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Re: Withiel
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2016, 11:13:24 AM »
I was given some Langley cricketers for Christmas and have now installed them

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Managed to leave sufficient space to rest my hand when leaning over to clean the track on the far side.

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Just don't look too closely at the closely at the distance to the boundary!


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Re: Withiel
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2016, 05:55:22 PM »
You've done an excellent job; highly realistic.

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2016, 01:56:03 PM »
You've done an excellent job; highly realistic.

 :confused1: I wouldn't even know where to start... :sorrysign:

I do, however, like the open space dedicated to only one scene. Very nice. :claphappy:

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2016, 08:07:23 PM »
I've been working on Etched Pixels mail coach fittings.  Quite pleased with the results although a few pieces were too small for me to fit:
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Now need to try weathering the coaches down to get rid of the brightness.
Ian

hi ian

i presume to do this conversion you used the etched pixels kit then added some sort of netting on top?

if so what netting did you use? i currently have a TPO with a door open at the rear ready for a basket to be added on, i just need to see if there is any of the kits in stock to do it!

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2016, 08:16:31 PM »
Very nice I like the cricket scene,very well done, although personally I would rather watch grass grow than watch cricket, hope someone does not go for a six......
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Re: Withiel
« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2016, 05:05:01 PM »

[/quote]

hi ian

i presume to do this conversion you used the etched pixels kit then added some sort of netting on top?

if so what netting did you use? i currently have a TPO with a door open at the rear ready for a basket to be added on, i just need to see if there is any of the kits in stock to do it!

cheers

paul
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Hi Paul,

Yes the frame was an etched pixels kit although I did not use all the pieces provided.  The netting came from some muslin I found in my car cleaning kit (provided when I bought the car) and coloured it with water colour.

All the best

Ian

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2016, 05:57:24 PM »
Nice stuff.
I too like the cricket scene.
Great stuff.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Withiel
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2017, 04:54:30 PM »
Progress continues slowly!  I have recently constructed the Metcalfe School kit but covered the stonework with brick paper to match the rest of the village.








Now all I need are a few school children!  I have some small figures but they will need to be painted in colours suitable for 1950s/60s - grey shorts/skirts and I think white shirts.

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2017, 05:27:15 PM »
I like it. And yes, a few figures will bring the scene to life.
Or is everyone watching the cricket?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Withiel
« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2018, 06:09:42 PM »
I like it. And yes, a few figures will bring the scene to life.
Or is everyone watching the cricket?




It took a while but the children have finally arrived!

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #70 on: November 30, 2018, 10:12:54 PM »
Very nice work. Well worth waiting for.

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #71 on: March 26, 2019, 05:03:36 PM »
Hadn't realised how long since I last posted.  Have been working on coal loads for my coal train.



I've used the method from, I think, the n gauge society magazine - sandwich a couple of nuts (the metal variety) between two pieces of cardboard.  Paint black and add a layer of coal.



This shows the second layer of coal.



and the finished wagons.  The loads can be lifted out using a magnet.

Why does real coal look so shiny and fake?

Next step is to weather the wagons; not tried this before.

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #72 on: March 26, 2019, 05:46:30 PM »
The coal loads look great, be warned though once you have weathered your first wagon, its a very slippery slope and you will weather more and more and more

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #73 on: March 26, 2019, 05:48:38 PM »
I've been working on Etched Pixels mail coach fittings.  Quite pleased with the results although a few pieces were too small for me to fit:
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Now need to try weathering the coaches down to get rid of the brightness.
Ian

I quite fancy adding some Etched Pixels LMS TPO vans to the fleet, how difficult are they to build?

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Re: Withiel
« Reply #74 on: March 26, 2019, 07:04:04 PM »
The etched pixel catcher nets (correct name?) make a huge difference to the mail coaches and well worth trying.

 

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