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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2019, 10:23:59 AM »
That is a spiffing church that you've built, Alec.  I intend to build one soon.  If it ends up half as good as yours I'll be delighted.

I agree completely that the war memorial and garden will be an ideal use of the space beside the church.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #76 on: February 13, 2019, 10:32:13 AM »
I don't think the occupants of the cemetery would be impressed with the loud rumblings a few feet underneath them  :D   

I'd be worried about the church foundations as it is - I presume it doesn't have a crypt?


I have the same problem!


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« Reply #77 on: February 13, 2019, 12:20:42 PM »
That is a spiffing church that you've built, Alec.  I intend to build one soon.

John

John,

Its a Metcalfe church and as I remember I found it one of their very easiest models to build. I think one of these on your layout would look just the bizzo! Poppingham St.Marks maybe?

https://www.metcalfemodels.com/product/pn926-n-scale-parish-church/

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #78 on: February 13, 2019, 12:26:02 PM »

I'd be worried about the church foundations as it is - I presume it doesn't have a crypt?


Of course it has a crypt Nick! I leave no stone unturned in my endeavours to achieve modelling perfection  :)

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #79 on: February 13, 2019, 03:28:32 PM »
I don't think the occupants of the cemetery would be impressed with the loud rumblings a few feet underneath them  :D   


It would probably help settle them into their new home, although it might scare the local populace if they were to moan about the loud rumblings! :uneasy:

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #80 on: February 13, 2019, 07:48:41 PM »
Here's my version of the Metcalfe church I started a couple of weeks ago (with the rather obvious transition between "church" wall and dry stone wall, not as neat as Alec's wall!). I also notice I need to straighten the cross on the top of the lych gate. More weathering and bedding in to be done, and I still intend to "populate" the churchyard with assorted tombs and tombstones.




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« Reply #81 on: February 13, 2019, 07:58:01 PM »
Here's my version of the Metcalfe church I started a couple of weeks ago (with the rather obvious transition between "church" wall and dry stone wall, not as neat as Alec's wall!).


Steve,

it looks great. I think it blends so well with your back scene. Excellent!

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« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2019, 08:16:07 PM »
That is a spiffing church that you've built, Alec.  I intend to build one soon.

John

John,

Its a Metcalfe church and as I remember I found it one of their very easiest models to build. I think one of these on your layout would look just the bizzo! Poppingham St.Marks maybe?

https://www.metcalfemodels.com/product/pn926-n-scale-parish-church/

Alec.

Many thanks, Alec.  It is a substantial structure and I assumed it might be tricky to build, so I was leaving it until I had some more experience with Metcalfe kits.  Following your kind and helpful comments it has now moved up the list!

Best wishes.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #83 on: February 28, 2019, 06:33:45 PM »
ROADS

Yes roads chaps. Its about time I pencilled the outline of the roads I intend to put on the layout. How do you go about doing yours?

I've seen people use fine grit wet and dry strips and others skimming over with filler atop a plaster bandage. The only ones I've ever done were just made using the dark grey card in the Metcalfe platform kits. I've seen the self adhesive types advertised but they look too pristine to me, too exact.

My roads will all sit on top of the 3mm foam board base that covers the majority of my layout. I was actually thinking of pencilling my outlines on to it and just getting the paint brushes out. Or is that a daft idea?  :worried:

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #84 on: February 28, 2019, 06:52:56 PM »
I was actually thinking of pencilling my outlines on to it and just getting the paint brushes out. Or is that a daft idea?  :worried:


I have just put the main road onto 'Averingcliffe' and all I have used is acrylic paint and a brush. For the driveways to the houses I have used some grey thin card, (not sure where it came from), to give variety. The main road at the moment is a rather uniform very dark grey, almost black, so I may 'dry brush' some different shades of very dark grey to represent wear etc.  The advantage of painting the roads is that if you are not happy, you can paint over it or stick some other substance down. Good luck with it, (and your imagination!).
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #85 on: February 28, 2019, 06:57:12 PM »
You are modelling recent practice in 1:148 scale, Alec.  Modern road surfaces are fairly smooth (potholes excepted) unless you are falling off a motor-bicycle.

I am the Forum's least competent scenic modeller and a computer nit-wit.  But look at the aerial photographs on that useful thing called 'Google Earth'.  See how little texture the roads have.  Therefore, paint is, to me, a good idea.  That's what I'm doing on my layout. 

If you are not happy with a painted road, it is easy to do something else.  Less so with other techniques.

There are some magnificent scenic modellers on our Forum who will, hopefully, be along in a minute with a proper answer.

Toodle-oo.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #86 on: February 28, 2019, 08:26:46 PM »
I was actually thinking of pencilling my outlines on to it and just getting the paint brushes out. Or is that a daft idea?  :worried:


I have just put the main road onto 'Averingcliffe' and all I have used is acrylic paint and a brush. For the driveways to the houses I have used some grey thin card.......... to give variety.

The main road at the moment is a rather uniform very dark grey, almost black...............

if you are not happy, you can paint over it or stick some other substance down..............


Danny, your thought processes exactly match mine. Before I've even tried to paint a length of road I'm thinking "will it be too UNIFORM?" Also you've touched on one possible strategy using card for the driveways to give VARIETY.
Most helpful though is your point that it can be easily covered if its not up to expectations! Thanks.

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« Reply #87 on: February 28, 2019, 08:34:25 PM »

I am the Forum's least competent scenic modeller and a computer nit-wit.  But look at the aerial photographs on that useful thing called 'Google Earth'.  See how little texture the roads have.  Therefore, paint is, to me, a good idea.  That's what I'm doing on my layout. 

If you are not happy with a painted road, it is easy to do something else. 

John


Thank you John. Following your advice and that of Dannyboy, I'm taking the view that there is almost nothing to lose in giving it a go.
Much obliged old thing.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #88 on: February 28, 2019, 10:10:58 PM »
You've seen my roads Alec:  card marked out in pencil, airbrushed base color (not too dark), white lines airbrushed with a home made stencil, then very light spray of a darker colour for the darker strip of dirt and tire dust etc.



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« Reply #89 on: March 01, 2019, 11:17:44 AM »
You've seen my roads Alec:  card marked out in pencil, airbrushed base color (not too dark) ...........

Yes I have mate and that's what prompted my original question! Your roads simply blend in mainly by use of subtle colour.
I've seen plenty of layouts where the roads are too stark. Jet black tarmac with contrasting vivid white markings looking geometrically neat, however anything but realistic or convincing!

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