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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 2760 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #120 on: February 13, 2018, 12:05:11 pm »
My apologies, Dave. The tip was yours.

Is your applicator a Peco one, Martin, or a Chinese import via eBay, please?
The applcator (and grasses) are from WWS as recommended by Kevin (Phoenix). I think that WWS actually supply Peco.
I bought it as a kit including grass samples, glue and layering spray.
Excellent service plus their website contains some very helpful videos.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2018, 05:03:06 pm »
My apologies, Dave. The tip was yours.

Is your applicator a Peco one, Martin, or a Chinese import via eBay, please?
The applcator (and grasses) are from WWS as recommended by Kevin (Phoenix). I think that WWS actually supply Peco.
I bought it as a kit including grass samples, glue and layering spray.
Excellent service plus their website contains some very helpful videos.

Thanks, Martin. I thought it might be WWS. I guess the Peco branded version is more expensive? I think I'll buy just what I want even if the total is more expensive.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #122 on: February 14, 2018, 09:32:44 am »
A little more progress with Tregonning last evening and this morning.

Don稚 pay any heed to the colours at this stage (they are just base colouring).
The bark is in place (partly) for rock cuttings. I will need to back fill with filler.
In the background you can just see where the road over bridge will eventually go.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #123 on: February 14, 2018, 10:51:59 am »
You really are making cracking progress with the layout.  At this rate you'll be finished before I've really got going.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #124 on: February 14, 2018, 07:44:42 pm »
After our Model Rail Cub meeting this afternon (at the delightfully named Praze-an-Beeble of Helston branch line fame), I managed a bit more work on Tregonning after our evening meal.


I致e painted the rock face on one side of the cutting and added scatter to the top.
All of this now has to dry. I知 treating this piece as a trial but am reasonably happy with it thus far.
Tomorrow, I値l add the finishing touches and any touching in on the rock face. Then I値l be adding static grass to the grassy (green) area. Then I can put the whole thing in place and see what it looks like.

« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 07:46:10 pm by port perran »
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #125 on: February 14, 2018, 07:48:00 pm »
Rock is looking really real

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2018, 08:11:04 pm »
Looking very good already, Martin. I also believe in painting then scatter then static grass (which I will do in the summer, if not before). Your rockface will soon be looking highly realistic after further painting (something else I have yet to do).

Looking forward to the next update in due course.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #127 on: February 14, 2018, 09:40:25 pm »
Hi Martin,

I think the rock faces look really good. You said earlier that they are shed bark from a Cedar tree. I've looked at bark before while walking the dogs (as one does, perfectly normal round these parts  :)) for potential rocks and was wondering if you have to do anything to them besides drying them out?

Thanks for any guidelines.

There's only really Birch on our common but some of them can look very rocky.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #128 on: February 14, 2018, 10:34:24 pm »
 :hellosign: An excellent trail Martin, I`d say top modelling  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #129 on: February 15, 2018, 07:52:55 am »
Looking good Martin  :thankyousign:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #130 on: February 15, 2018, 08:12:36 am »
Hi Martin,

I think the rock faces look really good. You said earlier that they are shed bark from a Cedar tree. I've looked at bark before while walking the dogs (as one does, perfectly normal round these parts  :)) for potential rocks and was wondering if you have to do anything to them besides drying them out?

Thanks for any guidelines.

There's only really Birch on our common but some of them can look very rocky.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Hi Chris
Yes, Cedar seems to have a natural rock effect in its bark.
I just wash it (to get rid of any bugs) then dry it thoroughly before painting it with acryllic.
Cheers
Martin
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2018, 12:00:34 pm »
A little more work done on the first two areas of higher ground.
I知 fairly pleased with the left hand bit and with the way the rock face has turned out. A few bushes and saplings perhaps to add .
The bridge is metely lodged in place to show where it will be. Being a small layout I知 trying to achieve a good visual effect by careful placing of features.





It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #132 on: February 16, 2018, 12:04:31 pm »
I think your rock face has turned out superbly. Excellently painted. :beers:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #133 on: February 16, 2018, 12:42:33 pm »
I think your rock face has turned out superbly. Excellently painted. :beers:

I agree, excellent work; reminds me, though, that I really need to do more work on my rockfaces. The static grass looks excellent, too. I will order my static grass 'kit' in May ready for use in June. Coming along very well indeed.

Have you tried running a 2-6-2T around the track in addition to running an 0-6-0PT?

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #134 on: February 16, 2018, 01:00:25 pm »
Very impressed, I would never have believed bark could be that effective :thumbsup:

Annoyingly, we had three massive cedars at our previous address. Perhaps I could creep back under the cover of darkness :no:

 

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