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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3615 on: July 02, 2020, 07:52:27 AM »
Looking good Andrew.
Iím particularly interested in how you manage the falling water. I know yours is the outfall from a dam but it gives me inspiration for a waterfall (well 2 actually) on our new club layout (should we ever get back over there).
 
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3616 on: July 02, 2020, 09:42:41 AM »
This is better than watching "Great Scenic Railways" although I might brick it travelling over the line in front of the viaduct :worried: :D

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3617 on: July 02, 2020, 10:15:43 AM »

The outfall from the dam beginning to take shape



We've just bought a solar powered water feature whose pump looks just like that. You're not going to run actual water through the layout, are you?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3618 on: July 02, 2020, 10:28:40 AM »
That could be very messy!! :worried:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3619 on: July 02, 2020, 10:44:38 AM »
I apologise if I've missed it somewhere in the last posts, but does that oil well work?

Go up and down, I mean.... even though you could become an N gauge magnate if it really worked!

Hi George, it does indeed work (well it did, 8 years ago on the last layout) .... once I get the wiring hooked up to a 12v supply (which will included working out where that 12v supply is going to come from...)  I will post a video once I reach that point
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3620 on: July 02, 2020, 10:54:13 AM »
Thanks Keith & Martin, I plan to use a technique I picked up from Kathy Millatt ... she positioned a piece of curved fishing line, then built up the water with structred gel .... then painted it ... I am planning to try that ... time will tell if I can get it to look right!

The journey over the line in front of the viaduct is not for the faint hearted Mick ... once I get the riverbed done, this section of track will be supported by the Iron Bridge replica.... :) 

I am having enough challenges keeping the fake water to stay where I want it Mike, ....so I hate to think the chaos real water would cause... (though I had a brief glimpse of this when I managed to tip a glass of prosecco over the curved point crossover that features in a lot of my photos...... )
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3621 on: July 02, 2020, 12:48:34 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Thanks looking forward to seeing the well working & nice progress on the River & the dam outfall  :thumbsup:
   stay safe regards Derek
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3622 on: July 03, 2020, 06:50:12 AM »
Thanks Derek  :beers:

The area between the previously installed pier and the about-to-be-installed pier has been prepared and the base coat flock has been applied



The footings aren't perfect, so a little bit of support was required to make sure they stay level while the glue dries ...



The river bed further down the River Osc gets a bit of treatment, this is the woodlands scenics slime green (for wont of a better description)!



With the mod-rock at the outfall dry, I did a pale grey on what will be the rock edges of the outfall .... will eventually come back and work this darker with washes to build up the layers and pick out the crags, nooks & crannies



then the slime green got applied to where the water will run.  I am also going to experiment with using real pebbles from the path outside the van, just to demonstrate to Mick that they are N gauge  :P   you should be able to spot 3 in this pic  :goggleeyes:



Once the slime green was dried, I used the other pot of woodlands scenics paints, this one described as drab silt I think .... used this to paint a higher watermark, to give the suggestion of higher flows at peak times  -  there is a forth pebble in this pic too

Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3623 on: July 03, 2020, 09:34:53 AM »

The river bed further down the River Osc gets a bit of treatment, this is the woodlands scenics slime green (for wont of a better description)!




It's green and it looks slimy - a result in my book :)
Maybe something for use on docksides/harbours/canals as it gives a good effect, methinks @Nbodger

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3624 on: July 03, 2020, 09:45:14 AM »
Reminds me of a Derek and Clive (aka Peter Cook and Dudley Moore) record which was most definitely X rated, about the longest trail of green snot in the world.  ;)

Just kidding.  It's going to look great.  :thumbsup:

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3625 on: July 03, 2020, 11:38:30 AM »

It's green and it looks slimy - a result in my book :)
Maybe something for use on docksides/harbours/canals as it gives a good effect, methinks @Nbodger

Yes @Newportnobby , I was reading this wonderful thread earlier, when I looked at the photographs my first thoughts the greens and browns are very similar (virtually identical)to the colours I have used for the canal on Hillsden.

Something to look at for the future on another project

Stay safe

Mike H  8)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3626 on: July 04, 2020, 06:54:38 AM »
As each stage developed, I have been taking my time (it probably feels like longer than that to you!) to check and see how things look .... I want to see the finished article, but also want to be happy with it.... so the small tweak this morning is to build up the gap that has emerged around one of the pillars of bridge 4.



While I had the Das modelling clay out, I made some slight alterations around the bases of the viaduct piers (which is bridge 1 in the scheme of things)



here is how it looks so far with the last 2 piers temporarily in place ... I have also taken the big step of fixing the dam & outfall into place



While I was at the Model Rail exhibition in Glasgow in Feb (which feels like a lifetime ago now with everything that has gone on since) ... I made the decision to buy some expansion packs to include lighting in the turbine hall ... here is the rewired set up, the areas with lighting so far are the small underground mine scene, the car in the tunnel, the waiting room at Tullibardine and now the turbine hall .... unlike the nodding donkey ... I forgot to include a channel for the lighting cables  :doh:   so it took a bit of fettling and boring ("not 'alf" I hear you say!) to create a path through the deep layer of polystyrene! 



Hopefully you agree it was worth it.



Feeling good that it was coming together, I started on with the basic scenic work between the last two piers




Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3627 on: July 04, 2020, 07:29:22 AM »
Turbine hall looks excellent.  :thumbsup:

Scenic work progressing well too.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3628 on: July 04, 2020, 08:20:26 AM »
I love the turbine hall - excellent repurposing. Are the little people waiting to tug the strings when the dam's officially opened?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3629 on: July 04, 2020, 08:53:23 AM »
Just getting better and better, mate.  :thumbsup:

Mind boggling concept to begin with, and will have to be pretty well unique.
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