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Author Topic: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986  (Read 15645 times)

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #120 on: June 26, 2016, 09:06:30 pm »
It's looking excellent.
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 #121 on: June 26, 2016, 09:11:55 pm »
Really very nice.

The bridge looks terrific and the corner shot looks totally natural.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #122 on: June 26, 2016, 09:26:42 pm »
Excellent bit of 'scenicking' work :thumbsup:

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #123 on: June 26, 2016, 10:46:38 pm »
Wot they all said  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #124 on: June 27, 2016, 08:47:28 am »
Looking amazing, the tree's transform it - well done

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #125 on: June 27, 2016, 11:52:45 am »
Your scenic work is looking very good capturing the feel of the area and like Bealman I have been to the area, camped in the Castle grounds and enjoyed a few beers in the hotel  :beers:
Cogito Sumere potum alterum

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #126 on: June 27, 2016, 08:21:08 pm »
Cracking work squire. I ain't got a clue what the area is like in reality but looks pretty spiffing to me..  :D
Keep up the good work pal. Making me want to get cracking again..
Jas...  :beers:

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #127 on: September 05, 2016, 10:42:11 pm »
Evening all,

I was just admiring some pictures of Georgemas Junction and as I've been doing a bit of modelling myself tonight thought I would put a couple of photos of recent work on the forum. Just realised my last update was a long ago as June. How times flies? I suppose like a lot of people I have been busy with jobs around the house and garden and a few trips away - hopefully will make a bit more progress over the winter months.

Work tonight has been at the Northern end of the layout - I have been installing bridges made from card overlaid with embossed plasticard, and finished with acrylic paint. One represents the B8079 underbridge which zig-zags under the line, the other represents the overbridge of one the drive-ways to Blair Castle (an attractive gate-house is nearby, but not modelled due to space constraints. The latter forms a nice scenic break, though in reality its a couple of miles too near the station, so a little necessary modeller's licence.

As you can see, the glue is still setting, with a few tools to ensure everything sets in the right place :)



Also of note is the railway cottages on the Down side, which are nearly complete. I've also extended the goods yard sidings behind them, as it looked like I had left too much room once I tried positioning the cottages. All needs blending in at some point.




Incidentally an old (much smaller) layout "Achnasheen" is up for sale on the forum, as I need the space and would rather not break up the layout.

I should have a bit more progress to show over the next few months - hopefully anyway as moving house is on the distant horizon. I will be looking to move somewhere with a suitable room for Blair Atholl if and when this occurs.

Cheers
Paul

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #128 on: September 06, 2016, 01:34:17 am »
Thanks for the update, Paul.   :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #129 on: September 06, 2016, 05:38:13 am »
Progressing well, Paul :thumbsup:
Good luck with selling 'Achnasheen' and with finding a new home for 'Blair Atholl' and yourself.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2016, 08:08:11 am »
Thanks for the update, Paul. Very nice scenic work, particularly the bridges and station buildings.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #131 on: September 06, 2016, 01:18:08 pm »
Progressing well, Paul :thumbsup:
Good luck with selling 'Achnasheen' and with finding a new home for 'Blair Atholl' and yourself.

Hello Mick,
Thanks - it will probably be a couple of years before seriously start looking for a new house, but something I want to do before retirement looms so I don't have the cost of decorating and the inevitable other improvements etc to worry about. Hopefully by then Blair Atholl will be completed, the layout is in movable sections, so can be dismantled with a bit of effort!
Cheers
Paul

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #132 on: September 06, 2016, 06:02:43 pm »
Looking good Paul, really starting to take shape, thanks for the update.

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Re: Blair Atholl, 1980-1986
« Reply #133 on: September 06, 2016, 08:52:18 pm »
Looks good to me.
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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Blair Atholl, 1980-1986 -October update
« Reply #134 on: October 02, 2016, 05:48:39 pm »
Hello,

As the year drifts round into the Autumn, I have managed to do a fair bit more to Blair Atholl, including adding water to the River Garry. I have used some cork track underlay broken up to represent larger rocks, coloured with acrylics, and 4mm scale ballast to represent the smaller grey rocks which seem to abound along the shores of this river. Plus finally finished the small bridge over the Banvie Burn at the North end of the station.







The biggest job coming up is constructing the rest of the buildings, and finishing off those that I have started with details such as chimneys. But its getting there, and looking forward to a bit of an operating session one evening this week (or playing trains as some might say!). There's only a few more trees to make now - maybe another 70 to 80 or so. I don't know how many are on the layout, maybe I should count one day, but I reckon its about 250 at the moment...

Cheers,
Paul

 

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