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Author Topic: Hurst Hill & Eddingford  (Read 12926 times)

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #75 on: April 09, 2016, 06:54:10 pm »
Plagiarism, cried Nobby!
A weathered WD with weathered hoppers? I wonder where the inspiration came from :hmmm:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2pij0g76ax5vjf/WD%20%2B%20Hoppers.MOV?dl=0

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #76 on: April 09, 2016, 07:03:46 pm »
That is one nice layout Dave, nice video too of the WD. How do you get to the back though with it being so big ?...
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #77 on: April 09, 2016, 07:41:49 pm »
 :moony:
Plagiarism, cried Nobby!
A weathered WD with weathered hoppers? I wonder where the inspiration came from :hmmm:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2pij0g76ax5vjf/WD%20%2B%20Hoppers.MOV?dl=0

 :P :D

 :moony:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2016, 09:21:11 am »
Nice layout Dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #79 on: April 11, 2016, 08:08:35 pm »
Nice one Dave, great to see the layout at last and it looks a good 'un.   :thumbsup:

Hadn't realised what a big beast the coaling stage is, it really dominates the scenery, did think about finding room for one on Claywell but I'm glad I didn't as it would've drawn the focus away from the rest of the layout.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #80 on: April 11, 2016, 10:10:53 pm »
Thanks Caz.

I've now got both the mainlines running so maybe another short vid showing something different a bit later on.

The coaling tower is indeed big but I think I get away with it as the main board is a fair size and much of it is the yard and industry. It does need weathering down which may stop it appearing quite so large.

I'm hoping that when I get around to installing the finer details and LEDs, they will help show the other buildings in better balance.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2016, 05:58:48 pm »
Encouraged by No Person to be Named to post this update, hereís a journey around the incomplete Hurst Hill & Eddingford.

Plenty still to do. You'll see the footbridge is temporarily raised on coffee stirrers to allow the camera through. The trackside platform wall has now been finished.

The trip does cover two full laps so pleased feel free to stop whenever you want to get off!

The tiny camera was blu tacked to a four wheel wagon that exaggerates in some places the lack of quality of the track laying. Thatís my excuse and Iím sticking to it.  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NITme3GC5KY&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #82 on: June 05, 2016, 07:50:24 pm »
Great video Dave, nice to see you layout in its intiriety and some lovely rock faces to boot.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #83 on: June 05, 2016, 11:15:06 pm »
That's excellent, Dave. I really like that manor house looking building up high on the hill.

Nice smooth running, too.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2016, 08:30:28 am »
 :hellosign:  Thanks for sharing Dave superb video & lots of excellent scenic modelling
regards Derek.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2017, 02:11:08 pm »
It's been a fair while since I posted an update but who would ever want to see my version of knitting with wire?

Back 'topside' I've been installing lights. so here's a picture of the almost completed area, 'Eddingford'.



There are yard lights installed on the main board that are looking good but I'll wait until that end of the layout is a bit tidier.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2017, 02:34:21 pm »
Very nice, Dave. I'm sure the residents of Eddingford will sleep more soundly in the knowledge the lighting should deter tea leaves.

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #87 on: February 22, 2017, 04:00:28 pm »
Very nice, great shot

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #88 on: March 17, 2017, 07:40:01 am »
Iíve had a lot of fun along with a little frustration during the installation of various street and station lights to Hurst Hill and Eddingford. A few more needed in the industrial area and coach sidings but close to finishing that side of things.

It would have been nice to have lit some of the established Metcalfe buildings but I think Iíd mess them up trying to retrofit anything that looked half-decent. I may attempt to do something with the brewery but Iíd hate to spoil one of my favourite landmarks.

Four major tasks remain before I properly populate the layout with people, vehicles, animals and other details:

1.   Building the mimic panels to replace the temporary bodge.
2.   Finishing the Industrial and yard surfaces. Donít fancy plaster or clay.
3.   The River Edding Ė I have a supply of water clear cast stuff - just lack of courage.
4.   The Ballasting Ė I have supply of ballast but not sure if itís enough.

All four jobs are subject to much procrastination and Iíd much rather watch the trains go round and practice a bit of shunting. Perhaps Iíll do that for a while until Iím called up to do stuff in the garden. I can then tackle those on the list and other bits come the autumn.

Does that sound anything like a plan?

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Re: Hurst Hill & Eddingford
« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2017, 07:48:00 am »
It sounds like an excellent plan mate.  :thumbsup:

George
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