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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #210 on: June 28, 2017, 05:33:02 pm »
Glad to see you have added padstones and wbbs to your girders. Looks much more realistic, Well done. Take care with knives.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #211 on: August 25, 2017, 07:00:28 am »
Lightweight layout update 25th August 2017 No.34.

I have been sporadically working on the scenic details of the layout during the summer and thought it was time that I let you all know that I am still active.

I have broken this progress into three posts, each of which highlights a particular aspect so as not to bore you with having to troll through dozens of pictures all at once.

First up is a current overview of the layout.

From the terminus end ultimately to he called ‘Ensbourne Town’ without the overall roof and with most of the supports removed.



And from the lock end ‘Ensbourne Basin’ (or some such name).





Returning to the goods yard here we can see the roadway leading from ‘off layout’ to the yard and terminus. This road section is removable to facilitate track cleaning.



Very early on in the design stage I wanted a shunting puzzle so here it is with the Dapol uncoupling magnets installed.




Below the Terminus the track passes a yard whose use is yet to be determined, scrap or builders or?




The ‘Ensbury Junction’ signal box with the Junction station Down Line (wonky) starter signal, and out of focus station ramp.




Two tantalising views of the lock basin, so more in my next post later today.




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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #212 on: August 25, 2017, 07:14:03 am »
Looking great Colin. A significant amount of progress over the summer.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #213 on: August 25, 2017, 07:17:51 am »
Wot he said. Looking great.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #214 on: August 25, 2017, 07:23:20 am »
Agreed, wonderful stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #215 on: August 25, 2017, 08:03:07 am »
The water in your second picture looks amazing.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #216 on: August 25, 2017, 08:06:03 am »
Cracking set of photos - thank you!

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #217 on: August 25, 2017, 09:15:12 am »
Lightweight layout update 25th August 2017 No.35a

Following on from Post #211

In case you didn’t know that Bexhill-on-Sea apart from being the birthplace of British motor racing Vroom and the home of John Logie Baird  :tv: in the 1940s has a new claim to fame in that it has so many Charity shops that there are coach parties turning up daily just to visit them!

In one of these shops I came across some ‘Lilliput Lane’ cottages’, one of which is now become ‘Hill View’ cottage in the back left corner of the layout.







The small piece of green string that is visible in the bottom of the picture is to pull the little diorama out from under the back scene, because one day I will add more flowers and maybe a veggie patch. Probably job for a cold winter evening?

Bearing in mind that this is a lightweight layout, the cottage being cast resin is almost the heaviest thing on the layout, Rolling stock excluded.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #218 on: August 25, 2017, 09:18:40 am »
The water in your second picture looks amazing.

Graham.

Wait a while, it gets much better.

To be continued.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #219 on: August 25, 2017, 10:13:48 am »
That looks just the part in that location.  :thumbsup:

Easy landscaping tip:

Simply glue some Woodlands Scenics stuff over the base to hide the join  :beers:
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #220 on: August 25, 2017, 12:12:38 pm »
Hi Colin,
WOW!
Sore thumb or not, you have been working hard on the layout. This is really progressing well and as Graham says, the water looks incredible. You are inspiring me to get going again on my modelling as winter is approaching and I have finally broke the back of my gardening projects for this summer. SWMBO is very impressed with all my outdoor efforts. May soon get day release to access my garage and make some progress on my layout.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #221 on: August 25, 2017, 12:51:45 pm »
Thanks for the updates, Colin. Excellent progress :thumbsup:

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #222 on: August 25, 2017, 07:45:55 pm »
Lightweight layout update 25th August 2017 No.34b

Following on from Post #211

And now the pièce de résistance:

@BoxTunnel

Full view from Lock Basin end of layout.




 Lock side shop and Lock keepers modest abode in the background.














Paddock.





Lower Pasture.



Views from rear of layout





The actual basin needs some industrial buildings or a warehouse but as yet I can’t find anything suitable, any thoughts would be gratefully received.

My next challenge is the back scene, at the moment it is a hotchpotch of panoramic photos stuck on mounting card that spans from rural on the Left to sky on Right, but I need something to flow around three sides of the layout approx 3000mm long by 70mm high. Guess I will have to learn to paint or enlist the help of our club (Bexhill MRC) resident artist @Novice41

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #223 on: August 25, 2017, 07:50:09 pm »
Very good scenic work. Many thanks for all the excellent photos. I also think the water effect is superb. How did you achieve it, please?

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #224 on: August 25, 2017, 07:55:28 pm »
Excellent work, very impressive.
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