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Author Topic: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986  (Read 13992 times)

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #105 on: May 08, 2016, 10:50:46 pm »
Cracking scenic work :claphappy:

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #106 on: May 08, 2016, 11:33:29 pm »
Hello,

Thanks for the positive comments.

Managed to upload a couple more photos. A further one failed again, after success with these two, but you should at least see the golf course developing and the station area, with buildings tentatively positioned.
There is one major thing missing, and that's trees - which there are a lot of at Blair Atholl. Looking into various sources, and will probably scratch build some, though there's a lot to do. One distinctive feature just south of the station is a row of tall beech trees next to the line, which should create a beautiful back-drop to the bridge.

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Thanks,
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #107 on: May 08, 2016, 11:51:52 pm »
Nice pics, I take it the bridge is scratch built.I have had the same trouble loading pics, I have gone back to using Photo Bucket now. You just have to watch you content if you want to avoid paying, don't we all......!!!.
At least now I know it was not just me having trouble loading pics to the server, that's why I have started to use another way of posting pics, I got fed up with it locking up.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2016, 11:54:58 pm by lil chris »
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My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #108 on: May 09, 2016, 07:23:58 pm »
Hi Chris,

Almost every building, including the bridge, will need to be scratch-built, although I enjoy building 2mm scale buildings so its not such a bind. I have borrowed a couple of items from an older, vastly smaller, model of Achnasheen, including an etched footbridge which I found very difficult to assemble, and its not perfect by any means, but looks okay from a distance!
Once the station buildings are done, I will make a start on some of the buildings in the part of the village that is within the boundary of the model, including a water mill, and part of the Atholl Arms Hotel. The latter will be "low relief" as its a large building, but they serve some good beer if you ever pass that way :)

Thanks,
Paul

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #109 on: May 09, 2016, 07:45:14 pm »
Sounds excellent, Paul. I look forward to seeing those scratchbuilt buildings taking shape.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #110 on: May 09, 2016, 07:51:05 pm »
Great stuff. Looking forward to seeing those buildngs.
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #111 on: May 09, 2016, 10:27:05 pm »
Having had lunch and a beer there a couple of years ago, I look forward to seeing the hotel!  :beers:
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #112 on: May 09, 2016, 10:46:35 pm »
Looking fantastic - great work

Cheers,
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #113 on: May 25, 2016, 10:34:29 pm »
Hello,

A quick youtube video, showing some of the recent progress:

https://youtu.be/c4tVMLGFkbw

I am still ironing out one or two running problems. I've just finished wiring in my last tortoise motor, so I am getting there with the electrics, after glacial progress with this over the last year.

The Tilt Bridge is getting there, and I have used some Woodland Scenics "realistic water", along with some coarse ballast and cork pieces to represent pebbles or rocks, but still a little more to do.
As you can see trees are gradually appearing - albeit many more to make - and the golf course is also taking shape, I have made a few bunkers etc for it, just people etc to add.

Cheers
Paul
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #114 on: May 25, 2016, 11:04:05 pm »
 :hellosign: Super video, the layout is progressing nicely, thanks for the updates
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #115 on: May 25, 2016, 11:20:19 pm »
Great video! When I watched it, I realised just what a good job you've done on the station building. I recognised it instantly.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #116 on: May 26, 2016, 07:12:54 am »
Thanks for the video, Paul. It's coming along very well indeed. I look forward to the next update.  :photospleasesign:

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #117 on: May 26, 2016, 07:26:28 am »
Really nice little video.
It's coming along really nicely and great to see trains running.
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: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #118 on: June 26, 2016, 08:42:51 pm »
Hello,

I've uploaded a few more photos. Scenic work is carrying on slowly, with more grass areas being completed and trees planted - of which there are now quite a lot - perhaps half of the eventual total!
A lot of them are home made from Woodland Scenics plastic stems, and some are the better ready-made trees.
Also I am adding roads around the layout, including as you can see the one leading to the goods yard (and one in front of this leading to the old loco shed), plus a few houses are under construction and I am checking these all look correct in their settings before final positioning.

Still a lot more to do, such as adding fences, telegraph poles and signalling, but I am concentrating on the major scenic items first.







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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #119 on: June 26, 2016, 09:01:40 pm »
Wow! Fantastic modelling! It's looking great. Thanks for sharing.
Ross

 

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