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Author Topic: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire  (Read 81513 times)

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2014, 10:06:54 pm »
Painted the back scene and decided to have a go at making a girder bridge.



Couple of quick mock-ups:





Trying out colours for the bridge sides.

Tamiya Nato Black


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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2014, 05:51:13 am »
Coming on nicely, John.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2014, 10:01:18 am »
Of the 2 I prefer the black, but personally I'd also look at a grey - weathered of course with rust, bird poo etc ;D

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2014, 10:46:40 am »
Don't quote me, but all the ones I remember, have been grey - some sort of very hard coating, a bit like Hammerite. Well the one behind my gran's house we used to climb on was.
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2014, 03:45:40 pm »
Grey would be my choice and in most colour photos I recall taken on the WR of such bridges they were in grey.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2014, 04:22:29 pm »
Well....in my spotting days as a 10/11 year old (approx. 1964) we spent MANY happy hours at just such a bridge in Trowbridge called "Black Bridge" because of its colour.   
I used to have a box of flattened pennies which were placed on the track but sadly have lost them.
Many bridges around the area were black but this particular one was always called Black Bridge as opposed to others which had just local names such as Seymour bridge or Canal bridge etc.
This was the transition period with panniers/22XX/praries/castles/halls/manors/counties/granges/various standards (all in woebegone condition) etc etc plus early dmus and countless hydraulics.
Plus we had a huge number of scrap engine trains consisting of WR/SR & Standard locos en-route from the collection points at Westbury/Salisbury/Eastleigh and Weymouth to the South Wales scrapyards.
Great days.
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2014, 05:06:02 pm »
Done a bit more bridge building.

Decided to raise the roadway a bit with some strips of ply and make the road rise towards the back of the layout.  I was going to make the roads at either end join up but decided it would look better to have them disappearing into the distance.




Celotex cut back to form an embankement




Another trial of paint colours for the bridge sides, Tamiya XF-24 Dark Grey


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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2014, 05:13:50 pm »
Tamiya XF-24 Dark Grey looks good to me. A quick look at "Western Steam In Colour 2" found a straight girder rail over rail bridge in a very similar dark grey on page 80.

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #53 on: June 29, 2014, 09:12:12 pm »
Blended the roadway into the hillside with filler; realised I'd better stick the trees in while it is wet or I'll have to drill holes once the filler sets.




Thought I'd taken more photos, here's the filler painted a couple of shades of brown.  Roadway and bridge sides are also in place.




Also touched up the exposed card on my signal box, looks so much better with no white bits showing.



Old photo for comparison:



And just for fun, a short parcels train waits at the station.


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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #54 on: June 29, 2014, 09:14:57 pm »
All looking good. Thanks for the photos.
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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #55 on: June 29, 2014, 10:16:34 pm »
A long goods train set off from Penmayne, this afternoon, bound for Claverdon. I'm not sure which route it will take after Wadebridge and Exeter? 8-)

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2014, 06:30:19 pm »
Not really construction related but a special train arrived from Cant Cove today ;)


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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2014, 06:45:20 pm »
The District Controller (at Wadebridge) has informed the Goods Office manager at Penmayne of the special goods' safe arrival. 8-) Just in time for your birthday, I'm pleased to see! 8-)

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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2014, 05:21:05 pm »
Decided that the bridge needed a more robust looking support so I fashioned something out of Metcalfe brick-printed card.  Also added a hedge along the back of the road where it meets the back scene.




Another shot of the hedge and I'm also seeing if the lichen I've got is any good as general bushy greenery at the back of the layout.




And finally,

A Jaguar owner tries out the new road as 7822 Foxcote Manor arrives with the 7:53pm up train from Gloucester to Leamington Spa  ;)


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Re: Claverdon-ish in Warwickshire
« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2014, 09:22:31 pm »
Nice to see steady progress, John. The hedge does indeed make a big difference. Although I've put most of my unopened bags of lichen on eBay I did keep one bag of pieces that looked more suitable for N Scale and may also try small pieces as undergrowth.

 

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