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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #150 on: March 09, 2018, 10:21:29 am »
The scenery looks brilliant, Stu.
If I have one little pick, it's the embankment looks a bit too 'uniform' and could do with the odd 'lumpy bit' but I am being really picky there.

Cheers, Mick
The photos are not the best but the embankment does have some slight lumpy bits, a bit difficult to see in the photos. I could maybe add an extra tree or two on there  :hmmm:

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #151 on: March 09, 2018, 10:23:00 am »
Looking good. You are making a good job on the trees. I have just started with the armatures but struggling to get them right but will persevere.

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Yes trees are always a tricky thing to get looking right on a model layout I find.

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #152 on: March 09, 2018, 10:26:33 am »
You're static grass looks really good.  Mine's rubbish!

I paint the base in a brown/soil colour, then a good coat of neat PVA, doing a section at a time, then a good coat of static grass, WWS static grass is good I find. then leave to dry a good 24 hours or so before hovering up the excess grass. Seems to work ok for me.

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Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #153 on: March 09, 2018, 10:44:51 am »
The scenery looks brilliant, Stu.
If I have one little pick, it's the embankment looks a bit too 'uniform' and could do with the odd 'lumpy bit' but I am being really picky there.

Cheers, Mick
The photos are not the best but the embankment does have some slight lumpy bits, a bit difficult to see in the photos. I could maybe add an extra tree or two on there  :hmmm:

Cheers, Stu

I think some extra trees to break up the view is a great idea, Stu :thumbsup:

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #154 on: March 09, 2018, 01:23:49 pm »
An interesting photo of an embankment with maybe too few trees:

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/write/MediaUploads/732_GE0R0074.JPG

My technical knowledge equals zero so for me the trick would be not to over-do the trees so you lose the great effect that the embankment gives.

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #155 on: March 09, 2018, 01:46:25 pm »
An interesting photo of an embankment with maybe too few trees:

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/write/MediaUploads/732_GE0R0074.JPG

My technical knowledge equals zero so for me the trick would be not to over-do the trees so you lose the great effect that the embankment gives.

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Thank you Dave, yes that's the effect I was trying to achieve, without the landslip though   ;D

I think I'll leave it as it is for now, I don't want loads of trees obscuring it, also there are loads of trees either side of the viaduct.

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Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #156 on: March 12, 2018, 07:24:20 pm »
Hi all. Another update on my Porthkerry layout. Some pavements & road markings done on baseboard 2 Quarry Junction area.








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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #157 on: March 12, 2018, 07:27:03 pm »
Great surface on the road.
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #158 on: March 12, 2018, 07:28:33 pm »
Backscenes in place at both ends..







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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #159 on: March 12, 2018, 07:37:32 pm »
Looks good.
What’s going in that space in the field?
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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #160 on: March 12, 2018, 07:47:25 pm »
This bit was a last minute idea & change of mind at Quarry Junction. I had an idea of putting an extra single track bridge in disused condition alongside the other rail bridge. It meant a small amount of alteration to the scenery but I thought it best to do this now while the layout is still under construction. The disused branch line runs next & passed  the Goods Depot, a level crossing into the Goods Depot, the disused bridge & partially ripped up track which would have then ran behind the signal box & joined the mainline. I'm pleased with the results so far...

















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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #161 on: March 12, 2018, 07:48:15 pm »
Looks good.
What’s going in that space in the field?
Thank you!
That bit of field will have a church in & some houses along the road.

Cheers, Stu
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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #162 on: March 13, 2018, 07:19:30 am »
Thanks for this update. The partially lifted line looks highly realistic and is an excellent addition.

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #163 on: March 13, 2018, 11:16:26 am »
Thanks for this update. The partially lifted line looks highly realistic and is an excellent addition.
Thank you Chris! It was a last minute decision about the disused bridge & branch line, I'm glad I did it though as I think it adds a bit of extra interest.

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Cridmore Yard (4x2 1980's layout) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10382.msg107202#msg107202

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Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Reply #164 on: March 22, 2018, 06:42:37 pm »
Hi, all! Another update on the layout, all trees now in place either side of the viaduct. Front edge of baseboard pained black & name plate added.










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Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue) http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39654.0

 

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