout. A lot of ideas for my little project. Thanks.
See you soon !
Pierluc

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2016, 04:23:25 pm »
Thanks Dats!

Here's the lane viewed from the loading bank.



I'm building the layout as a series of small scenes. Each takes me a long time to plan. I take lots of photos of everyday things - sheds, fences, gates, etc so I can model how foliage actually grows, what colour things really are, how they actually look from a distance (lighter, fuzzier, greyed out), etc.

Mike


Superb shot of a great layout, just the track pin heads give it away.  Once my track is ballasted I go around and pull all the pins out as the ballast and glue hold it all firmly in place.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2016, 04:36:25 pm »
Once my track is ballasted I go around and pull all the pins out as the ballast and glue hold it all firmly in place.

Thanks Caz - will do that!

Mike
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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2016, 04:40:58 pm »
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. It's all been trial and error to get these results. There are many videos on YouTube of construction techniques. This one's good for dirt tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD-Fba0NJYQ

Mike

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2016, 09:31:19 pm »
Brilliant work, excellent scene, your attention to detail is amazing

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2016, 09:43:12 pm »
 :hellosign: Superbly interesting & instructional video, lots of great ideas, thanks for posting Luke
regards Derek.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2016, 07:37:59 am »
Really lovely modelling here.  As you say, you can't beat going out and looking at the real thing to get colours and textures right.

Richard

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2018, 05:54:33 am »
Thank you all for the kind comments. I can't believe it's 18 months since those posts!

In the previous picture there's a signal box controlling access to the various sidings, the cross-over to the elevated loop and a level crossing. I'm glad it was out of focus, because it was only part completed, and there were no crossing gates. It's pretty much finished now, with just a few details to add:



The box is a Kestrel kit, with the roof pitch altered to resemble Bronwydd Arms, on the Gwili Railway:



The gates are Peco, but modified to give a single three-panel gate each side of the narrow road. Not sure who made the picket fencing - it's been in the "useful one day" box for years!



When siting the signal box, I put the staircase away somewhere really, really safe, and it's still there...

Some odd steps have acquired extremely robust handrails fabricated from code 80 rail. Although over-scale it's a nod to the rail-built footbridge at Wokingham Station, which I used to live near:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmightycat/5552587875

Lots more detail to add, but you can see some sleeper-built steps down from the road, plus the coal bunker I built recently.

Mike

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2018, 06:21:38 am »
Looks great!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2018, 12:25:50 pm »
Very nice work indeed.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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