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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #795 on: May 09, 2018, 06:40:50 am »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #796 on: May 09, 2018, 07:28:29 am »
Wot he said.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #797 on: May 09, 2018, 08:05:04 am »
Adding such details make you want to look and look and keep looking as there is so much to see and absorb.
The detail is astounding and it was well worth the effort.
Fabulous.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #798 on: May 09, 2018, 08:19:28 am »
Adding such details make you want to look and look and keep looking as there is so much to see and absorb.
The detail is astounding and it was well worth the effort.
Fabulous.

Seconded. Truly inspiring work.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #799 on: May 09, 2018, 04:39:38 pm »
Lovely photo, as always!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #800 on: May 12, 2018, 09:44:34 pm »
The recent fine weather certainly slowed down progress with the point rodding! But raining today, so I finished the next section which picks up at the baseboard joint where the first section ended and runs along to the signal box. Here's the result. I still need to do some work on the ballast and scatter.




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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #801 on: May 13, 2018, 04:29:50 am »
Just keeps getting better and better.   :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #802 on: May 13, 2018, 06:26:49 am »
Just keeps getting better and better.   :thumbsup:

Seconded! The rake of vacuum-braked mineral wagons is superbly weathered, too. The whole picture looks just like the real thing.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #803 on: May 16, 2018, 02:54:29 pm »
Grabbing a bit of time between jobs in the garden I’ve finally managed to add the first bit of point rodding crossing the tracks. The sections in the four foot were made in the same way that I used in the last test piece – pieces of plasticard buried in the ballast. The same method worked in the six foot but not between the main lines and the adjacent tracks, where there’s no ballast. I decided I had to use wire for those parts, plastic rod being a bit too frail, I think. To avoid the risk of shorting the rails I used two short lengths of wire fixed to the underside of the ‘wooden’ covers. Lining up the various bits is quite challenging!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #804 on: May 16, 2018, 07:44:19 pm »
The recent fine weather certainly slowed down progress with the point rodding! But raining today, so I finished the next section which picks up at the baseboard joint where the first section ended and runs along to the signal box. Here's the result. I still need to do some work on the ballast and scatter.




If it wasn't for the edge of the baseboard you 'd be hard pushed to say whether is was real or not, superb modelling Roger.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #805 on: May 16, 2018, 10:50:32 pm »
Any more thoughts on ' :foodanddrink: Wrenton,the movie'.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 07:56:34 pm by Caz, Reason: You need a space after a "Smiley" or it doesn\'t display correctly :) »

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #806 on: May 16, 2018, 10:52:10 pm »
OOH, Icon didn't work

Moderator Comment Does now, you need a space after the smiley code
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #807 on: May 16, 2018, 11:06:05 pm »
Grabbing a bit of time between jobs in the garden I’ve finally managed to add the first bit of point rodding crossing the tracks. The sections in the four foot were made in the same way that I used in the last test piece – pieces of plasticard buried in the ballast. The same method worked in the six foot but not between the main lines and the adjacent tracks, where there’s no ballast. I decided I had to use wire for those parts, plastic rod being a bit too frail, I think. To avoid the risk of shorting the rails I used two short lengths of wire fixed to the underside of the ‘wooden’ covers. Lining up the various bits is quite challenging!



Could they be connected with short lengths of sheathing from copper wire & still be hidden under the protective walkways?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #808 on: May 17, 2018, 10:26:59 pm »
Any more thoughts on ' :foodanddrink: Wrenton,the movie'.

I was hoping to get a new, more powerful and hopefully more reliable computer before buying new editing software. I've got lots of old videos to edit as well as Wrenton. Unfortunately my teeth are about to take a large bite out of my bank account! Yet another implant going in next month, it's an expensive option but now I've started down that route there's no way back. So the movie will have to wait a while, I'm afraid. But I have treated Wrenton to something new - photos coming soon.

Could they be connected with short lengths of sheathing from copper wire & still be hidden under the protective walkways?

The problem with using different materials is getting them all the same size, or at least nearly so. I've made up the parts needed for the next 'crossing' using the same method as the existing one but I need to get some more rodding stools made before I can start installation. Perhaps I'll have a re-think when the time comes to work on the three crossovers near the signal box.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #809 on: May 19, 2018, 08:15:40 pm »
It may be wedding day in Windsor but it’s Jubilee day in Wrenton…



Like all my recent purchases Eire came from TMC, weathered by them and with real coal fitted.



Wrenton seems to be moving steadily westwards and further away from its East Anglian roots. I do like the look of locos with tapered boilers, so perhaps I should move it still more to the west!


 

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