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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #240 on: September 30, 2017, 07:37:51 am »
Excellent! cast iron columns will be much stronger  :D

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #241 on: September 30, 2017, 09:22:16 am »
Excellent! cast iron columns will be much stronger  :D

But probably on reconsideration overkill for a card building, then I would :no: longer have a lightweight layout!

Maybe I can find some similar to the terminus roof supports. Reply #115



Next challenge is painting the back scene :worried: as the card is cut and fitted so something to do for the Autumn.

Thank you all for the kind comments on the kit bash.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #242 on: September 30, 2017, 09:36:51 am »
Well deserved, mate. :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #243 on: September 30, 2017, 11:25:32 am »
All looking great Colin.
The kit bashing of the station is excellent.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #244 on: October 17, 2017, 04:32:02 pm »
Well, thats the first phase of the backscene painting done. Now, lots of practice before you tackle the next section then we'll have a look at the section behind the station. Progress photos please.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #245 on: October 18, 2017, 01:49:40 pm »
Lightweight layout update 18th October 2017 No.40

Well, that’s the first phase of the back scene painting done. Now, lots of practice before you tackle the next section then we'll have a look at the section behind the station. Progress photos please.


If you were wondering what @Novice41 had posted above  :laughabovepost: then all is revealed here:

On Monday Alan visited me to kick start my back scene.

First we (he) painted some sky.





Then some clouds, I did help, and not just by making the tea



Now the sky back scenes on the layout.







Some fields.



& buildings. Note there is a 15mm parapet wall to go on top of the retaining walls so the blue bit is hidden



I did this bit!



Now I have to raise the horizon on the left to match the horizon along the back behind ‘Hill View Cottage’



Sometime real soon I am going to attempt the right hand half of the layout! Alan has this saying ‘It’ll Be Alright’ I’m sure it will but I also have his phone number!

Wish me luck.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #246 on: October 18, 2017, 08:45:27 pm »
Thank you for the photos. The sky backscene really looks very good.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #247 on: October 19, 2017, 07:37:45 am »
Looking good. It appears from the photo of the mug of tea that you eat your cake with paintbrushes???  :D

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #248 on: October 19, 2017, 07:49:46 am »
It appears from the photo of the mug of tea that you eat your cake with paintbrushes???  :D

And what sir, is wrong with that? Cake crumbs must not be wasted!  :foodanddrink:

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #249 on: October 19, 2017, 11:34:25 am »
By the look of what's left on the plate, as well as cakes, Colin had scones but was not over keen on the clotted cream. LOL.
Seriously though, the sky line is looking good.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #250 on: October 21, 2017, 08:50:05 am »
We had a jolly morning and achieved a lot but still much to do. The trick is to make everything random and soften edges with a dry brush. Lots of practice Colin!

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #251 on: December 06, 2017, 10:09:04 am »
Lightweight layout update 6th December 2017 No.41

Been playing trains and developing a timetable, but I still need to press on with the scenery etc.

Warehouse kit for the canal basin is now positioned.


I must straighten the wall top where it crosses the layout joint because a ‘Sloping Coping Stone’ (say that 6 times in succession) is not the solution.





There is a stair tower and entrance doorway to complete and plant.



Red Imp Railways portacabins and skips in primer ready for the builders yard.



If the owner moves in now all the pens will roll off the desks.


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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #252 on: December 06, 2017, 11:40:29 am »
The warehouses are looking good. Think the one with the open door could do with a hoist.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #253 on: December 07, 2017, 10:55:46 am »

Warehouse stairway tower and entrance finished





Think the one with the open door could do with a hoist.


Hoist beam (unpainted) in place


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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #254 on: December 07, 2017, 11:06:29 am »
Nice job.  :thumbsup:

I think this series, including the brewery, of Metcalfe kits are some of the best they do. Most satisfactory to build I just wish I'd planned and provisioned for internal lighting first!

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