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Author Topic: L'esprit de Lavaux  (Read 9397 times)

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #210 on: November 18, 2019, 06:35:49 PM »
Thanks for all the comments and likes!

Once I get my worktop area cleared (didn't show you that  :P) I can get back to doing some more on the actual layout!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #211 on: November 24, 2019, 05:04:05 PM »
New signage in place!




And storage fully in use ...




Cheer  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #212 on: November 24, 2019, 06:54:54 PM »
This looks a splendid set-up.  Tigger has been very busy!

Thank you for these super photographs.

Best wishes.

John
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Adding some Water
« Reply #213 on: December 22, 2019, 08:18:00 AM »
Just a quick post to about a little experiment with water effects.

The backdrop pic shows a nice river that seems to be right behind the odd hedging, with a convenient drop in the foreground that I'd planned. So I tried adding a bit of water effect.


Then I decided that the hedging didn't really work crossing the stream like that ... so I put in a wooden dam-like structure that might be holding back the river? And added a bit more water effect that you still can't quite see. More work to do on the foreground!


A little further along from there is another small stream ... that has also had two 'coats' of water material.


A close-up of the front is beginning to look more like a water effect I thought?


Anyway - here are some of Flossie's Swiss cousins enjoying a post wine harvest stroll through the vineyards!


Off to the Parents-In-Law's for Christmas so I will wish you all a cracking Christmas and fantastic New Year!

Cheers  :beers: :beers:

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Re: Adding some Water
« Reply #214 on: December 22, 2019, 09:20:27 AM »
Just a quick post to about a little experiment with water effects.

The backdrop pic shows a nice river that seems to be right behind the odd hedging, with a convenient drop in the foreground that I'd planned. So I tried adding a bit of water effect.


Then I decided that the hedging didn't really work crossing the stream like that ... so I put in a wooden dam-like structure that might be holding back the river? And added a bit more water effect that you still can't quite see. More work to do on the foreground!


A little further along from there is another small stream ... that has also had two 'coats' of water material.


A close-up of the front is beginning to look more like a water effect I thought?


Anyway - here are some of Flossie's Swiss cousins enjoying a post wine harvest stroll through the vineyards!


Off to the Parents-In-Law's for Christmas so I will wish you all a cracking Christmas and fantastic New Year!

Cheers  :beers: :beers:

Thank you for these wonderful pictures; the backscene effect is terrific.

Flossie was thrilled to see her Swiss cousins!

Best wishes.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #215 on: December 22, 2019, 10:23:13 AM »
Hi GreyWolf,

All looking good. I still haven't had the guts to dabble with water but one day.

Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year too and looking forward to more progress.

On the sheep front, am building a cider apple orchard at Port Regleun with grazing sheep. No layout pics so these Breton cousins will have to do to say hi, joyeux noel and not baaaaaaaah humbug  :no:....

https://www.agforward.eu/index.php/en/grazed-orchards-in-france.html

Cheers weave  :beers:  :beers:  :beers:


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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #216 on: March 29, 2020, 02:34:55 PM »
So this is the first (semi) permanent little scene on the layout - on the "town" side  ... A Transport Warehouse and yard.

An articulated lorry being guided in by François:


The boss Kurt Wolfheim has come out to see ...


He wants to make sure they don't get too close to his car, and his daughter Nees' mini!


At the other half of the business are the office worker's cars ...


Eldest son Hans has hidden his car near the gate ... hoping dad doesn't see the scratches on it!


As early evening approaches the lights go on in the offices ...


Hans's office is in darkness, it looks like he's trying to sneak out to get his car fixed!


While the lights burn brightly in the main office!


The stair lighting is dimmer ...



Cheers  :beers:
« Last Edit: March 29, 2020, 02:49:50 PM by GreyWolf »

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #217 on: March 29, 2020, 03:34:05 PM »
A splendid little scene and, of course, it’s nice to have a story to make it all real.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #218 on: March 29, 2020, 04:31:14 PM »
I wouldn't fancy trying to get the white car (4th pic) out of the car park :worried: :no:
Will you be fitting any lighting under the canopies of the buildings?

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #219 on: March 29, 2020, 06:07:31 PM »
I wouldn't fancy trying to get the white car (4th pic) out of the car park :worried: :no:
Will you be fitting any lighting under the canopies of the buildings?

Probably no more lighting as my 'lectrics isn't set up for it. To be honest I'd hadn't even considered lighting originally. The interior building lighting is Woodland Scenics like wot @Elvenhome used on his hotel (guess where I nicked that idea from!?).

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #220 on: March 29, 2020, 06:16:13 PM »
Nice set of photos - keep 'em coming!
You can't beat a nice drop of Southern.




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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #221 on: March 29, 2020, 06:34:53 PM »
Splendid stuff; thank you very much.

Best wishes.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #222 on: March 29, 2020, 07:41:22 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
Nice set of photos - keep 'em coming!
Splendid stuff; thank you very much.

Best wishes.

John
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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #223 on: March 30, 2020, 07:42:26 AM »
Looking very good.  :thumbsup:

 

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