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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2015, 12:13:57 AM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: many thanks for sharing. As a matter of interest is your Voyager the Kernow limited edition looking at home ?
regards Derek

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2015, 08:48:19 AM »
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: many thanks for sharing. As a matter of interest is your Voyager the Kernow limited edition looking at home ?
regards Derek

No, its a Dapol one. I bought it when they first came out several years ago.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2015, 05:33:18 PM »
Hi,

Looks great. Am looking forward to the Fowey part as am doing a similar thing off a roundy mainline to a port and can't decide the best way to do the port bit.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks weave.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2015, 07:20:42 PM »
You are making good progress this will be one to watch in the future :thumbsup:
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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2015, 11:53:01 AM »
Thanks all.

There's an area on the main line area which is plain double track (see pic below) featuring a curve and long straight section running up to the Dairy. I was originally planning on putting in some sidings and having a "Burngullow" clay works type area here.

I've not yet put the sidings in as I'm thinking that actually, a long section of just "track in the countryside" would be quite nice to have, with maybe the line running through a shallow cutting or similar. Then again, adding in the clay works would be good operationally and my clay trains from the Fowey branch would have somewhere to "go". Any suggestions chaps??

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2015, 12:30:12 PM »
Looks good.
I like the idea of the long stretch through countryside as it will allow you to sit and enjoy trains passing through the countryside. A cutting, if done well, will be something a little more unusual for model railways
so looking forward to developments.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2015, 08:17:19 PM »
I agree with P-P although think it would look a little better with very shallow 'S' curves in the proposed cutting :hmmm:

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2015, 12:24:21 AM »
Hi,

Was trying to agree with P-P but computer did weird things so yes to the scenery bit and more so now with N-N's 'S' curves.

As you have a station, the dairy and a port, think there is enough operating potential and the clay works would possibly mean there's too much going on and the scenic bit would break it all up nicely.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2015, 11:09:30 AM »
Hi,

Was trying to agree with P-P but computer did weird things so yes to the scenery bit and more so now with N-N's 'S' curves.

As you have a station, the dairy and a port, think there is enough operating potential and the clay works would possibly mean there's too much going on and the scenic bit would break it all up nicely.

Weave

Thanks chaps, that's sort of my thinking as well. However, although I like the "S-bend" idea, I think I'll leave it as a straight section in a cutting for now - just in case I feel the need to add in the clay works at a later date. 

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2015, 12:01:59 AM »
Im keenly watching to see this one develop. very much a the favourite area of mine, both for trains and life in general;
I have long thought Lost-me-whistle is a perfect prototype for an N gauge layout :)

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2015, 09:19:36 PM »
Started some of the more exciting stuff today - ballasting and landscaping! Ballast is woodland scenics fine grey. Applied with the usual pva method. Tomorrow it should be completely dry and after a go over with the scapel, ready for airbrushing.

Cutting is newspaper secured with masking tape then plasters over. I normally use strips of kitchen roll soaked with a thin mix of plaster, but I tried some of the woodland scenic modroc stuff, which seems to work well. My normal method works out cheaper though its more messy! Its turned out more "bumpy" than I was intending - hopefully this will be masked by trees and shrubs etc... Tomorrow, should be ready for spraying and flocking.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2015, 09:43:29 PM »
I reckon the cutting is going to look awesome. Personally I wouldn't be too concerned about the odd lumpy bit :no:

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2015, 09:53:19 PM »
I agree with NPN, those bumps will look good once covered in scatter and some foliage.

Cheers John.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2015, 10:05:18 PM »
I agree. The most angular 'lumps' can be painted as outcrops of Cornish granite.

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Re: Lostwithiel MkIII
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2015, 04:14:34 PM »
looking good there and I agree withe others leave the bumps it will look better than flat
Lil Chris
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