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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #540 on: June 01, 2018, 08:44:55 pm »
The new monitor has arrived and had a quick test and seems to be OK. Back to decals next week. Been doing a bit of scenery at Withy Jct. I'll post some photos of work in progress shortly.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #541 on: June 01, 2018, 08:56:48 pm »
I look forward to seeing the photos. of your scenic work, soon, Brian. Glad the new monitor seems to be fine.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #542 on: June 02, 2018, 09:48:57 pm »
A few photos of progress made in the last few days


I use 5cm insulation foam for the base, roughly carved to shape. I have a band saw which I use for this. Much easier than a knife, though a bread knife comes in handy sometimes. The foam is stuck down with white glue and wooden skewers pushed through for strength. This is all covered with paper maché stuck with diluted white glue. This smooths out the rough edges of the foam.
 

The final covering is a cellulose filler. I have some powder for concrete which I mix in. The original was brown which has come out a shade of purple so experimenting I added some yellow in various proportions until I got a sort of chocolate colour. When the photos were taken everything was still damp. It will dry a lighter colour. As it's setting I go over it with a damp sponge to smooth it out.


A not very good photo. The darker bit in the middle is a reclaimed piece which will be blended in.


The other end of Withy Jct.. Starting to put in an over bridge. I'll have to make another as this is beginning to disintegrate from over handling.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #543 on: June 02, 2018, 10:40:17 pm »
The original was brown which has come out a shade of purple

Yikes! That must have been a bit of a shock. :goggleeyes:

I think your scenery is going to be a bit spectacular.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #544 on: June 02, 2018, 10:57:44 pm »
 :hellosign:   The scenery is really taking shape now Brian, excellent modelling
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   regards Derek.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #545 on: June 03, 2018, 11:17:59 am »
:hellosign:   The scenery is really taking shape now Brian, excellent modelling
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   regards Derek.

Seconded. Very good to see the progress made, at Withy Junction, with the series of photos taken over time.

I hope you'll be able to run some trains over the summer, too. (A few more items are now on their way to you.)

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #546 on: June 03, 2018, 08:31:41 pm »
Thanks all. I will have to realign some track to get a better line over a bridge. The track is up and now a bridge to build. Trains will run again shortly but at the moment there is the "wrong" dirt on the tracks. :)
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #547 on: June 04, 2018, 07:41:30 am »
Looking good Brian,  :thankyousign:

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #548 on: June 04, 2018, 02:43:31 pm »
Thank you for the update Brian.
Very impressive.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #549 on: June 13, 2018, 10:36:12 pm »

Seen at Withy Jct, a rake of vintage coaches recently acquired by the Somerset Rail Preservation Society. They were being moved from Durscombe to safe storage for maintenance work to be carried out.


Another unusual working. An empty stock movement from Frome, ex Cant Cove for Durscombe
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #550 on: June 14, 2018, 07:15:55 am »
Thanks for the update and the excellent photos., Brian. Good to see the stock arrived safely. The autocoach can be hauled by a non-pull and push fitted loco. (as was, sometimes, done).

I will check my old Graham Farish GWR livery corridor and non-corridor coaches and take a photo. of them so a special train can run 'through' this summer. However, most of my GWR livery locos. are away for DCC-fitting then renumbering and detailing. At present, I only have a 45xx and my "Manor", here in GWR livery, preserved by the GWS (Bodmin).

So the WR connection is via Frome and the SR one via Templecombe?
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #551 on: June 14, 2018, 07:23:27 am »
Thanks for the photosBrian.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #552 on: June 14, 2018, 07:42:38 am »
Looking great!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #553 on: June 14, 2018, 08:24:02 am »
Thank you for these splendid photographs.

The first one with a complete Great Western train looks particularly wonderful.  Reminiscent of a summer's day, around 1930, on a West Country branch line winding down to the sea, with happy times awaiting.  'Sand in the sandwiches/salt in the tea.'
 

It's a summer's day here but blowing a gale which is playing Old Harry with the garden!

Best wishes.

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'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)


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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #554 on: June 14, 2018, 08:58:19 pm »
Thanks for the update and the excellent photos., Brian. Good to see the stock arrived safely. The autocoach can be hauled by a non-pull and push fitted loco. (as was, sometimes, done).

I will check my old Graham Farish GWR livery corridor and non-corridor coaches and take a photo. of them so a special train can run 'through' this summer. However, most of my GWR livery locos. are away for DCC-fitting then renumbering and detailing. At present, I only have a 45xx and my "Manor", here in GWR livery, preserved by the GWS (Bodmin).

So the WR connection is via Frome and the SR one via Templecombe?

Yes to the connections. It's easier for this befuddled mind to remember. :doh:
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