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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 19197 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #630 on: July 20, 2018, 08:26:51 pm »
Looks very good, already, Martin. Repainting the AA box and adding the period logos really makes a difference.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #631 on: July 20, 2018, 08:56:35 pm »
Yes, the AA box really looks the part now.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #632 on: July 20, 2018, 09:23:13 pm »
Yes, the AA box really looks the part now.  :thumbsup:

Seconded.  A lovely little scene.
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« Reply #633 on: July 20, 2018, 09:32:31 pm »
Me too. The dark colour blends in better with its surroundings.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #634 on: July 21, 2018, 04:42:43 pm »
Another busy day here. First off picked veg for this evening along with gooseberries for a crumble. I have scratched arms to prove it.
We then went to Camborne Agricultural show.
This afternoon, Iíve been doing a bit more work on Tregonning.
The school bus has just disgorged the local shoolchildren and Tom is cycling past the park entrance.

I need to ďsortĒ those tree roots and yet again have omitted to replace the bus stop post!
Iíve also been working on the AA box scene (waiting for glue to dry there) and finishing off the gates for the row of houses.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #635 on: July 21, 2018, 08:33:31 pm »
Iíve added the rather large tree to the garden of the pub.
It rather dominates but I think it works ok and adds a bit of height to what was a rather open area.
What do others think? The ivy will move over a bit to cover more of the side wall once Iím happy with the tree.

Itís funny that photos reveal forgotten little things such as the lintel over the opening where the orange car is parked. I removed it because it looked wrong and have not replaced it yet.
Iím also wondering about another (small) Railway Inn sign on the end wall of the pub?
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 08:47:46 pm by port perran »
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #636 on: July 21, 2018, 08:46:58 pm »
I vote for another pub sign on the end wall, half covered in ivy.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #637 on: July 21, 2018, 09:05:59 pm »
Thank you for these excellent photographs, Martin.

The tree looks good - most trees on model railways are too short!

I think that the publican would certainly have a sign on the gable wall.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #638 on: July 21, 2018, 09:25:17 pm »
Thank you for these excellent photographs, Martin.

The tree looks good - most trees on model railways are too short!

I think that the publican would certainly have a sign on the gable wall.

Seconded!

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« Reply #639 on: July 21, 2018, 09:49:29 pm »
I think a beer ad would be better. Shades of "What we want is Watneys", complete with wall and nose!
My experience of agricultural shows was staggering around from one beer tent to another. :beers:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #640 on: July 22, 2018, 07:30:07 am »
How about the right-hand "Haig" ad.?


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #641 on: July 22, 2018, 07:36:46 am »
I think a beer ad would be better. Shades of "What we want is Watneys", complete with wall and nose!
My experience of agricultural shows was staggering around from one beer tent to another. :beers:

My father used to do that at Durham County show. Me being a kid, I got to sit on the tractors in the meantime.  ;D

Regarding the tree in the pub garden, trees are big things. It looks fine.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #642 on: July 24, 2018, 05:47:31 pm »
So....Tregonning is almost complete apart from a few bits of tidying up.  Itís very eady to keep adding bits and pieces so at some point I have to say enough is enough.
This afternoon, I lifted the board out of its case to check the wiring beneath and to clean the track. It is much easier to clean the track with the baseboard outside of the case.
Once everything was back together, I had to do just a little bit of tree felling and branch pruning in order that trains donít get stuck.
Next job is to fix two or three items that I forgot to glue down then itís fix a few minor blemishes which Iíve noticed.
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« Reply #643 on: July 24, 2018, 06:53:02 pm »
So....Tregonning is almost complete apart from a few bits of tidying up.  Itís very eady to keep adding bits and pieces so at some point I have to say enough is enough.

Tregonning is absolutely excellent and has been a case study in how to build a layout and see it through to completion.

What's your next plan, Martin?

Best wishes.

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« Reply #644 on: July 24, 2018, 07:23:56 pm »
So....Tregonning is almost complete apart from a few bits of tidying up.  Itís very eady to keep adding bits and pieces so at some point I have to say enough is enough.

Tregonning is absolutely excellent and has been a case study in how to build a layout and see it through to completion.

What's your next plan, Martin?

Best wishes.

John
Thanks John. Iíve enjoyed constructing Tregonning. Just a bit to do now.iím intending to put some info and a location map into the lid plus Iíve got a bit of tidying to do.
I then have it booked into two local exhibitions in August and November so  I have that to look forward to. Iíve been used to taking 2-3 hours to set up on a Friday night with Trepol Bay or Port Perran ready for a 2 day show. With Tregonning, I can rock up half an hour before start time on the Saturday, lay the case on the table, open the lid, plug in, put a train on the track and press Go! Simple. Ha Ha.
In the meantime, Iím taking a rest from layout building except some tidying up on Trepol Bay which has been a little bit neglected for a few months.
In addition a group of 4 or so of us are building an interpretation of Bodmin Road station at our model railway club. We only meet once a week so progress is a little slow.
I also have two small baseboards stashed away at  the Club and am considering, perhaps a mid Autumn start on a new layout based on one or both.
Iíve always rather fancied a shed scene so may think about that. Perhaps a Truro sized shed but serving both WR and SR locos. Weíll see.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


 

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