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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #900 on: July 06, 2018, 01:51:54 pm »

Anyone who knows Finchingfield will recognise the buildings and general setting and the fact that many of the shots posted look 'real' just says it all. It's just great, and bought back memories of the early 50's when my late father did a watercolour of it  - the general aspect across to the church - along with Thaxted Guildhall and ended up doing 21 copies of each (!) for USAF staff at nearby Weathersfield (long story) which nearly drove him mad......

In respect of a suitable diesel for Wrenton I would suggest either one of the new Farish Type 4's (class 40) as they took over mainline passenger workings from quite early, or a Type 3 (30/31).

As regards an airbrush I would suggest this may be suitable as an all-round package.

https://www.expotools.com/acatalog/AB602-Airbrush-Deal-AB602.html#SID=2

I got one just for the compressor to use with my little Iwata Neo to save lugging my heavy silent air job around, but the airbrush with it is quite okay. For N/2mm work, and especially weathering when you mostly want just a brushful of a particular shade at a time - for variation -  these types, and particularly the neo, are good for just that, dropping a brushful into them. Means little in the way of mixing/mess/waste is involved and is thus economical in paint/thinners or the smells aroused.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #901 on: July 07, 2018, 11:44:56 am »
Anyone who knows Finchingfield will recognise the buildings and general setting and the fact that many of the shots posted look 'real' just says it all. It's just great, and bought back memories of the early 50's when my late father did a watercolour of it  - the general aspect across to the church - along with Thaxted Guildhall and ended up doing 21 copies of each (!) for USAF staff at nearby Weathersfield (long story) which nearly drove him mad......

Thanks Izzy. It was certainly a different place in the 50s. Not so much traffic noise and a lot more aviation noise. I remember standing near the end of the runway as three F100s came in to land and the sound was incredible. There's a website about the USAF at Wethersfield here http://rafwethersfield.com/.

I always wanted to do a painting of Finchingfield but fancied something a bit different to the usual views. This is what I came up with.



It's the reflection of that house in the right foreground of the photo on the previous page, as the sun caught it shortly before sunset.

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In respect of a suitable diesel for Wrenton I would suggest either one of the new Farish Type 4's (class 40) as they took over mainline passenger workings from quite early, or a Type 3 (30/31).

Thanks, I'll add those to my list of possibles. The exchequer might take a hand, though...!

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As regards an airbrush I would suggest this may be suitable as an all-round package.

https://www.expotools.com/acatalog/AB602-Airbrush-Deal-AB602.html#SID=2

That does look like a good starting point. I was also thinking about the Neo, the trigger one which I gather is easier for elderly fingers to manage. I'll only need an airbrush if I decide to build another project - there's not much need for one now on Wrenton.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #902 on: July 07, 2018, 11:47:54 am »
type 2 class 31s, maybe a class 24 / 25 ?

like the painting

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #903 on: July 07, 2018, 05:50:53 pm »

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That does look like a good starting point. I was also thinking about the Neo, the trigger one which I gather is easier for elderly fingers to manage. I'll only need an airbrush if I decide to build another project - there's not much need for one now on Wrenton.
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Yes, fully understand your reasoning. I find the little Neo nice and small and light and easy to manouvere around and I just wonder whether the trigger version would be better in the control stakes but slightly less easy to move around due to the different holding position. Never having tried one I can't make any valid comparison. You will appreciate I judge against a background of neg/print re-touching where I gained the basic skills many moons ago and the different/subtle attributes needed with the small scale work of N/2mm as against larger ones or just blasting a basic covering coat over a model.

In respect of the compressor, having one that is virtually silent (same as a fridge/freezer) but heavy @ 15kg I searched for one that would be the same/similar (airflow/pressure range/moisture trap) but lighter and the Expo one has proved to be worthwhile in these respects for the cost involved.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #904 on: July 10, 2018, 02:42:33 pm »
The sun doesn't always shine on Wrenton...



Just playing with Photoshop! This started because I was looking for a shot of 4472 where its bright livery and pristine appearance didn't make it look too toy-like. The photo was taken with just reflected light, bounced off the ceiling. The sky and lightning are real.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #905 on: July 10, 2018, 04:27:25 pm »
Very effective, too.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #906 on: July 10, 2018, 06:58:59 pm »
Hi Roger,

Is that God's way of telling you that you are getting too bloody good at this  :D

Don't know why I said 'getting'.

Great stuff as usual.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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« Reply #907 on: July 10, 2018, 08:47:05 pm »
That's a marvellous photograph, Roger.

All the very best.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #908 on: July 11, 2018, 11:17:10 am »
Well my birthday present to myself just arrived from TMC, only one day too late...I'm just hoping that the contents aren't what it says on the box!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #909 on: July 11, 2018, 11:22:43 am »
One of the best model railway photographs I've ever seen. (The storm one).
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Sorry to see you have received plumbing parts for your birthday  :D
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 11:23:49 am by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #910 on: July 11, 2018, 11:27:06 am »
One of the best model railway photographs I've ever seen.
I thought you meant the box for a moment! Glad you added the extra bit!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #911 on: July 11, 2018, 11:41:06 am »
No, layout, not box!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #912 on: July 11, 2018, 10:19:30 pm »
Well, fortunately the box contained something other than poop scoop bags! I said in an earlier post that I wanted a new loco rather smaller than an A1 or A2 and I think this qualifies...



I don't think it's been cleaned for a while! TMC heavy weathering, and it looks good I think. Here's a closer crop.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #913 on: July 11, 2018, 10:21:44 pm »
I just love Jintys (Jinties?) ever since they had a couple in the Wolverton Carriage & Wagon Works where my Dad used to work. That looks smashing, Roger :drool:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #914 on: July 12, 2018, 06:32:32 am »
That looks beautifully dirty!
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