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Author Topic: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery  (Read 8160 times)

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Offline maridunian

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #60 on: May 08, 2018, 09:23:45 PM »
Thought I should update this thread, adding developments that have been projects in their own right.

The canal lock area is more or less  complete now:


as is the loco stable. Just the water tower and general detail to add:



I decided I would add the colliery itself to the centre of the layout. I've begun to kitbash and generally Frankenbuild the pithead and winding houses, but still have lots of mulling to do about their exact placing relative to the screens, which will be built over that bridge:



Watch this space, but please don't hold your breath - it's taken over 6 years to get to this point!

Truth be told, I find model making, where each little project can be completed, more satisfying than layout building, which never does....

Mike


« Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 10:12:00 AM by maridunian »

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2018, 09:23:52 AM »
The parts you have completed look superb, right down to the capstans(?) for tying up barges.
"Frankenbuild" - love it :D

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2018, 09:27:11 AM »
Yes, awesome stuff.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2018, 11:11:06 AM »
The canal lock area is more or less  complete now:


This is so realistic, just superb stuff ... you are setting the modelling bar very high here!

Quote from: maridunian
... begun to kitbash and generally Frankenbuild ... 

Love the imagery of that ;D

Quote from: maridunian
Truth be told, I find model making, where each little project can be completed, more satisfying than layout building, which never does....
Mike

I'm hoping to get to that point, just started doing some modelling bits - which remind me of school days! We'd get a 'free period' to do "crafts etc." I'd do airfix models - great stuff.

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2018, 01:31:18 PM »
The parts you have completed look superb, right down to the capstans(?) for tying up barges.
"Frankenbuild" - love it :D

Thank you!

Whilst most people's layouts would fall apart without track pins, mine's especially vulnerable...

I'm ashamed to confess that if everyone was as mean/compromising as me, we wouldn't have the huge range of suppliers we now do...

Mike

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2018, 07:33:22 PM »

The canal lock area is more or less  complete now:


This is so realistic, just superb stuff ... you are setting the modelling bar very high here!



Can't see the regulation shopping trolley.   ;)   Lovely modelling.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2018, 08:06:20 PM »
This is fabulous and very realistic.
I think the lock is exceptional.
I also like the way you’ve created a sense of space and open-ness in the picture with the three saddle tanks.
That single point lever is really creates the feel.
Love it.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2018, 08:19:51 PM »
Lovely to see some cracking updates of this superb layout, love the lock scene and like Martin, the point lever also caught my eye!  Brilliant

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2018, 08:58:11 PM »
It took two takes to realise that the lock was a model not the real thing. Great modeling.  :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2018, 09:43:57 AM »

This is fabulous and very realistic.
I think the lock is exceptional.



Thank you. As a photo, it's helped by being lit solely by natural sunlight, giving true colours and allowing a small aperture which gives greater depth of field.


I also like the way you’ve created a sense of space and open-ness in the picture with the three saddle tanks.


I've adopted a "less is more (realistic)" policy all over this layout. It's just 4x2 and I'm worried the mine might spoil that feeling of spaciousness.


That single point lever is really creates the feel.
Love it.


Thank you - that used to be a track pin too, but it kept getting knocked off by track cleaning - it's now a toothbrush bristle!

Mike
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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #70 on: August 24, 2018, 05:35:33 PM »
It's been a busy summer, but not much has changed at the colliery. A couple of Instamatic snaps under sulpherous skies show typical movements.



The goods yard has become more over-grown since you saw it last. A GWR 5700 has delivered mixed goods, part unloaded. A new cart from Messrs Ancorton will be pulled onto the loading bank once the bay siding is clear and a horse can be rounded up.



The pannier and brake van will take away a coal train which the (not quite) Class 1100 0-4-0 has shunted into the screens. As it leaves, each wagon will be weighed on the new weigh bridge, and its load calculated in the new cabin.

Seven years in, but no end in sight for this busy layout!

Mike
« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 05:57:44 PM by maridunian »

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #71 on: August 24, 2018, 09:57:06 PM »
Ive just stumbled across your thread now, what a brilliant layout  ::)

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #72 on: August 25, 2018, 06:28:46 AM »
Looks VERY nice to me Mike. I agree with you that less can be more at least less looks more like the real thing. Though there are several layouts on this is forum that have track crammed in and trains running back and forth all over the place. These look like fun and have their place as well.

Webbo

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #73 on: August 25, 2018, 08:20:26 AM »
Thank you for these excellent pictures, Mike.

What a wonderful layout!

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #74 on: August 25, 2018, 08:29:52 AM »
Your description of the sky is certainly spot on.... is that just the lighting conditions?  :hmmm:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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