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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #75 on: November 15, 2015, 09:23:10 pm »
Very nice work, Bruce. I look forward to seeing the finished version in situ.
Thanks Chris. There's a bit of work yet to do - I need to get the line of the road between the depot, goods yard and crossing sorted, for example, and I need to start blending the crossing segments into the landscape - the brown paint is only preparatory to laying grass... but small steps in the right direction. For a couple of boards with ridiculously tight curves on them, I'm hoping to make something visually pleasing even if not 100% convincing.
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #76 on: November 16, 2015, 09:54:58 pm »
 :hellosign: Bruce   :greatpicturessign: thanks for sharing, looking good so far
regards Derek.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #77 on: November 21, 2015, 10:12:34 am »
Short video of a freight rolling through Steinheim am Main...

http://youtu.be/PpgZDxeWd7s
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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #78 on: November 21, 2015, 10:23:57 am »
Looks like it is running very nicely!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: BN-Dottendorf, or maybe Handorf (Westf.), now Steinheim/Main
« Reply #79 on: November 21, 2015, 11:29:55 am »
Thanks, Bruce. I have a couple of those DB LWB four-wheeled vans which I use as Ferry Vans (Rule One) for Continental traffic to North Cornwall. 8-)

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Steinheim am Main
« Reply #80 on: November 28, 2015, 10:22:46 pm »
Time to change the topic title. Bonn - Dottendorf or Handorf/Westfalen it isn't, although inspiration will be drawn from both locations. It isn't really Steinheim am Main either, but that's how it'll be known going forward. Today has seen a small amount of progress on the scenery around the carriage depot, courtesy of the rubbish weather.
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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #81 on: December 06, 2015, 10:39:31 am »
Scenic work progresses slowly; I've been working on the left hand board - the last segment to be tackled. The "mainline" runs round the outside of the carriage sidings on a rather vicious Peco R2 curve; it's tolerably disguised by running past the depot building and behind buffer stops, but along the back it more or less parallels the sidings. The overhang on long coaches is a tad ridiculous, hence the following question.

There's a small strip of board between the furthest siding and the R2 curve. It's a bit too narrow to terrain it (I was going to until I added another siding), so I've used Noch/Gaugemaster grass mat to cover the ground, which ties in with grassed areas elsewhere on the layout. My original intention was to cram it with trees to disguise the curve and provide a bit of visual separation from the carriage sidings. Do you agree, or should I leave it more open? Or any better ideas? It's only 3" wide at the very widest point, most of the strip is narrower.





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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #82 on: December 06, 2015, 10:47:20 am »
Personally I'd make that small area into a tree studded bank as it would be relatively simple to shape some polystyrene, glue it down, paint it and then plant some trees.
It would hide the main line which, I believe, is what you're after.

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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #83 on: December 06, 2015, 10:50:22 am »
Good morning Bruce, the grass mat looks very good. I have some and have been thinking of using pieces for lawns. I would line it with a wavy line of fir trees, maybe with small bushes in front, to disguise the curve and provide some visual separation from the sidings. It would also give glimpses of the trains behind the trains.

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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #84 on: December 06, 2015, 10:53:44 am »
Wot NPN says. A small "cutting" with raised terrain on both sides would enhance it muchly methinks, even if it's only a couple of cm "deep".

For those kinds of small spaces, what I find works well is to create a base shape with bits of polystyrene/styrofoam and form the final surface with modelling clay - a bit messy but easier to create the right shape than with other methods.
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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #85 on: January 07, 2016, 08:24:44 pm »
Work is slowly progressing on the end board. Trees have been planted close to the curve, although I've not finished with that section just yet - I need to get a building into the far corner before I finish it. Thanks for the suggestions, though, still mulling over exactly what to do. In the meantime, I've been installing the level crossing, the keeper's cottage and sundry bits.



I'm trying to create little areas of scenic interest - dioramas would be too strong - but little spots like this:

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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #86 on: January 07, 2016, 08:49:52 pm »
 Hello!
:greatpicturessign: a lovely layout, thanks for sharing!
Phil

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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #87 on: January 07, 2016, 09:08:44 pm »
Very nice, Bruce. Is that a Rhein-Main S-Bahn unit in the carriage sidings? It must be on gauging trials prior to electrification? 8-)

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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #88 on: January 07, 2016, 10:08:34 pm »
Very nice, Bruce. Is that a Rhein-Main S-Bahn unit in the carriage sidings? It must be on gauging trials prior to electrification? 8-)
Indeed it is, diesel hauled for now  ;). DM Toys e-bay site proved impossible to resist ultimately.
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Re: Steinheim am Main
« Reply #89 on: January 07, 2016, 10:24:49 pm »
Very nice, Bruce. Is that a Rhein-Main S-Bahn unit in the carriage sidings? It must be on gauging trials prior to electrification? 8-)
Indeed it is, diesel hauled for now  ;). DM Toys e-bay site proved impossible to resist ultimately.

When I lived just outside Frankfurt a.M., I rode on them. Fond memories.

 

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