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Author Topic: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery  (Read 11828 times)

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #105 on: October 06, 2019, 06:18:05 PM »
A new rake of spoil wagons is now operational at the Many Tricks mine.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #106 on: October 10, 2019, 09:27:09 AM »
An old-time Peckett B1, in remarkably clean condition, has been sent up from Newport Docks with the empties to collect todays production.



Here's the full story.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #107 on: October 10, 2019, 11:21:46 AM »
I LOVE this layout. May I even dare to suggest it was one of several that inspired my (soon to appear) Maen Quarry Railway? Thanks for the inspiration!!! :thumbsup:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #108 on: October 11, 2019, 10:38:16 AM »
Thank you very much! It's always struck me when reading about layouts in magazines, that individual scenes are more important than the whole layout, which unless you have acres of space will always be compressed or truncated. If I had more than 4x2 to fill, it would obviously have taken even longer to get to this point.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #109 on: December 04, 2019, 07:59:45 PM »
Well, feeling a bit 3D'd out after 9 projects in as many months, I have turned back to the layout.

Not much has changed, but inspired by Wrenton and other layouts, thought I'd try to take a decent photograph of a longish train. Not a trivial task, you'll know if you've tried!

So, here's a 9F pulling an unfitted oil train past the colliery. Two of my new anchor-mounted wagons follow a barrier open wagon.



It's a bit Instamatic! Here it is in black and white, which everything was until the BBC invented snooker, or thenabouts..



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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #110 on: December 04, 2019, 08:11:28 PM »
Very nice photos. Thanks.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #111 on: December 04, 2019, 08:59:21 PM »
Yes, I second that. Excellent photographs of excellent modelling.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #112 on: Yesterday at 11:39:28 AM »
Thank you. The challenge, unless you do 'focus-stacking' as on Wrenton, is to get as much of the scene in focus as possible.

I used a compact camera (Sony HX-60 - ~65 a couple of years ago), mounted on a small tripod about 4' away. I set it to 'aperture priority' with the smallest setting available (f/8) for maximum depth of field and zoomed in as tightly as I could.

The train is about 2' 6" long, and I focused about 1/3 of the way along it to maximise the area in focus.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #113 on: Today at 07:27:52 AM »
I think your depth of field has come up very nicely. Very much as one might perceive with one's eyeballs.

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #114 on: Today at 07:49:20 AM »
Great photo's Mike, the spoil wagons look superb

Just stumbled on your thread for the Peckett & WTC5 conversion too ... cracking work!

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #115 on: Today at 07:59:44 AM »
Super photograph
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #116 on: Today at 08:41:40 AM »
Great photo's Mike, the spoil wagons look superb

Just stumbled on your thread for the Peckett & WTC5 conversion too ... cracking work!

Thank you - those cut-and-grind conversions have been the sort of thing I've done with Airfix kits and trains for decades, but discovering and exploring 3D printing has been a revelation. More screen time - less file time - similar finishing time but overall better results, I feel. I can't compete with a robot on build quality, so I now drive a robot!

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Re: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery
« Reply #117 on: Today at 09:02:50 AM »
Just caught back up with this.

Brilliant!  :thumbsup:
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