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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #105 on: April 26, 2018, 01:33:45 pm »
Just about to put the modelling on hold for a little while but maybe a few more conifers. Tidied the layout up a bit this morning and ran a couple of trains - the morning St Boswells - Tweedmouth train just pulled into the station and as a result of a landslip north of Berwick closing the ECML a diverted express heading towards the station. Lots more work to do but finally it is taking shape and the station has now been fixed so no going back.










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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2018, 02:03:53 pm »
I feel certain I should be commenting on the railway but....... I love that rustic fencing - looking good.
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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #107 on: April 26, 2018, 02:06:30 pm »
That looks like really good modelling to me!
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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2018, 03:46:00 pm »
I like it a lot. The 4th pic is a really good one :thumbsup:

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2018, 04:53:19 pm »
Great pictures and like NPN I like the 4th one, very atmospheric.  A question if I may, the fencing looks like the Peco variant, if so, how the :censored: hell did you manage to glue the pieces together, I've tried most glues and they don't seem to stick   :veryangry:

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #110 on: April 26, 2018, 07:11:23 pm »
Thank you all for supportive comments. Re the fencing, yes it is the Peco flexible and weathered. It is not easy to get it to fit together exactly but if it does not connect properly a bit of "ivy" or whatever hides the joins. I am using the woodland scenics armatures with the fine foliage which I have found looks more natural than the clump foliage. A bit more expensive but worth it.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #111 on: April 26, 2018, 07:44:08 pm »
This is really good.
I too really like that fencing and it is really good that you have avoided straight lines. Itísvery believable and the whole thing is easy on the eye.
Great stuff.
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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #112 on: April 26, 2018, 08:01:42 pm »
Great progress - a lovely layout.

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #113 on: April 27, 2018, 07:10:24 am »
Looking very good.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #114 on: June 10, 2018, 10:11:11 am »
Back in UK after 5 weeks in Greece. Looking forward to getting back to doing a bit of modelling so some orders going in. I suppose a bit of work in the garden will need to come first to keep her indoors happy!!!

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2018, 04:03:16 pm »
Struggling to get back into the modelling after a few weeks lay off. However have been able to finish the upper plantation but things will slow down again as away again next week. Hopefully after that I will be able to make some progress over the summer especially on the right hand side.


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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #116 on: July 11, 2018, 01:41:48 pm »
Unfortunately not much progress in recent weeks/months.

On returning from abroad to a summer the garden has had to take priority as it has been neglected. I have managed to add the final stone store to the tunnel end of the down line and fix the walkway over the track. However decisions need to be made on the following:

The sawmill/timber merchants - I have placed an unused Metcalfe shed to see what it might look like.
The farm needs to be finished - use the Metcalfe or scratch build?
Trees/plantations
Some other buildings - water tower, signal box, station cottages and possibly inn or country garage.

I have some walling that has been lain down but don't know if it would be better to stick with fencing.

Also not certain about front edge - do i build up to the edge or put a slightly raised facia on the front with a small bank behind.

Any suggestions would be most welcome as I feel as if I will get stuck shortly. Thanks in advance for any help.

In the meantime some up to date photos (again not the best but will give an idea where I am.










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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #117 on: July 11, 2018, 05:13:43 pm »

Also not certain about front edge - do i build up to the edge or put a slightly raised facia on the front with a small bank behind.

Any suggestions would be most welcome as I feel as if I will get stuck shortly. Thanks in advance for any help.


Thanks for the pics. Personally I'd buy some perspex to put along the front but if this costs too much then, as you say, a raised facia with a shallow bank (NatWest? :-X) behind it

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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #118 on: July 11, 2018, 05:24:18 pm »
That front section certainly needs finishing in some way as to make it interesting to the eye I think.
How about a raised sloping bank , sloping on both sides (gently) with a hedge or maybe stone wall atop it?
Not too straight of course but meandering very gently. And not too high, Iíd say no higher than about one inch max.
Just my thoughts.
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Re: Coldhill - with much hindsight!!
« Reply #119 on: October 12, 2018, 01:04:34 pm »
Back from another stretch abroad but here for only two weeks and them away again for two weeks in Botswana. Looking forward to the trip but it will be nice to get back after that and get back to the modelling. Feeling travelled out this year. Can vaguely remember where I was so the covers will come off over the weekend. Looks like a lot of posts to catch up on to say the least.

 

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