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Offline rogerdB

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #840 on: June 11, 2018, 10:52:59 am »
I glanced at new pics on my phone just before I left Tokyo, and on the thumbnails, thought the rodding was baseboard joints!

Unfortunately the baseboard joints are more noticeable than the rodding!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #841 on: June 15, 2018, 10:25:12 pm »
A couple of small additions made in the last couple of days. First, a suggestion of a facing point lock. At least there's now something connected to the previously unused rodding!





And for the three-way point in the goods yard there is now a ground frame.



I think that will conclude the boring pics of track! Maybe some trains can run again now - services were suspended while the rodding was being installed due to all the little bits of loose ballast on the track, not to mention tiny bits of wire that managed to go astray.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #842 on: June 15, 2018, 11:18:14 pm »
Hello Roger,
Great modelling as always!
I presume the levers on the three-way move?
Cheers
Phil

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #843 on: June 16, 2018, 03:42:19 pm »
I don't find your pictures of track at all boring; as for my own, however......

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #844 on: June 16, 2018, 08:29:47 pm »
I presume the levers on the three-way move?

Phil, they're made of bristles from a scrubbing brush so they do flex a bit!

I don't find your pictures of track at all boring; as for my own, however......

It does look better with a train on the track though...



After giving the track a thorough clean up with the vacuum cleaner I was able to run a train or two. But today being Saturday the service has been suspended again for unspecified work on the track. Just like the real thing!




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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #845 on: June 16, 2018, 08:42:17 pm »
Looking good there Roger, the pics of the track look fine but with trains they look even more effective.
Lil Chris
My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #846 on: June 16, 2018, 08:58:30 pm »
There's just something about an A4 with a rake of blood and custards........... :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #847 on: June 17, 2018, 10:43:25 pm »
Services have been restored after the weekend work on the track. For some time Iíve wanted to tone down the ballast which has seemed to me to be too light in tone and too clean looking. So Iíve given it a wash with diluted artistsí acrylic raw umber giving a slightly darker tone and a warmer colour. I think it blends better with the surrounding scenery.

With this job done I donít think thereís a lot more to do on the layout so Iíve started taking pictures for a photo album, some of which Iíll post here. Some of these pics will echo earlier shots and hereís a view that I think Iíve used before: the J39 shunting the yard. Plenty of the newly coloured ballast on show.



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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #848 on: June 17, 2018, 11:39:50 pm »
The "weathered" ballast was well worth the effort, looks really good as does the point rodding, which was a very noticeable feature of real railways but hardly ever modelled.  Lovely work as always.

Richard

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #849 on: June 18, 2018, 01:49:35 am »
I see point ridding at Wokingham and it always looks so complicated to model. Youíve done an amazing job. :thumbsup:

Cheers, Timmo

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #850 on: June 18, 2018, 06:00:49 am »
The "weathered" ballast was well worth the effort, looks really good as does the point rodding, which was a very noticeable feature of real railways but hardly ever modelled.  Lovely work as always.

Richard

Seconded! (I've run out of adjectives for your superb scenic work.) The "Wall's Ice Cream" van in the background is a very nice 1960s touch.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #851 on: June 18, 2018, 03:12:29 pm »
In a word...SUPERB!!

Regards,

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #852 on: June 18, 2018, 09:43:20 pm »
Lovely work, simply lovely....

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #853 on: June 19, 2018, 02:00:12 am »
hereís a view that I think Iíve used before: the J39 shunting the yard. Plenty of the newly coloured ballast on show.




Damn, I love those dirty wagons! I've just joined this thread, so if you've already addressed your method for weathering do you mind repeating?

Leon

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #854 on: June 19, 2018, 02:28:58 pm »
Damn, I love those dirty wagons! I've just joined this thread, so if you've already addressed your method for weathering do you mind repeating?

Leon - They're mostly done with Lifecolor paints, using three sets - Rust and Dust, Rail Weathering and Weathered Wood. If you head back to page 14 of this thread you'll find that my first attempts at weathering are described there. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38682.msg468987#msg468987

 

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