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Author Topic: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction  (Read 1062 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2018, 03:49:49 pm »
I see no reason why it shouldn't remain, especially if suitably disguised :hmmm:
The sheer slopes and some not so sheer ones could be peppered with your choice of grey ballast to simulate loose scree and some suitable foliage as 'scrub' while the tops could be grassed. Just a thought.

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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2018, 09:29:58 pm »
I like "vertical" scenery. I think it give a sense of perspective to the trains.
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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2018, 10:58:38 am »
At a quick glance in its current colour, it reminded me slightly of the cliffs along the sea wall between Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren.  I grew up in Teignmouth and the sea wall from there up to Parsons Tunnel was a regular haunt for some train spotting on a good weather day back in the early to mid 80's.
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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2018, 11:10:41 am »
I like it. As others have said itís easy enough to chane the colour and add bits of vegetation. It could make a very nice backdrop for you.
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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2018, 09:56:56 pm »
 :hellosign: Yes definitly in the remain view, looks good
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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2018, 08:48:41 am »
Well the engineers have been busy and now Muttley has station platforms.










We now are waiting for the rail team to arrive to ballast the track that has been clearance tested with one of BR's new 9F locos. Unfortunately Muttley station is not yet open for business as staff are still waiting for final blueprints of the station buildings to arrive from Head Office.
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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2018, 05:48:04 pm »
Just a quick update - the rail joiners finally arrived from UK after 5 days from despatch so track laying has finally finished.  :claphappy:  All electrical connections are in and work fine after being tested with a little bit of shunting. Next stage is to wire it all up properly to section switches and build the control panel.

The building department have more or less settled on the station building design and will involve kit-bashing Kestrel town station buildings as somehow I seem to have accumulated 3 of them!  :doh:

Muttley is on a board 2.1m x 0.3m and hopefully looks spread out and not cramped.

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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 06:01:47 pm »
Tracklaying is going well...... a nice big space to spread out in too. Looking good.
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2018, 08:33:50 pm »

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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2018, 07:42:27 am »
Like the rocks! As others have said, plenty of scope for painting, vegatating (!?) and generally terraforming  :thumbsup:

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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2018, 07:05:55 pm »
Not a lot done today as the weather has improved so it was a necessity to do some work in the garden getting rid of the weeds that seem to have appeared from nowhere.
Have started to assemble what I think the station complex at Muttley should be like.




This is just the buffet part from a Kestrel town station kit, painted though the roof has got to be weathered yet and chimney added.

Kestrel flat roof canopies then butt up against this building so covering the end of the platform meaning the little people won't get wet.





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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2018, 08:43:46 am »
All looking good enjoying seeing this develop
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2018, 08:57:40 am »
Me too. Love the sweeping curves!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2018, 04:57:12 pm »
Have now finished the station buildings and placed provisionally in place.








OK so I know the canopy isn't level as it's just resting on the building.

More pictures with 2nd canopy added, I think I prefer this as it makes the station appear more important.









Apologies for the fuzzy pictures!
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Re: Barneycombe and Muttley Junction
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2018, 06:33:40 pm »
Not a lot done today as weather has been so good however think that Muttley station is now more or less finished. Have finished painting, added signs etc and put a bit of greenery behind the buildings.

Apologies for the lack of people and trains but it's a National rail Strike!










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