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Offline Mito

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2016, 10:21:29 pm »
A great set of photos. Amber nectar is a necessary tool for modelers. :beers:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #91 on: April 28, 2016, 10:29:22 pm »
Lovely modelling. Like NewportNobby, I too like the open feel of your layout.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #92 on: April 29, 2016, 12:10:55 am »
Hello Shaun,

A fantastic model, but hope the tractor driver hasn't drunk that entire bottle of beer. Not sure if the local constabulary would have caught up with him anyway...

The station building will definitely benefit from some weathering to blend in with the rest of the model, which captures the drab openness of this area (quite beautiful in its own way in my opinion) really well.

I did think about some independent snow-ploughs to be stationed at Blair Atholl, but not made the plunge yet - sadly I think the ploughs for my era are sold out.

Cheers,
Paul

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #93 on: April 29, 2016, 07:52:20 am »
Thanks for the update, Paul. Very nice pictures of excellent modelling work.

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #94 on: April 29, 2016, 09:34:01 am »
I too I like the openness of your scene as well as the modelling skill that is clearly evident. Any chance of a video of trains running through the junction?

Webbo

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #95 on: April 29, 2016, 09:47:09 am »
That's great, Shaun. I really like the 'openness' of the layout.

Just looked again and one of the reasons it's so open is there are no trees :hmmm:

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #96 on: April 29, 2016, 06:00:51 pm »
That's great, Shaun. I really like the 'openness' of the layout.

Just looked again and one of the reasons it's so open is there are no trees :hmmm:
And that is true to real life.  Very few trees in that area.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #97 on: April 29, 2016, 11:48:23 pm »
Yes - its almost entirely treeless up that part of the world. Have a look at rail photo archive or railscot of the location and you will see how prototypical the layout is. Not like Blair Atholl - I've got to make literally hundreds of the things. But then I am a bit of a tree anorak, and each tree has to represent a particular species that grow in the location....

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #98 on: May 07, 2016, 09:35:54 pm »
I too I like the openness of your scene as well as the modelling skill that is clearly evident. Any chance of a video of trains running through the junction?

Webbo

Oooh, there's a thought, maybe once I've started weathering the stock.  What this space....

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #99 on: May 07, 2016, 09:42:50 pm »
That's great, Shaun. I really like the 'openness' of the layout.

Just looked again and one of the reasons it's so open is there are no trees :hmmm:
And that is true to real life.  Very few trees in that area.

Yes, Caithness really doesn't have many trees (other than Forestry Commission) and back in the 70's there wasn't one to be seen at Georgemas; there are a few there nowadays though.  The absence of any trees in the vicinity led me to exaggerate the terrain at the Wick end to provide a half decent scenic break. 

Shaun

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #100 on: May 07, 2016, 09:45:18 pm »
Hi all
 
Thanks for all the kind comments.
 
The station building has had a bit more attention this week and is now structurally complete.  The rear porch has been added, as has what was once the gents toilet block.  Some Ratio telegraph poles have also been painted and set in place; they're not fixed yet hence the wonky-ness.
 
No trains this week, just some b&w progress pics of the station area.









cheers
Shaun

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #101 on: May 07, 2016, 10:21:11 pm »
Very nice work and photos, Shaun :thumbsup:

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #102 on: May 07, 2016, 10:40:42 pm »
Very atmospheric.   :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #103 on: May 07, 2016, 10:49:04 pm »
The B&W pics do add to the atmosphere lots :)
The lattice work on the footbridge, is incredibly fine - Is that an etched kit, or similar?

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Re: Georgemas Junction
« Reply #104 on: May 08, 2016, 07:35:39 am »
i've just picked up on this thread and what a treat it is. Some really excellent modelling. Well done!
Kevin

 

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