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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2018, 07:40:38 AM »
Lovely work on the viaduct Martin, looking superb!

Love the feel of this section already

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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2018, 08:24:43 AM »
Them there viaduct pillars look very realistic.  :thumbsup:

Seconded!

And the water looks super.

I like the branch line's girder bridge at a lower level.

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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2018, 02:57:08 PM »
Iíve pretty much finished this little module now.
I have to wait now until Wednesday (when we are next at our club) to see if it fits ok into the main layout! Fingers crossed.
I still need to add probably 4 more layers of varnish to the river to add depth and the trees you see are only placed at the mo. I like to live with trees for a day before finally deciding on position.
Anyway, Iíve added some track and a couple of trains (no clues here re location yet). Itíll look better once the track is weathered and ballasted but I canít do that yet until the layout is married up with the main layout. The branchline over the river will be flexi track to give a nicer curve rather than the set track which Iíve placed down today.



Any suggestions for alteration or additions or any criticisms would be appreciated.
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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2018, 03:10:14 PM »
Just added this photo to show the view under the viaduct.
Of course, close ups show up flaws!  I need to sort that join on the viaduct.


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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2018, 03:42:31 PM »
It's absolutely fabulous, Martin.  The water effect is particularly impressive.
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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2018, 05:08:39 PM »


Any suggestions for alteration or additions or any criticisms would be appreciated.


I would like to mention one thing - that cactus just does not look right!  ;)

Apart from that, as previously said - excellent work.  :thumbsup:
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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2018, 08:25:38 PM »
Oh.....and it took me ages to carefully position that cactus too!
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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2018, 08:36:08 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I like cacti, I have quite a few in the house, but it does look a bit over scale.  ;). And just another point - why is there a face of a chimp in the rockface just to the right of the cactus?  ??? (Sorry, I have a vivid imagination  :)).

Addit: Having really studied your pictures, I amend my previous comment, especially when it comes to the water - brilliantly done.  :thumbsup:
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Re: A new layout - early days
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2018, 08:39:22 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I like cacti, I have quite a few in the house, but it does look a bit over scale.  ;). And just another point - why is there a face of a chimp in the rockface just to the right of the cactus?  ??? (Sorry, I have a vivid imagination  :)).

Addit: Having really studied your pictures, I amend my previous comment, especially when it comes to the water - brilliantly done.  :thumbsup:
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Ha ha.. i think I see the chimp, or is it more like a fox with no ears!
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