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Author Topic: Hurst Hill & Eddingford  (Read 9776 times)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2015, 01:06:00 pm »
Just to prove that I have actually started, here’s 3 not very good pics of work in progress.

There's the brewery and the Eddingford branch station and shed plonked down just to give a better idea of the 'plan'. The branch line gently drops down just 1 inch/25mm below the main tracks but I’ll be adding some contours in to make it more interesting visually.

You may just be able to see where I’ve put rough tunnel mouths. The riverbed is currently an awful colour but it helps show where it is!





No more work on this till next week as we have visitors descending and the pub awaits!!  :beers:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2015, 01:20:04 pm »
I wouldn't want to be in your shoes when you try and fold the track at the station entrance, Dave :goggleeyes: :laugh:

Being serious (which hurts) I do like the large open spaces your lines will be running through :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2015, 02:08:00 pm »
That's a hump back bridge you silly boy!  :P

Anyway, how else can you slow a GWR Railcar?

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2015, 05:02:31 pm »
Good start, will enjoy watching your progress  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2015, 05:45:39 pm »
Bit of progress on the scenic board ‘Eddingford’.

Basic DC type Bus rigged under the board for both the up and down mainlines.

Laid a few yards of track with droppers on each length soldered and through the board ready to link to the DC Bus. Tested for power using crocodile clips. 

Started building the contours and tunnel using foam and plaster of Paris ‘bandage’. What a hoot!

Decided to limit tunnels to just the one on the eastern end. Making that in 2 lift-off sections. Section 1 shown in place - roughly. Putting in a cutting at the western end as suggested by T-Track Andrew a while back.




Will have a go at the branch line next but awaiting a bit of advice on the power and IRJ requirements else I’m bound to mess it up!

Dave G

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2015, 10:10:50 pm »
Coming along nicely, Dave. Keep up the good work :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2015, 08:15:54 am »
Great start. Looking forward to all that "snow" turning into green fields and hills.
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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2015, 09:22:20 am »
Dave

I can see the tell tale signs of the WS foam cutter and I'm very happy to see it being gainfully employed. The plaster bandage + foam make a strong team together.

Webbo

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2015, 09:27:25 am »
Thanks guys.

For me, it's the river that's going to be the scenic challenge. Not done anything other than a 'lake' that looked OK from about 100 yards!

If anyone can offer advice regarding the colouring of the river bed I would be pleased to hear from you.

I'm thinking I'll paint the river course white and work up from there. I guess I can then use a WS product or similar for the actual water effect. Recommendation(s) for that also welcomed.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2015, 09:41:15 am »
Top stuff, Dave! I've just sent you a PM regarding the wiring  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2015, 09:56:56 am »
Thanks guys.

For me, it's the river that's going to be the scenic challenge. Not done anything other than a 'lake' that looked OK from about 100 yards!

If anyone can offer advice regarding the colouring of the river bed I would be pleased to hear from you.

I'm thinking I'll paint the river course white and work up from there. I guess I can then use a WS product or similar for the actual water effect. Recommendation(s) for that also welcomed.

Dave G


I suppose the first question that needs to be asked about the river is whether it is slow moving and deep, or whether you have rapids, rocks and white water. Slow moving and deep is easier than the other option I think.

Webbo

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2015, 10:49:36 am »
Hi Webbo

Slow and deep I think but with more activity under/just after the large bridge.

I have an array of acrylic paints and brushes (sadly no airbrush) so happy to attempt suggestions.

Cheers

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2015, 03:47:23 pm »
Coming along nicely Dave, will be watching how you tackle the river as I'm also planning to have one.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2015, 04:59:34 pm »
Coming along nicely Dave, will be watching how you tackle the river as I'm also planning to have one.

Jimmy

Thanks.

Snorkel and flippers, Jimmy!  :worried:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2015, 11:46:30 pm »
Hi Dave and others

Here is a thread that I just across on how to do rivers. The locomotives may look a bit strange to you, but there are some nice ideas on river colours.

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/15314

I suggest that you also have a look at some rivers near where you live for colour inspiration. I quite like the idea of using browns for rivers as these replicate the tannins in deep water and the algae in the shallow areas. I think a central aim in getting it to look right are to incorporate shade or colour variation from the river banks into the middle. I'm in the process of installing a lake. My lake is deep blue in the middle supposedly representing crystal clear waters without much algae, but round the edges this colour varies towards a brownish green in lighter shade where the water shallows. I'll be applying a coat of WS Realistic Water over it.

All this colour gradation is undertaken with an air brush. My air brush cost me less than a Farish DC Pacific and has proved to be indispensable for scenery colouring, and building painting. To me, the air brush is one of those tools like the battery drill, angle grinder, or chain saw that you wonder how you ever got by without one.

Good luck with it all
Webbo

 

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