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Author Topic: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived  (Read 2059 times)

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2018, 12:41:20 am »
Aha! Next project "Bulleid Bitterne"  :) Steam-era Southampton - Portsmouth link

Even better!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2018, 05:25:59 am »

As to vids, the forum does not support these so you need either a YouTube account .....

I remade my first go-around in landscape, and spent a couple of hours learning some editing software. Totally amateur results, but, hey, I'm an amateur! It ends a little abruptly, but no animals were hurt in the making of the movie.

And through the happy medium of YouTube, here we are:

https://youtu.be/81cyyXbbL4o


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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2018, 06:16:48 am »
A most entertaining 10 minutes of video!  :thumbsup:

Very nice smooth slow running. Very impressive!  :thumbsup:

I like the working semaphores, too.  :beers:
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2018, 08:05:58 am »
Hi Steve,

Very professional I'd say. Lovely 10 mins with a coffee before I start the day.

Thank you although I don't want to go to work now. Want to go and do some work on my layout  :(.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2018, 12:30:14 pm »
Most enjoyable, Steve :thumbsup:

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2018, 08:24:23 am »
I thought I'd posted this already, but apparently I didn't click the right button, or something.

Anyway, Moorpark now has a pub. There's a station, and a pub, and I think that's about all anyone needs, so I'm packing up and going home.

Seriously though - this was the first Scalescenes model that I've tried. I played around with printing on different weights of paper and card, and ended up with a mixture of photo-matte, cardboard and watercolor paper for texture. I'm glad I "practiced" on Metcalfe's pre-cut kits; I think I'd have been lost otherwise. There's a ton of interior detail that no-one will ever see, so lesson learned there. If you're modeling HO, there's something of a chance that you can look through the windows, but not something this small.

The other lesson learned is taking photos of your models is guaranteed to make you see all the flaws that your eye tends to skim over when you're looking at them in the flesh. Those windows were the devil to cut out, even with a razor-sharp scalpel, and they still look like they were cut out with a butter knife. I'm going to call them age-appropriate, the pub is at least 200 years old, and you'd expect the windows to look a little out of whack.

I called it "The Lamb and Flag" as a nod to Mrs Moorpark, who has recently and quite oddly become a fan of sheepdog trials, she can watch sheep on YouTube for hours. I also used to drink at The Lamb & Flag in Covent Garden when I worked in Soho back when it was expected to have a couple or three pints for lunch.

Anyway, warts, windows and all, here's the pub.






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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #81 on: October 31, 2018, 02:26:34 am »
A little progress here and there. I think I've filled in the missing bits of the station yard to the extent it doesn't look completely bald, there's a cattle dock courtesy of Ratio and a lot of swearing, and an Arch Laser goods shed based on the Tetbury original. The windows in the goods shed are glass - I was reading about using slivers of microscope slide slips instead of plastic, and I think if I'd "glazed" the windows before I assembled the shed I'd have had an easier time of it, but I'm pleased with how it all turned out. The roof though, I'm not sure about. I read the explanation of why the roof was etched cardboard rather than wood, and I'm still not sure I understand why. I have a half-built signal box with an etched wood roof, and it looks so much better. That's splitting hairs though, I'm happy with the model. I added guttering cut from stir-straws snagged from CostCo and my latest United Airlines flight.

Anyway, warts-and-all photographs below:










I like the way the paving in the yard turned out - this was from some Metcalfe cobble and stone sheets and some photographs of the original Tetbury shed.



Yikes! That's a yawning gap underneath the loading bay platform base. I think I might just need to do something about that. And the gap under the walls of the shed itself. You never see this stuff unless you photograph it.



And the platform updates:



I have a soft spot for Cromptons, I loved seeing them as a kid. They popped up everywhere - on freight, oil trains, passenger shifts on the Waterloo - Weymouth line, double-headed to drag the Exeter St. David's service up the hill en route to Waterloo, and the skinny ones for the Hastings line. Loved 'em.



That's about it for now. I joined the Narrow Gauge Society last night, I'm still clueless what I'll get for my subscription, but it seemed a good way to support the community; heaven knows where I'd be without all the help from you lot.

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2018, 03:13:01 am »
Looks great! The pub, the goods shed, lovely modelling.  :thumbsup:

I too have a fondness of Class 33 locomotives, even though I grew up a long way from their stomping ground.

Regarding the Ratio cattle dock - I've built two those over the years, and both times have ended up with the etched brass railings superglued to my fingers  :beers:
« Last Edit: October 31, 2018, 03:57:21 am by Bealman »
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2018, 09:01:46 am »
Just caught up this. Lovely layout and great photos. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #84 on: November 11, 2018, 02:47:30 am »
I was looking for a suitable bridge over the (non existent) river to the (non existent) farm, and everything ready-made looked so tacky. I found a picture of a bridge online that was exactly what I was looking for - and realized that with a bit of patience, some cardboard and some drywall I might be able to make my first "scratch" item.

Here's the inspiration:



And what will end up on the layout:



Thank you all for your help and support. Funny to thing that six months ago I'd never heard of this forum, and was still wondering how I could translate my ideas into reality.

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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #85 on: November 11, 2018, 03:17:44 am »
That is quite a good representation of the bridge and as for it being your first scratch built item -  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #86 on: November 11, 2018, 03:43:22 am »
I think I know that bridge. It looks like the bridge at Watendlath in the Lake District. It crosses the stream just as it flows out of Watendlath tarn before crashing over the Lodore Falls into Derwentwater, going under the Ashness bridge with it's famous views of Skiddaw.

I'm not trying to show off, I only know this because I spent an entire day mapping the bloody valley during a university field trip in 1971.

And I'm not 100% sure it is the bridge anyway  :worried:

It sure looks like it, though.

Regardless, you've done a great job with the model.  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #88 on: November 11, 2018, 04:44:00 am »
Wow! There are a few photos in that link! Thanks for posting! :thumbsup:

Here's a couple more.... Mrs Bealman and the bridge in 2010:



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Re: Bullet Bitten - The Moorpark construction crew has arrived
« Reply #89 on: November 11, 2018, 06:05:38 am »
And Steve, you have a beautiful scratchbuilt model on your layout that you can point out as a copy of a packhorse bridge at Watendlath!  :beers:
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