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Author Topic: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.  (Read 26222 times)

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #75 on: February 19, 2016, 10:17:49 PM »
Ditto. It's going to be a Corker!  :-[
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #76 on: February 19, 2016, 10:49:39 PM »
Yes it's great that I'm finally extending it and it will no doubt be a 'Corker'. Although the layout sits apon two bookcases, there will eventually be legs or trestles for it and I'm also thinking about valancing and lighting as my long term plan is to get Kilnevan onto the exhibition circuit. Long way to go yet though!
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #77 on: February 19, 2016, 10:59:05 PM »
Your seaside layout is on the backburner, then? :(
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #78 on: February 20, 2016, 01:30:22 AM »
Yes, for now. Barely time to work on this one! :laugh:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2016, 09:46:19 AM »
Good to hear from you, keep us posted on progress  :thumbsup:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2016, 11:53:00 PM »
Started on the fortified house ruins.
Used materials at hand: corrugated card...







Walls have been covered on plaster and clay. A little warping occurred but nothing drastic.
Not that it matters as its a ruin so perfection isn't needed!  :laugh:







Lots to do still. Stonework to scribe, musket loops to add, holes where floor joists were etc...
The backscene has a coat of blue on it to aid sanding out any bumps where I had to infill some dents with modelling paste.
When sanded they'll show up as white, then I can paint the backscene properly!

The inspiration for these ruins, architectural wise, came from here

That's it for now  :wave:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2016, 01:29:58 AM »
 :hellosign: Quick update: Done some more work, filled in window edges, added joist holes, musket loops, stonework, oh and a bit of painting.







Added some battlements/defences and mullioned window remains...

 















All I need now is to add ivy. Hence why I haven't scribed stonework all over it!  :laugh:
« Last Edit: March 06, 2016, 10:52:01 AM by moogle, Reason: Using the right word for the windows! »
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2016, 01:44:05 AM »
Looks great! Will look even better with the ivy.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #83 on: March 06, 2016, 09:30:54 AM »
That looks smashing, Moogle :thumbsup:

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #84 on: March 06, 2016, 09:44:23 AM »
Looks really impressive. That little overhanging battlement thingy adds a very nice touch. Is it something typical of this type pf building?

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #85 on: March 06, 2016, 10:49:27 AM »
 :thankyousign: guys.

That little overhanging battlement thingy adds a very nice touch. Is it something typical of this type pf building?

Yes, quite typical. It's called a Machicolation and has gaps in which to throw things like stones, boiling oil etc at any attackers!   :ouch:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #86 on: March 06, 2016, 11:31:41 AM »
Thanks for the explanation.

Somebody wrote that a good layout evokes a time and place without any locos, rolling stock or motor cars. Getting the time broadly right is pretty easy I think, but nailing the location as well is the bit I struggle with. You've clearly got the eye for the details needed to make it obvious where, as well as when, you're modelling! Will be following this thread to see what I can learn...

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #87 on: March 06, 2016, 12:17:45 PM »
No problem NeMo.
I've found that the main thing is to research the area (and period of the area) you want to model and try to copy it. Sometimes you have to model whats not there anymore or remove newer things that have been added, but its research really that is the key. Thank god for the www!  :thumbsup:

However, in the case of my fortified house ruins the real thing its based on, Coppingers Court, has been derelict since it caught fire in about 1641 and has slowly crumbled away ever since so modelling what is there now as opposed to nearly 60 years ago isn't really an issue!  :laugh:
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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #88 on: March 06, 2016, 01:24:31 PM »
The ruin already looks very good. When it is finished with all the ivy, etc., I'm sure that it will be excellent. I look forward to the next updates.

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Re: Kilnevan, late 1950's Irish branchline.
« Reply #89 on: March 06, 2016, 03:57:09 PM »
A few close ups of the Machicolation on the ruins.



As you can see, I really do have gaps to throw things at any N gauge attackers!  :laugh:



This is actually the first time I have modeled a Machicolation and I'm quite please by the result. :toot:



More  :camera: once the ivy has been added  :wave:
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