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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 19018 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #435 on: May 09, 2018, 08:59:23 pm »
Hi Martin,

Wow ! You have done a fabulous job with this layout, everything seems to look just right and really gels together well.  :thumbsup:

I have now found some little plastic bags, so will put some of the scatter for daisies, buttercups etc in the post for you tomorrow for your newly laid static grass  :D

PS I know exactly what you mean by vacuuming up round a small layout, It is something I dread doing on "Windmill Hill" as it is a task fraught with danger.

With all best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #436 on: May 09, 2018, 09:34:29 pm »
Looking good Martin. I noticed the 'Pickfords' van - are Mr and Mrs Trigg getting new neighbours?   ???
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #437 on: May 10, 2018, 09:12:24 am »
Looking good Martin. I noticed the 'Pickfords' van - are Mr and Mrs Trigg getting new neighbours?   ???
I wondered if anyone would pick up on that.
No, the driver is lost and is metely asking for directions.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #438 on: May 10, 2018, 09:16:34 am »
Hi Martin,

Wow ! You have done a fabulous job with this layout, everything seems to look just right and really gels together well.  :thumbsup:

I have now found some little plastic bags, so will put some of the scatter for daisies, buttercups etc in the post for you tomorrow for your newly laid static grass  :D

PS I know exactly what you mean by vacuuming up round a small layout, It is something I dread doing on "Windmill Hill" as it is a task fraught with danger.

With all best wishes
Kevin

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Thank you Kevin. Iíll look out for the package.
Iím sure that will make a great difference to the grassy areas.
I have nearly (2-3 more days) finished the major structure of Tregonning. I will then turn my attention to the detail and little people (I know there are already a few in place). Ii want to be very selective in choosing the little folk so that they look like they live there and are going about their spdaily lives.
I also need a few more cows and perhaps sheep for the fields on the edges.
And some of the buildings needs a bit more detail as well.

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #439 on: May 15, 2018, 07:55:34 pm »
Well, after much playing around with various methods, Iíve finally started on the backscene to Tregonning. Iíve taken various photographs locally and then tried to blend them together and blend them in with my baseboard colours.
Itís not perfect and obviously I still need to do the other two sides and the front.
There are some obvious joins but these will be disguised with some carefully positioned greenery.
One problem was that I really wanted the big house, be ause I think it fits really well but to the right (in real life) is something too modern so I had to make an un-natural join there
Iíve taken the photo to show the entire layout which, of course, would be normal viewing distance. I think it works reasonably well.

I eventually opted to use spray adhesive after various trials to fix the photos (on A4 paper) to the mounting card.
The eagle eyed may spot my initial attemps at adding daisies courtesy of Kevin (Phoenix). They are back right just by the cow. Iíll post a close up later.
Thanks Kevin.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 08:00:37 pm by port perran »
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #440 on: May 15, 2018, 08:23:07 pm »
It's looking wonderful, Martin.

Many thanks.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #441 on: May 15, 2018, 08:53:30 pm »
Thank you John. The backscene has taken a fair bit of playing around but this is the sort of scene Iím trying to create.
A view across to Tregonning House from the station area with a pannier tank passing on a local pick up goods.
I have a three way finger post to add at the road junction that will, I think, add to the scene quite nicely.
Farmer Ennis is running down the hill from Trgonning Farm on his rather ancient tractor. Hopefully the brakes are working properly.
The small stables are in the process of being finished. Apologies for the dead horse!


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #442 on: May 15, 2018, 08:57:29 pm »
It really is a super little layout. The backscene brings it to life.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #443 on: May 15, 2018, 09:04:03 pm »
Many thanks for these photos., Martin. The colour photos. work really well as a background. A great idea and Tregonning House fits in really well. All the scenery looks highly realistic. I think this is your best work, yet. Really excellent.

I only wish I had some colour photos. of North Cornwall hills and sky to glue at the back of Cant Cove.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #444 on: May 15, 2018, 09:17:53 pm »
Is that some French tourist I see passing through in their 2CV? Marvellous stuff.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #445 on: May 16, 2018, 06:19:03 am »
Lovely modelling
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #446 on: May 17, 2018, 08:42:20 pm »
iíve done a little work on the station and goods yard area this evening.
I think this area is starting to take shape now.

The scruffy cottage (next to the allotment) is only a mock up. Itís the last building that I need to make for Tregonning. Ithink it looks too big so the finished article may be a small bungalow. Weíll see.
I still need to add some goods/clutter and little people.
The small people are starting to appear on the layout now but not, Iím afraid, in this shot.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #447 on: May 17, 2018, 08:48:21 pm »
Looking very nice. :thumbsup:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #448 on: May 17, 2018, 08:50:40 pm »
Looking very nice. :thumbsup:

Do I spy some people in the churchyard?
Ah yes but itís a cottage not a church  :)
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #449 on: May 17, 2018, 09:52:21 pm »
This is looking incredibly good Martin.

 

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